Guides

Guides

Wander smarter, and talk shop with those who've been down that road before.

Jody Holman6 days ago
Bordeaux, France
In the attempt to have a more “off the beaten track” experience, I went to Bordeaux instead of Paris for a year during college. While there, we came to call the place “bored-o” for the lack of things ...
Nancy Ahuja6 days ago
Jaco: Where the Fun and Adventure Never Stops
About an hour’s drive from the Costa Rican capital of San Jose lies the city of Jaco. This is a small coastal, town located in the central Pacific and makes the perfect tropical retreat for adventurou...
Jody Holman6 days ago
The Big Island, Hawai'i
The island of Hawai’i is called the Big Island for a reason (um, it’s big). Don’t underestimate the time it takes to drive from one end to another (there is no shortcut, you are on Hawai’ian time—the ...
Jody Holman6 days ago
Two Days in San Francisco
As you can have probably guessed by now, I like to eat, and drink and explore new places. Our own Bay Area never ceases to amaze me with the number of unique opportunities it proffers; there are a mul...
A Week in Amsterdam
We arrived to Amsterdam on July 23, 2019 to spend a week before our 12 night Royal Caribbean Baltic cruise and had no idea it would be as hot as it was. (104 degrees!) Neither my husband, nor I, have ...
Mr. Nature16 days ago
Thru-Hiking Pennsylvania Via the Appalachian Trail
I had been on the Appalachian Trail (AT) for almost 100 days when I finally made it to Pennsylvania. One of the things you hear about since you start the trail is how rocky the Pennsylvania section is...
Lisa Bundesen16 days ago
11 Tips for Driving in Iceland
Iceland is truly a beautiful country, and a great way to see it is to hire a car and take a road trip. There are no trains, and unless you are on a guided bus tour, there are limited buses. So, we spe...
Steve Cole16 days ago
Finding the Backroads of France
So, how about really experiencing the backroads of France, and getting away from the heavily touristed cities and sites? There are ways to do it if you plan correctly.
Kitty Houchin17 days ago
A Millennial's Trip To:
An underestimated city, full of beautiful buildings, bustling bars and eateries galore. I must admit, when my excitable friend threw out the suggestion to have a holiday in Budapest, I was sceptical; ...