Monthly Archives: December 2017

Video: Baby Harbor Seal Searches for its Mother

This seal pup is so darn cute it is hard not to feel bad for it as it searches for its mother on the beach in La Jolla, CA.  Pup season is from mid December thru mid May and pups are often left alone for up to 24 hours while their mothers search for food. Continue reading

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Friday Sound-off: Is ‘overtourism’ a problem?

We have certainly seen first-hand the effect that over-crowding can have in our travels throughout Europe.  Longer lines and a scarcity of accommodations is something that every traveler needs to factor into their travel planning these days.   Continue reading

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National Monuments – White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument is a stunning landscape.  So much so that you will likely spend a great deal of time at first just taking in the beautiful scenery.  It is breathtaking, especially at sunrise and sunset.  We have outlined some great things to do at White Sands below, as well as included links to some other helpful resources for planning your trip. Continue reading

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Video: A Day in Valencia

From Valencia’s many old churches, to the ultra-modern L’Oceanogràfic, to the historic Torres de Quart, and the wonderful market, we have you covered. Continue reading

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Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

A cute video we took in Rwanda of two juvenile Mountain Gorillas wrestling.  We were trekking through Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda.  There are only around 7 groups of mountain gorillas left in Rwanda, so they are still extremely endangered. Continue reading

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Great Golf Getaways – Old Head Golf Links

Located in County Cork on the South West Coast of Ireland, Old Head Golf Course is simply a must play if you are planning a golf trip to Ireland. The stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean crashing against the cliffs can be seen on all eighteen holes, and nine of the holes play along the cliff tops. Continue reading

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National Parks – Acadia National Park

There is no shortage of things to do in Acadia National Park.  Whether you are into hiking, or biking, rock-climbing, or just gazing at the amazing views, Acadia has something to offer everyone.  Continue reading

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Friday Sound-off: Is Global Entry Still Worth it?

However, in the years since the CBP started offering Global Entry, they have made some big strides in automating the entry process.  A few years back, CBP released a new Mobile Passport App (pictured below) that is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play that does a fantastic job of streamlining the global entry process. Continue reading

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Stuck in the Serengeti

Have you ever been stuck in the Serengeti?  Well, we have.  And let me say, it was quite the adventure.  It took nearly 4 hours and almost a dozen men to get us out of the mud on the Ndutu Plains.   But it could have been much worse.  Find out how…. Continue reading

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Great Golf Getaways – Ko’Olau Golf Club

One of the most amazingly scenic golf courses that I’ve had the fortune of playing was Ko’Olau Golf Club. The course is located in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu and is set at the base of the Ko’olau Mountain range. Continue reading

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