Taking in the View

a blog for the casual adventurer

Tag: animal encounters

Top Ten Things to do in Tucson

Tucson, AZ boasts 284 sunny days a year and with warm temperatures year round it is a great place to escape the winter. Tucson is in the heart of Saguaro (Sa-Wa-Ro) cactus country and there are so many ways to easily explore the unique desert scenery very close to the city. Surrounded by mountain ranges […]

Tucson Hot Air Balloon Ride

With Tucson’s wide open spaces, dramatic mountain landscapes, unique vegetation and wildlife, and practically guaranteed sunshine, it is a fantastic place to fulfill your dream of taking a hot air balloon ride. Having never ridden in a balloon before, this was at the top of my to-do list in Tucson. My husband and I flew […]

Destination Inspiration: Vieques, Puerto Rico

I love Puerto Rico for a quick, easy and relaxing winter escape. Because of the ease of travel (no passport, yay!), the quick and cheap direct flights, the great food and culture, Puerto Rico remains a top of the list destination. For those willing to go a bit off the beaten path (but still keep […]

Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue Center

La Fortuna/Arenal is a fantastic destinations for all types of travelers. The entire area affords fantastic views of the imposing Arenal Volcano but it also offers hot springs, rafting, rappelling, hiking, ziplining and more. But a day in Costa Rica would not be complete without seeking out great wildlife encounters and for a one-of-a-kind animal […]

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