5 Reasons You Need to Go Hot Air Ballooning

Last summer my friends and I went to the Quick Check Festival of Ballooning in Readington, NJ. It turned out to be my lucky day and I won free tickets to ride in one of the balloons.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature reared it’s ugly head and a huge storm came through so we couldn’t go until the next morning. It was worth the early morning wake-up … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Need to Go Hot Air Ballooning

How to Make Travel Less Stressful

I’m traveling this week and thought it was appropriate to post some advice for anyone else who might be getting ready to travel this holiday season. Whether it’s flying, driving or even taking a bus, there are a few things you can do in order to make the trip less stressful and more enjoyable. Pack all your holiday travel essentials—and still have room for a … Continue reading How to Make Travel Less Stressful

Is Everest Worth the Climb?

Several news organizations reported the deaths of three climbers and a Sherpa on Mt. Everest’s summit this past week along with two missing people. The sudden increase in deaths raises the question: is the climb worth the risk? As the highest peak on Earth, standing at 29,029 feet, Mt. Everest is a popular destination for mountain climbers. The first official climb was in 1953 and according … Continue reading Is Everest Worth the Climb?

Destination: San Juan, Puerto Rico

There are so many places in the world that I’m looking forward to traveling to and San Juan, Puerto Rico happens to be one that I’ve crossed off my list. Last January I went to San Juan for a swim team training trip. Though the training part of the trip was painful and shitty, getting to explore San Juan was an unforgettable experience. Here are my … Continue reading Destination: San Juan, Puerto Rico