Visit a Lighthouse in Georgia:  Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
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Visit a Lighthouse in Georgia: Tybee Island Light Station and Museum

Life slows down a lot when you’re on Tybee Island. The barrier island is near Savannah, Georgia, where the Savannah River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for its sandy beaches, fishing pier at the pavilion, Fort Screven and its 18th-century lighthouse. I spent two nights on Tybee with some of my cousins. On … Continue reading

Wowed By Philadelphia in 45 Hours: What to Do and Where to Eat in the City of Brotherly Love
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Wowed By Philadelphia in 45 Hours: What to Do and Where to Eat in the City of Brotherly Love

I had 45 hours in Philadelphia and was wow’ed by the “City of Brotherly Love.” I was excited to explore the historical place (WAY more than you can possibly visit in 45 hours). As I quickly found out, Philly is a lot more than history. I was surprised by its walkability, the friendliness of folks, … Continue reading

Hiking to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Hiking to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

A lighthouse is the iconic symbol of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just outside of Amarillo, Texas.  It’s not a lighthouse like you would see along a coastline.  It’s a sandstone rock formation.  To see it, you have to hike to in the Grand Canyon of Texas.  Palo Duro is the second largest canyon in … Continue reading

New River Boat Tour to Lamanai Mayan Ruins in Belize
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New River Boat Tour to Lamanai Mayan Ruins in Belize

Lamanai means submerged crocodile.  You get to the Mesoamerican archaeological site by taking a boat up the New River, which runs north in Belize.  Lamanai was settled around 900 BC and occupied into the 1800s, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied Mayan sites in Belize.  There are also the remnants of two 16th … Continue reading

Snorkeling in Bacalar Chico in Belize
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Snorkeling in Bacalar Chico in Belize

I love to snorkel, and the journey it takes to get to and from a beautiful coral reef. While I was staying at Orchid Bay in northern Belize, I got to go on a fun-filled day of a boat ride, dolphins, snorkeling in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and eating fresh ceviche on a sandbar … Continue reading