Category: North America

Traveling Haiti Emperors Palace and Citadel

When I told my friend Michael I was going to be visiting the REAL Haiti and not some resort and looking for a real adventure, he called me crazy at first.  He says I don’t know anyone but you that would be looking to take their family to Haiti on...

Top 10 Activities in San Diego California

I recently moved to Oceanside California, a suburb of San Diego, and this holiday season we had an opportunity to look at San Diego like tourists.  Southern California is a tourists paradise.  In Orange County you have Disneyland and Knottsberry farm.  Go to the coast and you have world...

Bob Marley Adventure Guide to Reggae Jamaica

I’ve been wanting to go to Jamaica really bad.  When a few of my friends were asking when we’d go,  I knew I was going to be in Orlando and said why not?  At first I was planning on a dive, but most of my friends that were joining weren’t...

Bermuda So much more! 5 Amazing things to do in Bermuda

When you think of Bermuda do you think of shorts, surfing, sun, and island living?  Having recently got back from Bermuda I now have a great appreciation for this amazing island.  One of the amazing things about the islands of the Caribbean and really the islands everywhere is that...

5 Incredible Alaska Adventures

Alaska is amazing.  Everything you’re heard and then some.  My visit to Alaska was my last state in the US (50/50).  For that reason alone I was excited to visit.  I was debating doing a cruise from Seattle or from Vancouver, Canada but ultimately decided on a flight to...

Is Tourist Becoming a Dirty Word in the Travel Industry?

I took the quiz on Huffington Post “Are you a traveler or a tourist?”  I discovered a few things.  I am very much into the journey and not the destination.  I just rode with my 15 year old son, yes he drove and I rode, on a journey of...

10 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

My 15 soon to be 16 year old son recently got his drivers permit.  Now that he’s behind the wheel, there’s a lot of interest on his part to get behind the wheel. Here are a few tips to planning a road trip: 1. Getting from Point A to...

Yosemite Valley Natural Wonder

I’ve been to California many many times, but it wasn’t until I explicitly planned to go to Yosemite that it happened.  I’ve seen pictures, and heard stories about it’s beauty, but it never popped until this summer. Our family had a family reunion in Lake Tahoe, and with an...

Walking tour of Quebec French Canada: 5 Things You Can NOT Miss!

Canada’s Castle – Chateau Frontenac 5 Things Not to Miss in Quebec City! 1. Chateau Frontenac – top of the hill. In all the pictures… this is the big amazing castle. 2. City Hall and Parliament building and and the nearby Wall with various entrances to the old city...

United States Utah: Top 10 Vacation Destinations

When I tell friends they should visit me in Utah.  They often think I’m joking.  Many of my European friends dream of visiting New York City, Los Angeles/Hollywood, or Las Vegas.  What they don’t realize is that Utah a state easily dismissed as one of those states somewhere in...