Its not about the Destination, its about the Journey
Friends ask me all the time “how are we able to travel so often, isn’t it expensive”
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Seattle Washington, Ketchikan Alaska, Washington DC, Conneticut, NYC, Puerto Rico, Chaing Mai, Ko Samui, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo
Check out our vacation to Savannah, Georgia. Fabulous time in May visiting the Haunted cemetery of Bonaventure and the beautiful Plantation of Wormsloe.
Best Neck Pillow for Travelers
Researching through countless travel pillows and tons of reviews I finally found a great travel pillow to travel with. This is luxurious and easy to blow up- actually no blowing up at all just push the button and it inflates. It fits very easily in the bag and you can hook it on your carryon luggage. So excited to finally find something that you don’t have to blow up. Its a great neck pillow, check this out on the link below. YOUR WELCOME : )
DJI Mavic Mini Drone
We have finally found a drone that is lightweight and easy to carry in your suitcase. Works directly with your iphone so you can see the video as you are flying. So thrilled to have purchased this, great price and takes great drone videos. Check out our latest one on our YouTube channel of The Granite Dells in Prescott, Arizona.
Hi There! I’m Lara and I am from Scottsdale, Arizona. I have lived here for more than 25 years and Iove it. My hubby and I are fortunate to be able to travel the world to explore exciting destinations. When our son went off to college we became empty nesters and decided to go for it. No sense in staying at home when the world is your oyster!! Follow along with us and learn about interesting places an “off the beaten path” experiences. We are not the type of people who like to stay in fancy hotels all the time – for us its about the experience! Well let me rephrase that, I do like those fancy hotels but the only way to learn about the city and the people is to immerse yourself.
This travel blog originated in 2018 and since then we have really traveled the world, check out our passport page and read about some of the exciting places we traveled to the last couple years.
Thanks again for checking us out.
In 2019 we headed to Costa Rica, actually got a great deal on a first class seat for $900 per person, so off we went! We started our trip to Jaco, which is about a 2 hour trip from San Jose Airport. We stayed in Jaco for 3 nights and checked out Carera National Park and some great beaches that were deserted due to the fact that its the wet season in Costa Rica.
With our rain jackets in tow we headed to La Fortuna Costa Rica where the volcano errupted in 1968, had an amazing hike to the summit and afterwards headed to a hotsprings to soothe our aching muscles.
We also had a great time on a zipline through the rain forest, one in fact is 1/2 mile long. Really fantastic views from zipping over the top of the rainforest.
Check out my page below on the link to find out more about this trip.
Travel with us on our YouTube channel
Our favorite take-along
One of the most important things for us when traveling is capturing those special moments together, which is why the new GoPro is a must have for us. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage. Although this camera is small, don’t let it’s looks deceive you. This little guy captures the best photos automatically. With Super Photo, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots. Being waterproof, we’re able to share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10m) and up for any adventure. Being such a small camera, the GoPro HERO7 is ready to travel with you, anywhere you go.
The perfect take-along on road trips
Love, Love, Love our foldable bikes, at 26 pounds these bikes can easily fit in the trunk or back seat of your car. They are very comfortable to ride and they also have gears on the bikes so you can get up some of those steep hills. Delivered right to your door from Amazon, check out this link below.
Lightweight Rain Jackets
This jacket is approved from The Scottsdale Travel Chick, used this jacket on a recent trip to Costa Rica. Not only is it ACTUALLY waterproof but also has vents on the side that you can unzip to keep cool in the humidity.
Airports can be one of the hardest places to find an outlet to charge your phone. Luckily, iPhone came out with a charging case! This makes it easy to charge your phone at any time, even when there’s no outlets available.
Bose Noise Cancellation Headphones
How many times have you been on a flight and questioned why you are sitting next to a family with a screaming baby? These headphones go with me on every flight, don’t fly without your Bose headphones.
We use this backpack on all of our trips. This one folds flat and easily can fit into your suitcase. It has 3 compartments and one side can hold a large water bottle. This is a great backpack to take if you are walking around the city or taking a bike ride through the countryside.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE TRAVEL essentials
Read more about some of my favorite accessories under my travel tips.