The small South American country of Ecuador is literally in the middle of the world.  The equator cuts through just north of the capital, Quito, dividing the hemispheres, so naturally, there’s a monument.  If you are one of those people who loves a great photo op, this is the place for you! There are, Read More

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I had two weeks to travel anywhere in the world—the only problem was that we had to leave right after Christmas when plane flights are pretty pricey.  I searched on Kayak (http://www.kayak.com/buzz) for flights without a destination. The site doesn’t search exact dates, but does give you a general idea of what counties/cities have, Read More

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I grew up studying the frozen city of Pompeii.  The people were going about their daily lives when Mt. Vesuvius caught them by surprise and erupted, covering the streets, buildings, and people with lava and preserving their last moments on this earth. This is a guide to show you how to get from Rome, Read More

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Road Trip through Vermont: Where to Stop Most people drive through New England in the fall to drink in the crisp air and snap pictures of the vibrant red and orange leaves blanketing the region.   Unfortunately I arrived about two weeks too early and was surrounded by lush green.  That’s when I discovered there’s, Read More

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The name of the town sounds like it comes from a story that begins “Once upon a time…” Drive about 30 minutes northwest of Louisville and you won’t pass much other than big yards, farms, and trees, so follow the signs closely. Huber’s Orchard and Winery is a full day of fun for kids and adults.

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I have found sharing your opinion of Disney can be highly controversial. I have friends who have annual passes at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA and they think it truly is the happiest place on earth. Some people locals take their kids for an afternoon of fun while young couples may visit for a date night.

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There are two sides to Costa Rica with very different cultures. I want to tell you a little bit about a few stops along the Pacific Coast. Cold water haters listen up: I visited in July and August and the water was spectacular! I could literally walk right in without a wetsuit–much warmer than the Pacific that surrounds California. Secondly I discovered magical beaches with black sand.

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I almost didn’t make this video after the Trojans lost to Boston College, but remembered how much cardinal and gold flooded the city. Instead of complaining about how our team played, I wanted to show what great fans the University of Southern California has. In full disclosure I am an alumna and huge fan, thus totally biased.

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We’ve all heard about the rain forest, but what about the cloud forest? This is the THE place to see it! After spending several days drenched in sticky humidity at sea level, I took a taxi, then a boat, and then another taxi to reach the “green hill,” Monteverde.

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UPDATE: Cloudbridge Sold October 2014
High up in the mountains of Costa Rica is a place that will take your breath away—a place where you literally breath in the clouds. I had one last day in the country and wanted to get out of the “tourist loop.” The drive from the Pacific Ocean is spectacular. The main road winds through small towns up the mountains, overlooking rivers, forests, and villages.

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