Lucerne Switzerland on a walking tour

Getting the most out of your trip doesn’t have to drain your energy reserves or your financial resources. These simple tips will help you travel deeper! Embrace the concept of slow travel I get it. You’ve saved your vacation days for this trip, and you are going to get the most out of your …

Chiang Dao Caves in Chiang Dao Thailand

When my bus arrived in the “city center” of Chiang Dao, a small community on the side of Doi Chiang Dao Mountain in a sleepy part of northern Thailand, I thought I had missed my stop. The word tiny is too large for that town. But there was a driver waiting with a songthaew, …

Coronado National Memorial

This is it. The hike when I learned to ALWAYS be over-prepared – even on the most simple out and back hike. Getting Lost Hiking Coronado National Memorial When I got quite lost hiking Coronado National Memorial on what was supposed to be an easy outing near the border between the United States and …

Prague without the crowds feature

Prague is one of the best cities in the world to visit. Prague is also one of the busiest cities in the world to visit, especially during the holiday season. But, fear not, I’ve learned how to see all the major sites AND avoid the tourist crowds of Prague! Avoiding the Tourist Crowds in …

Sonoran Desert Museum

From petroglyphs to fossilized bats to petrified poop, this is my “Perfect Day” in Tucson and the Sonoran Desert: It involves a walk along the easy Desert Loop Trail of the Tucson Desert Museum that is dotted with fossils and caves, and an easy walk along the Signal Hill Trail of the Saguaro National …

Mad Cool Festival laughter

You know you’ve been to the Mad Cool Festival when you wake up in your Madrid hotel room at 2:00 in the afternoon with your pillow covered in glitter and sparkles. In fairness, this particular festival in Madrid doesn’t even start until 6:00 in the evening at the earliest, and it doesn’t wrap up …