Beautiful vistas.

Photo Post: The Stunning Beauty of the Azores

My visit to Sao Miguel, the most populous island of the Azores, was simply magical. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, and the pineapples were divine.  But the scenery and the rich history took the cake. The lush greenery made me feel like I walking through a scene of Avatar at times. Breathtaking. Here are some of my favorite shots from my short stay on the island.  Rest assured,  I will definitely be returning.

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The Kodiak. An iced-coffee cocktail.

Bring on the Whiskey: Tasting and Toasting at Glacier Distilling in Montana

 

I love Whiskey. No doubt about it. So imagine my delight when, after 10 hours on the road driving from Seattle to Montana, I spotted the Glacier Distilling Co. on the way to our Glamp Site…and the sign outside that said ‘Stop by for a Whiskey Tasting.’ I filed it away for the time being and dreamed instead of the joy of finally not being stuck in the car. But, after a day of recovery and folly in Glacier National Park, a good night’s sleep, and a delicious (and large) breakfast at a local diner, it was high time to check out the whiskey barn.

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Viking Ship

My Top 5 Favorite International Destinations (at the moment)

People often asked me what has been my most favorite destination abroad or even most recently, the best meal I’ve had abroad.  Talk about hard questions!  It got me thinking though and inspired me to try to come up with a list.  Here are my top 5 at the moment…

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Must-Pack Items

Ready, Set, Go: 10 Must-Pack Items For Your Next Trip

Whether you are a backpacker, flash-packer, or luxury traveler, having the right gear is an essential component of a good travel experience.  Nothing beats being prepared…except maybe being prepared without feeling like you’re toting everything plus the kitchen sink.  Here’s a list of my travel essentials: practical stuff that tucks neatly in my luggage and gives me a peace of mind on the road!

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