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Josh Hewitt

Avid traveler and photographer who loves to see new places, meet new people, and experience new things. There is so much this world can teach us, we just need to explore!

Apostle Islands Visitor Guide

There are a lot of amazingly beautiful landscapes in the Great Lakes region of the United States, but not many are as beautiful as the Apostle Islands in Northern Wisconsin.  In addition to being well known for its beautiful rock cliff coastline and amazing sea caves, the Apostle Islands are also known for being one of the best places in America to go kayaking.  In fact, it is such a prolific kayaking destination that it attracts some of the best kayakers in the country, if not the world, each year.

15 Great Tips for Staying Healthy When Traveling

When I first started to travel a lot, staying healthy when traveling was something that I consistently struggled with.  I would work hard at home to lose a lot of weight, build up my endurance for hiking and walking while sight-seeing, and get into the habit of eating healthier.  However, as soon as I started traveling I would slide back into old habits and undo all of the hard work I had put in during the months leading up to my travel.

Exploring the North Shore

On my way to the Apostle Islands yesterday, I made a stop in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. To call this state park gorgeous would be a significant understatement, and that is coming from an avid national parks enthusiast.

Heading to the Apostle Islands

My trip to the Apostle Islands in Northern Wisconsin is officially underway. After a five hour drive this evening, I arrived at Lake Superior just in time to get some great sunset shots. The whole coast of the lake is absolutely beautiful, but the trick is finding a stretch of coast that lines up right with where the sun will be rising or setting.

The Top 10 Tips for Eating Street Food and Not Getting Sick

I think Anthony Bourdain said it best when he said, “I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk.  Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.”  When you think about it, he’s absolutely right.  If you don’t get out there and try different foods when you travel, then you are missing out on a big part of the adventure of traveling.  Instead of avoiding street food, you just need to be smart about which foods you eat.

New Travel App Makes Tracking Shared Travel Costs a Breeze

If you like to travel in groups, but dread having to keep track of who purchased what and who owes whom how much money, then you are going to absolutely love a new phone app that was recently developed.  The app’s name is Splid and it is revolutionizing the way groups are tracking and splitting the costs of travel.  Not only is it a brilliant idea that should help save travelers a ton of time and help avoid a lot of needless arguments about money, but the best part about the app is that it is so intuitive and easy to use.

Planning A Trip to the Apostle Islands

If you love to kayak, then you are going to absolutely love following the next adventure that I am planning.  There are a few places in the United States that I think are absolutely ideal for having a kayaking adventure.  Voyageurs National Park in Northern Minnesota, the Channel Islands in Southern California, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula are some really great spots.  However, my favorite spot to kayak is undoubtedly the Apostle Islands in Northern Wisconsin.

Venice, Italy Travel Guide

Few places in Europe, if not the world, are as romantic as the city of Venice in Italy.  World renown for its beautiful canals, breathtaking churches, and wonderful shopping and food, Venice is one of the most romanticized cities in the world.  After all, it doesn’t get much more romantic than taking gondola ride down the Grand Canal as the sun sets over Venice.

Citizens From America, Japan, Australia, and Canada Will Soon Be Able to Visit Brazil Without a Visa

As an avid traveler, I would love to live in a world where travel restrictions don’t exist and people are able to visit all of the beautiful places in this world without having to jump thru a bunch of hoops.  With the news coming out last week about new travel restrictions for Americans visiting Cuba, and news earlier this year that the EU will be requiring a new electronic authorization for many countries starting in 2020, it was a pleasant surprise to hear this week that Brazil will be further reducing its Visa requirements for a select number of countries.

Understanding the New Cuba Travel Restrictions

There was some very significant travel news last week and I wanted to take a moment to cover that news in order to keep all of my followers informed.  In case you haven’t heard, the United States implemented some significant travel restrictions on travel to Cuba which may affect any trips that you have planned or were going to plan to Cuba.  In this article, I am going to explain what the travel ban means, what travel it effects and who will be affected, as well as explain whether or not you will need to cancel any plans you have made to travel to Cuba.