Travel inspires us to open our minds and hearts to other cultures and ways of living. It destroys narrow-mindedness and prejudice and it changes us. When you need some inspiration, read a travel story. It's almost as good as being there and hopefully it will inspire you to seek out your own adventures. As Henry Miller said: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
El Meco – How to Feel Like Indiana Jones in the Middle of a Major City
As I walked through the ruins of El Meco, I couldn’t help feeling a little bit like Indiana Jones. It wasn’t like I was being chased by bad guys or that I had discovered a priceless jewel inside a secret cavern. It was more the feeling that I was an archaeologist who had discovered an incredible archaeological site hidden deep in the jungle. The irony of it was that even though it felt like I was a world away from modern civilization, the ruins of El Meco lie right inside the city of Cancun – about 8 km (5 miles) north of downtown. There are affiliate links in this post.…
The Original Snowbirds – Edison Ford Winter Estates
It’s a warm afternoon and people are milling about in Mina Edison’s garden, wandering through Thomas Edison’s laboratory, visiting the onsite museum and touring the custom built homes at the Edison Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were two of the most creative inventors in history, but it’s doubtful that either one of them ever imagined that their winter homes would one day become a tourist attraction. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Edison Ford Winter Estates…
5 Places to See Christmas Lights in Vancouver
Christmas lights are one of the best things about Vancouver in December. We discovered this as we walked across the stunning Capilano Suspension Bridge, snuggled up to the Abominable Snowman at the Aurora Winter Festival and explored the city’s festive light displays. The Christmas Lights in Vancouver have been ranked as some of the best on the planet. Here are five great places to see them. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights is a winter…
Flora Farms – Culinary Adventure in Los Cabos
My grandma used to say that “nothing in the world that is worth doing comes easy. If it is really worth it, it will require effort and sacrifice.” So as I bounced my way down a bumpy pothole-riddled rode to get to Flora Farms Field Kitchen Restaurant outside the Mexican city of San José del Cabo, I couldn’t help thinking that this place was going to be special. Mind you, any successful restaurant located in the middle of a farmer’s field is something worth checking out. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may…
Jasper Wildlife Watching – Amazing Photos and Tips
Jasper National Park is the largest and wildest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks and it is a fantastic place for wildlife watching. On a recent visit, we rounded a corner on the Maligne Lake road and spotted a small herd of bighorn sheep including an absolutely enormous ram. His massive horns curled around his head and he looked up at us from a spot near the edge of the road. He was absolutely beautiful. Here are some of our favorite photos and some suggestions for how to find and photograph wildlife in Jasper. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these…
Ephesus Tour – Walking in the Footsteps of Paul
It's not everyday that you can step back in time. Ephesus was one of the most important cities in ancient Rome. Visiting its ruins is a chance to see the remains of its great library, explore the Terrace houses and stand in the same theatre where the Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians.
Studio Bell Calgary – Canada’s National Music Centre
Exploring a music museum should be fun and it is at Studio Bell in Calgary! Canada's National Music Centre is one of the most hands-on museums you'll ever explore. You can learn how to play instruments, make your own voice recordings in a sound booth and play and make instruments. You'll also see amazing artifacts and instruments from iconic Canadian musicians.
How to Eat Like a Local at these Kāʻanapali Restaurants and the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival
You don’t need to travel far to enjoy delicious local food in Maui. Here are some Kāʻanapali restaurants that provide a real taste of the culture of the islands. And every year in October, the annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival brings some of the world’s top chefs together with the best chefs on the island for exclusive culinary events in partnership with several Kāʻanapali restaurants.
10 Amazing Things to do in Lethbridge
Once a wild whiskey trading post, Lethbridge is a fun city to explore. Here are ten amazing things we did on a recent visit.
Red Rock Canyon Tour – a Prehistoric Paradise
In the eastern corner of the Mojave Desert, crimson hills rise up from the flat sandy desert in massive red mounds swirled with cream colored sandstone. This outdoor adventure playground is just minutes from the Las Vegas strip! Here's our review of a Red Rock Canyon tour and why you should definitely go!