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...

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,...

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...

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...

Warnemunde to Rostock

After enjoying our morning in Warnemunde we took the short 20 minute train down to Rostock and subsequent tram to The city center. The...

Day at sea

After staying up late to enjoy the departure from Warnemunde it was nice to sleep in and have a lazy morning. Unfortunately we missed...

Second day in St. Petersburg

Our second day in St. Petersburg was spent in the city visiting landmark sights including the Hermitage, Church on Spilled Blood, Sts. Peter and...

Russia! Experiencing St. Petersburg

It feels surreal to be in Russia yet the actual experience is just like any other major European city with the exception of signage....

Helsinki

After two exhausting days in St. Petersburg we spent a relatively short day in Helsinki and must admit it’s my least favorite stop so...

In Beautiful Stockholm

One busy day in port led to another and this time we’re enjoying the beautiful city of Stockholm. Sadly, due to our ship size...

Vacation challenges

My mom once told me that a vacation should challenge you. Step outside your comfort zone. Learn. Grow. Do something different. Sometimes it’s new...

Take a moment

All too often we get caught up in our own lives and the travel chaos we create. But the greatest thing about travel are...