Standing at 550 feet tall and offering unparalleled views of the strip, the High Roller is the largest observation wheel in the world. Many compare it to the London Eye. If you want to recreate your childhood ferry wheel days as an adult, this is the best way to do it! I was provided with two tickets to ride the High Roller on a recent trip to Las Vegas. I found Vegas to be a…

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Antelope Canyon is one of the most photographed locations in the world. With sweeping curves, sunbeams and sand showers, it looks like something out of a daydream. Naturally, it was a must-see on my mission to complete 12 trips in 12 months. Located in Lake Powell Tribal Park in Page, Arizona, you can only access this Navajo site with a designated guide. There are two canyons, Upper and Lower, but the photo tours and coveted sunbeam…

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16 years ago, a woman named Linda began Linda’s Dutch Pancakes and Pizzas in Palm Beach, Aruba. Today, her son Stefan continues her legacy, managing the business along with his brother in his mother’s memory. Not only will you find the best breakfast in Aruba at Linda’s, you’ll come across an atmosphere befitting of the island—friendly, easygoing, and consistent with Aruba’s trademark as one happy island. Located just minutes away from all the major hotels in…

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I was recently published by the Washington Post for how to regularly book roundtrip international flights for under $400 roundtrip. As a follow-up, many people have asked me what some of my secrets are for finding cheap accommodations. As a solo traveler, this is a hard one because accommodations are cheaper when you’re splitting the costs with at least one other person. Not only that, sometimes you get charged an additional fee for renting alone, especially if you booked through a…

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Aruba is nicknamed “One Happy Island,” and it’s not hard to see why. At just over 19 miles long and a mere 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela, it’s a slice of paradise that’s full of quirky contradictions. As a territory of the Netherlands, Aruba has a surprising infusion of Dutch architecture and food. Guests sample these distinctly European elements amidst echoes of Spanish music while the heat on your skin reminds you that you’re in the tropics. The…

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