Scenery

A Journey Through Palestine

Immediately upon my arrival in Israel, I passed through the checkpoints and felt at home in the less-visited region of Palestine. Never have I made such a good choice and never have I been met in a country with so much welcome! For those planning a trip to Israel, an open-minded visit with the neighboring region of Palestine is a must. Something surprising about this country is the density of its population. The West Bank has a population of 1.7 million, but is only slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island. It is entirely feasible to stay in just one city and see all of the West Bank in day trips. I found Bethlehem to be a wonderful place to make my home base. Read More ›

Eco-Friendly Travel in Costa Rica

Every year my family gets together at the holidays to take a trip somewhere fun. Last year we went to Antarctica and my sister got engaged, which was amazing, so this year we decided to do something a little lower key and a lot warmer! We all have very different tastes, so finding a location that has activities for all of us is always a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, Costa Rica fit the bill perfectly. There was amazing hiking, a ton of wildlife, beautiful beaches, scuba diving, and the freshest fruit I’ve ever tasted. There were a million more activities we didn’t even get to because we spent so much time just lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun. We decided to split our time between two hotels, with a couple nights up in the mountains at a beautiful eco-lodge called Monte Azul, and a larger eco-lodge by the ocean in Uvita called Rancho Pacifico, where we rented a three-bedroom, private villa where the whole family could stay together. Read More ›

Coastal Spain in San Sebastian

Last month I made a trip to San Sebastian, Spain – an area known to locals as Donostia. Situated in the Basque region with the most beautiful coastal setting, I couldn’t imagine a better place to be sent for work. Amazing weather, magnificent coastal views, and fresh local produce made this city heaven for a foodie like myself. While in San Sebastian I stayed at the Hotel Ezeiza. The hotel has the most stunning sea views and is conveniently located within walking distance of the old town and popular bars. Read More ›

Honeymoon in the Cotswolds

After my husband and I were married in Wales in May, we left on a European travel adventure throughout England, Ireland, Italy and Paris. It was a dream of a honeymoon and a trip we will treasure forever. The first stop on our adventure was the English Cotswolds, one of my favorite places on Earth. I’m a not-so-secret Anglophile, so I could have stayed here forever, happily drinking buckets of tea and eating scones. When we arrived in the Cotswolds, it felt as if we had stepped into a real-life Beatrix Potter world! Thatched roofs, English gardens, brambly hedges and sweet people had turned real life into a fairy tale. Read More ›