Driving in Mexico

On my most recent flight to Cancún, a seatmate and I chatted about our travel plans.  When I said I was renting a car and driving in Mexico solo around...

Machu Picchu Booking Resources

Machu Picchu Booking Resources

Located in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is the ruins of a 15th-century Inca city.  The Incas built it around 1450, at the height of their empire, but abandoned it a century later...

Affordable Small Group Tours

Affordable Small Group Tours

Ten years ago, on my first overseas trip for work, I fell in love with traveling.  I really wanted to see more of the world but lacked the experience and confidence - as well as a...

Inca Trail photos

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Gallery

In recent years, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has become a rite of passage for adventure travelers.  By hiking the trail, you enter the park from the "Sun Gate" at dawn and are...

Snorkeling Liveaboard Packing List

For a liveaboard snorkel or dive trip, you won’t need much.  You’ll spend your days in and out of the water constantly so I think it’s important to have at least two bathing...

Thailand Snorkeling Liveaboard

Thailand Snorkeling Liveaboard

I spent an amazing 3 days/3 nights on a Thailand snorkeling liveaboard trip.  The excursion with Andaman Snorkel Discovery left from about 1.5 hours north of Phuket to the Similan and...

Two Weeks in Morocco

Two Weeks In Morocco Photo Gallery

With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, and intersection of Berber, Arabian and European culture, Morocco should be at the top of every adventure traveler's bucket list.  I...

Morocco Packing List

Morocco Packing List

As usual, I did a lot of research to prepare my Morocco packing list for a 2-week trip in November.  Morocco is a country of varied landscapes and climates, meaning I was going to ride...

Dry Tortugas National Park Fort Jefferson

Dry Tortugas National Park

During a trip to the Florida Keys, I spent a day at Dry Tortugas National Park on Garden Key, 70 miles from Key West.  It was on a trip with my mom, and honestly she planned and booked...

Best Travel Gear

Best Travel Gear

There is an entire industry trying to tell us we need to buy the latest and best travel gear on the market!  Over the years, I’ve learned to keep the...

Carry-On Size Limits

Carry-On Size Limits

Shopping for a new piece of luggage and need to know airlines’ carry-on size limits?  Want to avoid having to pay extra to check a too-big bag?  Or did you get your old suitcase...

Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Part IV: Machu Picchu

Located in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is the ruins of a 15th-century Inca city.  The Incas built it around 1450, at the height of their empire, but abandoned it a century later...

How To Create A Packing List

How to Create A Packing List

When I travel, it’s often for work or a combination of business and leisure travel, so I have to create a detailed packing list or risk dying a slow,...

Best Travel Apps

Best Travel Apps

Having the best travel apps at your fingertips can save you time, money and headaches.  Check out my favorites and download them before your next trip!

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Two Weeks in Morocco

Two Weeks In Morocco

I spent two weeks in Morocco with Intrepid Travel's Best of Morocco Tour. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, and intersection of Berber, Sub-Saharan, Arabian and European...

Inca Trail Packing List

Inca Trail Part II: The Packing List

Having the right Inca Trail packing list and gear will help you prepare for (and survive!) the trip of a lifetime.  The trick is getting the right balance of things you'll need while...