Soundside Nature Trail at Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Jockey’s Ridge State Park is the largest state park in the North Carolina state park system and is situated in beautiful Nags Head, North Carolina, a city that is part of the greater Outer Banks region. While staying in nearby Kill Devil Hills with my family, I decided to go for a hike along the Soundside Nature Trail in Jockey’s Ridge. Continue reading “Soundside Nature Trail at Jockey’s Ridge State Park”

Barton Creek Cave Tour in San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio, in the Cayo District of Belize, is an ideal place to base yourself in Belize’s lush interior as it’s central to many of the area’s day tours and attractions. One such attraction, Barton Creek Cave, sparked my interest as a former Mayan ceremonial site and for the opportunity to go canoeing, an activity I find relaxing and good for families. Continue reading “Barton Creek Cave Tour in San Ignacio, Belize”

A Preview: Belize and Guatemala

Every winter I try to escape the cold and go somewhere warm. Last year I escaped to a balmy Portugal as a belated birthday getaway, but this year Mark and I decided to do a bit of a bigger trip. We settled on Central America, a region I am eager to explore more of, and after realizing Costa Rica might break our budget, we decided Belize (with a short side trip to Guatemala) would be just the right fit. Continue reading “A Preview: Belize and Guatemala”

Noelle Across The Pond in 2018

As someone who tends to do well with following through on doing things once I’ve verbalized them (or written them for anyone on the internet to read!), my travel goals each year are important for me to accomplish. In 2017, I made it to every destination on my list sans Austria, so I’m setting the bar high for myself in 2018 as well. Continue reading “Noelle Across The Pond in 2018”