Back in mid-May, my husband and I joined Staffa Tours for their Treshnish Isles and Staffa tour, departing from Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull. We spent the morning wandering around the neighboring Isle of Iona (which I'll cover in a future post) and boarded our boat bound for the Isle of Lunga (aka . . .
How I balance traveling and my career
At this point in my life, I want it all: a successful career and a life of adventure and travel. I have a husband, a mortgage, two cats, a retirement plan. I also spend my time obsessively researching new destinations and trying to figure out how to cram as many activities as possible into one week . . .
London hotel review: 51 Buckingham Gate
I've been fortunate to stay at a number of luxury hotels and resorts over the years but none of them have been quite so special as 51 Buckingham Gate in the Westminster area of London. Just a short walk from Buckingham Palace, 51 Buckingham Gate is a 5-star all-suite hotel owned by Taj Hotels. The . . .
Review: International Delta Economy Comfort
If a non-stop route exists to the destination that I want to visit, I will book that flight, even if it's a few hundred dollars more. Nonstops are great for obvious reasons: No connection delays, less chance of lost baggage and more time to enjoy your vacation destination. Thankfully, there are two . . .
7 tips for driving on the other side of the road
I recently returned from a trip to Scotland, which involved driving over 1,000 miles on the other side of the road, starting at the Edinburgh airport. I'm not going to lie when I say I was having pre-trip nightmares about driving on the other side. I'm happy to report that driving on the left was . . .
Colonial Colombia: Villa de Levya
If you've been following my 10-day Colombia adventure, you'll know that I spent a couple of days relaxing in Villa de Levya, a colonial town of about 9,600 people. It's considered one of the best colonial villages in Colombia and was declared a National Monument in 1954 in order to preserve its . . .
51 hidden gems to visit in America
From the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty, the U.S. boasts world-famous national parks, historical sites and landmarks. Beyond the well-known locations, there’s a wealth of undiscovered destinations stretching from coast to coast worth visiting. From scenic sand dunes to wild mountains, here’s . . .
Two days in Tayrona National Park, Colombia
As I've mentioned in previous posts, I joined Intrepid Travel for a 9-day tour of Colombia. After joining the group in Cartagena and spending a couple of days exploring the colonial city, we packed up our gear and headed to "Santa Marta." I put Santa Marta in quotation marks since we were about 45 . . .
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