Flying, Travel

The History of Luggage

My dream trip still involves us going to the airport with nothing but the clothes on our backs, our passports, and an American Express card, pointing to the departure board and saying, “let’s go THERE!” We’ll get what we need at the other end.

The World A to Z

Blah, Blah, Blogs (or You Decide the Topic)

When you commit to writing a weekly blog it’s easy to think, “hmmm, what if I skip a week?” or - more often - “What the heck am I gonna write about this week?”   I am quite proud that the topics I write about are either from the heart or from personal experience. That means… Continue reading Blah, Blah, Blogs (or You Decide the Topic)

The World A to Z, Travel

How Do You Travel?

Deciding where to go on a vacation is only the first step. Don't let the planning overwhelm you -- and once you're on your trip, have fun!

The World A to Z

Travel is Personal

This headline may seem a little like a no-brainer to a lot of people, but I’m not sure most people take their travel personally. Here’s what I mean: I’ve been to Paris three times and I’ve never been up in the Eiffel Tower. Oh sure, I’ve been TO the Eiffel Tower, but not up in… Continue reading Travel is Personal

Road Trip, Route 66

Route 66: Hotels, Motels and a Wigwam

Anyone who has ever gone on any kind of trip away from home can tell you there is a little twinge of trepidation about where you will lay your head at night. Going home to see Mom and Dad? Will the bed of your youth be as comfortable as you remember? Headed off on a… Continue reading Route 66: Hotels, Motels and a Wigwam

The World A to Z

O is for Orseolo

The best part of having your own plan to see the world is being able to make it fit your personal wishes. That was especially true of the “O” trip. Greg and I wanted to go somewhere romantic, European and hopefully Italian. Neither of us had ever been to Venice (well, to be fair, I… Continue reading O is for Orseolo

Alexandria, The World A to Z

Pied-à-Terre

Literally, pied-à-terre is French for “a foot on the ground,” but Wikipedia says the phrase implies usage as a temporary second residence (but not a vacation home), either for part of the year or part of the work week, by a reasonably wealthy person. I’d love to say I am “reasonably” wealthy, but my husband and I… Continue reading Pied-à-Terre

Diversion

Take the Upgrade

What do you do with an extra week of vacation? I recently reached a milestone work anniversary and now earn an extra week of vacation every year. Greg is a few years behind me, so that leaves me with a week to use that he doesn't have. The trouble is, I really prefer traveling with… Continue reading Take the Upgrade

The World A to Z

H is for Hindustan?

OK, I admit it ... H is for Hindustan is a bit of a stretch, but my mom was living in India and how could I pass up a chance to travel there? The trouble is, I was only on H ... and she wouldn't be there by the time I got to "I" so… Continue reading H is for Hindustan?

The World A to Z

To Pack or Not to Pack

Several of you have asked for more details about not packing and taking an empty suitcase. Here's what we did: First, you have to know that when I was younger I lived in Germany and Italy so I know a little about shopping in Europe and I appreciate how the clothes there fit my body.… Continue reading To Pack or Not to Pack