A Trip to the Tranquil, Ancient Ruins at Montezuma Well

The Well The third time I stopped along the winding road to admire Montezuma Well was a little different. Funny story how these historic site came by the name "Montezuma," but we'll get to that later. For now lets take a journey together, through two ancient sacred sites between Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona. On previous … Continue reading A Trip to the Tranquil, Ancient Ruins at Montezuma Well

My Visit to the Massive Meteor Crater

Fifty-Thousand Years Ago Back when the Colorado Plateau was a damp and grassy woodland, something spectacular happened. The only witnesses were lumbering mammoths and curious sloths. The aftermath of this spectacular event is still visible today.We call it Meteor Crater. Unlike other impact sites on earth, Meteor Crater is unique. The climate and conditions were just right … Continue reading My Visit to the Massive Meteor Crater

Nine Reasons Why You’ll Want to Move to Amazing Arizona

Home Sweet Home Seven months already? Is that how long we've been in Arizona? Time flies when you're having fun. Last year we thought we wanted to live like full-time nomads. So we downsized and went to Mexico for the summer. Even though that trip was absolutely awesome, something was missing.  A home to come … Continue reading Nine Reasons Why You’ll Want to Move to Amazing Arizona

Palatki Heritage Site: A Photo Essay

Sinagua, it means "without water." That's the name of the people that once lived in north-eastern Sedona, Arizona. About 900 years ago the Sinagua Indians lived in a thriving settlement high up in the Sedona red rocks. They left behind artifacts, cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, and pictographs. Getting to Palatki and its sister site Honanki certainly isn't … Continue reading Palatki Heritage Site: A Photo Essay

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Saguaro National Park

This is the first post in a series about National parks and monuments in the American Southwest. Moving to Arizona makes me realize that there's a whole world to explore right here in America. We recently visited Saguaro National Park in Tucson and discovered a few amazing facts about the unique species of cactus called … Continue reading 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Saguaro National Park

Mexico’s Mayan Ruins: How to Decide What to See

So you only have a few days in Cancun? Or maybe Tulum? There are literally hundreds of archaeological sites in Mexico and you can't see them all, or can you? We spent six weeks traveling around the Yucatan, and still didn't see everything. However, we did get a pretty good feel for what to see, … Continue reading Mexico’s Mayan Ruins: How to Decide What to See

100th Blog Post: Top 10 Travel Destinations of All Time

Three years and one-hundred blog posts. Time truly flies when you're having fun. There should probably two or three times that number of posts, but you know, life. Through chronic illness (Multiple Sclerosis), moves, teaching ninth grade, getting a yoga teacher certification, and returning to school the blog is still here. It's purely a love … Continue reading 100th Blog Post: Top 10 Travel Destinations of All Time

Coffee…Like You’ve Never Had it Before

Although Cancun was pretty much a disaster, coffee at Pastelteria is an amazing experience. It really is coffee like you've never had it before. Ordering alchemist coffee on a whim was an adventure in itself. Finding the restaurant near the famous Fifth Avenue shopping was another adventure. For some reason, you can find anything you … Continue reading Coffee…Like You’ve Never Had it Before

How to Not Tour Isla Mujeres During a Hurricane

Isla Mujeres The Island of Women. Fifteen minutes by ferry from Cancun and you're there. It's rumored to be one of the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean Sea. While this small Caribbean island is truly beautiful, it's also one of the places that I've experienced true fear while traveling. The trip to Cancun didn't go well … Continue reading How to Not Tour Isla Mujeres During a Hurricane

Exploring Arizona’s Red Mountain Volcano

Have you ever been inside of a volcano? Did you know that you can explore the inside of a volcano in Arizona? As you may know from earlier posts, I'm a huge fan of national forests and state parks, but they're often underrated. Red Mountain Volcano is no exception. Completely underrated, blissfully empty, and surprisingly … Continue reading Exploring Arizona’s Red Mountain Volcano

A Quick Guide to the History of Salisbury, England

The moment I sunk into the warm mismatched chairs at The Haunch of Venison, I knew that Salisbury was a special place. Sitting down for a hearty meal of soup, bread, and beer in a city so old makes modern problems seem trivial. My thoughts were not on myself, but rather on who was there before … Continue reading A Quick Guide to the History of Salisbury, England

9 Ways Military Veterans Can Save Money on Travel

I love to travel. Who doesn't? The next adventure is always right around the corner.  Almost six years of military service opened my eyes to the world. Three years in Germany and nearly a year in Iraq allowed me to completely immerse myself in other cultures. Drunken barracks parties were never my thing. Instead, All … Continue reading 9 Ways Military Veterans Can Save Money on Travel