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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

4 Great Geothermal Spas for an Iceland Road Trip

Mývatn Nature Baths

Geothermal baths are an important part of Iceland’s culture. Every town has its own public pool and it’s where Icelanders gather to relax and socialize. If you’re looking for ways to experience Iceland’s culture, a visit to one or more of Iceland’s geothermal pools or hot springs is a must. A relaxing soak in a hot pool, preferably accompanied by a beautiful Icelandic view, is also the perfect way to recover from jet lag or relax sore muscles after a long hike. I got my best nights of sleep on the days we visited a geothermal pool.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Win a Dream Trip for Two to Los Cabos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Apple Vacations and Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa. All opinions are 100% mine.
Dream Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

Are you not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet? Perhaps the dream of a trip to Los Cabos Mexico will help! We are partnering with Apple Vacations to share the Unlimited-Luxury® Dream Escape Sweepstakes with our readers. One winner will receive a five-night trip for two adults to Mexico’s Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

5 Fun Netherlands Day Trips from Amsterdam or Rotterdam

Barteljorisstraat Haarlem Netherlands Day Trips from Amsterdam or Rotterdam

The Netherlands is a pretty small country, about twice the size of New Jersey.  Every year millions of travelers to the Netherlands stay only in Amsterdam.  Some visit the Netherlands’ second largest city, Rotterdam.  Smart travelers with enough time head outside of the biggest cities to visit some of the Netherlands’ unique day trip destinations which are easily reachable from Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Switzerland’s Summers Have Gone to the (St. Bernard) Dogs!

St. Bernard Dogs Things to Do Martigny Switzerland

We are usually spring and fall travelers, but when we learned that hiking with Switzerland’s St. Bernard dogs is an activity that’s only available in summer, a summer Switzerland vacation was booked immediately. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

10 Things to Do in Rotterdam

Delfshaven Rotterdam Things to Do

The Netherlands’ second largest city, Rotterdam, is very different from its largest city, Amsterdam.  While Amsterdam is old-world architecture, Rotterdam is a very modern city.  The reason for that is because, except for a small handful of buildings, the city of Rotterdam was obliterated in less than 15 minutes by a World War II bombing campaign.  Rather than trying to rebuild in its old style, the people of Rotterdam decided to show their resiliency by using the devastation as an opportunity to start over with innovative and creative architecture.  The result is that the things to do in Rotterdam are an interesting mix of old and new.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Amsterdam Vacation: Things to Do and Neighborhoods to Visit

Things to Do Amsterdam Vacation

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular vacation spots.  Based on feedback from 100,000 millennials, Amsterdam came in number two for most popular travel destinations on earth.  That’s not a huge surprise considering Amsterdam is a picturesque city of canals, architecture, world-famous museums, and more bicycles than people.  It’s also very affordable.  All of this also means Amsterdam is quite crowded, especially in the city center.  Fortunately, the many things to do in Amsterdam include a number of places to visit in Amsterdam’s unique neighborhoods just outside of the city center.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Volunteer in Kenya with Freedom Global, Make a Difference

Hauling Dirt to the Farm Volunteering in Kenya with Freedom Global

We’d always liked the idea of combining travel and volunteering.  We’d talked about voluntourism.  We’d thought about voluntourism.  But we’d never actually done it.  There are lots of excuses, like a lot of volunteer trips are weeks or months long, which is hard for people like us with limited vacation time, or we’d think about volunteering for a day or two during a trip, but then the schedule got too full.  Then one day a friend was talking about an upcoming trip to Kenya, a trip that would be a week and a half, a trip that would be focused on volunteering.  Oh, and a trip that could include a 24-hour safari.  But that’s for another article.  This article is about volunteering in Kenya with Freedom Global.