This Summer, Pack Your Sunscreen and Your Rabbit's Foot

Some people are made to travel. Some families are made to travel. I’m convinced ours isn’t one of them. Many years ago, when the kids were but toddlers, I didn’t feel that way. Yearly road trips to Florida, our car stuffed with plastic pails and blow-up rafts, the air singed with fast food smells and arguments about which way the fold-out map should be positioned. Happy memories of successful vacations whose only downsides were burned skin and regrets about not staying away longer....more

17 Sarcastic Hacks for the First Time European Traveler

 June 1, 2016 — With the kids grown, the dog dead, and the mortgage whittled down, midlife tourists are off to exotic locations this summer. As an unsophisticated rural dweller, I’ll shares experiences from mistakes made and lessons learned. June 1 is the official start of the Rube Travel season. Middle-aged men pack Sansabelt pants, while their wives buy ridiculous pink travel hats with a chin strap....more

Visiting the Real Life Hogwarts Castle

Yes, it really does exist and you really can visit it! Prepare yourself, I'm about to make all of your Harry Potter dreams come true....more

My Travel Notes...

As I sit on the plane awaiting takeoff for my first vacation in nine years, I can't help but question why I don't travel more often. Everyone needs to hit the refresh button from time to time. Now that I work in the hospitality Industry, vacations should be a requirement at least once a year. If not for not but to explore, size up the competition and decompress from everyday stresses....more

What Will Disney Characters Autograph?

Many times I have mentioned that meeting characters is one of my favorite experiences at Disney World. For years I just met with characters and interacted with them. Then  about a year ago I decided to start getting autographs from the characters. Since the parks are always getting new characters and sometimes retiring others I wanted a way to remember the moment with something other than a picture. Then I got thinking, What Will Disney Characters Autograph?...more

I Want to Study Abroad: Where Should I Go?

As a local coordinator for a high school exchange program, and as someone who blogs on the subject as well, students thinking about studying abroad sometime ask me, “where should I go?” Here are my thoughts.I'm looking to study abroad next Fall and I'm deciding between the United States, England, and Germany. Where is the best place to study? ...more

Art, Farms, Food, History, and Hiking in Yuma, Arizona

It's only a 3-hour drive from Phoenix to Yuma, a neat but often-overlooked city in the southwesternmost corner of Arizona. I made the trip recently with my husband, Phillip....more

Failing at life

It's been a while since I've written a new post so just so you know I've not made a miraculous transformation and resigned myself to a life of celibacy here is a brief description of some of the poor choices I've made over the past four months. If you recall in my last post I described how a potential date of mine had ended up getting with my friend. I had also flirted with the idea of sleeping with the brother of a guy I had already slept with a couple of times and who I then worked with. Well......more
Brilliant article! Laughed all the way through :D Don't worry, you're not alone in the drinking, ...more

Why the Best Time to Travel Is With a Baby

Congratulations, you just had a baby. Maybe travel is the last thing on your mind right now. Maybe you think that when the baby is bigger, more independent, travel will be easier. Well, I’m here to tell you that it won’t be and that the best time to travel is with a baby.Why we stopped travelling with our children...more