Thoughtfulness Thursday: Packing

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Packing It seems like I got a huge response on Instagram after I posted both of the pictures below so I thought I would post about my packing. If you've read my blog for awhile, you know that I'm an extremely organized person....more

Our Williamsburg Trip, Part 1: The Timeshare

One of my favorite things in the world is vacations – whether it be a week on a sunny island, a one-night getaway to a B&B or a three-day weekend somewhere within driving distance. It really doesn’t matter WHERE; I just love to get away for a bit. Especially if there is a beach nearby!...more

fun versus not fun

Happy Friday! How has everyone's week been? Today I'm just sharing some random things that are fun versus not fun. Fun - Warm cuddly dog sleeping in your bed on a cold winter night. | Not fun - A piping hot dog (as in a warm dog, not a "hot dog") sleeping in your bed when it's 80 degrees....more

Breaking Bad

Employers in the United States are not mandated to provide paid vacation or holidays to their employees thus contrasting sharply with any other industrialized nation in the world. In view of this, I believe the logical mental leap here would be to think that those of us who get paid vacation would put it to good use. Not so. US employees perform rather poorly in the vacation department and as many as 60% of us end up working during the breaks we do take.  How did we end up with a workation culture?...more

Vacation for Your Pet

Now that summer is right around the corner, daydreams of a a relaxing, maybe tropical, vacation start to enter our minds.  But for those who have pets, the thought of leaving our beloved four-legged friends in a kennel or in the care of a stranger is not something we look forward to....more

Best Places To Take Your Kids On Vacation #1 (Video of my own)

Best Places To Take Your Kids On Vacation #1 This is #1 in a series of posts. If you’re going on vacation soon, you’ll want to look at some of these places. They are great for kids and adults. This video is a view of Myrtle Beach from our hotel last year. Next month, in May we’re going back. This time we found an actual beach house to rent, for not much more! ...more

To infinity, and the road. Er, beyond.

If you want to get to know somebody, you spend time with them. If you really want to get to know somebody, spend six hours trapped in a car with them. And if you really, really want all the gory details, spend twelve.That’s my personal philosophy on travel. (And maybe on people, too, but this is a travel blog.) It all started for me six years ago, when my at-the-time-boyfriend-now-husband and I decided to take off for the weekend and visit a friend in Chicago. Twelve hours away by car. In the middle of winter. What could possibly go wrong?...more

Vacations Shouldn't Make You Vomit: Why I Won't Go on a Cruise

Other people seem to like cruises.  They rave about how it's one-stop vacation fun: endless buffets of food, daily planned activities, and kid camps.  But even after having friend after friend come back from their cruise vacations tanned and rested, I have no desire to ever step foot on a cruise ship.  Stories like the 600 passengers that just fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea on a Royal Caribbean cruise this week seals the deal. ...more
Norovirus happens on land too.  It happens in land hotels ALL the time it's just not easily ...more

How To Stay Fit On Vacation

Staying fit while on vacation can be a daunting task, but with a little determination it CAN be done. You need to go into your vacation with the mind set that you will find a way to work out every day or every other day.  Having a plan will keep you on track and feeling great while you relax and perhaps overindulge. ...more