Europe, Off the beaten path, save money on travel, Spain, Travel, Weird Festivals

Surviving the Encierro of San Fermin (Running with the Bulls) in Pamplona, Spain

I had the opportunity to cover the Encierro with a press pass. Here is my tale of observing at the front lines. Hitting the pavement of old, downtown Pamplona, Spain on a morning like this  is different. Amidst the smells of crisp, summer air, are the smells of anticipation, excitement, and perhaps a lack of showering from… Continue reading Surviving the Encierro of San Fermin (Running with the Bulls) in Pamplona, Spain

Asia, Central America, Cruises, Europe, France, Island Hopping, Middle East, Nordic, North America, Spain, Uncategorized

3 secrets to travel more in the new year

  Think outside of the box: Destination Bingo! Going to Rome? Did you know flying directly to Rome may not be the cheapest option? In fact, by flying to another city and using Europe’s budget airlines to get to Rome, you could save hundreds! So, for example, it may be cheaper to fly to Berlin… Continue reading 3 secrets to travel more in the new year

Europe, France

Go to Marseille’s Beaches (Nice shouldn’t get all the attention!)

Some believe that Marseille, France does not have nice beaches. This is untrue! Since Vieux Port is such a popular central visit location for the area, and there are no beaches there (it is a port), this rumor still reigns and many miss out on the beauty that Marseille beaches provide. In fact, most skip out… Continue reading Go to Marseille’s Beaches (Nice shouldn’t get all the attention!)

Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, Nordic, North America, Spain

11 reasons to travel abroad NOW

While a nice visit to a Florida Beach with your inner tube and paddle ball set definitely qualifies as a “vacation,” there is much more of the world to explore beyond our own borders. While some may find a visit out of the U.S. to be “out of their comfort zone” a visit abroad can… Continue reading 11 reasons to travel abroad NOW

Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, Spain

10 things you need in your carry-on

Headed across the pond to Europe or another country? Feelings of excitement and thrill may be hitting you now as your vacation dates rapidly approach. The trip itself may be all planned out to the very last detail, but what about that dreaded overseas flight? Well, the overseas flight does not have to take away… Continue reading 10 things you need in your carry-on