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Travel Adventures

"Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."
-Ibn Battuta

It has been a joy to explore this beautiful earth and to discover new places, new friendships, and to find grace in everywhere I visit. Travel to me is not escaping or "finding myself" but instead is about enormous joy and grace in new places. 

I began sharing about traveling and taking adventures on the blog when I was extremely sick and looking to find the joy and hope in everyday. In the years since that time I have been so blessed to travel and see parts of the world I only once dreamed of. I hope though that the places that are listed and shared here will inspire you to visit and help in your own planning for your perfect cozy luxury adventure. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me! Happy Adventuring friends!

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PAST 2019 TRAVEL ADVENTURES
San Francisco // California (February 2019)
Lake Placid// New York- Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort (February 2019)

UPCOMING 2019 TRAVEL ADVENTURES
#ADK50falls Challenge //New York (ongoing April-October 2019)

UPCOMING 2020 TRAVEL ADVENTURES
Collaboration With North Country Chamber of Commerce (Time TBA)
Trip // Florida (October 2020)

MISCELLANEOUS TRAVEL POSTS

Travel Posts {miscellaneous}:                         
My Best & Worst Travel Stories                     
10 Tips for Exploring Your City                         
                                                                                                  
Cruising Tips:   
7 Things to Take With You While In Port                                              
10 Things People Forget to Bring on Their First Cruise                                                                  
Top 13 Must Pack Items for a Caribbean Cruise                                                  

Travel With a Chronic Illness Related Posts:
  
CRUISING ADVENTURES
HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES:
Holland America Canada/New England Cruise (2019):
//  Holland America Cruises: Answers to Your Most FAQ's // 

VIKING CRUISES:
Viking River Cruise (2017-2018): //  Viking River Cruises: Answers to Your Most FAQ's // 
// Viking Eir Ship Review // Viking Eir Stateroom 203 Review // Viking Eir Food and Dining Review // 
// Best Rhine River Books to Purchase for Your Trip from Travel To Culture to History // 

// The Cologne Cathedral (Exterior) //
// A Walk Through Cologne Square // A Walk Through Historic Cologne // 
// Cruising the Middle Rhine (Part One) // Cruising the Middle Rhine River (Part Two) // 
// A Brief History of Old Town Colmar //  Saint Martin's Collegiate Church (Place de la Cathedrale)// 
// 7 Things You Must See When You Visit Old Town Colmar in the Winter // 
// A Brief History of Beautiful Strasbourg // A Walk through Historic Strasbourg //Place Saint Thomas //  
// Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame of Strasbourg) //  Heidelberg Castle // 
// A Walk Through Old Town Heidelberg // Hofgut Sternen in the Black Forest // 
// A Walk through Historic Downtown Basel //  Basel Cathedral (Basel Munster) // 

DISNEY CRUISES:
Disney Dream (2016): // 5 Must Pack Items for Your Disney Cruise to the Bahamas/ /
//  Disney Dream Ship Review //  Disney Dream 6192 Stateroom Review // 
// Spectacular Shows // Port of Nassau //  Castaway Cay Island // Atlantis & Aquaventure //  
// Disney Dream Food & Dining Review //  7 Tips for a Perfect Embarkation Experience //  
// Boarding the Disney Dream // Boarding Outfit // 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES:

Majesty of the Seas (2016): //  Majesty of the Seas Ship Review // Majesty of the Seas 1540 Stateroom 
//  Coco Cay Island //  Seahorse Sailing & Snorkeling // Reef Snorkeling & Sandbar Getaway // 

Majesty of the Seas (2014): //  Nassau // Coco Cay Island (2014) // Atlantis (2014) //


CARNIVAL CRUISES:


UNITED STATES ADVENTURES

ALASKA:
 // Alaska 4x4 Rentals Review// 
// A Trip To Remember: Our 9 Day Alaskan Road Trip Itinerary -2018//
// 5 Reasons You Need to Take an Alaskan Road Trip//

Anchorage: // Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown Video // Beluga Point // 
// Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown// Room 209 Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown //
// Anchorage Travel Guide//

Chugach Mountains (Alaska 1-South Drive): // Seward Highway Drive (Turnagain Arm Drive)//
// Along the Matanuska River on Alaska 1-South// A Beautiful Lake Adventure Near Chickaloon//
// A Cloudy & Beautiful Drive on Alaska 1-South//

