Five US National Parks Far Away From Crowds

Each year, the National Park Service tracks the total number of visits made to each of the parks.  Some of the least visited parks take more planning and travel to reach,…

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Helpful Tips for Flight Delays and Cancellations

When flights get delayed or worse yet, canceled entirely, it can cause a great deal of stress for travelers. There are several reasons flights become disrupted such as security, bad…

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International Trip Prep Checklist

Now that you’ve booked your upcoming international trip, it’s a good idea to make sure you cover necessary steps prior to departure.  If you have any questions as your departures dates…

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Costa Rica’s Quetzal Season

Male Resplendent Quetzal with wild avocado fruit. The Resplendent Quetzal ranks as one of the most beautiful birds in the world.  Even if you don’t consider yourself a birder, it’s…

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Mexico’s Magical Monarch Butterflies – 2020 Trip Report

Every fall, the longest known migration of any insect results in blankets of orange covering oyamel fir forests in Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the butterfly sanctuaries…

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Mexico City’s Street Food Scene

During a recent trip to Mexico City, I decided to spend a morning exploring three neighborhoods near my hotel in Reforma during a Street Food Tour.  My local guide, Ariane is…

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Costa Rica – Beyond the Classic

Volcano, rainforest, cloud forest and beach.  That’s the most popular combination of sites in what we consider the Classic Costa Rica itinerary.  The volcano is typically Arenal.  You’re surrounded by…

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2020 Hot Lists in Travel

Starting in November, major travel publications start publishing lists of travel hotspots for the upcoming year.  With increasing news of overtourism, carbon footprints, sustainability and more, we’re looking at those…

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