Tips for Flying With a Baby

ONE | Fill the Diaper Bag with Essentials - I made sure I packed that thing with everything but the kitchen sink. These are just a few of the key things to make sure you have. ...more
UrbanEarthworm  Good luck and I hope you find some of these tips useful!more

Essentials for a Cozy Guest Room

I love to entertain and host guests … either for an evening or weekend. When friends and family come to stay, I want to be sure they are comfy and cozy in their surroundings! ...more
olive_shoe Sure! I'm totally going to steal that wifi idea.more

Best Travel Essentials for Your Carry-On Bag

I thought today I’d share some of my all-time favorite carry-on travel items. You know – those things that you always have to have on you at all times....more
What a great list!  Tiana from http://www.powercouplelife.commore

Top 10 Budget Travel Ideas for Dream Vacation

How would you feel if you could afford your dream vacation? Discover how to achieve your dreams by following these top 10 budget travel ideas....more

Things You Learn As A Female Solo Traveler

I travel.  I travel a LOT.  Travel has always been a huge priority in my life, even when I couldn't afford a plane ticket.  It is something I hope to continue until I'm no longer physically able to board a plane.When I think of all my travels, one thing sticks out, I'm almost always alone.Some people might find this sad or depressing, but the reality so far from that. Some of my greatest travel experiences have been while I was traveling alone....more

The Best Kept Secret of the Routeburn Track?

If you’re planning or have planned a trip to the South Island of New Zealand, you may know that the Routeburn Track is arguably the most popular and best of the Great Walks. Some may regard the most popular sites as tourist traps or steer clear of them to get the most “authentic” experience when visiting another country....more

The World Through a Traveler's Eyes

My friend is currently hopping her way around Paris and Prague on what is her first international trip. Getting sporadic updates here and there on Instagram, today I received an email from her saying, “Count me in for wherever you want to go.  This is so good.”  Confused, I wrote back, “I’m confused. What’s so good?” Her response? “Traveling! It’s the best!”So is another bitten by the travel bug. Infected with the love of travel that neither time nor age can cure. ...more

Le joie de vivre - The joy of being an expat in France

Le joie de vivre - The joy of being an expat in FranceWe moved to France six years ago. Six years is enough time to get a censorious glimpse of your new home country, experience a fully blown culture shock and as a consequence start lamenting (which is something typical of the French, so I guess we’re ultimately assimilated now).Here’s a brief summary of our adventure: Honeymoon...more

Sandy Sunday-Beach Scenes

A few pics of the beach to get your Sunday started!http://queenofmycastle3.blogspot.com/2015/03/sandy-beach-sunday.html...more

London, My Love

This is a follow-up to my Goodbye Love Letter to Seattle a few months ago and is written after living in London for three months. ————- ...more
After living in London myself for six months, it too stole my heart in this exact same way. ...more

That’s not my child

One of the advantages of having children is that other people’s children don’t bother me anymore. In fact the more badly behaved they are, the better I feel. I can be on a plane going on a business trip and it doesn’t matter if there is a screaming baby howling up the aisle, or a bored toddler dropping his felt-tip pens under my seat. I am just grateful that it is not my child....more

Vocabulary Words New College Students Need

There is a set of vocabulary words that, if taken seriously, are designed to give students a competitive edge.Hear me out -- I'm an English teacher. I believe in the power of words.And by "new" students, I do not mean new college students, per se. I mean, specifically, first-generation college students; the chickadees who are the first in their families to attend college....more