West Texas Road Trip:  One Night in Marfa
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West Texas Road Trip: One Night in Marfa

One night in Marfa wasn’t enough. Marfa is everything you’ve heard – weird, quirky, artsy, rugged, remote, and wonderful. It’s a unique blend of sprawling ranches and ultra nuevo art galleries. It’s a town of 1,800 folks in a desert landscape where everything is weathered and that just adds to the charm. It’s where life … Continue reading

Girls Weekend in Big Bend: What to do in Terlingua, Texas
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Girls Weekend in Big Bend: What to do in Terlingua, Texas

The first time I escaped to the West Texas desert I was hooked. My friend Carroll introduced me to the magical corner of the country on a multi-day road trip I dubbed 2 Chicks, 5 Days, 1001 miles. Since then I’ve been back a couple of times, including this weekend getaway with Carol and another … Continue reading

Hotel Winebox in Valparaiso, Chile: South America’s First Hotel Made of Recycled Shipping Containers
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Hotel Winebox in Valparaiso, Chile: South America’s First Hotel Made of Recycled Shipping Containers

After four nights in Patagonia, I flew back to Santiago and immediate took a transfer from the airport to Hotel Winebox in Valparaiso. It’s a little over an hour from the airport. I had booked a transfer with the hotel in advance and highly recommend doing that for easy transportation. It was after 10 p.m. … Continue reading

Discovering Hurricane History during Walking Tour in Corozal, Belize
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Discovering Hurricane History during Walking Tour in Corozal, Belize

While staying at Orchid Bay for a week, I got to explore a non-touristy town. My friend I was visiting got sick, so when Dave and Damaris, the owners of Tradewinds Restaurant at Orchid Bay were heading over to Corozal to do some grocery shopping, I hopped on the boat with them. The boat ride … Continue reading

Solo in Santiago:  How to Spend an Afternoon in the Capital of Chile
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Solo in Santiago: How to Spend an Afternoon in the Capital of Chile

I arrived in Santiago about 10:30 a.m. and walked over to the Holiday Inn at the Santiago International Airport where I had booked a room for one night. It’s literally just steps outside of the airport. I booked there for a couple of reasons. First, I had an early morning to Patagonia the next morning. … Continue reading