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.
Whenever I visit somewhere new, if there is a military museum, you can bet that it’s near the top of my list of places to check out. I’m a huge military history buff and always find the museums to be fascinating and enlightening.
Several years ago, SATA Airlines launched an aggressive advertising campaign in Boston to increase travel to the Azores. I had never heard of the Azores but after a few Google image searches, I was intrigued and started reading more about the mysterious islands.
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.
Halifax is the capital of the Canadian province Nova Scotia. Its quaint and walkable downtown area, located on the waterfront, makes for a spectacular stop en route to or from the famed Cabot Trail.
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…
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!