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Travel Book Review – Lonely Planet’s Cooks, Clowns, and Cowboys is a Winner!

Travel Book Review – Lonely Planet’s Cooks, Clowns, and Cowboys is a Winner!

Today it is my great pleasure to write a travel book review for Lonely Planet’s newly published, Cooks, Clowns and Cowboys – 101 Skills and Experiences to Discover on Your Travels. A travel book review can sometimes be a chore trying to put a new spin on a typical compilation of ‘must-see’ sites and reviews […]

February 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Visitor’s Guide to the Striking Art of Kuala Lumpur

A Visitor’s Guide to the Striking Art of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, part Chinatown and part Bollywood, is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan regions in Malaysia and a popular hub for culture and art. When you visit this federal capital, you will want to have a little background in Malaysian art to see why Kuala Lumpur could be a great choice for your next trip […]

February 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wildwoods Lodge of Maine – Snowmobile and ATV Nirvana

Wildwoods Lodge of Maine – Snowmobile and ATV Nirvana

Now that winter has arrived in earnest and snow blankets the hills and valleys of New England, it’s time to don your winter woolies and venture out to make long lasting family memories in the snow. Last fall we visited an amazing outdoor sports wonderland tucked in the woods of Brownville Maine – close to […]

February 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cuddle and Bubble on a Romantic B&B Getaway

Cuddle and Bubble on a Romantic B&B Getaway

Love is in the air. But, do work schedules, kids’ appointments or the never-ending alerts sounding off from your smartphone have you and your loved one running circles around each another? Maybe it’s time to stop, take a deep breath and get back to basics this Valentine’s Day. If you’re not sure how, let Cupid […]

February 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Can I Bring Alcohol On A Cruise? – 13 Cruise Lines That Say YES!

Can I Bring Alcohol On A Cruise? – 13 Cruise Lines That Say YES!

While excitedly packing up for a cruise vacation, most of us have asked ourselves, “Can I take wine or alcohol on a cruise?”  For years the answer has been no, but increasingly that is changing.  We’ve found 13 major cruise lines that now say, yes you can. Half the charm of booking a balcony cabin […]

February 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Dozen Fun and Imaginative Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day

A Dozen Fun and Imaginative Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day

We’ll make sure you look for love in all the right places with – A Dozen Red-Hot Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Has Valentine’s Day been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates off the store shelf and picking up a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line?  Confess, romance has taken second […]

January 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Merry MunchThrough Beautiful Strasbourg – An Alsace Trip Report

A Merry MunchThrough Beautiful Strasbourg – An Alsace Trip Report

I am so happy to be back in Alsace, especially here in Strasbourg. I have not been here since the 90’s when while teaching at Boston Latin Academy, I was part of a French teacher exchange hosted by the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association of which I am a trustee. This […]

January 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
TSA Screening Changes May Ease Your Airport Angst

TSA Screening Changes May Ease Your Airport Angst

TSA screenings continue to be a hot topic as it seems hardly a day goes by without a fresh video appearing featuring a traumatized traveler getting a very personal pat down and inspection by airport security.  Most disturbing are the pictures of toddlers being reduced to tears as they go through the screening process.  It […]

January 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Celebrity Vacation Homes To-Die-For

Celebrity Vacation Homes To-Die-For

But to-die is the last thing you’ll want to do in these ultra-swanky celebrity vacation homes. Here’s a fun infographic from the vacation rental site FlipKey with fascinating facts and descriptions of celebrities’ eye-popping getaway homes. Read it and swoon!

January 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
What I Learned While Volunteering Abroad

What I Learned While Volunteering Abroad

When I graduated school, like many of my generation, I had no idea where I wanted to go. No aspirations on what I wanted to be. A friend suggested that volunteering abroad teaching English as a foreign language could help me get away from my problems and get a fresh perspective on things. I had […]

December 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
New Books To Thrill The Travel Lovers On Your Christmas List

New Books To Thrill The Travel Lovers On Your Christmas List

Without a doubt, Lonely Planet has become one of my favorite go-to publishers for entertaining travel books.  We all know they publish terrific travel guides, but now they also have a series of really wonderful ‘coffee table’ travel books.  Recently they released a number of extraordinary books that will tempt you to keep a copy […]

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
The World’s Most Beautiful Vineyards

The World’s Most Beautiful Vineyards

The World’s Five Most Beautiful Vineyards   A holiday to a wine resort is one sure-fire way of guaranteeing a good time. Wine inexplicably tastes better when you’re drinking it whilst admiring the vines that created it. Of course, with good wine, comes good food and luxurious accommodation. And then there’s the educational aspect of […]

December 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Take The Kids On A Fossil Hunting Adventure In Great Britain

Take The Kids On A Fossil Hunting Adventure In Great Britain

Prehistoric Britain – Great places to take the kids fossil hunting If you’re looking for a bit of a different family outing next summer, why not go fossil hunting? The UK is absolutely packed to the rafters with fossils and it isn’t just trained archaeologists that can go hunting for them – you too can […]

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in the UK

A Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in the UK

If you are looking for something unique this Christmas but really don’t fancy slogging it out on Oxford Street, why not enjoy your shopping with some of these magical festive experiences at the best Christmas Markets in the UK. London Southbank This market always offers a festive log cabin experience. Why not take a trip […]

November 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Fun Thanksgiving Infographic

Fun Thanksgiving Infographic

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Here’s an infographic with some very entertaining fun-facts about how we celebrate the day.

November 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals for 2012

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals for 2012

Here’s a rundown of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that have appeared in our in-box.  While everyone else is fighting the crowds at the malls trying to save a few dollars, smart travelers will land some of the best travel deals of the winter, saving hundreds of dollars.  Major hotel companies, airlines […]

November 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Top Ways To Stay In Touch While Travelling

Top Ways To Stay In Touch While Travelling

What’s New In Top Communication Devices and Apps for Travellers Keeping in touch is never more important than when travelling far from home, and thankfully, it has never been easier or cheaper to do. The latest travel communication apps and devices not only help you talk, send pictures and texts, but they also help you […]

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Photo Etiquette – 12 Practical Tips For Travelers

Photo Etiquette – 12 Practical Tips For Travelers

A great picture is the best souvenir you can bring back from your travels to someone at home. No other souvenir can spell the culture of your travel destination as eloquently as a photo can. However, you cannot just go around snapping pictures of everything you see; there’s a certain photo etiquette that you should […]

November 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Free Vacation Stays for Vets on Veteran’s Day

Free Vacation Stays for Vets on Veteran’s Day

Now in its 4th year, this is a promotion I look forward to spreading the news about each  year.  On November 11th (Veteran’s Day) more than 1,000 Bed and Breakfasts across the United States and Canada are offering Vets a free night’s stay. The 4th Annual B&Bs for Vets program honors men and women who […]

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Castles, Vineyards and Bike Trails – Life Is Good Along The Mosel River Germany

Castles, Vineyards and Bike Trails – Life Is Good Along The Mosel River Germany

When my husband and I first moved to Germany we searched for that typical German town with ‘gingerbread houses’ and an old mystical feel to it.  After realizing most of that was in Bavaria, hours away from our house in Rheinland Pfalz, we stumbled upon the Mosel River.  A 30-minute ride from our house through […]

October 19, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More