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 imageContinue reading “10 Least Known Islands for Wildlife Viewing (USA Today 10Best)”

Best Cruise Ports for Hiking (Cruise Critic)

Cruising is fun and all, but the best part of it for me is exploring new lands on foot. Here’s a list of wonderful places to go hiking on your next cruise vacation that I wrote for Cruise Critic.  

8 Things to Do in La Paz, Mexico (JohnnyJet.com)

Cradled between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Mexico’s Baja California Sur experiences year-round sunshine—and in its capital of La Paz, a delightfully peaceful existence away from the Cabo San Lucas crowds. Go swimming with whale sharks, pet grey whales, bike around the Magic town of Todos Santos and more. Read the articleContinue reading “8 Things to Do in La Paz, Mexico (JohnnyJet.com)”

My Nature Inspired Travel Wish List

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 recent highlights include Mississippi river cruising onContinue reading “My Nature Inspired Travel Wish List”

10 Eco-Friendly Products for Your Next Vacation

The tide has finally turned and there are now more opportunities than ever to participate in sustainable and responsible tourism. Cruise lines, hotels, and tour operators are beginning to ban plastic straws to protect marine life, and companies like Intrepid Travel started offering vegan food adventures. Many argue that flying is bad for the environment, butContinue reading “10 Eco-Friendly Products for Your Next Vacation”

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 ofContinue reading “This Thai Temple Was Built Using 1.5 Million Beer Bottles (Architectural Digest)”

12 Ways to Explore the Myths and Mysticism of Andros, Bahamas (Fodor’s Travel)

I am so excited to share my first article for Fodor’s Travel. It’s about a special island called Andros in the Bahamas. Find out what makes it so mystical by clicking the link below. 12 Ways to Explore the Myths and Mysticism of Andros, Bahamas  

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. 

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 theContinue reading “To Iceland With Love”