Category: Destination Travel Guides

Afraid of going to Africa? Don’t be!

You hear it time and time again: people are afraid to travel to Africa. They are convinced the entire place is a war-torn, disease-ridden wasteland and the thought of actually getting on a plane and traveling there frightens them.

Sure. Those things do exist in Africa, but remember…it is a huge continent with a large number of countries in it and there is a lot of diversity between those countries. There are a lot of beautiful places with…yes…clean, modern cities. Here are some things to remember about traveling to Africa.

Just How Cold is Japan in February, Really?

When I booked my recent trip to Japan, I heard a chorus of pretty much every single person I know telling me how I was going to freeze to death, and get frostbite in my toes and lose a couple fingers. I would also likely get trapped in a blizzard, be forced to dig a cave dwelling into the snow and keep a fire constantly burning in order to survive the harsh winter onslaught. If I was unsuccessful in these efforts, I would turn into an ice monster, doomed to roam the frozen arctic tundra for all eternity.

A Lovely Getaway to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

I had the good fortune to spend five days in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico recently and it was magical. I wanted to share with you the beauty of this wonderful little town at the tip of Baja California as well as a few travel tips, of course. If you’re from the U.S. West coast, it’s really quite a short flight there as well (only two hours from San Diego or Tijuana airports and not too much more from Los Angeles). You could be away in the beautiful Mexican state of Baja California Sur quicker than you might think!