Costa Adeje is an area located on the south-west side of the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands, a part of Tenerife are well-served by excellent spa hotels. As a result, Costa Adeje hotels are becoming known as the best choice for hotels within the Canary Islands. If you are looking for a luxurious spa hotel holiday, you have found the right place. This article takes a look at five of these luxury Tenerife hotels. Tenerife is home [...]
Choosing Bogota Colombia as a vacation destination might be out there for some people. For us, it was a long time coming. For years Colombia has been deemed off-limits based on The US. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs travel advisories and public perception. Sadly, public perception stems from the Pablo Escobar days of drug-related kidnapping and extortion. Before deciding to [...]
Located in Polk County, referred to as "City of Oaks and Azaleas," Bartow Florida is unheard of by most. Like many small towns, the first appearance is the same as any: the classical main street, a four-way stop, the local courthouse and the silence of empty storefronts. As you arrive on a Saturday, finding parking on Main Street, Bartow is simple. There [...]
Florida scalloping is essentially an underwater scavenger hunt for dinner! It's a Floridian tradition that many enjoy year after year. Florida scalloping is a family-friendly way to spend the day on the water catching juicy edible mollusks that appear on many seafood menus across the globe! There are a variety of different types of scallops to be had from different regions. Florida scallops are [...]
I’ve previously written about The Crystal River and Scalloping. I also shared that in 2018 we would be scalloping out of Homosassa which is considered the mecca of scalloping. For many Floridian’s, scalloping out of Homosassa is an annual event, a tradition and many swear by Homosassa over the Crystal River. We spent three weekends out there this year and launched from Homosassa several times. [...]
The Crystal River is best known for scalloping and swimming with manatees. It is the most popular place in Florida for both. And, the only place in America where it is legal to swim with manatees. Deceiving as the title is, it’s not a river. This area is a combination of an estuary, freshwater springs and brackish water leading to the west coast [...]
Florida Scalloping is a common pastime for Floridian's. You will probably set out from the Crystal River or Homosassa. I’ve written extensively about both locations, and I suggest you read about both sites first to determine where you will start from: The Crystal River – Scalloping in Florida or Swim With Manatees This article focuses on everything that you can do at Crystal [...]
Believe it or not, Florida is home to a winery or two! California move over you got nothing on us! My personal favorite is Lakeridge Winery located in Clermont. It’s my favorite because the actual grapes are grown here, the actual vineyard is here and you can tour the vineyard along with sampling the products. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read [...]
The Howey Mansion in Florida might not be as well-known as other mansions from the 1900’s era. It might not be as famous, as big or as opulent, but it is packed with rich history, a fascinating story and it’s been renovated to capture the original luster. A massive fan of mansions, palaces, and stately homes, visiting the Howey Mansion has been on [...]
Learn how to stay at a Disney Resort for at least half the listed price! All Disney enthusiasts dream of staying on site at a Disney World Resort. It’s a dream for most because Disney World Resorts are pricey. While Disney World does offer resorts in all budget categories, they are still out of reach for some. This post may contain affiliate links. [...]
Cape Romano Dome House History The Cape Romano Dome House is not technically on Marco Island, Florida. It is on the next Island down called Ten Thousand Island, which is only accessible via water. The island belongs to a larger group of Ten Thousand Islands. Built by Bob Lee, a now-deceased retired oil producer in 1980. The self-sustaining solar-powered dome homes started as [...]
Hailed, as one of Colombia’s most significant architectural accomplishments, The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is the most stunning and unusual cathedral you will ever visit. From the moment you start to walk down the pathway leading to the tunnels, you know you are about to experience something inspiring. It’s dark, wet, mysterious and reminiscent of a scene from Game of Thrones. Once a [...]
In 2005, the US Congress passed the REAL ID Act in response to the events of 9/11. The REAL ID Act establishes a set standard for the issuance of State identifications such as driving licenses. The REAL ID Act is designed to eliminate terrorism on planes by making it more difficult to obtain a driving license or identification card. US Congress is now [...]
Once upon a time, I would have never considered the IHG Rewards Club. IHG, otherwise known as InterContinental Hotels Group, is the parent company of the Holiday Inn. I know, I know! You immediately think of the reputation that the Holiday Inn one had. The 90’s low budget boarder line motel full of a clientele none of us want to be associated with. [...]
You only get one life and tomorrow is not guaranteed. Many people wait for retirement to travel. What if you are not lucky enough to make it to retirement? Ability to travel boils down to priorities. Do you really need a new car? How big of a home do you really need? Travel is the greatest education money can buy and the foundation of freedom and adventure.
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