I don't usually do contests but even if I don't win a darn thing in this one ... I just absolutely love Alaska. The state has captured my heart as well as my imagination. That is why for more than a decade we've been supporting Alaskan tourism as promoting the adventures you can have there on a cruise (or better - a cruise tour). Holland America Line has now launched a campaign that asks their fans to share a Love Letter To Alaska and 10 winners will receive suite accommodations on one of their six ships that will be offering Alaska cruises this summer. So, how could I resist a chance to once more profess my love for Alaska!

Kuwait is a gem of a country steeped in Islamic heritage. It lies between Iraq and Saudi Arabia right at the tip of the Persian Gulf. For those looking to holiday here, you'll find no shortage of things to do. Whether you love to take in a city's ambiance and vistas or frolic on beaches or roam the desert dunes like the Fremen, Kuwait has got you covered.

We’re kicking off our effort to help highlight and support tourism destinations that we love with a conversation about different aspects of Alaska Tourism featuring some of our favorite blogger / influencer friends. You can join us here on the blog - don’t forget to scroll down for the giveaway! - as well as on social media as we post photos and discussion questions with some of our favorite Alaska tourism destinations and tour operators.

beach sunrise in Playa del Carmen, Mexico's Mayan Riviera

Riviera Maya is a popular holiday destination located on the south eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan. Whether you are seeking to visit Mayan ruins or relax on the white sand beaches, there is something for everyone here. In fact, one of the reasons it is such a great location is that unlike other island paradise locations in the Caribbean, there are plenty of day trip excursions and adventures you can take here that go well beyond simply soaking up the sun with a drink in your hand. If you’re thinking about visiting the Riviera Maya for your next trip, here are a few tips and tricks on what to look out for, when to go, and where to go.

Toyota Sienna

Minivans aren't sexy or cool ... right? Well not exactly. While minivans of your youth were more focused on utility than comfort, technology and design, today's current generation of minivans - especially the 2022 Toyota Sienna are a different breed. While utility is still paramount, minivans are truly my top choice of vehicle for long road trips where you'll be riding only on paved roads. Just because the roads are paved though doesn't mean you can't have a great adventure though and that's what we did while exploring Southwest Florida Everglades with a Toyota Sienna.