The tiny kingdom of Bhutan is nestled in the Himalayan mountains, sharing a border with India, Nepal and Tibet, home to 800,000 people. The landlocked country is full of historic Buddhist monasteries, fortresses, beautiful mountain landscapes and some of the world's happiest people. As I . . .
Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Visa to Bhutan
When I told my friends and family that I would be visiting Bhutan solo, one of the most common questions was "how did you manage to get a visit?" Many of my fellow Americans believe that travel to Bhutan is restricted and only a certain number of visas are issued a year, which is completely . . .
In Photos: Beautiful Bhutan
In my last post, I talked about some of the reasons why you need to visit Bhutan. If you're still not convinced, I'm including even more photos below that will make you want to visit The Land of the Thunder Dragon. . . .
Bhutan: Why you need to visit the Land of the Thunder Dragon
In late January, I finally checked off a bucket-list item I've had since I was 12 years old: visiting Bhutan, also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon. I started collecting postcards with my grandmother, Nana, when I was 10 years old and a couple of years later, I received a beautiful postcard . . .
Why I love traveling solo, even though I’m married
I recently returned from a 2-week trip to Bhutan, Bangkok and Laos, where I hiked up Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro, tried some delicious street food from a floating market near Bangkok and watched the morning alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang. I created all of these new memories . . .
18 Things Americans Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba
I visited Cuba for a week at the end of May with a small group tour company called Cuban Adventures. Growing up in Miami, I was exposed to Cuba culture (and the delicious food) at a young age and have always wanted to visit the country. I kept putting it off until I saw articles about huge masses of . . .
In Photos: Why I love window seats
When it comes to airplane seats, most of us are firmly in the window seat or aisle seat camp. I hate getting stuck in the middle seat or the aisle, unable to stare at the clouds or the passing scenery. After the stress of boarding the plane, the view from 35,000 feet calms my soul. Here are 13 of . . .
48 hours in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, the second largest city in Scotland, is my favorite city in the world. The combination of scenic hikes, cobblestone streets, gothic churches, Greek Revival architecture, gardens, fascinating museums and variety of cuisine make it a destination that anyone can enjoy. While I recommend . . .
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