Chugach Mountains: // Eklutna Lake//


Cooper Landing (Kenai Peninsula): // Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge Nature Hike// 
// Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge //

Denali State Park Area: //Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Pursuit Collection)// Denali Highway Video// 
// One Last Adventure on the Denali Highway// The Denali Highway: Part Two //
// The Denali Highway: Part One// 
//The Drive to Cantwell// Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge //

General Alaska Tips: // Alaska 4x4 Rentals Review// 
//  Best Alaskan Books to Purchase for Your Road Trip //
// What to Pack for an Alaskan Summer Road Trip //
// Why You Should Dream About Visiting Alaska //

Girdwood:  // Winner Creek Trail Video// Winner Creek Trail //


Hatcher Pass Area: // Hatcher Pass Video// Hatcher Pass // Little Susitna River //

Homer (Kenai Peninsula) Area: // Homer Video// Homer Spit// Homer Lighthouse// Bishop's Beach//
// A Brief History of Homer //

Kennicott/McCarthy Area: //Root Glacier Hike //Kennicott // Kennicott Glacier // 
// Kennecott vs. Kennicott Spelling // The McCarthy Highway // 
// An Unfortunate Review of the Kennicott Glacier Lodge //

Seward: //Holgate Glacier// Kenai Fjords Whale Watching Tour//
//A Beautiful Morning Walk in Seward/An Evening Walk at Seward Windsong Lodge// 
//Seward Windsong Lodge/Room 408 at Seward Windsong Lodge//

Seward Highway Area: //Beluga Point// Scenic Seward Highway Drive (Turnagain Arm Drive)//

Talkeetna: //Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Pursuit Collection)//

Thompson Pass Area: // Thompson Pass Area Video 
// Worthington Glacier Hike//
//Worthington Glacier//
// Among the Alaskan Fireweed on A4-S: A Beautiful Symbol of Hope in the Hard Seasons of Life //
// A Brief History of & Drive on Alaska 4-South of the Richardson Highway//Klutina River//
// The Beginning Drive to Thompson Pass// 

Whittier: /Whittier YouTube Video/The Town of Whittier /
//Whittier Tunnel (Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel) //

Wrangell-St. Elias Park Area:
 //The McCarthy Highway // Copper River Princess Lodge //

ARIZONA:
Phoenix: //  Desert Botanical Garden //  Hyatt Place- Phoenix //  

CALIFORNIA:
Northern California: // Emigrant Gap //  Emerald Bay (Lake Tahoe) // Muir Woods // 

San Francisco Area: // Golden Gate Bridge (North Observation) //  Redwood City // 

// Hyatt House- Belmont/Redwood Shores // San Francisco Bay Bridge //
//  A Drive Through San Francisco 2014 // 

Southern California: // Disneyland // Balboa Island //


FLORIDA:
All things Disney: // Happily Ever Fireworks Show //Animal Kingdom with Friends (2017) //
// Epcot and Magic Kingdom with Friends // Il Mulino Restaurant Review //Aquatica //
// Magic Kingdom with Friends (2016) //Disney Port Orleans Resort Review //

Orlando: // Aquatica - Seaworld's Waterpark //


Key West: // Key West //


MAINE:

// Our One Week New England, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia Itinerary //

Camden: // Lord Camden Inn Review //  Maroon Swing Dress & Boots // 


NEW YORK:
#ADK50falls Challenge: // Rice's Falls (Elizabethtown, New York) // Jay Falls (Jay, New York)// 

Adirondack Mountains Region: // Rice's Falls (Elizabethtown, New York) //
// Jay Covered Bridge/Jay Falls// The Top of Rattlesnake Mountain// 
//Rattlesnake Mountain Hike//The Hurricane Chapter // 

Elizabethtown: // Rice's Falls (Elizabethtown, New York) //

Jay:/Jay Covered Bridge/Jay Falls//

Lake Champlain Region:  // Fall Bucket List for the Lake Champlain Region //
// A Gorgeous Sunset (2017) // 
// Summer Things to Do on Lake Champlain // Essex, New York // 
// Memorial Day Activities on Lake Champlain // Peaceful Evening Boat Ride (2015) //
//  Fun on the Lake (2015) // My Favorite Towns Along Lake Champlain // 
// The Blue Hues of Lake Champlain //  Willsboro Bay Sunset // 

