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Beaches,Domestic,Family Travel,Kayaking,Travel

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Tybee Island Georgia

When many people think of a Georgia vacation, they think of old plantations, magnolia trees lining cobblestone roads, and sweet tea.  Just 13 miles east of Savannah, GA you can immerse yourself in a whole different kind of Georgia. A short 30 minute drive and you can find yourself cruising along streets lined by painted sea turtle signs, dotted with little whole-in-the-wall restaurants with the best food you never knew about, and miles of sandy beaches along the Atlantic coastline. This is Tybee Island, Georgia, well-known to locals, but virtually unknown to many out-of-state visitors. (This post contains affiliate links that may provide compensation for clicks and/or bookings made through the links I’ve provided.)

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Lifestyle,Tampa Life,Travel

New Adventure Goals for 2016 and Recapping the Best Adventures of 2015

year in review

2015 was an incredible year!  Thank you so much for coming along with me on this journey of self discovery and adventure.  I hope reading about my adventures has inspired you to go after your own adventures as well and step out of your comfort zone. Stick with me! 2016 is already shaping up to be just as exciting if not even a little bit more.

Last year I set some pretty good adventure  goals for the year.  Let’s see how well I did from last year’s 2015 goalsRead More »

International,Travel

Why My First All Inclusive Resort Experience Was A Let Down

Hard Rock Punta Cana

This summer I traveled to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to participate in the nuptials of some very dear friends.  They didn’t have to twist my arm.  It was a country I haven’t been to before and we were staying at the infamous Hard Rock Punta Cana All Inlcusive Resort.  I had heard really good things about the Hard Rock PC so I was excited.  As it turns out, there were some things about the resort that I loved but there were also some things that I wasn’t so fond of. Read More »

International,Travel,Water Adventures

Visiting the Azores: I Braved the Oceanic Volcanic Thermal Pool of Ponta da Ferraria

thermal pool ponta da ferraria

Ponta da Ferraria

On my recent solo trip visiting the Azores Islands, I witnessed unfathomable scenes of natural beauty on the island of Sao Miguel.  This is the largest of the 9 Portuguese islands that form the Azores, 900 miles west of mainland Portugal.

During my extensive Pinterest board trip planning, I came across the thermal pool of Ponta da Ferraria.  There is a cove in the ocean heated by the hydrothermal vents beneath the surface. I’ve been in many a hot tub in my life and I’ve visited a natural hot spring, but I can’t say I’ve been in a volcanic hot tub in the ocean.   Yes please! Continue Reading

International,Travel,Travel Diary

Traveling to the Azores on a Solo Travel Adventure

This is my daily travel diary of my first international solo trip to the Azores Islands in 2015. Scroll down to the bottom and work your way up to read each day’s adventures in chronological order. Enjoy!

Outdoorsy Diva Daily Diary #8:  Saying Goodbye to the Azores

On my last morning I was supposed to go on one last excursion.   I had a planned swim with wild dolphins scheduled first thing in the morning.  Alas, the winds were pretty bad so they cancelled.  I was disappointed but I certainly wouldn’t have wanted a bad experience.  Everything happens for a reason, and just another reason I have to come back!  Instead I enjoyed one more walk through Ponta Delgada.  The streets were relatively quiet.  I went in a bakery and sat down for a nice pot of hot Azorean black tea and people watched.

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I don’t yet have the words describe how I feel after this journey.   Continue Reading…

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