Posts By Monica Montesa

Oktoberfest

So we’re well aware that Oktoberfest is known for its overabundance of beer and Bavarian sausages. And that it’s one of the rowdiest, most celebrated events in the world; almost six million people travel to Munich each year for the main celebration, not to mention the millions of others who attend local events held concurrently in other countries. While a…

Rock climbing

While some people wouldn’t even dream of climbing anything higher than a flight of stairs, others embrace the opportunity with open arms—and maybe a helmet, rope, and some carabiners. Rock climbing can be a truly adventurous and thrilling activity, whether you’re just learning in a climbing gym or scaling a massive limestone wall in Greece. Yes, it’s a great way…

Copacabana sidewalk

The next stop in our Five Healthy Days tour is Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro. This vibrant South American metropolis is brimming with activities to do and places to go, including tropical rainforests, white sandy beaches, and a Carnival celebration like no other. After all, there’s a reason why it’s called the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the “Marvelous City.” The…

Zip Lining Costa Rica

To some, the thought of jumping hundreds of feet off a cliff into a pool of water below is terrifying. And then there are those who think, Where can I sign up? If you’re part of the latter group of adrenaline junkies, you’ve probably done your fair share of thrilling activities. But there are some places around the world that…

If you love the outdoors but hate the idea of sleeping in a stuffy tent, living off of burgers and hot dogs, and “showering” with wet naps every day, you may be interested in this alternative option to camping: Glamping. What’s glamping you ask? Glamping, otherwise known as glorious camping, is a luxury version of the traditional camp experience. For…

Traveling with pets can be tricky, and most travelers leave them behind to avoid worrying about the safety of their furry (or scaly) friend. However, considering that your pet is very likely considered part of the family, there’s a good chance you’ll want to bring little Fido along for a trip at some point in time. If so, there are…

Agritourism may not be a term you’re familiar with, but if you’ve ever visited a farm, went apple picking, or stomped on grapes Lucy-style at a vineyard, you’ve experienced it. Agritourism comes in many different forms—even stopping at a roadside produce stand can fall under the umbrella term—and it’s been a rapidly growing form of sustainable tourism.  Generally speaking, agritourism…

Anyone whose bucket list includes scaling the world’s highest mountains but is too cautious to take on the treacherous beast that is Mt. Everest, this list is for you. Traveling across exotic paths to the peak of a towering snow-capped mountain is a dream for many. And even though it doesn’t seem like you’ve accomplished an incredible feat unless you’ve…

A centuries-old golden temple. Prehistoric enormous stones atop vast grassland.  An ancient holy city for three different religions. All around the world, you can find a multitude of popular pilgrimage sites for the pious or intrigued traveler. And even though some of these destination spots may only appeal to people of the same faith, anyone can appreciate the cultural significance…

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