Lake Placid Region: 
// Olympic Jumping Complex // Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort //
 // Golden Arrow YouTube Video // Golden Arrow - Haystack Room // 
// Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Amenities //  Golden Arrow - Generations Restaurant //
//  Cloudsplitter Gondola (Whiteface Mountain) // From the Heart Ice Show- Olympic Center // 

New York City: //  9/11 Memorial // Bistango Restaurant //  Port of New York City // 

VERMONT:
Lake Champlain Region: // Fall Bucket List for the Lake Champlain Region //
// Summer Boat Ride (2017) //  Lake Champlain Ferry Ride // 
// A Beautiful Sunset (Shelburne) // 

Northeast Kingdom Region: //  Wildflower Inn //  Junipers Restaurant at Wildflower Inn //  

// Vail Suite at Wildflower Inn // 

Rockingham Region: //  Vermont Country Store //


EUROPE ADVENTURES
GERMANY:
Black Forest:  // Hofgut Sternen in the Black Forest // 

Cologne (Koln): // The Cologne Cathedral (Exterior) // A Walk Through Cologne Square // 
//A Walk Through Historic Cologne // 

Heidelberg: // Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) //  A Walk Through Old Town Heidelberg // 

                                    
Rhine River: // Cruising the Middle Rhine (Part One) //
// Cruising the Middle Rhine River (Part Two) // 
// Best Rhine River Books to Purchase for Your Trip from Travel To Culture to History // 

FRANCE:
Colmar: // A Brief History of Old Town Colmar// 
//  Saint Martin's Collegiate Church (Place de la Cathedrale)// 
//  7 Things You Must See When You Visit Old Town Colmar in the Winter // 

Strasbourg: // Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame of Strasbourg) // Place Saint Thomas //

// A Brief History of Beautiful Strasbourg //A Walk through Historic Strasbourg // 
// Au Vieux Strasbourg Restaurant // 

SWITZERLAND:
Basel: // A Walk through Historic Downtown Basel //  Basel Cathedral (Basel Munster) // 

Bern: **coming soon**

Zermatt: // A Walk through Zermatt //

THE NETHERLANDS:
**Coming soon!**
                                  
CANADA ADVENTURES
NEW BRUNSWICK:

NOVA SCOTIA:


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND:

PEI General: //  6 Things You Must Know Before Driving on Prince Edward Island // 
 //  Practical Information for Getting on and off the Island // Confederation Bridge // 
// The North Cape (Tingish) //  Wind & Reef Restaurant // A Lighthouse Adventure // 
//  A Walk on the Beach Beside the Rugged Cliffs // Charlottetown, PEI // 
// Sunrise Ferry from PEI to Nova Scotia // 

QUEBEC:
Montreal: // CBC Sing-In 2018 //

CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES
Castaway Cay (Disney's Private Island): //  Castaway Cay Island // 

Coco Cay (Royal Caribbean's Island) // Coco Cay Island // Reef Snorkeling & Sandbar Getaway // 



MISCELLANEOUS TRAVEL VIDEOS
*Please be patient as this section is slowly being updated. You can find my new YouTube Channel of all of my videos by clicking HERE.*

Travel Videos {miscellaneous}:                         Travel Videos {cruising}:
ALASKA:                                                          *coming soon*
Denali Highway Video                      

NEW YORK:                                                          

HIKING ADVENTURES
ALASKA:
Chugach Mountains/ Thompson Pass Area: // Worthington Glacier Hike//

Cooper Landing (Kenai Peninsula): // Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge Nature Hike//


NEW YORK:

#ADK50falls Challenge: // Rice's Falls (Elizabethtown, New York)  // Jay Falls (Jay, New York)// 

Adirondack Mountains Region:  // Rattlesnake Mountain Hike//


UNIQUE ADVENTURES
VANCOUVER: BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA):
"Hearties Family Reunion" (2016): //  Meeting the Cast and Crew // Hearties Family Reunion // 
*the "Hearties Family Reunion" was an opportunity to addend a gathering for those who enjoy the show, "When Calls the Heart" that airs on the Hallmark Channel (and also can be watched on Amazon HERE!) in Vancouver and Langley, British Columbia. We had the chance to meet the cast and crew and tour the set. You can read more on the posts above.*


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