All Things Beautiful

In keeping with the title of my blog, I am going to share a few of the beautiful things I've observed this fall. This is an exercise in gratitude for the blessings I often overlook. For the past seven years, it has been my joy and responsibility to prepare my family for holiday travel. In … Continue reading All Things Beautiful

Making a List

If you pay attention to advertisers, it’s that time of year when you should get started with your Christmas shopping. You have a list, and if you wait too long, someone will be left out! There’s a list for everything these days, which made me think about how I have used lists to my advantage. … Continue reading Making a List

The Wonder of Alaska: Part 3

It wasn’t my original intention to write about my Alaskan adventure in a series. But as I reviewed my photos and videos, I realized that I couldn’t do justice to the places I went and things I saw by trying to squeeze them into one post. Through the process of writing each blog entry I’m … Continue reading The Wonder of Alaska: Part 3

The Wonder of Alaska: Part 2

After spending three days on the Disney Wonder and taking in breathtaking scenery of the Vancouver coastline and Alaska, I decided to stop calling my vacation a cruise. It was obvious that this was an adventure. Adventure was now taking me to the northernmost point of the Inside Passage: Skagway, Alaska. Join me as I … Continue reading The Wonder of Alaska: Part 2

The Wonder of Alaska

Summer is over, and fall is upon us, yet my mind constantly wanders back to the incredible week I spent cruising the Inside Passage of Alaska. Before the pictures and videos on my phone are uploaded to "the cloud" and become distant memories only to be posted on #ThrowbackThursday, my next few blog entries will … Continue reading The Wonder of Alaska

As Seen In An In-flight Magazine

There was a time when I would peruse airline magazines, see an ad for a travel gadget and think to myself, “There is no way that works!”. My thinking changed in 2017 during landing on a flight from LAX to Oahu. I started traveling at a young age, and I remember experiencing extreme ear pain … Continue reading As Seen In An In-flight Magazine

Palo and Parents on the Disney Wonder

When I mention how much I enjoy sailing with my family on Disney Cruise Line, I am often asked the following question: "Is there anything for you to do without your kids?" I don't mind answering that question because there may be the assumption that sailing with Disney Cruise Line means that there is little-to-nothing … Continue reading Palo and Parents on the Disney Wonder