Andorra for beginner’s

Andorra is a uniquely independent principality. It ranks 16th wealthiest nation in the world and has a population of under 70K (only 30K being Andorran nationals). It is a small landlocked country nestled in the Pyrenees mountains between Spain and France. The official language is Catalan, but 27% of the country is Spanish, and almost…

Why Lagos, Portugal is seriously underrated

World Class Beaches The beaches of the Algarve have ranked among the top one hundred beaches in the world. They are breathtaking. It’s hard to put into words the soaring cliffs, clean sandy beaches, and turquoise waters. I will try to include as many pictures as possible to fully  illustrate this point. It’s Cheap The…

Why Spain is perfect for solo travel

Thinking about your next solo adventure? Here are 5 Reasons Spain is a great destination, especially for the lone female traveler. The Culture Spaniard’s are great. In general everyone is super helpful. Spain has a relaxed and friendly culture. The bus drivers are a little grumpy, but they still help point you in the right direction….

How to spend 7 Days in British Columbia

Vancouver Vancouver is beautiful. It’s a great city if you like the outdoors. Local residents are diverse and athletic. I visited in the fall. If your looking for a mixture of nature and architecture here are my top 4 recommendations. VanDusen gardens is 55 acres of plants from all over the world including ponds, waterfalls,…

What I learned from a year in Hawaii

  The most important lesson I’ve learned during my years traveling is to be adaptable. It’s important to learn about new cultures and to respect local customs even if they are different from your own. This may mean a temporary restriction of certain freedoms enjoyed back “home” , but in the long run the education…

Why Visiting Bristish Colombia is a Must

The People. Yes, I know it sounds cliche, but Canada has exceptionally polite citizens. You can engage almost anyone who speaks English in polite conversation. British Columbia has the friendliest customs agents (WA State Border Patrol Excluded) they were fast, efficient, even apologetic. I remember once flying back into the USA I thought I had accidentally…

Hiking Waihee Ridge Trail on Maui

Waihee Ridge Trail is one of the best hikes on Maui. With spectacular views that include gulches, gorges and the deep blue sea. 270′ Makamakaole falls, Central Maui, Haleakala, and Molokai are all visible on a clear day. Waihee ridge Trail is a moderately difficult hike. Conquered by young and old alike. A degree of physical conditioning…

West Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour

Air Maui Helicopter Tours Trying to decide if it’s worth the money to do a heli tour of Maui? Hopefully this weeks blog will aid you in that final decision. Why I choose Air Maui. First off they had 4.5 star customer review, which is pretty good. Second, and more importantly, Air Maui is the…

Snorkeling Molokini Crater

Molokini Island Preserve Maui has great snorkeling. All you need is a mask and fins and you’re good to go. Many locations are accessed right from the beach. So is it worth it to pay to go to Monokini Crater? I have a friend who works for Kai Kanani charter. It’s a highly reviewed outfitter….

5 Reasons European’s Dislike American’s

Americans are often regarded as Europe’s red neck cousin. Have you ever wondered culturally what we do that’s so offensive. Below is a short list of explanations of how we earned that endearing reputation. Manners  American culture is rooted in a me first attitude. We are raised with a desire to be unique or set…