This July, I visited Venice for the fifth time in seven years. Over those five trips, I have fallen in love with Venice, with her backstreets and her broad canals, with her crowded buildings tumbling against one another and her crowds. After writing my article, “Venice: Must Sees and Mystique”, I began to wonder what I had missed on my previous trips. Learn five tips on what to see and do off the beaten track from the eyes of two locals who have lived in Venice their whole lives at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/a-locals-guide-to-venice-_b_11546990.html
Sunshine, sand, swimsuits, and salty tang in the air, Palma de Mallorca is a well-known spot for those looking for a good time. But beyond the famous nightlife and sunny days, what is there to do in Mallorca’s main city? Read my four reasons for making Palma de Mallorca a destination on your next holiday at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/4-reasons-to-visit-palma-de-mallorca_b_10943536.html
Hello from Germany!
For the past six weeks, I have been living in Reutlingen in Southern Germany, travelling through verdant country sides and rolling hills swept with umber-roofed houses and ruins of stoic towers and castles. If you’re planning a vacation through the dazzling south of Germany, make sure to add these locations to your list!
London is an eternal city with modern roots; a city of pure power and industry, that rose and grew in times not so far from today through exploration, exploitation, and manufacturing. Today, London is a world capital with world-class experiences to seek – read about some of my favorite things to do when in London at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/10-things-to-see-and-do-i_b_10048504.html
Just as her people proudly proclaim themselves natives of their city over their country, Venice is a city that transcends history: not quite Italian, but something mystical, unique. Venice is born of the ocean and taken by the ocean, caught in a push and pull with time, faced with her own mortality constantly, yet immortal – and perhaps this is why so many are drawn to her flooded shores, drawn by the sense that she has survived so long only to possibly disappear with our generation, drawn to meet and fall in love with this immortal city before she vanishes into dreams.
Read about some tips for your visit to Venice – a city of endless duality, mystique, and beauty at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/venice-must-sees-and-myst_b_9795286.html
Hawaii to South-East Asia to Australia and New Zealand to Southern Africa: 8 countries, 3 continents, summer, winter, and a supreme packing challenge. So how do you pack for a multi-month, multi-location trip? Read about my tips for packing a diverse and compact suitcase at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/my-top-6-packing-tips_b_9688084.html
Last week, after I posted my article on “My Top 10 Experiences Around the World,” a reader asked why the Americas were not included in the list. Costa Rica is one of my favorite vacation locations in the world — here is an article and love letter to my Central American paradise. Read about it at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/costa-ricas-pacific-coast-a-getaway-for-everybody_b_9482628.html
I’ve had the opportunity to have some truly extraordinary travel experiences. Read about ten of my favorites at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/my-top-10-travel-experiences_b_9371182.html
Florence: hub of the arts, birthplace of the Renaissance, popular tourist destination, and heart of Tuscany. She is a city of history, with seemingly endless surprises to be discovered within her mazes of streets. Here are some must see sites for any visitor’s itinerary! Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/florence-an-itinerary-for_b_9211244.html
As the New Year comes around, we seek adventure and yearn for new experiences and can’t help but think: What do I want to do? Where do I want to go? What do I want to see? From my recent travels, I have constructed a list of the experiences I still dream of to put on your bucket list! Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-keleher/five-experiences-to-put-o_b_8914488.html