Articles written by: Michael Ryan

Dos and Don’ts to a Successful Flight

Dos and Don’ts to a Successful Flight

To some, a successful flight means you arrived alive. To others though, it’s the little things, like getting an extra bag of mini-pretzels that matter. While you can probably forget about that extra bag of pretzels, these other tips may help. Pack it in Do: Pack light is the theme [...]

La Fortuna, Costa Rica: 7 Reasons to Blow Off the Beach for the Jungle

La Fortuna, Costa Rica: 7 Reasons to Blow Off the Beach for the Jungle

Sure the beaches are great but how often do you get to break out your inner-Tarzan? Arenal Volcano Though it hasn’t been spouting ash or lava for a few years now, it’s still a volcano. With an elevation of 5358ft above the jungle floor it is quite impressive. Arenal has [...]

8 Bucket List Activities in Denver (if your bucket list leans toward cheesy)

8 Bucket List Activities in Denver (if your bucket list leans toward cheesy)

Sure, anyone can go to museums, zoos and theaters. It takes a special kind of adventurer to delve into the funky side of things. Although only one of these attractions is actually in the city of Denver, forcing you to drive just reminds you, it ain’t easy being cheesy. Casa [...]

6 Best Summer Ski Resorts in CO

6 Best Summer Ski Resorts in CO

You know the best thing about ski resorts in the summer? You don’t have to wear those damn ski- boots. You can still fly down the hill; you just do it on a zip-line, alpine slide or even an inner-tube. Here are some samples of what’s happening on the Ski [...]

Snorkeling Hotspots in the Caribbean

Snorkeling Hotspots in the Caribbean

Not all of us are quite ready to strap on the tanks and pretend to be Jacque Cousteau. Unlike diving, snorkeling is easy to learn, the equipment is cheap and drinking is usually involved. Mexico: Cozumel This Island just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula has been a hotspot [...]

6 Ways to Keep You and Your Stuff Safe on the Road

6 Ways to Keep You and Your Stuff Safe on the Road

You’re on vacation, maybe partying, maybe just sightseeing but you do want to relax either way. Just because you’re on vacation though doesn’t mean you should act like an idiot. Okay, there was that one or two times in Mexico, but this isn’t about me. Be Aware There are always [...]

The 8 Sights You Don’t Want to Miss in Rome

The 8 Sights You Don’t Want to Miss in Rome

There’s so much to see and so much to do it can be overwhelming. If you only have a day or two, which is a shame, these are your don’t miss sights. The Colosseum Easily Rome’s most recognizable monument, the Colosseum is a must see for sports fans. Started in [...]

Pros and Cons of Traveling with a Tour Group

Pros and Cons of Traveling with a Tour Group

If you like traveling in large groups, having your itinerary laid out and being put on an exacting schedule, then join the Army. On the other hand there are advantages to group discounts, privileged entrances and having someone else schlepp your bags to your room. Safety in numbers Pro: There [...]

10 Things You Won’t Find in the U.K. or Europe

10 Things You Won’t Find in the U.K. or Europe

Yes it’s different; heck in some countries they drive on the wrong side of the road and some don’t even speak English. Money, Money, Money You won’t find a Dollar, a Quarter, or a Penny. You will find a Pound, a Franc and a Euro. Great Britain and Switzerland still [...]

When Pigs Fly

When Pigs Fly

There have been reports of a possible swine flu pandemic starting up in China and I couldn’t be more excited. The last time they warned everyone off due to the Swine Flu scare in Mexico in 2009, I had my best vacation ever. Let me explain. Back in 2009 the [...]