paragliding in Crucita, Ecuador

Wanna Fly? Paragliding in Crucita, Ecuador

“Don’t just fly, soar.” Dumbo Paragliding in Ecuador was at the top of my must-do list when we visited. I’m a big fan of The Amazing Race and had seen the contestants doing it a few years back and couldn’t get it out of my head. It looked like the perfect marriage of thrill-seeking and serenity. This adventure also brought about some unexpected travel woes and larger lessons about human nature and that sometimes you just need to trust. More...

3 Travel Accessories Under $10

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I use and love and think you will too. “Sometimes ,” said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most space in your heart.” Little things often have the biggest impact on our experiences. Read on to discover three little travel accessories that will make travel better and all are under $10! A couple of weeks ago, I...

The 3 Best Free (or nearly free) Tours

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” Eugene Fodor One day a friend asked me how my family could afford to take so many trips on what we made.  My response?  Because we’re cheap!  Seriously, we’ve rarely allowed ourselves to fall into the vacation mentality of “We’re on vacation, who cares what it costs!”  Being choosy about how we spend our dollars while traveling has meant that we can take more vacations, more often and still enjoy ourselves. ...

The Best Clothes to Travel In

“A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.” Vera Wang As much as I would like to look cute while traveling, it’s just too hard. I usually fly 2-4 times a month and have learned that at some point during each trip I’m going to experience at least one of the following: 1) sweating, 2) being excessively cold, 3) a need to run to catch a flight, or 4) a need to be super comfortable...

Why I Travel

“Travel makes you modest.  You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”  Gustave Flaubert I love this quote because the more I travel, the more I realize what a tiny place each of us occupies on this planet of ours.  I also realize that the more I see, the more there is to be seen.  I love my home.  Kentucky is a beautiful state full of warm, friendly people.  I’m lucky to call myself a Kentuckian.  But...