Tag: stories

6 of the Best Places to Explore Nature in Arizona

The best part about central Arizona is you only need one or two hours to get anywhere if you live in the Phoenix/Scottsdale. Below I have compiled my favorite escapes that you can make a day or a weekend out of.

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Zion the Goliath Utah Trip Part II

If you don’t have religion you may find it in Zion. Whatever you believe, Zion offers proof that there is a larger spirit at work.

My Awkward First Date With Budapest

We’ve all been on awkward dates. My own terrible date memories include salad bits lodged  in my teeth for the duration and another where my suitor and I took a stroll in a secluded trail. He meant no harm but, as serial over thinker I prepared to evoke warrior princess mode making for a jumpy and well – awkward self. My first trip into Budapest, Hungary was just as blundering as one could imagine.

5 Awesome Places You Have to Visit in Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Travel Scout Kate Swavely

Edinburgh, Scotland. Do I really have to try and sell a visit to a castle built on an extinct volcano? Nuff said.

I like pizza, I like cats and I want to go on an adventure

Travel Scout Update: A less travel-y post. Today I mull over accomplishment and visions! Kate Swavely

Straight Outta Brussels – Roadtrip to Dinant and Francorchamps

Straight Outta Brussels Travel Scout Kate Swavely

Spa home to the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps which hosts the Belgian Grand Prix and other notable Formula One races. Travel Scout Kate Swavely.

7 Ways to Spend A Day in Bruges

Bruges, Belgium Travel Scout Kate Swavely

Bruges, a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of Brussels. If I had a repeat button, I would have liked to stay in Bruges and skipped the crowded noisy city altogether. Brussels has its charm. Much resembling New York, the capital city is…

Friday Thoughts and A Very Long Train Ride

Leaving Split was difficult. History hung at every door and I was just getting used to the labyrinth of the ancient Varos district. The sun was hot but, it cooled down at night so the windows could be kept open. The air was fresh…

11 Questions To Ask About Your AirBNB

Tips to ensure you get the best bang for your AirBNB buck.

First Impressions of Iceland

Everyone asked, “Why did you start your adventure in Iceland?”. My reply was always “Well, I like to be outside”. Outdoorsy? Come to Iceland. Iceland is a jaw dropping haven where hikers can hit the trails and explore for days. The sheer cliffs, cascading…

A Cow Who Won Her Freedom – Stories From the Front Seat

Kolob Terrace road cuts behind Zion National Park. As you drive through the winding roads and grassy plateaus you gain about three thousand feet in fifteen minutes. At the bottom the temperature is in the 80’s – hot – as you are in a desert. I…

The Day the Desert Tried to Kill Me – Stories From the Front Seat

I always chronicle stories when good things happen – but what about when it goes wrong?

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