The Wonders of Wellington, NZ

By | 2017-03-07T16:36:53+00:00 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 | 2017-02-27T17:43:24+00:00 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 [...]

Channel Islands National Park – Visit a New World

By | 2017-02-27T17:43:25+00:00 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, [...]

Iceland – The Ultimate Escape

By | 2017-02-27T17:43:25+00:00 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 | 2017-02-27T17:43:25+00:00 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 [...]

Why Hiring the Right Person Can Boost Business in Our Social World

By | 2017-02-27T17:43:25+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Solo, Summer, Warm Countries|

Two years ago I was in Perth, Australia for a conference. While there, I decided to get my scuba certification. I mean how cool is it to get certified on a business trip in Australia! Before I left I researched a number of dive companies and finally picked IndiDive. As far as I’m concerned, Pete [...]

3 Unforgettable Scuba Vacation Destinations

By | 2017-02-27T17:43:25+00:00 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 [...]

OBX – Is It Time For You to Claim Your Bumper Sticker?

By | 2017-02-27T17:43:25+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer|

Come one, you know what I mean. You see those oval stickers on the backs of all the cool minivans and SUV's. Did you ever wonder about the OBX sticker? OBX is Outer Banks – a 300 mile long group of barrier islands off of the North Carolina coast. The Outer Banks have been a [...]

Road Trips – Not All Fun And Games!

By | 2017-02-27T17:43:26+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Family, Road Trip, Summer|

The drive from Toronto to Florida is LONG! I don't know how people do it in two days. I can tell you I will never dead head it down to Florida again until my husband gets his driving license. I have to say that the kids were wonderful on the trip. Our son, on occasion, [...]

I’m In Love With the Don Cesar Hotel

By | 2017-02-27T17:43:26+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer|

My family and I fell in love with the Don Cesar last year when we visited St. Pete Beach. This hotel was our one major splurge on our trip. Because we normally spend three weeks to a month on the road we try to stay in mid-level hotels. However, after discovering the Don Cesar [...]

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