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Ten Ideas for Creating a Souvenir Collection

By | June 22nd, 2016|General, Travel Tip|

In French, the word souvenir means “to remember.” In travel, the word souvenir often conjures up memories of cheesy tourist shops full of “Made in China” knick knacks. When searching for something to remind you of your last adventure, it sometimes helps to have an idea ahead of time. If you pick a theme, it's [...]

The Wonders of Wellington, NZ

By | June 10th, 2016|General, Solo, Summer, Warm Countries|

Consistently ranking in the top ten of travel destination lists, Wellington, New Zealand , though small for a capital city, is a decidedly big destination. With mountains in the background and a craggy coastline on the forefront, Wellington is situated perfectly to provide a memorable vacation for everyone from movie buffs to foodies to those [...]

Beyond Camping

By | May 19th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer, Travel Tip|

The idea of a vacation spent communing with nature without cell phones, laptops or other electronic distractions can be appealing. The idea of a simple, inexpensive way to see beautiful locations is appealing as well. The thought of wet tents and leaky air mattresses? Not so much. There are alternatives that let you live the [...]

Imagine the Worst – Five Travel Disasters and How to Avoid Them

By | May 13th, 2016|Family, General, Travel Tip|

The more you travel, the more you learn. Still, no matter how much experience you have on land, sea or in the air, things will go wrong. While it's nice to approach life with a positive point of view, you are doing yourself a disservice if you're not anticipating the possibility of a less than [...]

Channel Islands National Park – Visit a New World

By | May 4th, 2016|Family, General, Summer|

Channel Islands National Park offers visitors a rare opportunity to see unique species of plants and animals. Like South America's Galapagos Island, these five islands and the water that surround them have species that have evolved in isolation. With 13,000 years of human history behind it, the park offers has known civilizations like the Chumash, [...]

Ten Free Travel Apps You’ll Thank Me For

By | April 27th, 2016|General, Travel Tip|

It's true, there is an app for everything. While I love my “Words with Friends” app, it's a diversion – not necessary or particularly helpful. The latest travel apps, on the other hand, can save you money, time and frustration. No matter why you travel, your smart phone can be your best friend. These ten [...]

Iceland – The Ultimate Escape

By | April 20th, 2016|Cold Countries, Family, General, Summer|

In every relationship, there comes a time where you need a REAL escape. You need something so big and out of the ordinary that you are spurred to remember why exactly you are together. Never fear. Iceland is here to rescue you! Invest in some time in Iceland and rediscover yourselves! Sometimes all it takes [...]

How to Travel With Kids and Keep Your Sanity

By | March 30th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer, Travel Tip|

So often I talk to other moms who lament that vacation with their family isn't really a vacation. For them, it feels like more work on top of their already overloaded lives. It doesn't have to be this way. I'm not saying that getting ready for a vacation is not like taking on a third [...]

3 Unforgettable Scuba Vacation Destinations

By | March 14th, 2016|General, Solo, Summer, Warm Countries|

Accessible to just about everyone, scuba diving is fast becoming a driving force for people making vacation plans. You can acquire basic certification just about anywhere in the World. Once you know the basics, you are ready for ever-increasing adventures. Talk to any experienced scuba diver and you'll talk to a person with incredible travel [...]

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