How to Spend 24 Hours in Historic Guadalajara

As a traveler to Mexico, at some point, you’re going to find yourself in Guadalajara. It’s location and the fact that it’s Mexico’s second largest city, makes it a prime area for flights in and out of the country and exploring the region. While you might be tempted to fly on through to your final…

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10 Times Songs Made You Wish You Were on a Road Trip

I love road trips. If I’m not on a road trip, I’m planning a road trip or dreaming about one. Since road trips and music go together like cheese dip and tortillas, here’s 10 times a song made me wish I was on a road trip. 1. U2 | Beautiful Day How can you listen…

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What is the America the Beautiful Pass?

“There is nothing so American as our national parks…. The fundamental idea behind the parks…is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us.” Those words are just as true today as they were the day FDR uttered them. The…

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The Lowdown on Where to Eat in Little Rock

Who would have thought that cheese dip would be the reason I’d finally get to spend some time in Arkansas? Definitely not me. You see, I had no idea that Little Rock was the birth place of cheese dip. Nor did I know they had a whole festival to celebrate it. But when the the…

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Must Do’s in Mexico City

I’ve made no secret of my love for Mexico and Mexico City is where I fell in love. I’ve visited several times now and I know my love is here to stay. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth, I’ve come up with a few things you must do when visiting. Be warned- you…

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Great Reasons to Visit or Live in Bentonville, Arkansas

As a self proclaimed Southern Ambassador, I’m embarrassed to admit I knew very little about the state of Arkansas. Any first hand knowledge, was from driving across I-40 on a road trip to California, with unfortunately, no real stops in the actual state. Arkansas is considered a Southern state but for us Deep South Southerners,…

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Unique St. Louis Experiences

No doubt you think about the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River when someone mentions St. Louis. And while these two things definitely make St. Louis, well St. Louis and should be included on your list of must see’s, there is so much more to do in this friendly city. I spent a couple of…

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How Much Money Do You Need For Iceland

It’s easy to see why Iceland has become so popular in recent years. Fueled by movies, TV shows and Instagram, people have flocked to see it’s beauty. What once was a quiet island is now facing some over-tourism issues. It’s popularity doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. If you are one of those people…

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Making a Stop in Macon, Georgia | Ocmulgee Brewpub

If you’ve ever driven through Georgia, maybe on your way south to Florida or east to Savannah, there’s a good chance you found yourself on Interstate 75. Almost smack dab in the middle of the state lies Macon, the “Heart of Georgia”. While it’s not a small city, in fact it’s the fourth largest in…

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Where to Eat in La Paz, Mexico

Some of the best food, not to mention the best tacos, I’ve ever eaten while traveling in Mexico was in La Paz, Baja California Sur. La Paz, or LP for short, is located on the eastern side of the Baja peninsula. The proximity to the the Sea of Cortez makes for super fresh seafood. But…

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Big Bend National Park

  “Big Bend is a land of strong beauty-often savage and always imposing” Lori Garrison   When it comes to National Parks, Big Bend checks all the boxes. Rivers, mountains, canyons, dark skies, hot springs and fossils are just a few of the amazing things you will see in the park. Since it’s also one…

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What’s the Best Area to Stay in Puerto Vallarta

When you are planning a trip, picking the right area to stay in is just as important as picking the hotel. Picking the wrong one could mean extra time and money spent on transportation. Who wants to spend all their time driving from one side of town to the other? If Puerto Vallarta is on…

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My Maine Squeeze: A NE Road Trip

Foggy, moody and mysterious. Wild and tame. Maine is simply incredible. I had imagined it in my mind, but nothing prepared me for the sheer beauty of it. Road tripping north, up the coast from Boston, I had just a few days to discover pieces of it. I can’t wait to go back. Here’s a…

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Old School Mexico City

I fell in love with Mexico City when I was fifteen. It was a high school Spanish class trip. Till this day I still can’t believe my parents allowed me to go. I didn’t know any Spanish. It wasn’t even my high school. Someone dropped out last minute and somehow, since I had a friend…

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48 Hours in Sayulita, Mexico

Confession. I almost didn’t go to visit Sayulita. I had seen way too many people posing with brightly colored pom poms and I thought if was just too trendy. But since I was in Puerto Vallarta, the proximity made going there a no brainer. What I found was a total surprise and I enjoyed myself…

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Visiting Mexico’s Islas Marietas National Park

Just five miles off the coast of the Mexican State of Nayarit in the beautiful Bay of Banderas, lies a group of uninhabited islands called the Marieta Islands or las Islas Marietas in Spanish. Even if you aren’t familiar with the islands themselves, you probably have seen photos of the beautiful Hidden Beach or Playa…

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5 Reasons to Visit Chicago in the Spring

Chicago is like a second home to me. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit almost every month of year. While I don’t think there’s a bad time to visit, there are some months that are just better than others. May and early June, are a couple of my favorite times to visit the Windy City….

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5 Must Have Essential Apps for Traveling in Mexico

Traveling to another country can be overwhelming if you aren’t prepared. When I travel to Mexico, I’m usually visiting more than one city. Since I might be road tripping and traveling by plane, bus, or boat, apps that show transportation schedules and routes are particularly helpful. Keeping apps to a minimum also lessens the chance…

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