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jcs journey review

When our family spent a month in Costa Rica I knew that I wanted to find some unique activities to experience. I found JC’s Journeys via TripAdvisor and after exploring their website I knew I had found the perfect tour company.  JC’s Journeys is a local one-man tour company run by (you guessed it!) JC.  […]

england road trip playlist

If you’re planning a road trip around Great Britain then some upbeat British tunes are essential for making your vacation memorable.  I spent months curating a song list before our big adventure, selecting songs spanning from the 1960’s to today.  Below are 50 of my favorite songs to add to your British music playlist.  Cheers! […]

everest base camp itinerary

With less than 7 months to go till I get to Nepal I thought I’d start researching the daily itinerary for my trek to Everest Base Camp.  BIG mistake.  For some reason I thought the trek was roughly 70km long, a little more than Kilimanjaro.  I’ve read that of the two treks the EBC is […]

plus size kilimanjaro

I remember the first time I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro like it was yesterday.  It was hard, so SO hard.  I felt that the emotional baggage I brought with me on the mountain far outweighed the daypack I was carrying on my back.  I didn’t belong there.  I had never climbed a mountain before in my […]

things to do nicoya peninsula

Many parents choose Costa Rica as their child’s first international trip, and for good reason.  It’s a very family-friendly destination with amazing beaches and easy access to the rainforest.  But there’s also plenty of choices in where to go in this small country. If you’re considering visiting the Nicoya Peninsula you should take a look […]

There’s always a learning curve that comes with traveling to a new destination and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is no different.  Not every article you read will give you the information you REALLY need, the embarrassing, unexpected surprises you might experience while traveling.  I learned plenty of those lessons on the mountain and now I’m sharing […]