Category: Travel

Travel Journal (7/22/21): Great Lakes Trip Review

depressing summer on the travel front. That is why it was really good to get out and do some traveling, even if it was only to some local spots in the Midwest United States. On a positive note, I was able to visit some locations that I have really wanted to visit for some time, but have been putting off because of larger travel goals. I think many of us forget how beautiful our own areas are when wanderlust gets a hold of us. In this travel journal entry, I am going to give you an overview of my Great Lakes trip and let you know what aspects of the trip I really enjoyed and which I found challenging.

Great Lakes Road Trip

Travel Journal (7/15/21): Great Lakes Road Trip

Sometimes we get so focused on the far away places that we want to travel to that we forget to slow things down and explore our own back yards. While I am very excited for my trip to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel this autumn, I decided to stay closer to home for my summer trip and explore the beautiful Great Lakes region of the United States. If you follow my blog closely, then you probably know that I have been planning this Great Lakes road trip for some time. I have done a lot of scouring of Google Earth and other maps to find as many places to explore along my route as possible. Some of the destinations on my Great Lakes road trip itinerary, like Mackinac Island, I have been to before. Others, like the enchanting Turnip Rock in Lake Huron, I have dreamed about visiting for some time.

The Essential Pictured Rocks Packing Guide

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwestern United States if not all of North America.  Tourists flock to this stretch of the Lake Superior shoreline each year to do some kayaking, hiking and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.  However, each year I see tourists arrive at Pictured Rocks completely unprepared.  They either don’t have the right clothing for the climate, don’t have the right gear for the activities they would like to try, or don’t have the equipment to keep them safe and comfortable while camping.

World's Most Beautiful Coasts

Top 20 of the World’s Most Beautiful Coasts

comes to stunning landscapes, some of the most stunning in the world can be found along the world’s most beautiful coasts. Whether it be pristine beaches, incredible sea stacks, steep seaside cliffs, or coastal forests that seem to reach right up to the water, the beautiful coastlines of this world never seem to amaze and delight me. In my many travels, I have seen some truly spectacular stretches of coastline that are so beautiful they will blow your mind. From the amazing mountainous rainforest of Hawaii’s Nā Pali Coast to the legendary sea stacks along Australia’s Great Ocean Road, the world’s most beautiful coasts will inspire the wanderlust in all travelers.

Great Lakes Kayaking Adventure

Great Lakes region is to kayak on the beautiful Great Lakes. There is a seemingly endless number of beautiful coastlines on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron to explore. There are a number of beautiful spots that I have visited and photographed on land during my travels, but have yet to make it back to and get out on the water. That is why I have decided to take this Great Lakes kayaking trip and to share my itinerary with you. Perhaps it will inspire you to get out and visit this amazing part of the United States and to check out some of these fantastic kayaking destinations.

Egypt Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Egypt from outside of the country, you should be aware of the Egypt entrance requirements for visitors before you start planning your travel. If you do not meet the passport, VISA, or immunization requirements, you will be denied entry into Egypt. This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.

Rabies Vaccination for Travel – Why I think All Travelers Should Consider It

In this article, I am going to explain what Rabies is, how it can be spread to humans, where in this world you are at most at risk for contracting the virus, and why I think it is so important to understand how to protect yourself from this brutal and unforgiving disease. In doing so, I am going to explain why I have decided to get the Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and why I think more travelers who are thinking about visiting high-risk areas in the world should consider getting the Rabies vaccination for travel so that they are protected.

New Travel Vlog Episode – Rome, Italy Travel Guide

In this Rome Travel Vlog, I am going to give you all of the information you need to plan a successful trip to Rome, Italy. I cover the best times to visit and the best ways to get there so that you can maximize what you are able to see and do on your trip.  In addition, I outline the top things to see and do while you are there and where the best places to stay and eat are.  With this information in hand, you can be confident that your trip to Rome will be one that you remember for the rest of your life.

Egypt, Jordan, and Israel Middle East Trip Planning

It has been over two years since I have travelled internationally, so it is really hard for me to convey to you just how excited I am to be writing another blog article about upcoming international travel. Earlier this month, we started the process of planning our trip to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel, and I haven’t been able to stop smiling since. In any year, this trip would be hugely important to me because I have wanted to visit Northern Africa and the Middle East for quite some time. However, in the aftermath of nearly two years of quarantines and moratoriums on travel, this Middle East trip feels like it is even more significant.

New Travel Vlog Episode – Tanzania Safari Advice and Itinerary

Located in Southeastern Africa, the country of Tanzania is a wildlife traveler’s dream. It is home to many of Africa’s most amazing animals, has some of the world’s best wildlife viewing destinations, and is home to Africa’s tallest mountain. In this Tanzania safari travel vlog , I am going to help you start planning your safari trip to Tanzania by outlining some of the country’s top parks, showing you what my recommended safari looks like, and giving you my recommendations on what to pack for your safari experience.