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Colca Canyon, Condors & The Peruvian Andes | Off the Beaten Track

Watching the majestic Andean condors soar over Colca Canyon was high on my list of things to do in Peru. Matter of fact, Colca Canyon is located in the Peruvian Andes which makes it extremely high in altitude. The combination of the condors being high on my list, as well as the 16,000 feet high… Continue reading Colca Canyon, Condors & The Peruvian Andes | Off the Beaten Track

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The Abandoned 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh & Luge Track | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Finding myself standing alone on the abandoned 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh & Luge track, was in the simplest and most overused American adjectives- Amazing! Greetings from the Bobsled Track, Sarajevo! I had just learned about it hours before while I was on a free walking tour of Sarajevo. I overheard another traveler talking about it… Continue reading The Abandoned 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh & Luge Track | Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Philippine’s Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exiting the Underground River I have been into numerous caverns and caves over my lifetime, so my curiosity about the Underground River in the Philippines got the best of me. One year, I decided that we should take a family trip to my parents homeland to ride canoe-like boats into a dark cave. We flew… Continue reading Philippine’s Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

Visiting Connemara in County Galway, along the westside of Ireland was balancing scale of emotions for me. It was joy of being out in a magnificent natural landscape and sadness from its history of famine and loss. Many people come to Connemara for photography, outdoor recreation or a relaxing getaway for a few days. There… Continue reading Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

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Banaue Rice Terraces – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring the Philippines

Getting to the Banaue Rice Terraces in the remote mountains of Banaue, Ifugao in the Philippines was tiring, adventurous and laughable. The visit to the rice terraces was awe-inspiring, relaxing, educational and fed my need for exploration. I brought back with me knowledge, memories, stories to tell and carved figures made from local wood. The… Continue reading Banaue Rice Terraces – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring the Philippines

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Das Kehlsteinhaus – Hitler’s Eagles Nest | Exploring Germany

While visiting the Kehlsteinhaus, aka Hitler's Eagle's Nest, an idea struck me that made me ponder how over time a place can change its intention and the energy it holds. Let me break that down a bit more, as it may sound rather woo-woo. As I was taking the above photo of the bleak building… Continue reading Das Kehlsteinhaus – Hitler’s Eagles Nest | Exploring Germany

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

My sun is in Capricorn (an earth sign) and my moon, rising and Jupiter are in Sagittarius. What does all of that mean? It pretty much means that the desire for me to travel, be free and in nature, particularly mountains is instinctual. Being surrounded by a mountain range is grounding for me. So the… Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Mingo Falls | Exploring North Carolina

I am not shy when it comes to road tripping and exploring on my own, within reason of course. While I was checking out the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, I decided to head into the Cherokee Indian Reservation and explore Mingo Falls. Also known as Big Bear Falls by the Cherokees, heading to this… Continue reading Mingo Falls | Exploring North Carolina

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Jenny Lake at Grand Teton National Park | Exploring Wyoming

Jenny Lake After I left the state of Wyoming, I had considered finding property close to Jackson Hole, the area was that impressive. Grand Teton National Park which is located close to that upscale town of Jackson Hole, to which I fell in love with, was one of the reasons for my thoughts of relocation.… Continue reading Jenny Lake at Grand Teton National Park | Exploring Wyoming

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Kenai Fjords National Park | Exploring Alaska

Reserction Bay Exploring Kenai Fjords National Park, which lies just outside of Seward, was an extraordinary experience while traveling through Alaska. This is where ice, ocean and mountains meet and the best way to visit this national park is by boat or kayak. If water travel is not your thing, you do have the option… Continue reading Kenai Fjords National Park | Exploring Alaska

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Seward Highway – Scenic Byway | Exploring Alaska

As a traveler and road tripper, I have driven throughout the majority of the fifty states including Alaska and Hawaii. There have been drives that I wished would have ended quickly and others that I wished would have never ended. Seward Highway in Alaska was one of those scenic byways that I wished would have… Continue reading Seward Highway – Scenic Byway | Exploring Alaska

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Denali National Park & Preserve | Exploring Alaska

Denali is the national park that is on everyone's list! I know this because everyone has told me that they have either wanted to come here or they have already been to Denali. I have been to many national parks throughout this country of ours and Denali National Park was one of my favorites. It… Continue reading Denali National Park & Preserve | Exploring Alaska

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Death Valley National Park | Exploring California

Living in Las Vegas has given me great opportunities to visit many national parks. We are a few hours from the magnificent parks in Utah and less than two hours away from Death Valley National Park in California. Over the past decade, I have taken various road trips visiting many of the wonderous natural sites… Continue reading Death Valley National Park | Exploring California

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Capitol Reef National Park | Exploring Utah

Capitol Reef was the most peaceful of the National Parks that I had visited in Utah. Many people road trip it to the more popular parks like Zion, Bryce Canyon or Arches National Park but Capitol Reef is just as stunning. It might be due to the location as it is not off the main… Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park | Exploring Utah

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Arches National Park | Exploring Utah

Utah is my favorite state when it comes to road tripping and exploring the beauty of nature. Although it is a smaller state than California, which has the most national parks; Utah is home to many of America's national parks, including Arches. This is one of Utah's most popular and famous parks due to the… Continue reading Arches National Park | Exploring Utah

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Glacier National Park | Exploring Montana

Exploring Glacier National Park was an incredible experience for myself during 2020- the year of the Covid-19 Pandemic, social distancing, American political unrest and world travel bans. It all sounded so negative and I always felt the need to rise above crazy times that will eventually pass. Even if we did not have the precarious… Continue reading Glacier National Park | Exploring Montana