Tag: Travel

Travel Journal (2/16/2019): Door County Getaway

The conditions were almost perfect this weekend for some spectacular sunsets up North in Door County, Wisconsin, so I decided to take an impromptu road trip this weekend.

If you aren’t familiar with Wisconsin, Door County is the peninsula that extends into Lake Michigan to the North of the city of Green Bay. My destination was my favorite state park on Door County, if not all of Wisconsin, Peninsula State Park. I included a map below so that you can see exactly where I headed.

Top 10 Tips for Saving on Holiday Travel

With the holiday season fast approaching and your to-do list growing by the day, the last thing you want is added stress about how you are going to afford your holiday travel.  The holiday season can be the most expensive time of the year to travel, and if you aren’t familiar with how to navigate the minefield of expenses it can be a daunting task to undertake at an already stressful time of the year.

10 Things You Should Never Do When Traveling Over the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and many of you are likely making plans to visit loved ones both near and far.  However, as nice as it is to get away and see loved ones during the holidays, the holiday travel season can be extremely busy and can make traveling during this time extremely stressful.  If you aren’t careful, it can quickly ruin your holidays and leave you wishing you would have just stayed home.

The Top 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

If you have a travel enthusiast on your shopping list, I have put together some unique and creative ideas of some gifts that you can surprise them with this holiday season.  These are gifts that they can use as they trek around the globe, get some inspiration for their next big adventure, or use to keep the memories of their recent travels fresh in their memory.  If you know someone who loves to travel, these gifts should put a big smile on their face this holiday season!

50 Signs You Might be a Travel Addict

We have all heard the terms before.  Wanderlust, the travel bug, nomads, vagabonds, wayfarers, drifters, and globetrotters.  All of these terms are used to describe, to a varying extent, people who suffer from one thing in particular, and that is an addiction to traveling.  Once the travel bug bites you, it is a very hard thing to let go.  The excitement that one can get from traveling to new places and experiencing and learning new things can give you a rush and fulfillment that leaves you craving for more-and-more.

The Art of Travel Photography – Machu Picchu Photography Guide

Machu Picchu is both an architectural marvel and a stunning piece of artwork wrapped up into one iconic travel destination.  Considered one of the new wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is one of South America’s, if not the world’s, most recognizable places.  Because of its beauty, tourists flock to Machu Picchu each year to get a glimpse of it first hand and to try and capture its essence in photographs.  However, capturing this beautiful place in photographs is not without its challenges.

The Essential Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Packing Guide

There are few places in this world as jaw-dropping as Machu Picchu and few hikes in this world with as much historical significance and as many beautiful vistas as the Inca Trail that was used by the Inca people to get to Machu Picchu.  Before you begin to plan your trip, please use this guide to give you a sense of what you will need to pack with you when you visit Machu Picchu or hike the Inca Trail.

Everything You Need to Know to Visit the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands is one of this world’s top tourist destinations.  Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to this island archipelago off the coast of South America to enjoy the beautiful vistas, interact with the diverse and amazing wildlife, and to scuba dive and snorkel in one of the world’s richest marine environments.  The Galápagos Islands are truly one of this world’s greatest treasures and something that everyone should see in their lifetime.

Guide to Getting to the Galápagos Islands

Because the Galápagos is such an important and fragile ecosystem, there are many protections in place to prevent the ecosystem from getting spoiled.  This is a good thing, as it is very important for us to preserve this beautiful place.  However, it does mean that more planning needs to go into preparing a trip to the Galápagos then other destinations you might decide to visit.

Galápagos Islands Packing Guide

The Galápagos Islands is as unique of a destination as it is beautiful and with that uniqueness are some challenges when it comes to packing for your trip.  Being an island chain without a large population, especially on some of the smaller islands, it can be quite difficult to find things if you forget to bring something.  For that reason, you will want to make sure you are extra prepared when it comes to packing.