Holiday Travel for the Soul

Have you ever thought of holiday travel as therapy? Your answer may be a quick and resounding IN ALL CAPS, “NO!”. And I understand. I get it. Your version of holiday travel is probably as stressful as the scene in "Home Alone” where everyone wakes up late and runs around the house in complete and total … Continue reading Holiday Travel for the Soul

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

Twelve Quarts of Happiness

I started traveling when I was very young. Back then, I had the luxury of having my parents pack my luggage for me. If I didn't have my toothbrush and toothpaste when I arrived at grandmas house, I let the adults responsible for my missing toiletries work it out. Ah! Those were carefree days. Now … Continue reading Twelve Quarts of Happiness

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

Plan Your Adventure

I may not have been able to take an Alaskan cruise in 2017, but I learned a lot from my experience with disappointment. My previous blog entry chronicled the time I scheduled an Alaskan cruise and fell short of our financial goals. It was pretty early in the game when I realized that we had … Continue reading Plan Your Adventure

A Dream Delayed

We must remember that things will not always go as planned, and it seems that this is especially true when it comes to travel. There are delays at airports and carefully planned vacations can be turned upside down by bad weather or a missing reservation. My previous post chronicled my first cruise that happened as … Continue reading A Dream Delayed