Tips for attending the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

This past weekend we flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Not only is the fiesta the largest balloon event in the world, it's also the most photographed event in the world--and once you go, you'll understand why! So, what is there to do at the Fiesta? There are activities... Continue Reading →

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Mediterranean Cruise Pros and Cons

This summer, Drew and I went on a 10-night Mediterranean cruise where we visited Greece, Malta, and Italy. Each of us had only been on short Caribbean cruises many years ago, so a 10-day Mediterranean cruise was something entirely different for us. We didn't initially plan to take a Mediterranean cruise this year or to... Continue Reading →

48 Hours in Berlin, Germany

Berlin is an amazing city, rich with history and culture. With so much to see and do, you need to make the most of your time in Germany's capital city. Here's my list of how to best spend 48 hours in Berlin. Day 1 Sightseeing: Checkpoint Charlie Checkpoint Charlie is the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point... Continue Reading →

Solo Female Travel Tips

Traveling solo as a female can be intimidating. But with a sense of adventure and a bit of cautious common sense, you can confidently travel as a solo female nearly anywhere in the world. After planning many international trips in my early 20s with friends and family that never came to fruition, I finally decided... Continue Reading →

Memorial Day Weekend in Yosemite National Park

This year I spent Memorial Day Weekend in Yosemite National Park. With the snow finally melting, Memorial Day is a great time of the year to visit Yosemite to see the raging waterfalls and beautiful views…if you can handle the crowds. For Memorial Day Weekend 2017, Yosemite National Park estimated about 100,000 park visitors. Fortunately... Continue Reading →

How to Plan a Trip to the Olympics

If attending the Olympics is not on your travel bucket list, it absolutely should be. I’ve had the opportunity to attend 4 Olympics, some as personal travel and others as part of my career, and I would encourage anyone with even a remote interest in travel and sports to attend. The games are an event... Continue Reading →

48 Hours in Northern Ireland

It would be easy to spend a week or more exploring the beauty of Northern Ireland. But if you’re looking to visit Northern Ireland for a weekend, below are some of the can’t-miss highlights. Giant’s Causeway To best experience Giant’s Causeway, choose one of the many available walking paths. I ultimately selected the red trail... Continue Reading →

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