#TakenFromAResort with Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

This post is in support of the #TakenFromAResort campaign for Iberostar. There are several bloggers taking part but this post represents the experiences of just Danté and I during our early January 2016 trip to Playa Del Carmen.


From the minute we arrived at Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, welcomed by multiple staff members and known by name, I had a good feeling about our stay at the resort.

the view from our room

the view from our room

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My Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2015

Instagram is the area of my online presence that takes up most of my time and energy. I’ve written about Instagram before on this blog so that’s probably no surprise. But I figured sharing My Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2015 on the app, would be a fun way to look back on the year, as is so popular to do late in December. And I’ve tried to include stories that I didn’t share when I first posted the photos on my Instagram account.

the top 9...but what is number 10??

the top 9…but what is number 10??

So here are my Top 10 Most Liked Photographs on Instagram for the year 2015 starting with the “least liked”: View full post »

La Mamounia: Most Beautiful Hotel in Morocco

It was almost exactly three years ago that I was in Morocco for the first time. Over two trips back-to-back I made it through most of the country. [Though not all.] I saw mostly quite rustic, less-than-luxurious hotels. And I saw a lot of them! There were very few I’d recommend anyone staying at. So when my most recent trip to Morocco was going to take me to Marrakech to stay in the world renown, La Mamounia, I was practically coming unglued for weeks beforehand. I was SO excited!!!!!

Luckily for me, it did not at all disappoint.

One of the most photographed corridors in La Mamounia.

One of the most photographed corridors in La Mamounia.

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National Lager Day Facts in an Infographic

Occasionally I publish beer related posts because it’s one of my favorite things to drink and early on in my travels, sampling beer with locals around the world was something that helped me learn about the culture of countries I visited. People are always friendly if you ask to get to know them over a beer. Let’s Grab a Beer did not pay me for this post but occasionally they provide opportunities of interest to me, such as complimentary attendance at the Great American Beer Festival. I work with them because I am a beer drinker already, not because they asked me to.


A good lager is one of my favorite things to drink, any day of the year but especially on National Lager Day…

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a lager I enjoyed during a trip to Arizona

When the temperature drops a little, I usually tend towards an Amber Lager. But lager in general is always something I like all year round.

Only recently did I find out how much work goes into making one of my favorite styles of beer and because the information was new to me, I thought it might be to you as well. Since it’s National Lager Day, I figured today would be a good day for us all to learn more. View full post »

Fine Art Photography for Christmas Gifting

If you’ve been a loyal reader of this blog for some time, you may know I sell my fine art photography on Society6. I am not affiliated directly with them, nor do I make money for mentioning them. I only make a small income when a print of mine is sold. Since it’s the season of gift giving for so many, I wanted to present some ideas for images which might make a very nice Christmas gift if you have that special someone on your list who enjoys collecting travel photos.

fine art photography zebras tanzania

Zebras in Tanzania || Fine Art Photography

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