Posts By: Tara Harvey

The Best Way to See the Galapagos Islands: Cruise or Land-Based?

Best Way Galapagos

A couples of the most common and important questions when planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands are“What is the best way to see the Galapagos Islands and should I do an expedition-style cruise or a land-based Galapagos trip?”  The answer really depends on your own personal travel style and what you most want to

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What’s In My Carry-On


It’s the night before your big trip. You’ve cleared your inbox and put on your vacation responder. You’ve organized someone to feed and walk your dog, water your plants and shovel your walk. You’ve gotten your immunizations, renewed your passport and notified your credit card company you’ll be making charges from abroad. You’ve cleared out

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Adiós Carley: Her Next Adventure!


Although we always knew Carley Rosen would be leaving us to move Chicago this June, she is still going to be sorely missed. We celebrated her new beginnings with brunch at one of our favorite South Minneapolis eateries, Blackbird Café. The food was great and the company better.

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Motherhood & Knowmad

Motherhood and Working

I’ve found motherhood to be beautiful. The whole mess of it. The sheer joy I feel when Trey has a laugh attack. The waves of grief that pass from time to time from a loss of freedom I once had. Yet, really, it’s just a certain type of freedom that’s gone – from silly things,

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Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Vacation

Galapagos Islands Vacation - Traveler Photo

Just a year after returning from a whirlwind holiday adventure in Patagonia, Easter Island and Central Chile, the Olson Family was already hungry for their next great South America vacation. They were looking for a place exciting yet accessible to a wide range of ages with great weather over the Christmas holiday and offering brilliant

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How To Plan a Great Inca Trail Hike

inca trail

Doing the pilgrimage to Machu Picchu may push you, will likely help you know yourself better, and will certainly be an amazing experience. Doing the Inca Trail with a well planned itinerary and with an excellent outfitter means you’ll hike away from crowds, that you’ll have charismatic fun guides, and that you’ll do it all

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