big talbot state park jacksonville florida

A Cold Day at the Beach in Big Talbot State Park

It was almost time for us to leave Florida, but we had to do one thing before we left: go to the beach.  We decided to go to Big Talbot State Park in Jacksonville, Florida.  It was a little cloudy when we left, but we held out hope for it to brighten (and warm) up. …

beach in taitung taiwan

My Favorite Beaches Around the World (So Far)

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I love beaches.  The less crowded, the better, of course, but I really do love beaches.  I wouldn't say I've been to tons of the, but I've been to my fair share around…

Your Guide To Island Hopping Tour A In El Nido

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Island hopping in El Nido is pretty much the only reason people go to Palawan in the Philippines.  In case you didn't know, which I didn't really before I got there, island hopping…

Port Barton: Philippines Hidden Paradise On Palawan

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Port Barton, Philippines was a total mystery to me.  I didn't even know it existed until two weeks before I went there.  And even then I heard it's not worth going.  But, like…

Things To Do On Bantayan + How To Get There

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. When people asked where I was going next, I told them Bantayan, then usually got a question about where that is or what there is to do there.  I had no idea about either of those things.  I just…

Malapascua: Things To Do That Aren’t Diving

I'm not a diver.  I don't like water.  I probably won't be diving in the near future.  I mean, I even avoid snorkeling at all costs.  So I was questioned a lot about why I was on Malapascua, famous for diving with thresher sharks. Good question, everyone I met.  Good question.  I was there to…

moeraki boulders otago new zealand

Is It Worth Visiting The Moeraki Boulders Of Otago?

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. One of the more memorable roadside stops from my time in New Zealand was the Moeraki Boulders.  Maybe it's because it's hard to forget perfectly round boulders on a beach or because this…

Facing Fears: Bioluminescence in Bocas del Toro

It was a glowing dream, until you looked up and realized you were still speeding through hundreds of tiny islands in the dark on a lightless boat. Some would say that’s crazy, others would say sign me up! I guess I was one itching to sign up. In case you didn’t know, like me, bioluminescence…

Daydreaming of the Corn Islands

There are affiliate links in here. The Corn Islands in Nicaragua were one of my favorite parts of my trip.  Definitely my highlight of Nicaragua.  Little Corn Island was just the perfect little place.  All of the backpackers that went there described it as a holiday in a holiday.  That's pretty accurate. I think I've…

boca del drago panama

Puerto Viejo To Bocas del Toro: Is It Worth It For Just A Couple Of Days?

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. My original plan for visiting Central America was to fly into Cancun and out of Panama City, then I realized it was cheaper to fly out of Costa Rica, so that's what I…

How To Get To The Corn Islands In Nicaragua

When people hear "We're going to the Corn Islands," they usually get a little jealous.  Then they usually ask a follow-up question: "how are you getting there?"  And when you respond with "we're going by land," they usually cringe a little bit with fear and disgust. This trek takes about three days with good planning…