23

Oct

Where’s Bucks County and Why You Should Visit

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge

We drive past car dealers, big box stores and those all-American chain restaurants that show up in nearly every town across the nation. Pretty soon the commercialism fades as we pass cornfields, road-side fruit stands, and family farms. We hit Lambertville, New Jersey and feel like we’re heading back in time. Folks are strolling on […]

15

Oct

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

With Locals pic

This is a guest post: Should you go out of your comfort zone? I’m sure you already heard this a dozen of times: real travelers go out of their comfort zone, they seek adventures and look for those activities that are heart-pumping and soul-frightening. I’m not saying that might not be the case, but I […]

8

Oct

Best of LLworldtour: The Ultimate Money & Budget Travel Tips

Sunrise Belize

When people find out that I traveled the world full-time for about 2 and a half years, the question is always the same: How did you pay for it?!” It’s a reasonable thing to ask. When I was working full time as a television producer and daydreaming about a life of travel (all. the. time), I […]

1

Oct

Cape Cod: The Easy-Going Getaway

Best Lobster Roll Cape Cod

Leafy streets with dappled sunshine, un-pretentious, local spots serving up super fresh seafood, and gorgeous beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, Cape Cod is the quintessential family vacation spot. Last week I gave you a visual taste of our week in Cape Cod this summer. Here are some more details on what […]

24

Sep

Photo Essay: Cape Cod

Chatham, Cape Cod

Ah, Cape Cod. The name alone conjures seashell-dotted beaches, super fresh, catch-of-the day seafood shacks, and good ol’ northeastern American charm. There is something so appealing and quaint about this area of the United States. This special place mixes a unique feeling of colonial times with that seashell-motif of the New England shoreline all along this long strip […]

22

Sep

Escape to South America Contest: Win a Trip to Ecuador, Brazil, or Peru!

brazil

You’ve been reading along here, but now it’s your chance to get offline and get away yourself! The Escape To South America sweepstakes is giving away three trips (for two people each) to South America over the course of the next three weeks! Each week will be another giveway to:  Ecuador, Brazil or Peru. Where do you […]

17

Sep

Where am I going? Travel Plans: Fall 2014

Tanzania_Safari

I keep saying I am going to start traveling less. This hasn’t seemed to happen yet. I want to marinate in places, think about them, relish them, fall in love with them and then write about them — to share them with you and pitch stories as I continue to grow my freelance writing career. But, […]

11

Sep

Video Interview: Rob Greenfield – Dumpster Diving Across America

Rob Greenfield Bikes

Rob Greenfield’s mission? To make the world a happier and healthier place. No short order for this 28-year old, Wisconsin native. He calls himself an American adventurer, environmental activist, and entrepreneur and is best known for Off the Grid Across America, a bicycle tour across the USA on a bamboo bicycle to inspire Americans to live […]

4

Sep

Chicago’s Best, Non-Deep Dish Pizza

Chicago's Best Pizza

We all have an angle, a perspective at which we view the world. Our upbringing, our geography, our family and friends all shape the way we see things…and what pizza we like. Because we all like pizza. You may know by now that I am a Jersey girl. But I’ve also lived in Chicago nearly […]

27

Aug

6 Reasons You Must Visit Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores Alabama

Did you even know Alabama has a coastline? You should, considering it is known as one of the best beaches in the U.S.A. This short strip of land, just to the west of the Florida border, boasts 32 miles of sugar-white beaches, hiking, golfing, super fresh seafood, and that easy going southern hospitality that can’t […]