Lexa Pennington's blog
Even in winter, national wildlife refuges hold pleasures for nature lovers. Look for surprises, too: ducks and geese in profusion, a furtive red fox darting past, animal prints stamped clearly in the ground, the creaking of trees in the cold. Try exploring some trails by snowshoe. Or take a wildlife tour … on a horse-drawn sleigh.
With winter coming on, our thoughts naturally turn to sunshine, warm beaches, a Caribbean breeze flowing across our (pale winter) skin. Of course, we’d like to hit all of the islands, but what to see first? Here are some highlights of a tour of the Caribbean, to help you decide.
Have you been yet to Mauritius? If your kids are checking destinations off on a map, they might be begging you to plan a trip here. It’s a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar (the 180th largest nation in the world).
Florida is America’s Sunshine State and a fantastic destination for those seeking sun and relaxation, fun outdoor activities, great shopping or fine dining. But all towns in Florida are not the same. Touch down into Orlando and you enter into a crazy world of amusement parks and entertainment, of circus shows and wacky architecture.
Whether you’ve got a layover or are planning a trip to Dubai, there’s plenty to see and do! Dubai, often called the City in the Desert, is one of the world’s fastest growing cities.
I’m always looking for unique ways to explore destinations I love. I remember reading a book in college (for fun, not for class), on cruising down the Seine on a houseboat. Now the drawback, as I remember, was dealing with the boat and all the details of living on it (cooking, showers, etc.).