The best souvenirs are stories. Read them here on the Grownup Travels Blog.
Why just stay in an ordinary hotel when you can stay somewhere with a story? There's certainly no shortage of stories in Ireland as the country is known for its colourful history and storytelling talent ("craic"), and there's no shortage of castles here, either. So...read more
Twenty years ago I stood sweating in the humid, stifling gloom inside one of the most famous Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, the giant pyramid of Chichen Itza. Although not generally claustrophobic, I found myself having second thoughts as I contemplated climbing the...read more
"There's another one!" I heard someone on the beach exclaim, as I stuck my snorkelled head back into the water, searching now for not two, but three stingrays that had been spotted just offshore. Sure enough, there it was, another ray gracefully skimming the ocean...read more
I had just celebrated my birthday a week earlier in Toronto, and now here I was, suspended from a pair of ropes 80 feet in the air inside the largest cenote cavern in the Yucatan, rappelling my way down with Henk to take a dip in the underground pool's clear, cool...read more