Dubai or Vegas?

Dubai is weird. I’ve said it so many times. It’s the answer I’ve given to pretty much everyone who’s asked me about the trip. “It was really cool, but really weird.” Standing at one of the metro platforms, someone came up to me and asked if I lived there. Me – blonde hair, blue eyes,…

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Concordia and Copala

One of the few activities we did during our stay in Mazatlan was a day trip to the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains and two charming towns located there. The previous day we had negotiated with a taxi driver to take us out to Concordia and Copala for a set price, which split between…

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Travel combined with some bad jet lag and a cold have pretty much knocked me out at 5 or 6 pm every night this week. But I think I’ve finally caught up on my sleep and the cold is fading. Yay for normalcy! Anyway, to…

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Mellowing Out in Mazatlan

First of all, apologies for some of these photos being really small and low quality. They were taken many years ago with a very old camera. Fortunately most of them turned out alright, it’s just a few that aren’t as good, but I felt that they were part of the story and wanted to include…

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India Breakdown and Travel Tips

We’ve come to the end of my travels for 2012! I went to a lot of places this year, in part due to having saved up vacation time in 2010 after I bought my house (and couldn’t afford to leave it, let alone travel) and partly because of two weeks of “sabbatical” given by my…

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Up Next – Dubai!

I’m so excited to tell you about my next adventure! I’m going to Dubai (with a stopover in Boston) and I’m leaving today! Well, leaving for Boston today. We leave for Dubai tomorrow night. [Image via] My friend Maggie (who I’ve traveled to Spain, India, Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey with) and I were discussing our next vacation destination…

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The Red Fort and Chandni Chowk

This is it. We’re at the end of my India story. I’m kind of sad, but also excited to move on to the next trip. But first, Meike and I have one more day in Delhi before flying home. After our tiger safari, we spent the following day driving several hours back to Delhi. Throughout…

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Tiger Safari in Ranthambhore NP

Our last stop on our Rajasthan tour was a tiger safari in Ranthambhore National Park. The park is located about equal distance between Jaipur and Agra, south of New Delhi and is one of the best places in India to see tigers in their natural habitat. The best months to see them are May and…

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Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar

Confession time – I’m not a big fan of guided tours. Day trips are usually fine, but trips that last longer than that can be frustrating for me. I don’t like not being in control of where I’m going and what I’m doing, and usually I feel like I can do it cheaper on my own,…

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Innovation in the Amer Fort

Our first stop in Jaipur was the Amer (pronounced Amber) Fort just outside the city in the small town of Amer. The fort (or palace, as it really is) is located high up on a hill which offered protection from invading armies. A lot of people choose to ride elephants up the hill, much like…

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The Holy City of Pushkar

Day 2 of our Rajasthan tour was spent almost entirely in the car. We had to make the long drive from Udaipur to Jaipur with a stop in Pushkar on the way. It took us 5 and a half hours to get to Pushkar, so we had to get an early start on the day….

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Frolicking in the Courtyard of the Maidens

This is my third post on one day in Udaipur! It’s the day that never ends. But to be honest, this is how I prefer it. I love to see as much as I can when I travel because who knows when you’ll get to come back again? Our last stop of our first day…

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