Whether you're a sight-seer, thrill seeker or beach lounger, activities to satisfy bucket lists of all kinds.
Most Luxurious Spas In America
Spas have long been a favorite destination of the rich and beautiful. Hollywood stars swear by them, models book appointments at them as an investment in their career, and major moguls use them as vacation getaways when they need to center themselves and regain their peace.
A Cruise on Brand New Viking Sky
By John Roberts InTheLoopTravel.com Viking Ocean Cruises launched its first ship in 2015 and now has three vessels: Viking Sky, Viking Sea and Viking Star. Also, Viking Sun is coming in 2017, and the company says it hopes to eventually have 10 ships in its Viking Ocean Cruises fleet.
Ho Chi Minh to Hue and Hanoi: My Vietnam Diary
Over the Christmas 2016 holidays I took my first ever trip to Asia and visited my brother in his adopted homeland of Vietnam. I spent three weeks traveling a few cities, and kept a diary of what I got up to.
Finding Wisdom in The Bamboo Clusters of Cascata del Bosco
If you look up the reviews for Cascata del Bosco in San Vito, Costa Rica, you will find glowing remarks from very satisfied guests - all well deserved. With some places you get the sense reviews were paid for - not so here, these are people who were so moved by their experience they had to tell others. I found myself here as a result of a recommendation from my "Facebook family." I asked my group of fellow travelers to recommend a place close to the Costa Rican/Panama border, and several came back with "Go to Cascata del Bosco". So, after a little research, we reached out to the owner George and booked our stay.
Dave’s Place Elevates All with Down to Earth NYC Townies
I went to college in Plattsburgh, New York – the North Country. Every weekend the downtown bars were mobbed with college students drinking one dollar beers and doing what they do. Scattered along side, "townies" tried to pass themselves off as us. It was always an uneasy piece, as it probably is in many places across the country. But if you really wanted to get a taste and put aside this youthful air of undeserved superiority that we haughtily wore among our community hosts – "The Royal" was the place to go. That said, we from our pretentious suburban, urban and middle class perches have all given these places a go. And while we hope our arrogance is forgiven, we are all the better for rising to the level of the down to earth people that are always encountered. I recently found a bar such as this in the unlikeliest place – West 42nd and 9th avenue in Manhattan.
Relocating to Paradise
Relocating to another country to live in paradise is a reality for many people. Some leave behind the snow storms that paralyze the North Eastern United States while others are looking for a leisurely lifestyle at a much lesser price. However, paradise does not come without effort. As with my post about some of the challenges specific to traveling, this post is about some of the pitfalls you want to avoid if you are thinking about relocating. Generally speaking, this is not for someone whose job relocates them and offers full relocation services that include assistance with finding a home.
Crossing the Panamanian Border - Part 3
So the journey continues...by now you know from reading Journey to San Vito Part 1 and Part 2, that very little went according to plan. At this point we are on a bus from Rio Sereno to Paso Canoas, an unexpected detour after being turned away at the Rio Sereno border. This part 3 concludes our journey.
The Thrills of Skydiving
The airplane starts to whirl its engines and ascend slowly up into the atmosphere. I’m as calm as a Hindu cow trying to remain unaware of what I’m about to do. My instructor who is tied at the hip straps me in as tightly as possible as a necessary safety precaution. I am still in denial about what is about to happen to me but it’s too late now. There is simply no way to turn back now.
Day-cationing in the Finger Lakes
I went to school in upstate New York (Cornell University, to be exact--GO RED). Even though a good portion of it involved slaving away for hours on papers and walking up icy slopes just to get to class and discuss whale mating sounds (sit in on Oceanography 101, I dare you), I miss it endlessly.
Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things
Everyone has heard of the tale of old Ebenezer Scrooge—a man who had all the money he could count, but never actually left his office long enough to enjoy it. Though Scrooge himself never existed, his fictional plight is one that is increasingly common in today's society.
Hong Kong: An Exercise In Controlled Chaos
Despite the fact that Hong Kong is a modern metropolis and one of the financial epicentres of the world, strong local traditions are still not lost among the infinite cultural crossovers. Aromatic scents and even the smell of oriental food hang in the air, enveloping you almost everywhere you go. Along the streets an infinite number of neon signs flash in both English and Chinese, huge TV screens hang from the walls of buildings, adding to a overwhelming sensory overload of flashing lights as a barrage of voices, music and background noise envelops its visitors.
How to Stay in Shape While Traveling
Staying in shape while traveling became my jam on two epic road trips I took recently. When my kids became teenagers life got a little, well, complicated. We’d been through the normal ups and downs as well as some not-so-normal ups and downs. After celebrating my daughter’s graduation from university she said, “Mom, you never took that road trip. Wanna go now?” We Thelma-and-Louised everything into our Prius.