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arenal lake is one of the reasons to love costa rica
in Caribbean / Mexico, Home, Travel Done Well

3 Unexpected Reasons to Love Costa Rica

Costa Rica, the small Latin American country known for its laidback “pura vida” lifestyle, has so much more to offer to travelers than meets the eye. Yes, the beaches and jungles are unsurprisingly gorgeous. But, after a recent week spent exploring the deeper side of this beautiful place, I’ve found a few unexpected reasons to love Costa Rica and visit again and again. Please note…I…

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coral reef
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

Favorite Ocean-Friendly Mineral Sunscreens

With May being National Skin Cancer Awareness month, we felt it only appropriate to share with you our favorite ocean-friendly mineral sunscreens. Anything I use for sunscreen these days must be cruelty free, non-chemical, and reef safe, while of course, effective. I’ve researched both chemical and mineral ingredients and made the decision to go strictly mineral. Here’s a bit of what I learned… In particular,…

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things to do in williamsburg virginia colonial williamsburg
in Food & fun, North America, Travel Done Well

Favorite Things to Do in Williamsburg, Virginia

You’re very lucky if you’re headed for Williamsburg, Virginia. The town and area is jam-packed with early American history, outdoor fun, and amusement park fun! It’s such a great location to spend time with the family. We have some ideas for things to do from Colonial Williamsburg, to Historic Jamestown, to Busch Gardens, to Haunted Dinner Theater. You can spend days in Virginia being entertained…

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photography as one of the ways to learn a new skill on vacation
in International, North America, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Trending: Ways to Learn a New Skill on Vacation

If you’re a seasoned traveler, you may be feeling like it’s the “same old same old” when it comes to your vacations. After all, there really are only so many cathedrals and European capital cities you can see before you wonder what else is out there. If this describes you, you’re not alone and it may be time to think of cool ways to learn…

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visiting the gallery of art on an art-themed weekend in washington, dc
in North America, Restaurants, Travel Done Well

How to Spend an Art-Themed Weekend in Washington DC

Washington, DC happens to be one of my favorite cities in the world. I love that there is something new to explore in town every time I visit, like cherry blossoms. With many people probably visiting to see the trees in full bloom, I though I’d share an idea I had on a recent trip. Since I spent most of my time exploring art galleries,…

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top tips for managing belize flights
in Getting There, International, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Top Tips for Managing Belize Flights

Belize is one of our favorite escapes. We love the people, the food, the beauty, and the fly fishing. It is totally relaxing! Plus, there are so many options for things to do and truly something for everyone. You can have a beach vacation, a jungle retreat, a grand adventure,  just relax, or any combination of it all. But, flying to and around Belize can…

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icelandic sheep on the mountain free range
in Good Eats, International, That's Life, Travel Done Well

The Story of Icelandic Lamb

Where our food comes from is one of the most important things you should know. And not only the where, but also who is producing the food and are they pouring their heart and soul into that production. I have traveled from Kansas to Belize learning about farmers and food production and recently returned from Iceland. I spent a few days learning about meat, fish,…

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are beaver tails one of the favorite foodie finds in quebec city
in Good Eats, International, North America, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Favorite Foodie Finds in Québec City

Québec City, situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, is one of North America’s most beautiful and historic cities. It’s also a fully established culinary mecca, with amazing local food, a burgeoning wine + craft brewery culture, and tons of hidden gems. After spending a delightful week there for Wanderful’s Women in Travel Summit, here are my top five foodie spots in Québec….

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what are fabulous finds in providence rhode island
in Fabulous Finds, Travel Done Well

Fabulous Finds in Providence Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island is a true hidden gem. Considered the Creativity Capital, Providence has many forms of creativity happening right in the heart of the city. From getting to Providence, finding the perfect place to stay, fabulous things to do, shopping, the arts, all sorts of dining experiences and so much more, it really is a perfect destination for everyone. Getting there…Providence is right off…

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