Best Grand Canyon Day Hikes

Grand Canyon Yuma Point

Each year more than five million flock to the Grand Canyon to see the staggering views. But forget the tour bus and don’t be satisfied with simply peering over the rim. The best way to experience the Grand Canyon is from below the rim. With more than 500 miles logged hiking the Grand Canyon trails, […]

10 Bucket List Trips to Take in Your 30s

Canyonlands Ballooning

I have celebrated my faux 29th birthday again and again…and again. I officially enter my mid-thirties in a few days and it’s time to embrace it. I mean, what’s really so terrible about being 35? If you’re like me with your 20s undeniably in the rear view mirror, you probably have more money in your […]

Kissimmee: The Wild, Wild East

RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo

Sshh! Don’t tell my dad, but I kind of liked all those rodeos he would drag me to as a kid. When I worked my way through UNLV as a ticket seller at Thomas & Mack Center, it was always a big deal when the National Finals Rodeo came to town. Cowboys would converge on […]

15 Places to Travel in 2015


Each year we look forward to planning our own travels and since we’ve got a community of readers that love to live a life of adventure, just like us, we know you do too! Our 14 places to go in 2014 was such a hit with you all last year, that we’ve once again done […]

The Non-Gamblers Guide to Las Vegas

Sky Combat Ace

Vegas is synonymous with blackjack, scantily clad women, and nights out clubbing that evoke the phrase “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” A go-to destination for the girlfriend getaway and the ultimate bachelor party, it’s easy to forget (or not even discover) that there’s more to Sin City than gaming tables, drinking, and neon. […]

Beach Bummin’ at The Shores Resort & Spa

S'mores at The Shores Resort & Spa

I was happy to end an extremely busy 4-city trip through the US at Daytona’s The Shores Resort & Spa. And aside from literally getting my heart – and the NASCAR I was driving – racing at the Daytona International Speedway, I was more than happy to do nothing more than plant my bum on […]

Drivers…and Jennifer…Start Your Engines!

Richard Petty Driving Experience at Daytona International Speedway

I’m not a NASCAR fan. Truthfully, I’ve only been to one NASCAR race and that was because Tim got free tickets for volunteering at Phoenix International Raceway. And anything else I know about NASCAR is based on (a probably not very accurate) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. But I like fast cars and […]

You Know You Love Me – XOXO, The Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel

I’ll admit it – I’m a Gossip Girl fan. When Sex and the City ended, I was aching for something to replace it. Gossip Girl had many of the same elements: fashion and New York City as characters themselves. And “The Empire Hotel”, Chuck Bass’ hotel and Upper West Side home, played its own role. […]