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Dayna Engberg

Travel Writer
Dayna is an MBA who left a starchy job in finance to pursue the wild adventures of being a travel writer. She has since gotten caught in a blizzard in the Canadian Rockies, lost a shoe on a camel trek across the Sahara Desert and crashed a jeep in the Mexican jungle. She maintains that bad luck makes for excellent stories.

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Chasing the Northern Lights

Considered the Holy Grail of sky watching, the Aurora Borealis — or Northern Lights — is among nature’s most spectacular displays....Read More

Oct 08, 2021

Cruising Ancient Relics

If you’ve ever wanted to travel through waters once reigned by mighty rulers, explore the remnants of flourishing empires and experience...Read More

Oct 08, 2021

Experience the Magic of Halloween Time

If you’ve never visited Halloween Time at Disneyland® Resort, you’ve never fully experienced Halloween. That’s no exaggeration! When it comes to...Read More

Oct 05, 2021


It’s not that we haven’t crossed anything off our bucket list lately. After all, we’ve spent plenty of time baking bread,...Read More

Sep 21, 2021

With Active & Discovery, The Adventure is Up to You

So, you’re the adventurous type. At home, you can be found staying active, getting outside and trying new restaurants. When you...Read More

Sep 14, 2021

3 Best Alaskan Shore Excursions

If you’re venturing to the Last Frontier, there’s plenty to get excited about — especially on a cruise. From whale watching...Read More

Sep 13, 2021

3 Best Mediterranean Shore Excursions

Stunning sapphire waters. Postcard-perfect beaches. Countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you’re planning a trip to the Mediterranean, there’s plenty to...Read More

Sep 13, 2021

3 Reasons to Choose River Cruising

Bigger isn’t always better. In fact, when it comes to river cruising, small ship is the way to go. Keep reading...Read More

Sep 10, 2021

Three Must-See Small Ports for your European River Cruise

If you love architecture — not to mention fascinating history, sweeping pastoral landscapes and mouthwatering cuisine — it’s no secret that...Read More

Sep 10, 2021

Disney’s Family-Friendly Private Island

Looking for family fun without the large crowds? Disney’s Private Island, Castaway Cay offers the best of both worlds, a relaxing...Read More

Sep 09, 2021

3 Places in Los Cabos You Need to Hear About

Welcome to a paradise where the deep blue Sea of Cortez kisses the vast Pacific Ocean. Los Cabos, nestled at the...Read More

Sep 07, 2021

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Vs. Pandora - The World of Avatar

In the age-old debate of science versus nature, we’re putting two Walt Disney World® Resort theme park lands to the test...Read More

Jul 28, 2021

Where to Stay on your Walt Disney World<sup>®</sup> Vacation

When it comes to choosing where to stay for your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation, you’ll be met with over 30...Read More

Jul 28, 2021


There’s no denying the excitement of a big city, but these days, there’s something uniquely exhilarating about traveling somewhere seldom seen...Read More

May 20, 2021


Private islands aren’t just for the rich and famous anymore. Sky-high zip lines, secluded beaches and star-studded parties are all within...Read More

Apr 20, 2021

The Surprising Factor That Can Make or Break Your Cruise

Through our years of cruising experience, we’ve learned a lot about what really matters when choosing a cruise vacation.  You might...Read More

Feb 27, 2021

5 Reasons to Visit This Private Island

There’s only one place in the world where you can conquer the tallest waterslide in North America, ascend 400 feet in...Read More

Feb 01, 2021

Cancun is Calling

While 2020 was the year we put our travel plans on hold, 2021 is shaping up to be the year we...Read More

Jan 13, 2021


In a time when most of our travels have been domestic destinations and nearby national parks, there’s nothing quite as thrilling...Read More

Sep 29, 2020


Read on to discover two of Japan’s legendary pilgrimage routes and peek inside the kind of rogue adventure far beyond conventional...Read More

Aug 26, 2020

Where to Plan a Safe and Sunny Beach Vacation Right Now

Generally speaking, this is the perfect time of year to plan a beach getaway, but for a year that has been...Read More

Aug 25, 2020


Experiencing the wild wonders of Africa right is highly important. For a once-in-a-lifetime journey, it’s worth it to double-down to get...Read More

Aug 19, 2020


It’s a magical night, the one night of the year we usher in the new and renounce the old. From competitive...Read More

Aug 05, 2020


It’s the fuel for our adventures, and, for many of us, the sole motive for our travels. Cuisine is most captivating...Read More

Jul 27, 2020

Do’s and Don’ts for an Epic Destination Wedding

If you’ve suddenly found yourself at home with a serious case of wedding wanderlust, you aren’t alone! Now is a great...Read More

May 06, 2020

The Top 3 Most Romantic Oceanfront Suites

Breathtaking beachfront locations, oceanfront dinners by candlelight, soaking tubs for two… Sandals Resorts are known for being romantic. From private tropical...Read More

May 06, 2020