10 Western Australia Experiences for the Curious & Bold

by Anthony Manzanares on November 24, 2017

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia by geography and is often what travelers think of when they think of the Australian outback. The capital city of Perth is located in the southwest and is also home to some fine wineries. (You can learn more about Perth in this podcast). But beyond Perth and […]


Outdoor Winter Adventure Fun in Canada

by Guest Contributor on November 6, 2017

As November arrives, winter approaches in the great white north of Canada, and the boots, snow pants, and parkas emerge from the closet as Canadians look forward to outdoor adventures. So dust off your gear, find some cabins for rent in Canada, and dig in for a magical winter season. As a native of Canada, I […]


The 10 Most Beautiful Hikes in Greater Palm Springs

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 30, 2015

  There is no shortage of ways to explore the diverse natural beauty that is Greater Palm Springs.  Some adventure by jeep, others by hot air balloon, and there are those who prefer horseback or bicycle. Some prefer hiking.  Greater Palm Springs offers more than 100 trails to choose from. Step by step using your […]


At the core of NASA’s future is a new journey of innovation and discovery. Groundbreaking technologies will enable us to journey to new worlds and increase our understanding of the Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond. ATX– Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – invites guests to explore as never […]


Find Adventure in Missouri’s Show Caves

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 29, 2015

The Show-Me State is home to more than 6,400 recorded caves. Although most are not open to the general public, the Missouri Division of Tourism highlights several “show caves” to visit in Missouri. Marvel Cave, a Registered Natural Landmark, is deep beneath the Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson. It is the deepest show […]

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10 Things to Do in Montana

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 27, 2015

Located in the western United States, Montana’s name comes from the Spanish word for mountain (montana). Most of us know it today as Big Sky Country, or, to those who live there, The Last Best Place.What makes Montana so special? From its year round outdoor activities to the Native American culture, from historical landmarks to […]


Winter Warm Up on Oahu

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 27, 2013

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Outdoorsy adventurers and nature lovers can warm up on Oahu this winter with blood-pumping activities, sporting events and sweat-stimulating packages in one of the most scenic destinations in the world. Oahu’s vibrant outdoor culture is perfect for runners, hikers, bikers, swimmers, surfers, paddlers, sky divers, yogis, or anyone that enjoys being outdoors, but appreciates still […]


6 Ski Resorts In Places You Aren’t Expecting

by Guest Contributor on August 11, 2013

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When you think of skiing there are some locations that immediately jump to mind – French locations such as the ski resorts near Meribel, or chalets at Chamonix. Morzine or Verbier are also popular hotspots. Basically, the Alps, whether French, Swiss of Austrian, are the first place our minds go to when we’re looking for […]


8 Hot Destinations for Bicycle Travel in 2013

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 11, 2013

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Hop on your bike and set off to see the world on two wheels! If that sounds like a great vacation adventure, consider this year’s eight hot destinations for bicycle travel which includes emerging destinations and already popular locales with something new to offer. Namibia Situated on Africa’s southwestern coast, Namibia is considered by many […]


Machu Picchu Tour: A Reverential Experience

by Guest Contributor on December 22, 2012

Machu Pichu

When I was a little girl and my parents first walked me into the cool interior of our church sanctuary, I just got it – this was an important place. I had that same feeling when we arrived at Machu Picchu. There was a reverence about being high up on that mountain that was unmistakable. […]

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