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Five tips for traveling where you don’t speak the language

Five tips for traveling where you don’t speak the language

Living in a rural village in Nepal taught me a thing or two about surviving in a country where you

Step into history in Hanoi, Vietnam at the Metropole Hotel

Step into history in Hanoi, Vietnam at the Metropole Hotel

Hanoi is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful colonial Indochinese cities. It was a bucket list item for my adult

Ten things you need to know before you go to Vietnam

Ten things you need to know before you go to Vietnam

Marybeth Bond, Gutsy Traveler I just returned from Vietnam, an outrageously exciting country to travel to. A little preparation before

Machu Picchu. Stop-over in Lima, Peru Is it Safe? What to Do?

Machu Picchu. Stop-over in Lima, Peru Is it Safe? What to Do?

Lots of trips to Machu Picchu and the other South American destinations stop in Lima for 8-18 hours.  When my

Even the most experienced traveler forgets things and learns from travel tips. 

Even the most experienced traveler forgets things and learns from travel tips. 

Even the most experienced travelers forget important items and are constantly learning new travel tips. Once again, I find myself

A scorpion hunt for nature enthusiasts.  Follow the call of the weird and wild.

A scorpion hunt for nature enthusiasts. Follow the call of the weird and wild.

In addition to birding or hiking, many nature enthusiasts look for the weird and wild such as a scorpion hunt

Culinary Adventures and travel tips to avoid the worst.

Culinary Adventures and travel tips to avoid the worst.

Many of us travel for the love of food. Here are my favorite travel tips to help you survive your

Ditch the diet and follow the foodies along Napa Valleys Gourmet Mile”

Ditch the diet and follow the foodies along Napa Valleys Gourmet Mile”

In the land of culinary riches that is Napa Valley, Yountville, a small town has big reputation for exceptional cuisine

Historic Hawaiian Hotels

Historic Hawaiian Hotels

  Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Mauna Kea Beach Hotel History with a twist of luxury is seductive.   When I think

 Ten travel tips from the Womens Travel Fest

 Ten travel tips from the Womens Travel Fest

          Last weekend I picked up great travel tips at the sold-out Womens Travel Fest. I