Archive for 2017

Big Adventures Await on “The Big Island” of Hawaii

29 December 17

Author: Christine

So…..let’s talk about the name of this island first. We here on the mainland often refer to the Island of Hawaii as “The Big Island,” because that’s been its nickname for years, and also because it’s representative of the geographic nature of the island. In recent years, the residents of this lovely and distinct island […]

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Maui is the Perfect Place to Begin Married Life

28 December 17

Author: Christine

Maui, or the “M” word, as the other islands call it in good-natured competition, has long been known for romance, due in part to its lovely beaches, but mostly to its relaxed pace and restful spirit. It also ranks as the favorite island of visitors from the mainland, much to the dismay of its sister […]

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Kauai Leaves an Impression on Your Heart

28 December 17

Author: Christine

The Garden Isle. An outdoor paradise. A mecca for active travelers. There are many ways to describe the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but on my recent travels there I found that the most accurate description of this magical place is not in words at all–it’s in the impression it leaves upon your heart. Kauai is […]

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Oahu’s Diversity Attracts Travelers of all Kinds

28 December 17

Author: Christine

Oahu is the island that truly has it all. While many visitors come for just a quick stopover due to the convenience of the international airport or to sightsee at Pearl Harbor, this island is much more than it seems at first. There is so much to enjoy– lovely beaches, stunning scenery, history, culture, first […]

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Beauty in Chaos: Musings from Vietnam and Cambodia

13 November 17

I stood in front of my hotel room’s panoramic window, gazing out through the haze at the vast expanse of Saigon and rubbing my eyes, still weary from 24 hours of travel. It didn’t feel real to be standing here. I was in Vietnam, a place I had only read about in history books or […]

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Magical Beauty Awaits at The End of the World

29 October 17

Author: Betsy Harter

“The end of the world.” Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it? I can assure you, however, that life at the fin del mundo—Ushuaia, Argentina—is quite the opposite. During the high season of summer, days in Ushuaia can stretch as long as 20 hours, and locals and visitors enjoy every minute of sunlight with a plethora of outdoor […]

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5 Spectacular Hotels in Argentina

Argentina. From the bustling city of Buenos Aires to the rainforest of Iguazu Falls to the mountains and lakes of Bariloche, this country abounds with natural wonder. Whether you choose to enjoy the great outdoors or opt for a city stay, Argentina’s comfortable and special hotels and resorts will contribute to an unforgettable stay. Here […]

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Northern Patagonia: Come for the Scenery, Stay for the People

22 October 17

Author: Betsy Harter

Northern Patagonia. It’s as if someone extracted the best elements of my favorite places in the world and wrapped them all up into one fairytale destination. The tranquil blue waters bring back memories of the Caribbean; the mountains’ dazzling contrasts mimic Switzerland; the locals’ appreciation of food, wine, and culture parallel Italy; and the respect for […]

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Food, Drink and Culture in Argentina

18 October 17

Author: Betsy Harter

In the United States, we are a people on the go. Walking to class with a venti coffee. Driving to work with a microwaveable breakfast pastry. Grabbing dinner in the drive-through on the way to sports practices. Actually pausing from a stressful, busy day to enjoy a meal together with family or friends is a […]

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Stress-free Vacation? YES, Please! Guided Vacations to the Rescue!

25 September 17

Author: Tiffany

My life is nuts. And I’m secure enough to admit it. Running a business, keeping up a home, and raising kids are all full-time jobs independent of one another, but added together they produce a person who desperately NEEDS a vacation. The problem? Said person has no time (or energy) to plan one. So how […]

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