December 20, 2018

Well, I'm off to the Caribbean for the holiday. Below is just a little preview of a few destinations I will be visiting. I'll be reporting back in a little over 10 days. Ciao for now!


Cartagena's old city is its principal attraction, particularly the inner walled town, consisting of the historical districts of El Centro and San Diego. It's one of finest examples of preserved colonial architecture in the Americas, packed with churches, monasteries, plazas, palaces and mansions with their...

November 29, 2018

The meaning of Christmas has changed for me over recent years as my family has shrunk to barely a handful and the perfect gift is not found in a mall but truly is about getting out of town and discovering a new destination.

March 6, 2018

Don’t worry, it’s not some strange ménage à trois, just the the 13th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show that just happened to feature humpbacks, furry mascots, and a book labeled as the “Kama Sutra of Travel Fun.”  

I stopped by the recent travel show and was able to ask some of the best travel experts what’s hot and what’s not in travel destinations this year. Special guests included, CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg, Rick Steves (my unofficial mentor), Phil Keoghan, host of The Am...

September 27, 2017

Scouring the web and visiting familiar websites like Lonely Planet, Travel & Leisure, and Trip Advisor, I found out everyone’s top places to visit are varied to a high degree. Whether it’s from their polls, reader comments, or a  random staff member, these websites or magazines all had interesting opinions on current popular locales. Using these top lists as a starting point, I reached into my own memorable experiences and knowledge to concoct my own list. Just as other lists are highly subjecti...

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Travel. It's my life's blood. If I don't board a plane, hop a train, or make a wrong turn, I don't feel like myself. I love getting lost!

                            - b.l. richards 

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