Planning a Trip

Things to consider BEFORE planning your trip

These are some of my tried and true rules for planning a trip....

You Will Be Back

I actually have a philosophy about traveling. It boils down to "you will be back”.  It does not matter whether it...

Devil's Bridge

Les Ferreres aqueduct or Devil’s Bridge

I have a love of Roman ruins, so when I read about this little...

Why Not Travel?

Why not?

That was the answer to my husband’s initial "NO" when I suggested a trip to Europe with our 6,...

Travel and Terrorism

Istanbul, TurkeySpring Break 2016

We had a very interesting spring break.  We had our trip to Turkey planned...

No Pictures Please

Travel with Teens- How to get around the “I don't want my picture taken”

I carry my camera everywhere....

A Day at the Grand Canyon- South Rim

The Grand Canyon had been on my bucket list for years and it did not disappoint!

How we got there:

The Appeal of Small Towns

Small is beautiful!

I like variety. I love the big bustling cities, but there is nothing like the charm...

A Free Day

The importance of down time

While on a trip, every day is an adventure, full of new visuals, scents, food...

Funny Signs in Italy

Six funny signs we found in Italy. We loved the "converted" traffic signs, but the Fire Exit takes first place!

Berlin Wall

I grew up totally into the sciences, chemistry and biology were my thing.  Then in college I kept hearing about this...

Audio vs Organized Tours

I am not a big fan of organized tours. Don't get me wrong, I have been on some pretty good ones. But when you travel...

Have Tupperware, Will Travel

It is funny how one thing can make your life so much easier...

For several years now I always take a medium...

Museum Anyone?

How to avoid the “Museum eye-roll”…

My kids are frequent museum visitors, but I have to admit that there...

Where to stay?

Rent a place!

We are a family of 5 so we always need two hotel rooms.  When the kids were younger, we would...