Woman at Crater Lake

If visiting Crater Lake National Park and the deepest lake in America isn’t on your bucket list, put it there now! A collapsed volcano filled with the bluest water I’ve ever seen and nestled in the only National Park in the state of Oregon, a visit to Crater Lake means seeing the cleanest and …

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, …

Feeding elephants at an ethical elephant sanctuary

If you are anything like me, when you think about your dream trip to Thailand, you are thinking about splashing in a river while you frolic and bathe a grateful elephant. But please… Don’t. Do That. And please, for the love of all things wild, don’t ride an elephant in Thailand, or anywhere. Note: …

eco-friendly travel products

These eco-friendly travel products will change your life for the better. Why, you ask? Because once you start using these eco-friendly products for travel, you will never go back. And incorporating these sustainable items into your everyday life will not only change your world for the better; it will change the world for the …

two women hug at santiago cathedral

The day we completed our pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago was surreal. We couldn’t believe we were heading out on the last day, the 35th day of our pilgrimage, and that that we would arrive in Santiago de Compostela that very afternoon. We woke up in Pedrouzo giddy with excitement and literally skipping …