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How travel can help you conquer your fears

How travel can help you conquer your fears

I’m afraid of heights. And close spaces. And crowds. And getting sick abroad, or worse, on an airplane. Yeah, these can all put a damper on traveling. Most great sites of the world require you to take a crowded, small elevator up high to see […]

Vacation Fails: From Bedbugs to Broken Arms

Vacation Fails: From Bedbugs to Broken Arms

I earned the nickname “bad luck traveler” early on. I think it started on my honeymoon when I spent 14 supposed-to-be-glorious days in Maui. Well, I spent 14 days either in the bathroom or the ER. I’ll spare you the details. Suffice to say, there […]

Island Hopping in Ireland & Scotland: From Castles and Coastlines to Whiskies and Wildlife

Island Hopping in Ireland & Scotland: From Castles and Coastlines to Whiskies and Wildlife

The tiny but abundant islands of Ireland and Scotland are full of fascinating wildlife, rich and storied history, and immersive culture that are best explored by foot, bike and boat. With Wilderness Scotland and Wilderness Ireland, journey from island to island on local ferries and […]

Milan: The Perfect Day

Milan: The Perfect Day

I lived in Milan for more than two years and despite its reputation as a high powered business destination, there really are a few great sites to see. For most, it’s just a layover destination as they connect to Venice or Florence. But here are […]

Booking Hotels: How to Avoid Hotel Nightmares

Booking Hotels: How to Avoid Hotel Nightmares

I’ll never forget arriving at a luxury hotel in Napa to celebrate our 20th anniversary only to find that half the hotel was under construction and that the gym and spa were undergoing renovations. It was a hotel booking nightmare. I’m pretty thorough when researching […]

What To Do In Nashville if You’re Not a Country Music Fan

What To Do In Nashville if You’re Not a Country Music Fan

Nashville is known for two things – country music and barbecue. But I am NOT a country music fan. I was a fan when I lived in Texas (it would have been quite the travesty if I had not been – there’s two things Texans […]



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