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6 Real Tips for Enjoying Akumal on a Budget

6 Real Tips for Enjoying Akumal on a Budget

6 Real Tips for Enjoying Akumal, Mexico, on a Budget Lovely, quiet Akumal Playa beach. Akumal, a tiny little village about an hour south of Cancún, Mexico, delights all visitors with dreams of sea turtles, dolphins, and manta rays. The local tourism industry knows...

How to Volunteer and Learn Spanish in Puerto Vallarta

How to Volunteer and Learn Spanish in Puerto Vallarta

Improving Yourself in Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta explodes with love and colors. We spent a month in Puerto Vallarta, and the theme of the month was to improve ourselves by volunteering, going to the doctor, and taking Spanish classes. I share our tips for finding...

The Black Heritage Trail Portsmouth NH Take a Good Walk

The Black Heritage Trail Portsmouth NH Take a Good Walk

The Black Heritage Trail Portsmouth New Hampshire: Take a Good Walk Download an interactive map of this walk. In a time when the world is changing, I've personally learned so much. It took the George Floyd shooting for me to wake up to so much I don't know about US...

Take a Good Walk in Beaufort, South Carolina

Take a Good Walk in Beaufort, South Carolina

Take a Good Walk Beaufort, South Carolina You can download an interactive walking map of this route by clicking here. South Carolina has much beauty, from high lakes to low country, and there's a bounty of walks in charming towns all over the state. On my most recent...

Take a Good Walk Boston Massachusetts

Take a Good Walk Boston Massachusetts

Take a Good Walk Boston Massachusetts Download an interactive map of this walk by clicking here. A Great Walking City Boston ranks as one of the best walking cities in the U.S., and it's not a surprise that as I take a good walk in Massachusetts, I find myself...

Take a Good Walk Portland Maine

Take a Good Walk Portland Maine

Take a Good Walk Portland Maine Download an interactive map of this walk by clicking here. Quaint and Trendy Portland, Maine Tucked up in the top right corner of the U.S., Maine's geography doesn't escape my ability to take a good walk in Maine. Portland's energy and...

Take a Good Walk Portland Oregon

Take a Good Walk Portland Oregon

24-hours in Portland Oregon Download an interactive guide of this route by clicking here. I love a good walking city, and Portland, Oregon, proudly owns this moniker as not only a great walking city, but also one where the public transportation is cheap and readily...

Living a Month Mexico City

Living a Month Mexico City

Living a Month in Mexico City I fell in love with Mexico in Kindergarten when a Mexican classmate chased me around the playground, caught me, and kissed me. My love affair has continued through frequent trips across the border from San Diego, spring break adventures...

Tips for Visiting Meow Wolf as an Adult

Tips for Visiting Meow Wolf as an Adult

Meow Wolf--Not Just for Kids Get ready for a fun time with the adult tips below.   If you've researched a trip to Santa Fe, NM, or even Denver, CO, you've surely come across encouragement to visit Meow Wolf. Adding dimension to both Denver's and Santa Fe's arts scene...

Why Big Bend National Park Is Worth the Drive

Why Big Bend National Park Is Worth the Drive

Big Bend National Park sat on my to-do list for years. Three times I attempted to go, and three times the trip cancelled. Big Bend is a tough place to get to--you can't drive by "on the way to" somewhere. You have to intentionally go. The sunset isn't the best part!...