John DeLeva

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5 Places in the US I Need to See Again, Differently

Two things came to mind when I opened a letter from Avis and read that I was being banned from renting any more cars for “abusing their unlimited mileage privilege." First the obvious:...

Top 5 Places to Travel: Stories from a World Traveler

Work and wanderlust have kept me on the road 200 days or more every year for the past three decades, until this year. I’m still, however, wandering somewhere in my mind everyday while...

Where America’s Day Begins – Exploring Guam

Here, visitors can snorkel with darting fish in brilliant coral reefs and scuba dive to shipwrecks, explore a WWII museum and stunning viewpoints and enjoy a fabulous meal or two before New Yorkers...

Maui in Slow Motion – Hawaiʻi, COVID-19 and Exploring without the Crowds

Nobody wants to hear someone who lives in Maui complain about anything, ever. We really only whine about the crowds, but tourism is the economy and we accept that. Then the virus comes...

Alter-Ego Alaska: Exploring the Last Frontier through the Locals Who Live There

Bush pilots, tour guides and vaudeville performers share their perspectives on this wild state. In a place where halibut can weigh more than NFL lineman, where the sun may not...

Seven Continents in Seven Days – with a Twist

For years I had fantasized about visiting all seven continents on a once-in-a-lifetime-trip, but until recently it remained an elusive journey. Then the stars aligned and I was able to patch together a wild adventure from...

Embracing the Spirit of Travel

I get nostalgic looking back at a trip we took to South America in the mid-90’s with little money and even lower expectations. The plan was no plan, to leave a place when we were done with it, whether that was an hour, a day or a week. We booked absolutely nothing except the flight there and back.

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24 Hours in Puerto Vallarta

Collecting moments is one of the few things I hold close to my heart. Moments, however, get confused with the arrival. For me, it's everything...

San Antonio: Where History and Culture Meet

San Antonio is a city with a radiant atmosphere where the remains of an interesting past merge with the energy of an even more...

Top 5 Weird British Pubs

The pub is a British institution. You could go to any corner pub, but we found the most unique pubs you can visit in...

The Most Underrated Beach Towns in Panama

1. Aguadulce, Cocle Aguadulce is a quiet town in the interior of Panama. The people here primarily work in agriculture, sea salt production, and some...

Dubrovnik – Croatia’s hidden gem

A short drive from Cilipi Airport and you'll find yourself in a picturesque medieval town on the shores of the crystal blue Adriatic Sea. Welcome...