Stay in a Tuscan Villa in Italy

There has been a not so secret fantasy that has occupied my mind over the last few years. It is the one where I leave all the stresses of life behind to escape to the hills of Northern Italy and live in a charming, old Tuscan Villa. A classic dream that blends a [...]

By | July 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Bucket List of 18 Things to do in Chiang Mai

Thailand's Northern city of Chiang Mai is many traveler's dream destination due to its delicious food, hundreds of temples, rich culture and budget travel opportunities. It is also the second largest city in the country and filled will bucket list worthy experiences.   Bucket List of 19 Things to Do in Chiang [...]

By | June 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Do a Kimono Fitting in Tokyo, Japan

While traveling through the streets of Tokyo we saw some ladies and a couple of gentlemen donning traditional Japanese kimonos. I was intrigued. Were they as comfy as they looked? Luckily, our tour guide for the day had taken a year long class in order to learn how to properly fit a person [...]

By | June 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Read a Classic Book + 12 Free Classic Novels to Read

I am an avid reader. It is one of the best ways to pass the time while traveling. Between all the airports, trains and planes, distractions are a necessity. My tastes run the gamut, from romance to science fiction to entrepreneurial to fantasy. It doesn't matter much as long as it's [...]

By | June 13th, 2014|0 Comments

See Galapagos Penguins in the Wild

It was the end of an afternoon snorkeling at Sombrero Chino with Ecoventura. Also known as Chinese Hat island, this was an area notorious for spotting Galápagos penguins, and we hadn't seen any yet. We had been warned that they were scarce, but it was the last animal on my Galápagos Islands Bucket [...]

By | May 31st, 2014|0 Comments

See the World’s Smallest Window

See the Smallest Window in the World There will be no sign, arrows or flashing lights to tell you that this is titled the smallest window in the world, but it exists in Siena's quaint Piazza di Postierla. Situated on the building to the right of the square there will be a teeny, tiny shingled window [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Take a Helicopter Ride Into the Grand Canyon

After having traveled to Las Vegas a half a dozen times in the past couple years, on this current trip I was looking for something more than sparkling lights, feathered girls and dancing water fountains. Plus, it was my birthday, which absolutely warranted a unique adventure. And that was exactly what I [...]

By | May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Learn to Cook Turkish Food in Istanbul

I have been fortunate enough to have learned how to cook Spanish paella in Barcelona, French macarons in Paris and pad thai in Chiang Mai. So, it is not much of a surprise that this cultural foodie lesson trend would be expanding. Today, I would be learning to cook Turkish food [...]

By | May 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Bucket List of 15 Things in the World to Climb

Wherever I travel in the world it seems that it is a necessity to climb something, whether it be a towering mountain, a steep set of steps or a spiraled staircase lighthouse. Though my lungs cursed these structures with every step, my glutes thanked them in the end. This Bucket List of Things in [...]

By | May 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Do a Blind Olive Oil Tasting in Tuscany

Waking up after my first night sleep at the luxurious Villa Pipistrelli in Tuscany was surreal. I stepped outside of the front door with my cup of freshly brewed Italian coffee and watched the fog burn off over the rolling hills hardly comprehending where I was. Is this a dream? [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|0 Comments