Hiking in the Azores

Hiking on your vacation

Hiking on your vacation is an excellent way to experience the natural wonders of a destination. Even if you wouldn’t normally consider yourself a hiker, I can guarantee (okay maybe not really, but there’s a very high probability) you will see something incredible if you include a little outdoors time in your next vacation planning. …

Sawtooth Mountains and lake

Tips for Traveling Locally

This post will discuss tips for traveling locally–in your state or in your region. Why? Because the world is experiencing a pandemic, as we’ve detailed our recent travel experience with COVID 19. When I was talking with a friend recently about her travel plans for 2020, she said she was planning on just laying low …

Azores sunset ocean

Debit, Credit or Cash: which is best for international travel?

Ah, the money conundrum. How much cash should I carry? Should I use my debit or credit card? Is it better to exchange money or use an ATM? I get more questions about money than anything else when friends and acquaintances are planning a trip overseas. Debit, credit or cash? Which is best for international …

travel signs in Australia

5 Random Travel Tips

Most travel experience is gained by trial and error and every trip I take is a chance to learn something new. If you take enough trips, pretty soon you have a whole slew of lessons learned. Of course, some lessons have to be learned a few times before they stick. But once they do, they …