After the World Nomad's writing scholarship, Tim Neville encouraged me to start taking my writing more seriously. His first piece of advice - to start small and local. When I saw that the Virginia State Parks had their own blog/website, I decided to reach out and see if they would be receptive to my writing … Continue reading Virginia’s secret wedding venue hidden in plain sight
Journeys in Life and Death
About two months ago I entered a travel writing scholarship competition- my first ever. It was hosted by World Nomads, a travel insurance company. I didn't win, but out of 8,000 applicants, I was selected as one of only 20 finalists. It was, and still is, a tremendous honor to be featured on the shortlist. … Continue reading Journeys in Life and Death
Itinerary: Day 1: Fly to Guatemala City from Atlanta Day 2: Fly to Flores from Guatemala City for a day tour of Tikal. Fly back to Guatemala City in the evening and transfer to Antigua Day 3: Exploring Antigua Day 4: Fly to Atlanta from Guatemala City Dates: March 3-5, 2017 Our Odyssey Sitting at … Continue reading Grand Guatemala
Itinerary: Day 1: Land in Managua, transfer via private driver to Granada Day 2: Walking tour of Granada and evening tour of Masaya Volcano Day 3: Isletas boat tour and visit to chocolate museum Day 4: Transfer back to Mangua for flight Dates: February 9-12, 2017 Our Odyssey: Nicaragua was our second trip as part of … Continue reading Magmarvelous Nicaragua
Do You Belize in Magic?
Itinerary: Day 1: Land in Belize City, ferry to Caye Caulker Day 2: Scuba diving from Caye Caulker Day 3: Ferry back to Belize City, ATM cave tour Day 4: Depart from Belize City Stunning views flying into Belize City Our Odyssey: I can't belize Tim and I never prioritized getting down to this Central … Continue reading Do You Belize in Magic?
Small Town, Big Rocks
Itinerary: Thursday: Fly to El Paso, TX and drive to Dell City Friday: Hiking in Guadalupe Mountains National Park Saturday: Visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park Sunday: Fly back to ATL Dates: December 8-11, 2016 Our Odyssey: Our Semi-Spontaneous Trip to Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks This past weekend, December 8-11, Tim and I … Continue reading Small Town, Big Rocks
The Wonderful Street Pets of Cuba
Cuban cats and dogs are the cutest!
Santiago de Cuba
Itinerary: Days 1-3: Miami, FL Days 3-9: Cuba (Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba) Dates: October 13-23, 2016 Our Odyssey: Our third and final stop in Cuba was to Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second largest city. It’s situated in a protected cove on the southern shore of the island, only about 2 hours driving from … Continue reading Santiago de Cuba
Curious Cuban Currencies
Itinerary: Days 1-3: Miami, FL Days 3-9: Cuba (Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba) Dates: October 13-23, 2016 Our Odyssey: Cuba was somewhere around the number 30 for total number of countries visited in the last 3 years, and it was an interesting place to explore for all the reasons any new country is interesting – … Continue reading Curious Cuban Currencies
Four Hours in Cienfuegos
Itinerary: Days 1-3: Miami, FL Days 3-9: Cuba (Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba) Dates: October 13-23, 2016 Our Odyssey: As I type this in my office after work in northeast Georgia, there is a large wildfire spreading a thick and pungent haze over the area. It’s been going for weeks, though this area is not … Continue reading Four Hours in Cienfuegos