I don’t travel just to be going somewhere. I travel for the experiences. I dive, cruise, drink, boat, and explore as if that moment in time cannot be replicated. You would be amazed at how much more enjoyable travel is when you push beyond the edges of the ordinary.

Whether you are tired of the same old travel routines, want to know what it’s really like on a luxury cruise, how to find a seahorse, or beat everyone else to the newest wine regions, you have found the right website. If you are looking for more out of your travel, join me and learn how to travel with gusto, savor the flavors life offers, and break away from the travel herd.

Go more. Experience more. Enjoy it More.~ Melinda Crow

PADI Women Scuba Diving Update

An Update from PADI My recent story about why women should learn to scuba dive got the attention of a spokesperson from certification agency PADI. It seems that my stats on women divers were old. More women are learning to dive every year. Yay! And PADI is determined...

I Love Travel Writers, Don’t You?

I love travel writers. Unabashedly so. It's almost to the point of criminal stalking in some cases. I consider getting to rub shoulders with my heroes one of the perks of being a travel writer, but when I walk into a room full of writers my palms get sweaty, my voice...

7 Reasons I am Learning to Speak Italian

Before the 2015 Expo Milano, Gary and I had the opportunity to spend several days in Milan and in the Franciacorta wine region with an eclectic group of journalists. Two were from France, two from Russia, three were from Germany, one other was American, and one was a...

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