Destinations · Houston · North America · USA

Summer Water Sports – HydroBoarding

Happy Summer!  One of our favorite seasons is officially here!  Not only is summer synonymous with vacation for us (have you scheduled time off yet?) but it’s also a time to get out and enjoy the water.  Brian took me to Lake Conroe this weekend for my birthday to try a new extreme sport….hydro-boarding!  We… Continue reading Summer Water Sports – HydroBoarding

Atacama · Chile · South America

Relaxing at Monjes de la Pacana

Following the first half of our day exploring the salt flats of the Los Flamencos National Reserve, we headed to Monjes de la Pacana. Monjes de la Pacana is translated to English as “Pecan Monks”.  These enormous rock formations are part of the beauty of the place.  The Monjes de la Pacana or “Pecan Monks”… Continue reading Relaxing at Monjes de la Pacana

Atacama · Chile · Destinations · South America

Desert Extreme Sports – Sandboarding Death Valley

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~Hellen Keller When traveling to new places, we always look to see what type of activities are available to try out.  The new activity is chosen because it’s one of the only and/or few places in the world that it is available to do.  Also,… Continue reading Desert Extreme Sports – Sandboarding Death Valley

Europe · Greece · Santorini

Sailing the Caldera in Santorini

“A rough day at sea is better than any day at the office.” If you are anything like us, our vision of Santorini, Greece included bright blue waters and cliffside living.  The towns are scattered on the edge of the cliffs facing the rich blue waters of the Aegean Sea.  What makes Santorini so unique is that… Continue reading Sailing the Caldera in Santorini

Atacama · Chile · Hotel · South America

Pros & Cons: Alto Atacama in Chile

We certainly had an adventurous trip to the Atacama Desert of Chile.  When deciding to go to that area, we knew the days would have some strenuous activities therefore we were searching for a place to relax when we weren’t hiking and exploring.  Our research led us to the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa where… Continue reading Pros & Cons: Alto Atacama in Chile

Atacama · Chile · South America

Exploring Los Flamencos National Reserve

As we continue our series of adventures in the Atacama Desert of Chile, we are reminded of our time exploring Los Flamencos National Reserve.  The Los Flamencos National Reserve is broken into seven distinct areas, each of which, provide different scenery and landscapes for your viewing pleasure.  Before our trip began, we were told that… Continue reading Exploring Los Flamencos National Reserve

Atacama · Chile · South America

Hiking on Mars… Our day in Valle de la Luna

Another quick Spanish to English lesson: Valle de la Luna = Valley of the Moon We don’t know what it’s like to go hiking on Mars, but apparently this place is as close as you will get!  Valle de la Luna is located in the Northern part of Chile in the Atacama Desert.  Elements such… Continue reading Hiking on Mars… Our day in Valle de la Luna

Atacama · Chile · South America

Puritama Hot Springs – Oasis in the Desert

After an active morning hiking amongst the cacti of the region, we were seeking some relaxation in the Atacama Desert.  Lucky for us, Puritama Hot Springs offers the perfect spot.  It is a series of 8 pools filled with geothermal waters which offer a natural hot spring within the desert!  This was the perfect way… Continue reading Puritama Hot Springs – Oasis in the Desert

Atacama · Chile · South America

Cactus Hike in the Atacama Desert

“Reach for the stars even if you have to stand on a cactus.” -Susan Longacre There are so many adventures to be had in the Atacama Desert of Chile.  After having having a leisurely stroll through the salt flats, we decided to take another excursion.  This time we chose to take a cactus hike in… Continue reading Cactus Hike in the Atacama Desert

Atacama · Chile · South America

Salar de Atacama – Salt Flat Tour in Chile

Quick Spanish lesson: Salar is Spanish for “salt flat” While spending time in Chile, we wanted to see as much of the Atacama area as possible.  One day, we booked an excursion for a sunset tour of the Salar de Atacama.  Located in the Northern half of Chile, the Salar de Atacama is an enclosed… Continue reading Salar de Atacama – Salt Flat Tour in Chile