Destinations

Barbados Snorkeling

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A major goal of our trips to the Caribbean is trying to squeeze in as much snorkeling time as possible. Our recent cruise included a stop in beautiful Barbados, so we were very excited to check out some of their shipwreck sites and swim with their famous sea turtles. I found the brilliantly bright turquoise waters of Barbados to […]

The Pros & Cons of Cruising

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Various cruise lines have been making headlines lately, and mostly for all the wrong reasons. From the Costa Concordia disaster to all the bad press about Carnival cruise ships, it might make some people reconsider cruising on a resort ship for their next vacation.   But the truth is, taking a cruise is a lot like flying. […]

Valley of Fire State Park Nevada

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As the name appropriately suggests, Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is an absolutely stunning visual spectacle to behold. The oldest state park in Nevada, the area spans over 42,000 acres and features fantastic red sandstone formations created by shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs.   Located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, this park […]

Hiking Red Rock Canyon Nevada Part I

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When you think of Las Vegas Nevada, what words typically come to mind? Gambling? Entertainment? Partying? Debauchery? 24 hour marriages? How about hiking paradise? Red Rock Canyon certainly fits the bill.   Often taking a back seat to its flashier reputation for over-the-top indulgence and extreme extravagance, Las Vegas also offers some of the most beautiful […]