Video: The #dominicaneats of Santo Domingo

My week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic introduced me to so many dishes I’d never had. I fell in love with the friendly Dominican people and way of life. And these crystal blue beaches didn’t hurt either! I’ve put together a short video about my experiences. If you enjoy it, feel free to subscribe to […]

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Cruising with Fathom: What to Expect

A few months back, I saw a posting in one of the many blogger Facebook groups about working with a brand that sought to combine responsible travel with a cruise in the Dominican Republic. I’ll admit that my first thought was suspicion, but I did some digging to find out more about it. What I found […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [June 2016]

If you saw the last few editions of Travel Writing Round Up, welcome back! A lot are repeats from last month, but new posts are denoted with stars. I have checked all the links to ensure that they are still valid, but please let me know if I have missed one. I’ve also created an open Google Document where […]

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The Perfect Atlanta Weekend with Loews Hotels

I’ve lived in Atlanta for most of my life, but there’s still plenty I haven’t done. I rarely see it from the eyes of a visitor, apart from when I’m doing research for a story. So when the opportunity presented itself to have a “staycation” in Atlanta, I jumped at the chance. The Loews Atlanta […]

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Exploring Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood

If you’d visited the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami less than a decade ago, you would see a very different place altogether. Originally a Puerto Rican neighborhood, it was known mostly for its warehouses and import/export businesses. Some still stand, surrounded by graffitied nightclubs. In the late 1990s, artists began to move in.  Today, it’s the city’s […]

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How Relief Bed Helps the World Sleep

Before leaving for my trip out West, I was begging, borrowing and not stealing gear to bring with me on the trip. I’m not much of a camper, so I didn’t want to buy a bunch of items I wouldn’t use. So when Relief Bed offered to send me one of their sleeping pads, I […]

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Experiencing the Great Outdoors in Utah’s Heber Valley

Mt. Timpanac, Credit: Mark Anderson As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, this summer will be my very first trip out west. There are so many places I haven’t been, and still won’t make it to this trip, that I want to see. One is Utah, with its diverse landscapes and ancient rock formations. I’d love […]

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Caroline in the City Guide to Toronto

After visiting Toronto, Canada for a conference a few years back, I found the city to be perhaps one of the most underrated in North America. The city is a melting pot of different cultures, bringing in ethnic eateries with influences from China, Vietnam, India and beyond. The young and hip have moved into neighborhoods, […]

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Making Water Filters with Wine to Water

Water is our most precious resource. You hear it all the time on television. And despite situations like the drought in California, it doesn’t really affect our daily lives. We still have water to drink, cook with and bathe with. But what if we didn’t? In my travels, I’ve visited plenty of places where it wasn’t […]

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Behind the Curtain: May 2016

I’ve come to look forward to these monthly posts about what I’m into beyond travel because there’s so much more to my life than where I go, despite the fact that it’s something I love. It’s funny how many people respond with their obsessions or agree with mine! As with last month, I’m sharing the […]

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From Cacao to Chocolate

As we traipsed through the forest, following our guide, my mind was on my exposed arms and the potential for mosquito bites. It was too hot to wear long sleeves, so I was distracted until I saw the brightly colored, football-shaped items dangling in odd spots from trees. There didn’t seem to be any sort […]

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The Next Adventure: A National Parks Road Trip

Despite seeing about half of the United States thus far, I haven’t made it to some of the most notable places out west, including the national parks. This is an especially big year for the NPS, who are celebrating their 100th birthday. So my next adventure falls perfectly in line. I’ve been planning this trip […]

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