Let’s face it. 2020 has been HARD. So very hard. It’s no secret to anyone and we have also not been totally spared experiencing a couple of months of unemployment, myself being very sick for several weeks, and worst of all the loss of Aspen.
“Lean into curiosity” ~ Pena Choldren
In spite of it all, we consider ourselves beyond blessed in a year that has adversely affected so many people around the world.
The rain increased as I stumbled along the path, tripping over tree roots. Confused, I realized I’d made a wrong turn somewhere along the way and turned to correct the path when I saw a group of men approaching in the ever-darkening Guatemalan evening. I continued forward while trying to project confidence with Aspen glued to my side. I uttered a greeting as we passed the group and received long stares in response before their gaze turned to the large black dog at my side. I hurried her along the path and arrived safely at the villa shortly after, my nerves totally shot. The saying goes “Who saved Who?” in the world of dog adoptions but in that instance, I was absolutely certain it was she who saved me.
America is a beautiful country and one that many tourists will flock near and wide to experience one of the many states available to visit. And when you’re traveling to America for the first time, it’s good to know some helpful tips that will make your experience a more pleasurable one. So here is a helpful guide when traveling to America for the first time.
Christmas looms near once again and one of the best parts of the season is the abundance of holiday light displays. We tend to have some sort of patio or decorative lighting up year-round because, well, we just like lights, but this time of year brings the festivities to an entirely new level.
America is such a vast place. Many tourists have no idea where to go and what to see when planning a trip to this huge nation. In fact, domestic tourists can find themselves in the same situation. Many people born in the United States have only experienced a small number of the fantastic destinations that this great country has to offer. There are so many states, and each one feels like a small country. So, how should you begin your exploration of this ginormous nation? Well, these are four of the most exhilarating U.S. destinations to experience.
New York, New York! This major city goes by multiple names, ranging from the Big Apple to the city that never sleeps. Over 60 MILLION people visit this city every single year, so what exactly is it that draws people in and should you add this urban space to your travel bucket list? Let’s take a moment to look through a few different things you can do when visiting New York to decide!
Just south of us lies the adorable village of Bandon, Oregon. Founded in 1873 by Irishman George Bennet who named it after his hometown in Ireland, this little town of just over 3000 features about 10 square blocks of fun with restaurants, shops, a brewery and more.
The state of California is a place that many people want to tick off their list, and it is easy to see why. There is some great weather, stunning beaches, good shopping, tasty food, and many world-famous sites to see for yourself. But with it being such a big state, and with a mix of coastline, cities, mountains, and National Parks, it can be tricky to know where to visit first.
Milwaukee is one of those surprising places, that isn’t as well known or common as a destination for travel, but people who visit tend to go back time and time again. A regular Traveler will find out precisely what they need to know about an area and have the best time. But not all of us know exactly what’s going on in our travel destinations, so we need a little bit of help in that area. There are many things to do in Milwaukee, and it’s important to remember that any destination is what you make of it. You’ll find most places have culture, Culinary delights, Scenery and shopping opportunities. But what does explicitly Milwaukee have on offer?
One of the prime benefits of being back on the stunning coastline of Oregon is the abundance of fresh seafood. Over the last couple of winters in Baja we’ve been spoiled with fresh fish but of the warm-weather variety. Back here in often blustery Oregon we are once again indulging in such delicacies as fresh crab and oysters along with several types of clams, tuna, and Pacific salmon.