Getting back to nature: family fun in the Great Smoky Mountains

There is a reason why the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the nation’s most-visited park. The scenery alone is enough to attract visitors. Add in all the enjoyable activities and you have a winning combination for more than one family vacation. Here are a few of the fun things to do there.


Everyone remembers the first fish they catch. The Great Smoky Mountains offer over 700 miles of streams and rivers for your family to fish. Rules and regulations vary by stream or section of river. Some outfitters offer guided trips, fly-fishing classes, and more.

Hiking and discovery


The park contains a variety of trails for people of all abilities and ages, from easy and paved to steep mountain climbs. During hikes you might see a variety of historical log buildings and structures that have been preserved for the enjoyment of visitors.
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Our Christmas Tree in Focus

This year will my first Christmas in Japan and my first Christmas together with my husband. Surely, this will be a memorable one. We put up the Christmas tree before mother-in-law left for US. It was the same Christmas tree my husband had last year but still looking good at 6-ft tall.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tenerife for the Solo Traveller

Tenerife is one of the top sun, and fun destinations worldwide. The great year round weather, coupled with picturesque beaches make it an easy choice for a holiday. It’s also a great place for a solo traveler to visit with plenty to keep you busy. There are so many things to do and see, you won’t want to spend time debating with others on what to visit. Here are a few of the things a solo traveler can experience in Tenerife.

Los Gigantes Sunset. Tenerife. by Thomas Tolkien licensed under CC BY 2.0


This small town is just one of the many reasons to visit the island based off of Spain, and may just make flights to Tenerife worth your while. In 1706, the Montana Negra erupted, sending two rivers of lava flowing towards Garachico. Fast forward to today, and the solidified lava that filled it’s coastline has been filled with seawater. This has created a world of unusual rock pools that people can swim in, sometimes with small tropical fish as companions. It’s a unique swimming destination to say the least. Read more…

Tips to Traveling Alone in Hong Kong

Are you planning on traveling alone for the first time in Asia but not quite sure on where to go? Traveling to a whole new country is one of the best ways to experience a completely new culture as a whole, without any limitations. One of the recommended places to travel during the winter would be Hong Kong. Hong Kong becomes one of the most favorable destinations to go vacationing during the winter months, due to the cooler weather without rain. With excitement pending on traveling to a new place, you must wonder: What are the things you can do while traveling alone?

Grand Canal Shoppe

Hong Kong comes to life during the winter months. The island becomes warm and welcoming with Christmas ornaments, colorful carols and the atmosphere becomes most pleasing to accommodate the holiday cheers. It is not surprising during the winter, people from all over Asia fly to Hong Kong to experience the holiday merriment which come in the form of chilling winds, super sales and picturesque locations. With only a month away before 2015 approaches, it’s the best time to visit the islands and spend the new year!
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My name is Ada, an old-fashioned, curly, jumper, wanderlust, who enjoys budget and DIY traveling.

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