Travel and comfortable shoes

There’s something about an upcoming vacation that just makes me giddy. Constantly checking the weather forecasts, trying to determine what to pack and figuring...

These are a few of my favorite things . . .

Some people get excited when their favorite fashion magazine or catalog arrives. Me, I thrive on travel catalogs. I just love opening my mailbox...

Alsace, merci beaucoup!

Planning this one has been a moving target. While I’m nearly always my own “travel agent” there are so many ways to bring a...

Where oh where to go next?

“But didn’t you  just take vacation?” I hear that frequently, but personally I just think people have short memories! It’s time to think about...

How do you say . . .

Phrasebook French at it’s finest. I picked up a pocket phrasebook for the upcoming trip to France. While I studied French in high school...

Sadly the RV trip is cancelled

Unfortunately, the Grand California RV Adventure, also known as touring Sequoia and Yosemite has been cancelled. Some lucky camper is going to snag a...

Fall vacation is in the works!

Looks like it is Austria in the fall. Just booked airfare yesterday to fly into Salzburg and return from Vienna. Why so early? Well,...

J’adore Paris!

This summer I’m trying something new. A vacation. I never vacation in the summer. Crowds, heat, high prices. Nope, not for me.  However, this...

Munich Madness

I can now officially claim to be going on vacation “next week.”  The countdown to Europe and unplugging from all things work is speeding...

Beyond Paris: Paris to Loire Valley

We’ve been having too much fun visiting adorable villages and UNESCO heritage sites not to mention eating good food and drinking great wine to...

Paris Day 5: Flea Markets

One of the great things to do on a Saturday in Paris is explore one of the vast flea markets and Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is...

Paris day 4 – central paris highlights

Today is all about central Paris. Visiting some of the sights that make this city so famous. While I’ve explored many of these places...

Packing bundle in action

Thought I’d share my most recent experience using that packing bundle technique I shared a few posts ago. Plus of course there’s my new...

New packing technique

I thought I had packing light and my technique down pat. Then I came across this video (pack for weeks in a carry on bag) from Packinglight.com. I’ll...

Full day in Copenhagen

We arrived in Copenhagen yesterday late afternoon and spent a few hours walking around the city, enjoying a dinner of open faced sandwiches before...

And anyway we Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Lines mega ship GetWay is making her maiden voyage through the Baltics and we’re on it! She just arrived after sailing 16...

Packing for a short business trip

I’m off to Chicago. Since this is a short one lasting only two nights it’s a very light packing trip and I can get...

Warnemunde, Germany

NCL Getaway dwarfs the fishing village of Warnemunde as nearly four thousand passengers descend upon this sleepy seaside town. We’re exploring on our own...

A different kind of fast & furious

With less than two weeks until Paris (9 days to be exact) I’m entering the fast and furious travel shopping mode. Not exactly sure...

Makeup on the road

One thing I’ve been asked about is what make-up I take when I travel.  I pretty much narrow down between my “nice to haves”...