Personal Travel

Cowpet Bay

With all this rain, sleet, and snow, I’m desperately wishing for some warm, sunny weather. The other day it was in the mid-40’s and I was SO excited. My standards for nice weather have gone so far down after this winter full of below freezing temps. When I think warm thoughts, I think of St. …

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Inis Oirr

Something I didn’t know before I started planning my trip to Ireland was that Ireland has islands. It seems like such an obvious thing, like duh anywhere can have islands, but I just didn’t ever think about it. When I started researching what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go and what …

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Maho Bay

Warmth. Sunshine. White sand. Crystal clear water. Palm trees. Friendly fish that swim around your toes. Sea turtles. Octopuses. Sting rays. Big fish. Pelicans scouting the shoreline. Combine all of these things and you get Maho Bay, St. John, USVI. Honestly, what could be more perfect?

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Punakaiki

Punakaiki is the Maori word for “a spring of food.” Located on the west coast of the south island of New Zealand, I traveled to Punakaiki in the spring of 2012. It is part of the Paparoa National Park. It is absolutely stunning. I think everything in New Zealand is amazingly beautiful, but there was a …

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