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Win a trip to Cairns, Australia!

Win a trip for two to Cairns, Australia! It’s easy. Simply login to Facebook on the entry form below, enter your email address, and unlock even more ways to enter. Earn up to 50 entries!

6 ways to overcome travel anxiety

6 Ways to Overcome Travel Anxiety

Even the most intrepid of us has succumbed to travel anxiety. I have and I love the unknown. That doesn’t mean arriving at an Indonesian airport without a visa and no local currency doesn’t tie my shoulders in knots. You don’t have to have hundreds of trips under your belt to learn how to relax and enjoy travel. Follow these tips to learn how not to be a nervous traveler.

Get a Sneak Peak at My Guam Film!

I’ve long wanted to make a Guam travel documentary, a signature piece to showcase the largely undocumented beauty of the island I’ve called home for the last five years. My dream came true when the wildly talented Brandon Li agreed to film it.

great barrier reef, cairns australia

Discovering the Great Barrier Reef & Michaelmas Cay

There really is no wrong way to see the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re passionate about animals like me, you’ll also want to see Michaelmas Cay, famous for its migratory birds. Thousands of terns raise their young on this tiny sand dune off the coast of Cairns, Australia. Speaking of passions, pictured below is Simon. Rather appropriately, he…

10 Things You Must Eat, See & Do in Cairns

There is no shortage of adventures to be had in Cairns, Australia on land and sea. Pack it in or take it slow, Tropical North Queensland caters to both the adrenaline junky and the lazy sunbather. After one leisurely trip and one whirlwind weekend, these are my recommendations of top 10 things you must eat, see and do in Cairns.

Tiptoeing Through the Treetops in Cairns, Australia

Make no mistake. I know what a tropical paradise looks like. I live on an unspoiled island just two minutes from a protected marine preserve. And yet, for a second time I am completely inspired by the sleepy mountain-top village of Kuranda in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. United Airlines sent me to Cairns to document this pristine eco destination.

Dial ‘M’ for Malls in Manila

The most densely populated city in the world is also the most shoppable. Manila is a direct flight away from Guam and as such, a place that’s becoming not only a frequent stopover, but a destination for food, medical, and shopping. Manila has its share of inequity, crime, and pollution, but I’ll focus on its entertainment value of its popular Makati City.

8 ways to beat the post-vacation blues

8 Ways to Beat the Post-Vacation Blues

I had it bad last week. I had just experienced the world’s fastest weekend in Cairns, Australia, white water rafting, climbing, zip lining, and sailing to the Great Barrier Reef. When I got home I felt, well, a little deflated. All that adrenaline-pumping activity… then nothing. I realized I had the post-travel blues. I probably get this more than I’d like to admit, even when I am relieved to be back home, sleeping in my own bed, waking up to my schnuggly bunny (yes, I am 6). I felt so irritable (my poor husband), I had to do something. Here’s what worked: