My uncle would always say, “having the right tool for the job, makes all the difference in the world”. That is so true! As an avid traveler, this is a list of some of the best travel gear that are my favorite go-to items I always keep in my carry-on.
It was a beautiful sunny day in Quebec City, finally, after several days of grey, cold rain the sun was a welcome change on my
Puerto Vallarta As my last night in Puerto Vallarta comes to a close my mind I find myself thinking of things that I have seen, learned, and experienced.
Do you have a vacation rental? Do you want to know how to attract renters and acquire return customers? Check out my interview with Kigo to get tips on what travelers and empty nesters are looking for when they rent a vacation home. I detail what renters are looking for. What they don’t want. Ways to word your listing to highlight the positive aspects of your property and make it shine! There is also a funny story of a place I stayed… that I can laugh about now! So check it out HERE! Kigo is a web-based, scalable solution that provides
Empty Nest – not quite as ready as we thought I thought I was ready. My husband thought he was ready. We were both wrong. We were surprised and caught off guard by the strong emotions we were feeling – the hollow pit in our stomachs, the
Moonlight Snorkeling with Manta Rays Manta rays have been a source of legends and myths for hundreds of years. Sailors at one time believed that they would attack and sink boats by grabbing the anchors to pull them
Alaska Nap Time With those long Alaska summer days you need to sleep when and where you can. Work a little, sleep a little. Zzz… Teens, you gotta love ’em! Share your favorite teen story.
VIRGIN AMERICA OFFERS CLASSY CHECK-IN KIOSKS VIRGIN AMERICA NOTICES DETAILS Most check-in kiosks at the airports are pretty much the same – no frills, functional, and utilitarian. Not much to write about, until I passed the Virgin America desk. Wow! I was so surprised by
On the road to WITS16 WITS16, here I come! I am on my way to my first travel writer and blogger conference. WITS16 – Women in Travel Summit 2016- is being held in fabulous Irvine, California near Newport Beach. I am so excited to network with
What should you pack? Everyone has rituals or particular ways they do things to stay organized and keep the chaos of life at bay. One thing I like to keep organized and ready to use – whenever I can – is my
My 2015 in a nut shell Looking back, 2015 was a very active year. It contained some big steps and changes, and some small. There were quiet-momentous moments and there were loud-joyous moments. 2015 was a year of discovery, growth, and shedding of old shells. I hope that 2016 continues with that same momentum and theme. This is my 2015 in a nut shell, without divulging to much incriminating info: Started the year in a still relatively new place, new surroundings, new environment. Trying to feel settled and situated Came to terms with good-byes from long ago Became closer to
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.
There Is An App For That There are so many apps these days for all of our gadgets. Some very helpful such as those that help you keep track of your daily life, pictures, passwords, accounts, inventory and such. Then there are those that
Just in case you did not think Louisiana was eclectic enough – here are some truly unique, informative, interesting, and down right weird tidbits about Louisiana and one of its largest cities, New Orleans. Louisiana’s strange laws Louisiana was first successfully settled in 1718 after the French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier had claimed it for France in 1682. Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union on August 30,1812 There is a bill in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents. There have been over 30 hurricanes that have hit Louisiana since 1900.
Ode To The Magical Pub Pubs are transporters into the mysterious past. Each pub has its own distinct feeling, charm and character that greets its guests. From the ancient carved wooden door that has been
An empty nester dinner One of the things that I like about being an empty nester is the option to choose not to make full dinner, if I don’t want to. And sometimes, that is exactly what I choose to do! Especially when I have a not so simple day, all I want is a really simple dinner. Tonight’s menu is wine!
Toilet Paper What is August 26th? Among many things, it is national toilet paper day. I know, seriously, right! Who thought of this?? Maybe the makers of Charmin? Hats off (or should I say, pants down) to those little rolls of paper that we all hold dear in that particular time of need. Heaven forbid a simple daily duty becomes a tricky situation. Imagine, you are in a public restroom. You reach for the toilet paper only to realize that the precious roll is bare! There is nothing left but the roll of cardboard and a tiny little scrap of TP blowing in the wind. Taunting you,
Several weeks ago I spent some time with my niece whom I had not seen in several years. This was a much needed and because of
We like to ghost, by that I mean we like to go to haunted places. We like to try to capture them on our cameras. Sometimes we