My Top 8 Island Adventures in Oahu

1. Sunset Catamaran Cruise We found a GroupOn deal for a $20 Catamaran Cruise and ran with it! To start out the journey, there was a rainbow over the beach - rainbows make me giddy like a child! There is also the possibility of whale spotting and seeing sea turtles, although we weren't so fortunate … Continue reading My Top 8 Island Adventures in Oahu

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5 Reasons to Love/Hate Dubai

1 Love - Transportation Whether by bus, boat, train, taxi or limo - there's always a transportation to use. Our hotel provided a shuttle to nearby malls and attractions. We also took Big Bug Tours all over the city. There were a few times we took  boats to our destination, the old traditional Abra ride across Old … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Love/Hate Dubai

48 hours in Miami

Cruise around in a convertible Rent a drop-top from Ace Rent A Car, crank the tunes and pick up some friends! We had a blast cruising around with the wind whipping our hair. Got a little sunburn but nothing beats belting out Journey at the top of your lungs. Take a stroll on Ocean Drive If you … Continue reading 48 hours in Miami

25 Other Reasons to Visit China

My next extended trip will be to China. My trip will span 10 days and my time will be spent mostly between Beijing and Shanghai. I think the #1 attraction to China for most people is the Great Wall, but here are plenty of other reasons to go! I'm pretty certain I will eventually return … Continue reading 25 Other Reasons to Visit China

5 Reasons to Love/Hate Cuba

This Spring, I visited Havana, Cuba with Jakera. During my stay I lived, learned, ate and interacted with many of the locals. My program provided lodging, meals, Spanish classes and local activities. I stayed in a Casa Particular with a very friendly host family, who all happened to be named Patricia - grandmother, mother and daughter. Every morning … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Love/Hate Cuba

How to Explore Jungles of Jamaica

Luckily, Jamaica doesn't fall short when it comes to adventure. This island paradise is full of epic outdoor adventures, take a look and start your bucket list. How would you explore the jungles of Jamaica? If you're anything like me, you love to fill your travel time with adventure tours and excursions. In Jamaica, the options … Continue reading How to Explore Jungles of Jamaica

10 Jobs for Travelers

We all dream of travelling the world and getting paid to do it. But... in the real world, we have bills and jobs that get in the way of our day dreams. If I had nickel for every time someone has asked me how I afford to travel, I'm pretty sure I would have enough nickels … Continue reading 10 Jobs for Travelers

5 Reasons to Love/Hate Jamaica

I've been staying in Jamaica for extended periods of time since 2005. So in the last decade, I've learned the ups and downs of this beautiful island. I want to share my tips with you. 1. Love: Nature There's beaches,  waterfalls,  mountains, I could go on and on.  It's everywhere and almost always within walking … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Love/Hate Jamaica

My Dubai Top 5

I recently returned from a week in Dubai, UAE. This was my very first trip to the Middle East. When I return from trips, I like to reflect on what was unique to the location and the visit. Every city is different, the food, the language, sometimes it feels the complete opposite of home. Those … Continue reading My Dubai Top 5

Two Days in Abu Dhabi

There are many activities in Abu Dhabi. Deciding which ones to do,  where to go and how to get there, is a little tricky. Your best bet, is getting a 48 hour Big Bus ticket. Technically the tour begins at Marina Mall with 16 stops and can be finished in a day. There's also a … Continue reading Two Days in Abu Dhabi