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Keuka Lake

"America's Coolest Small Town" is quite a title to claim for oneself, but luckily Hammondsport didn't have to do it -- the readers of Budget Travel magazine did it for them. Hammondsport was the first stop on my Upstate New York road trip, and I already felt like I'd traveled into the brushstrokes of a…

In an (Upstate) New York State of Mind thumbnail

"Wow, that's a change of scenery!" The comment popped up on my Instagram within moments of me posting my first snap from back in the USA. Looking up from my iPhone, I surveyed my surroundings. A calm lake broken only by a few slow kayaks, a crisp glass of local white wine, an American flag…

American Road Trip

Greetings from The Silver State. The past week brought me from Nevada to Arizona to Utah and back to Arizona again, all from the seat of a JUCY camper. I feel like a whole new world has been opened up to me -- the world of RV travel! I loved every moment of this trip…

Batabano

We've all heard of the world famous Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janiero. We've all seen the Nicki Minaj video of the Trinidad version. But did you know there are actually smaller carnivals all over Latin America and the Caribbean? Like the Cayman Island's own Batabano. Batabano is a relatively small and young festival in…

Cayman Islands

I was a little nervous about returning to the Cayman Islands. First, I was nervous it might kill me a little to go back, because it's such an emotionally charged spot for me. I spent a happy summer here with the love of my early twenties, a relationship that would eventually turn my heart and…

Las Vegas

Greetings from the great American West! I spent the last week -- yes, week -- in Las Vegas kicking off what's going to be an epic trip around this corner of the country. I'd hoped to get this post up yesterday as we drove away from the neon lights of The Strip but turns out…

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