Before my recent trip to Kauai, I was browsing the Alaska Airlines Flyertalk forum and came across a post asking for volunteers to help transport pets from the Kauai Humane Society to one of the non-stop destinations Alaska Airlines serves from Lihue. I love supporting shelter animals in any way . . .
Review: Alaska Airlines First Class: Seattle to Lihue, Kauai
I'm an MVP Gold with Alaska Airlines which means that I often have the opportunity to instantly upgrade to First Class, such was the case with my 10-year anniversary trip to Kauai. Alaska is a favorite among Seattle-ites and the only carrier to offer non-stop service to Kauai from . . .
In Pictures: London’s Borough Market
On my recent trip to London and Scotland, I spent half a day roaming around Borough Market, stuffing my face full of delicious food. Borough Market, located in Southwark, is a gourmet food market, consisting of over 70 vendors, ranging from cured meats to gourmet cakes. While it's not a hidden gem, . . .
Off-road adventures in central Washington
Last weekend, my husband and I took out the jeep (aka Zombklr) for some off-roading and camping fun in the central Cascades. Our destination was Gallagher Head Lake, part of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, just past Salmon La Sac, ending at the base of Hawkins Mountain. The real adventure . . .
19 essentials every traveler needs
Don’t leave home without these must-have items. Carry-on luggage Don’t rely on airlines to get your valuables from point A to point B. If you’re traveling with irreplaceable items, such as prescription medication, jewelry, computers or anything else you wouldn’t want to lose, make sure to . . .
5 comfortable (and stylish) shoes for travel
On my last trip to Europe, I traveled and average of 10 miles per day on foot and was thankful for my Nike 3.0 Dance Studio shoes. I made the mistake of wearing ballet flats one day on the trip and my feet ended up swollen and covered in blisters. You’ll likely want to bring along an extra pair of . . .
In Photos: Caye Caulker, Belize
I visited Belize in January 2014 as part of a Guatemala, Belize and Mexico comfort tour with Intrepid Travel. The 9-day tour started in Antigua, Guatemala and ended in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In this edition of In Photos, I'm going to focus on beautiful Belize, where the highlight was by far a . . .
I’m afraid of flying (but I do it anyway)
The cabin of the plane was completely dark except for the occasional flash of lightning. The plane started to bounce around the clouds, prompting an announcement from the captain that the landing into Bogota would be fairly turbulence due to some thunderstorms. My palms start to sweat and my heart . . .
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