Uncategorized · Washington DC

DC in Fall

With the change of seasons comes a new seasonal D.C. blog post! Today is the first day of fall, which is a beautiful time to visit my adopted home town! Here are my top 10 recommendations for things to do in D.C. in the autumn. 10. Go to a Baseball Game This is something to… Continue reading DC in Fall

Antigua · Uncategorized

Caribbean Cruisin’ on Antigua

Originally published in September 2009. For more on my Caribbean Cruising adventure, check out my Caribbean page! September 25: Antigua! The island of 365 beaches! Have you ever seen a postcard from Antigua? It really looks like that! Crystal clear water, white sand, green mountains… spectacular! But first I have to tell on myself, as… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on Antigua

Chile · Uncategorized · World Foods

What I Ate in Santiago, Chile

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! We recently spent a day in Santiago, Chile, enroute to Easter Island, and while we didn’t have too much time there, we did have to eat! Turns out you can get a big sandwich just about anywhere… Lunch By the time we got into downtown Santiago, after our flights, getting… Continue reading What I Ate in Santiago, Chile

Chile · Uncategorized

5 Things to Know Before You Visit Santiago, Chile

Happy Travel Tip Tuesday! This week’s travel tips are all about Santiago, Chile. We only had a one-day layover there, but we learned some valuable lessons that I think you’ll want to know if you decide to travel to (or through!) this city. Here’s what we came up with!  1. Getting There Sit on the… Continue reading 5 Things to Know Before You Visit Santiago, Chile

Caribbean · Sea · Uncategorized

Cruise Fiasco: Royal Caribbean International vs. Hurricane Irma

This is a different sort of post for me. I like to be positive and upbeat on my blog, and I like to offer solutions to travel problems so you can make the most of your trip, wherever you find yourself. But some friends of mine had a truly terrifying, unsatisfactory experience on Royal Caribbean… Continue reading Cruise Fiasco: Royal Caribbean International vs. Hurricane Irma

Chile · Easter Island · Uncategorized

Sunrise at Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island

It’s a very special Faraway Friday. This is my 400th post! I usually do a top 10 list of reasons to visit an amazing place in the world on Fridays, but this one is all about a once in a lifetime kind of experience on the remotest island in the world–Easter Island! If ever you… Continue reading Sunrise at Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island

St. Lucia · Uncategorized

Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Lucia

Originally published in September 2009. If you want to know more about my Caribbean cruise experience, check out my Caribbean page! September 24: St. Lucia! This island was a far and away better experience than Barbados! Some friends of mine went here last year and couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful it was. They were… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Lucia

Air · Chile · Uncategorized · World Foods

What I Ate on the Plane: Avianca Business Class

If you read yesterday’s post, you got the low-down on our unexpected journey (in Business Class!) on Avianca Airlines to get home from Chile. Today, I’m giving you the details on the food! It’s What I Ate Wednesday after all! Flight 1: SCL-LIM (Santiago to Lima) Breakfast Our flight was scheduled for 7:15 am and… Continue reading What I Ate on the Plane: Avianca Business Class

Air · Chile · Uncategorized

Flying Avianca Business Class

If you’ve been following along on the blog or social media in the last few weeks, you know that my sweet husband and I had to do a little bit of scrambling to get home from Santiago, Chile, on our way back from our big trip to Easter Island! Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Texas,… Continue reading Flying Avianca Business Class

Chile · Easter Island · Uncategorized

10 Reasons to Visit Easter Island

It’s not just Faraway Friday, it’s the farthest Faraway Friday there will ever be! That’s because this is all about the exotic and beautiful Easter Island–the remotest island on the planet. That’s pretty far away! Here are 10 reasons you should definitely visit this tiny island in the South Pacific. 10. Mild Climate This might have… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Easter Island