I’ll make this one short and sweet. This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for great family and friends, good health, freedom, and the ability to travel with my passport. That little blue book has opened up a whole new world for me …

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After months of anticipation, the day finally arrived. At 7:00 am on a Saturday morning, I flew from Rome to Split, Croatia.  After exchanging some U.S. dollars to Kuna, the local currency, I took a cab to the Kastela Marina …

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It’s a fun time. I recommend it. more
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It was a great time! The biggest expense was airfare to Europe which tends to... more
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Fresh off the heels of Italy and Croatia (and still a bit jet lagged), I went to my first travel bloggers conference, TBEX in Cancun, Mexico. As part of the pre-conference activities, I went on a Cultural Mayaville tour sponsored …

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It looks like you had a great time. During my first trip to Mexico, I went... more
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I finished my tour of Italy in the South. I took the Trenitalia fast train from Rome to Naples (about 70 minutes), then transferred to the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento (about 1 hour). I had rented a furnished …

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I miss eating pizza (well everything) in Italy. I wish that I had the chance to... more
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How cool, we were crossing paths in Sorrento. I was there in early September.... more

My First Trip to Rome

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I arrived in Rome on an early Monday morning. After breezing through customs, I purchased a ticket for the Leonardo Express train, then hopped on board for my ride to the city. Following a scenic ride, we arrived at the …

 

Loíza: Puerto Rico Off the Beaten Path

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Many tourist guide books completely omit Loíza or tell you to avoid it because it’s too dangerous and poor. However, locals and adventurous tourists know that Loíza is the Afro-Caribbean soul of Puerto Rico and it’s worth a visit, especially …

 

Easter in Puerto Rico

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At the last minute, my sister and I decided to go away for Easter this year. We wanted sun and beach but weren’t particular about location, so we looked for airfare sales. When we found round trip tickets to San …

 

Exploring Ghana

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My last stop on the African continent was West Africa, namely Ghana. Since this was my first time there and I only had a week, I decided to use a tour operator rather than navigate the country on my own. …

 

How You Can Afford to Travel the World

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As a certified travel junkie, my life would be incomplete if I couldn’t get out and see the world. That’s why I’m on a constant search for travel deals. But so many people think travel is a luxury expense they …

 

How to Safari in Africa on a Budget

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Like most people, I’d always heard that African safaris were super expensive. I went on my first African safari in October 2013, and while it was one of the best experiences of my life, it was pricey. I stayed at …