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Soaking up Sanitago de Cuba; Staying Adventurous episode 23

Soaking up Sanitago de Cuba; Staying Adventurous episode 23

Cuba culture is just outside my doorstep in the Florida Keys, but the island just a few miles south seemed more like oceans away until recent travel restrictions changed and the gates started opening. I didn’t make plans to visit Cuba, but was glad it was on my itinerary on a return sail with Fathom […]

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10 First Impressions, 8 Travel Tips from 7 hours in Santiago de Cuba

10 First Impressions, 8 Travel Tips from 7 hours in Santiago de Cuba

Let’s play word association. Ready, “Cuba” Ok, what came to mind? Now how about if I said “Santiago de Cuba?”  Wait, where?  I suspect many of you thought of rum, cigars, coffee, classic cars and Castro when playing word association. But when I said Santiago de Cuba? Do you even know the name of a […]

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Three Beaches to Visit in Spain this Summer

Three Beaches to Visit in Spain this Summer

Most times, when we think of destinations we want to visit, the thoughts center on new places. Yet, and maybe particularly with beaches, we often find ourselves returning to very beaches (places) we love. Although I look forward to new adventures in Spain, I certainly want to return to the beaches I love when traveling […]

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Preparing for Santiago de Cuba and Toasting the Joy of Discovery at Sunset

Preparing for Santiago de Cuba and Toasting the Joy of Discovery at Sunset

I opened the door to my balcony and walked outside to refresh in the ocean breeze and settle in for the sunset at sea. Then I poured an appropriate cocktail, a Bacardi Rum, to properly set sail and toast to my next new adventure, the chance to visit Cuba for the first time. Bacardi originally […]

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The Delights of Dublin, Staying Adventurous Ep 22

The Delights of Dublin, Staying Adventurous Ep 22

Hopefully you had yourself a wonderful  St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year. It’s one of my favorite holidays and a great way to celebrate Irish culture. Yet, not until I visited the Emerald Island for the first time did I know how wonderful the people and places of Ireland are to explore.  And although it […]

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Mexico Travel Journal: Puerto Vallarta Episode 6 – Mirador La Bufa

Mexico Travel Journal: Puerto Vallarta Episode 6 – Mirador La Bufa

Ever walk through the clouds, well you certainly can making your way to Mirador La Bufa. The view and vantage point, just up in the mountains from San Sebastian del Oeste offers the chance to see Puerto Vallarta below. And it is far below since you are 8,000 feet above sea level. Well, you cna […]

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Mexico Travel Journal: Puerto Vallarta Episode 5 – Hacienda Doña Engracia

Mexico Travel Journal: Puerto Vallarta Episode 5 – Hacienda Doña Engracia

Ever ride bareback and then sip tequila afterwards? At Hacienda Doña Engracia you can do that and much more. On my visit, I road a horse down trails and then eventually through a river (essentially the horse swam and I held on for life), traversed a town and then some trails on a ATV, then […]

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Mexico Travel Journal: Puerto Vallarta Episode 4: San Sebastian del Oeste

Mexico Travel Journal: Puerto Vallarta Episode 4: San Sebastian del Oeste

Make no mistake San Sebastian, Spain is one of my favorite places to visit and I often dream of living their one day. So San Sebastian Del Oeste, basically translated to “San Sebastian of the West” (Spain I assume is the East) always intrigued. And finally during my Mexico Travel Journal series on Puerto Vallarta […]

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