It has been a long time since I visited New Orleans. I’ve been in the city many times, but I’ve never visited New Orleans. We travel with our kids several times a year, and I often wondered how the city of New Orleans could translate into a family-friendly travel experience. I planned a few activities … Continue reading (Re)Discover Your City
At this moment in my life, I am in a holding pattern. /‘hōldiNG ‘padern/ noun the flight path maintained by an aircraft awaiting permission to land I find it ironic that my life is in a place that I am familiar with, and probably have more tolerance for, when I am traveling. It’s the second definition of holding … Continue reading Plans and Patience
Lake Louise, Alberta is a beautiful place. The accommodations at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise made my stay even more enjoyable. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is surrounded by a setting that is so spectacular that when I first saw photos of the hotel nestled in the heart of majestic mountains I thought, “This cannot be real”. … Continue reading An Introduction to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
In February 2018, I had the privilege of spending five days at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Warm weather destinations are my preference, and much to my surprise, I enjoyed every moment of my visit to the winter wonderland of Alberta. If you like to plan travel in advance, now is the time to … Continue reading Winter Wonderland: Wardrobe and Wellness
A few years ago, a friend of mine from Russia taught me how to say, "Happy New Year" in Russian. Well, not in Russian, but rather how the new year greeting shared among Russians translates to English. I really liked the translation of "Happy New Year" into "Happy New Happiness". "New Happiness" describes the feeling … Continue reading Happy New Happiness
If relaxation is what you desire as you head into the new year, a cruise is the perfect way to accomplish that goal. A couple of years ago, I had to delay my plans for an Alaskan cruise with Disney Cruise Line. Thankfully, I realized the need to change my plans early in the year … Continue reading New Year Wonder
It’s not easy to find the perfect soap. But in this tale, a handmade soap with natural ingredients and customer care make the perfect pair.
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
Pine cone crafts are beautiful to display during the fall and the holiday season, however it takes a bit of work to prepare them for use in your home.
The busiest time of the year can also be the best time for holiday travel. Why not make holiday time with your family restful, refreshing and relaxing?