10 Least Known Islands for Wildlife Viewing (USA Today 10Best)

“In the remotest corners of the world, undisturbed by human development, indigenous wildlife thrives on unspoiled islands. The Galápagos Islands have long been lauded for biodiversity and endemism. But there are lesser known outposts, often thousands of miles away from inhabited areas, profuse with wildlife….” Read the rest on USA Today 10Best here. Header image is of Yellow-eyed penguins in New Zealand — Photo courtesy … Continue reading 10 Least Known Islands for Wildlife Viewing (USA Today 10Best)

My Nature Inspired Travel Wish List for 2019

All the major publications are putting out lists of recommended places to visit next year and I figured Nature Traveler should also join in the fun. I’ve had an incredible year, visiting six new countries and checking off more states in my quest to get to all 50. Some highlights of 2018 include Mississippi river cruising on the American Duchess, exploring Canada’s Paris of the Prairies, … Continue reading My Nature Inspired Travel Wish List for 2019

This Thai Temple Was Built Using 1.5 Million Beer Bottles (Architectural Digest)

I am so excited to share my first article for Architectural Digest! Click on the link or picture below to check it out… This Thai Temple Was Built Using 1.5 Million Beer Bottles The Temple of a Million Bottles, which took two years to build, was spearheaded by local monks who had grown tired of seeing beer bottles littering their local community Photos courtesy of … Continue reading This Thai Temple Was Built Using 1.5 Million Beer Bottles (Architectural Digest)

Cruising the Mississippi River on the American Duchess (JohnnyJet.com)

Award-winning American Queen Steamboat Company’s latest vessel is the only all-suite steamboat cruising the Mississippi River. It was a dream to be on, and I fulfilled my desire to visit the Deep South. Learn all about it by clicking the link below.  Continue reading Cruising the Mississippi River on the American Duchess (JohnnyJet.com)

To Iceland With Love

Dear Iceland, I know you are loved by many, and rightfully so. You are beyond beautiful, with all your natural splendor and opportunities for mere mortals to experience your otherworldly wonders. It has been two weeks since I returned, and I cannot stop thinking about you. I close my eyes and envision driving along the two lane highway hugging the southern coast. I see the … Continue reading To Iceland With Love

Smart Luxury: Tuscany Road Trip + Castellina for 75 Euro a Day (ShermansTravel.com)

Long before Anushka and Virat (Bollywood leading lady and India’s cricket team captain) tied the knot in a luxury ceremony in Tuscany, my husband and I went on a road trip to explore the wine region of Chianti. We started our trip in Castellina, and drove to nearby hill top medieval villages and wineries in our fancy Benz rental (which was booked with ease through … Continue reading Smart Luxury: Tuscany Road Trip + Castellina for 75 Euro a Day (ShermansTravel.com)