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How to Pack Stylish for Waikiki Beach

*This post contains Affiliate Links . If you click or purchase I may receive a small commission.  Photography: Copyright Valerie Hansen Waikiki Beach here we come! Your ticket is bought and you are ready to jet off to paradise! Buying the ticket is the easy part, but the packing list- maybe not so much. Let's go travel virtually to the island of Oahu, since none of us can actually jet away right now.  I thought I'd share a packing list of essentials and stylish outfits. This should be helpful when you are able to make the trip to Hawaii.  Choosing the right wardrobe pieces for comfort will help with dealing with the intense heat.

Banff Upper Hot Springs: A First Time Visitor's Guide

                                                                   *This post contains affiliate links Today I'm sharing a First Time Visitor's Guide to Banff Upper Hot Springs. We are all stuck inside doing the social distancing thing, and dreaming of our next getaway.  I'm fueling your wanderlust, and hoping we get the green light to travel again soon.   I was born a few hours east of Banff, in Medicine Hat Alberta. I love the opportunity to write about my amazing and scenic country; Canada. 

12 Ways to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

I hope everyone is doing okay in light of recent world events. This pandemic is deeply affecting us all. In light of our situation ; I decided to share a non travel post as very few are traveling.

Las Vegas: Fun Things to Do on the Linq Promenade

*This post contains affiliate links The Linq Promenade is an "off the strip" experience, located next to the Linq Hotel. If you don't enjoy the crowds of the main strip, this side strip is where you will love to hang out!  It offers as much thrill and excitement, but on a smaller scale.

10 Reasons Why You'll Like Tacoma

*This post is in collaboration with Travel Tacoma. We received tours & a hotel stay in  exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  In the past, Tacoma was never considered a touristy place. It's always had a reputation as a "smelly" industrial city with lots of crime. The city has undergone a huge face lift in recent years. "Destiny City" has done a complete turn around, and is now a GO TO Northwest destination. Move over Seattle!

How to Spend a Girl's Weekend In Las Vegas

*This post  includes affiliate links. This means if you click them and make a purchase, I may make a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own! It's time share another Wednesday wonder. Las Vegas is an epic spot for a girl's weekend trip. Each time I visit, I come back loving it more than before.  Awhile back, my best gal pal invited me along with her niece, to spend a weekend in Vegas. We had the best time ever, and it's definitely a great spot for a girl's trip! Here are my tips on : How to Spend a Girl's Weekend in Las Vegas

Best Day Trips from Milan Italy

* This post contains affiliate links. If you click or purchase I may receive a small commission at NO extra cost to you. One of my favorite trips so far was to Milan Italy. This bustling city in Northern Italy has many activities to offer travelers of every type.  I was very excited to explore Milan and the surrounding areas. The best day trips from Milan are a few hours drive or a short train ride.  Here are my best recommendations for day trips from Milano.

The Ultimate Travel Collection for Style and Comfort

*This post is in collaboration with Soft Surroundings. I received complimentary clothing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.  Photography : Jennifer @ Hello Rigby I have no trouble finding stylish outfits to travel in, but are they comfortable is the question?!  If you are facing this dilemma when shopping, you are not alone.  I recently took a long haul flight to Europe, and have to admit I was not very comfortable in my fashionable clothes ha ha! I have the answer!  I'm excited to share with you:

Best of Maple Leopard's Travels 2019 & Top Destinations to Visit Now

This past year was one of the best travel years I've ever had. I finally made a trip abroad and jetted across the big pond to Europe.  In 2019 I set a record for the number of trips I did in a year's time. I thought I would write a post to recap my adventures and share a few tips for each destination I visited.

Enchant Christmas Seattle: A Magical Holiday Experience

* This post is a collaboration with Enchant Seattle. We received 4 tickets in exchange for an honest review . All opinions are my own. Merry Christmas! Just a few more days and Santa Clause will be making a stop at your house with a bag full of loot! Hopefully none of you lovely people are on his naughty list! Better than the bag of loot, are the memories you make with friends and family. The last few years I favor holiday experiences over giving and receiving gifts.  Today I'm unwrapping the gift of ENCHANT : The most magical holiday extravaganza for all ages to enjoy.