Iceland

Iceland Guide: Seeing the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a magical natural phenomenon that cause the sky to light up with beautiful colors under the right conditions. I had the good fortune of seeing the Northern Lights on three nights in early March outside of Reykjavik, Iceland. The difficulty with writing a guide about seeing the Northern Lights is…
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Scottsdale

Guide to a Perfect Girl’s Weekend: Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale is a great location for a weekend away with the girls. Think of a day at the spa, followed by happy hour at the pool, foodie-worthy dining in the evening followed by dancing the night away. Scottsdale has something for everyone. Getting there One of the reasons Scottsdale was a finalist for our girl’s getaway was because it is…
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Costa Rica

Six Experiences You Must Have in Costa Rica

I traveled to Costa Rica in May of 2014 and it still remains one of my favorite vacations. Costa Rica is currently in that sweet spot of tourism and development where it is developed enough to be safe and have plenty of established activities without being overrun with tourist like Cancun. You can read my full trip report about Costa…
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 2 PM

Read part 1 The train ride back to Lisbon from Sintra was relatively uneventful and we appreciated the 45 minutes to rest our weary feet after all the mountain climbing we had done that day. The sun was just setting as we got back to Rossio Square and our hotel was a half mile uphill. As we pondered the best…
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