Travel these days can be quite hectic – from arriving at airports hours-early to wind through ever-growing security lines, to managing flight delays and cancellations, which can often mean missed connections. There’s a lot of rushing around, even before vacation begins!
Tomorrow’s Earth Day, and there are plenty of ways – and places – to celebrate. In the U.S., we’re fortunate to have some incredible national treasures, our national parks. Coincidentally – maybe not? – this is National Park Week. Well, now through April 27, so it’s a bit longer than a week. Plenty of reason to celebrate! National Park Week is a presidentially-proclaimed celebration of our national heritage.
You know what they say – there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. If you’re in the U.S., earlier this week was that inevitable Tax Day. But if you’re one of the lucky ones who’s getting a tax refund, you’re looking at an average of $3,000. What are you going to do with all that cash?!
I always thought touring by bike would be such a fun way to explore a destination. Talk about slow travel… touring by bike really does make you slow down and enjoy the scenery, and all of the experiences along the way.
There’s more than golf in Augusta, Georgia. This piece I wrote for GirlsGetaway.com still rings true!
Four years ago today, I went under the knife for the first (and hopefully last!) time. After years of back pain, which escalated to severe and eventually caused paralysis in my left leg and foot, it was time to find a fix.
Last week I stopped by the Chihuly Collection in downtown St. Petersburg to be inspired by the incredible works of art, and perhaps do a bit of shopping. Here’s a peek at some of the highlights of the collection, as well as pieces available in the newly remodeled shop, including works from local artists. Enjoy!
A never-before-seen collection of Peter Max’s vibrant artwork is now on exhibit – and available for purchase! – at Syd Entel Galleries in Safety Harbor, just outside Tampa. “Peter Max – A Retrospective 1960 – 2013” was curated by the artist himself, and includes some of his iconic Pop Art designs, as well as new works featuring Marilyn Monroe. Peter Max will be at Syd Entel Galleries this weekend to meet and greet, and talk about his work.
There are many benefits of being a travel writer, that’s for certain. Traveling to destinations near and far, exotic and urban, warm and cold. Trying new, crazy things, like bobsledding on an Olympic course, zip lining high above the ground below, flying along the Road to Hana, or swimming with whale sharks. Traveling is an adventure, and I’m thrilled that I’ve followed my dream to be a travel writer – to experience just these types of things, and to share with you.
Spring officially arrived a few weeks ago, but tell that to everyone who was snowed in again last week. Let’s warm up with thoughts of flowers blooming, warm breezes blowing and putting a ruthless winter behind us. Even – no, especially! – if that means traveling to do just that.