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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!

Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls Visitor Guide

The Great Lakes region doesn’t get the notoriety for beauty that the American West or the Atlantic and Pacific coastal regions do, but there are some incredibly beautiful areas in the Great Lakes region.

A few of my absolute favorite areas in the Great Lakes region are Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls State Parks in Minnesota.  Both state parks are located near the coast of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota, and both state parks are absolutely gorgeous.  Even better, they are both in very close proximity to one another, so it is very easy to see them both in one trip.

The Art of Travel Photography – Predicting Amazing Sunrises and Sunsets

You can learn to predict how amazing or dramatic a sunrise or sunset will be, and I am going to show you how.  With some practice, you should be able to determine just how colorful and dramatic a sunrise or sunset will be, or won’t be, just by looking at some simple weather factors. So take good notes and be prepared to WOW your family and friends with your ability to predict sunrise and sunset awesomeness!

The Top 10 Apps That Every Travel Enthusiast Should Have

If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for the latest-and-greatest new app that will make traveling easier.  I think it’s only human nature to want to make things as easy and accessible as possible, and phone apps are very good at doing both.  We have put together a list of some of the phone apps that we frequently use for travel, as well as a few that we are very excited to try out.

Part 2: Machu Picchu and Galapagos Planning

In this article, I am going to discuss the logistics of our trip.  By answering the “how” and “how long” questions in our travel planning process, we will be able to start filling in our transportation and accommodation needs for the trip.  However, before we can start shopping for flights and hotels, we need to know how long we are going to be staying and what our itinerary is going to look like.

Great Golf Getaways – Erin Hills

Erin Hills Golf Course (host of last year’s U.S. Open) is a beautiful, but extremely challenging, course that is a gem deserving of the buzz its receiving in the golf world. Situated 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, the 7,812-yard, par-72 track lies in the small town of Erin, Wisconsin.  The course’s dramatic landscape takes advantage of the natural slops of the land, which makes for exciting but tricky lies and stances.  It boasts a course rating of 77.9 and a slope of 145. During the 117th U.S. Open, the course played 7,693 yards.  The course was easily among the most challenging courses I have ever played.

Door County Travel Guide

Ever since I moved to the Milwaukee area about 15 years ago, I have been absolutely enthralled with the Door County region in Northeastern Wisconsin.  It is an absolutely stunning area that is an immensely popular vacation spot for people in the Midwestern United States.  

Friday Sound-Off: Are Antimalarial Medications Worth Taking?

It is a question that I have asked myself a few times before traveling internationally.  Do I take an antimalarial and deal with the sickness that is often a side-effect, or do I forgo the antimalarial and increase my odds of getting Malaria?  The answer to that question seems pretty straight-forward, and it probably is.  However, you would be surprised at how many people actually choose to not take an antimalarial before their trip.

The Nduruma Polo and Country Club in Tanzania

Located just outside of the city of Arusha, the Nduruma Polo and Country Club is a social meeting spot for the community of Usa River, Tanzania.  It is a place where you can go to meet up with friends, have a beer, and watch some fantastic polo being played.  It’s a place where, even as strangers, we were made to feel very welcomed.