Today I want to share with you a Miami staple–Cuban pastries! You can find a Spanish bakery on nearly every corner in South Florida. There’s nothing like starting your day with a cafecito and a baked good to remind you that you’re on vacation. What are Cuban Pastries Called? Each culture has its own version of baked puff pastries. It’s too good of an idea not to have caught on. Although I may be geographically biased because living in…

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Antelope Canyon is a singular and sacred place located in Page, Arizona. It’s a world-famous destination in its own right but also makes the perfect add-on destination to a Grand Canyon or Zion National Park road trip. RELATED POST: WHAT TO SEE ON A 4-DAY ROAD TRIP FROM LAS VEGAS When I started on my year of adventure, Antelope Canyon was high on my list of must-sees. I was drawn by the unique topography and sweeping red curves…

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I recently went on an epic 4-day roadtrip to Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. It was an incredible weekend filled with mountains, views and the opportunity to reconnect with nature, one of the goals for my year of adventure. The first stop, Zion National Park, was nothing short of amazing, though not exactly what I was expecting. RELATED POST: SHOULD YOU VISIT UPPER OR LOWER ANTELOPE CANYON? The Narrows v.…

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I was provided with two tickets to ride the High Roller on a recent trip to Las Vegas. I found Vegas to be a convenient airport for ingress and egress to access national parks in Utah and Arizona, from Zion to the Grand Canyon. What’s more, there’s no better way to relax after a long weekend of hiking than with a cocktail and bird’s eye view of Las Vegas. RELATED POST: HIKING ANGEL’S LANDING AT…

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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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