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SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ZEALAND: Weeks in a Winnebago (Part 3 of 3)

If you are looking for a travel destination that has it all, then look no further than New Zealand. For those with an adventurous spirit, an appreciation of the outdoors, a penchant for indigenous cultures, and an interest in learning how to drive on the left side of the road, New Zealand is the place for you. This summer I had the pleasure of ticking off another bucket list item, which was to visit the amazing, incomparable, and unbelievably…

Must Do Travel Destinations in New Zealand – North Island (Part 2 of 3)

This summer I took an epic slightly over 2-week vacation in New Zealand, which is saying something since I have the privilege of traveling often and have been to many amazing places in the world. In New Zealand, I wend my way down nearly the entirety of both islands by Winnebago. To say that New Zealand is gorgeous is an understatement. Literally everywhere I looked I saw beauty, natural beauty primarily, but also beauty in the people, the culture, the…

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Camping via Winnebago Experience (Part 1 of 3)

I very recently had the pleasure of traveling through the majority of New Zealand for slightly over two weeks by Winnebago aka Camper Van aka RV (recreational vehicle), and in my case a supped-up van (meaning it wasn’t that big), which I shared with two other fully grown adults and too many bulky suitcases and other items.   To say it was an “experience” is an understatement.  It was amazing and challenging in ways I didn’t even know I needed…

BLOGGER OF THE MONTH: LIA WORLD TRAVELER

Traveling is in my blood, and has been a part of my life even as a child. It all started with my maternal grandfather when he became a contractor with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He worked for USAID for several years during which he raised my mother and her siblings abroad in Brazil and Indonesia and traveled extensively in between. When he left USAID, he and my grandmother opened a travel agency, which is where…

5 Vacation Rules for Couples – Use Them If You Want to Have Fun Together

I have traveled alone for years…which I highly recommend you try to do at least once in life.) I’ve also traveled with friends, in groups, with family, and with my boyfriend (now husband) and each type of travel experience has its challenges and benefits.  However, the one that is often the most delicate is traveling with your spouse or significant other.

Many couples go into their travel plans with the best of intentions…but they find themselves in arguments, feeling tense…

WHO IS MATAMBA AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW HIS NAME?

 

 

If you haven’t heard the name Matamba yet, you soon will. Matamba is a Bolivian roots reggae and hard rock artist (he performs and creates music in both genres), who in the last few years has become a household name in Bolivia and will be the first Bolivian artist to “break” onto the international scene. Matamba has performed throughout South America, Central America, parts of Europe and will soon participate in the 9 Mile Music Festival in Miami, Florida,…

4 Tips for Successfully Traveling with Young Children

I just returned from an amazing trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley with two young children and it was a huge success.  Firstly, my definition of a “successful” family trip/vacation is one that is fun for both adults and children alike, is not overly stressful, and is easy in terms of logistics.  What made this trip so successful you ask?  It was the right combination of several  key factors that came together in just…