(Re)Discover Your City

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

Plans and Patience

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

Beautiful Alberta: Where to Stay, What to Do

IMPORTANT NOTE: The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the availability of activities that I participated in during my visit to Lake Louise. Prior to your stay, call, email or visit the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise website and Lake Louise Ski Resort for closures and updates. Lake Louise, Alberta is a beautiful place. … Continue reading Beautiful Alberta: Where to Stay, What to Do

Winter Wonderland: Wardrobe and Wellness

  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

Happy New Happiness

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