15 Essential Tips for Planning YOUR Next Trip!

“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”- Yogi Berra Half the fun of travel is the anticipation and planning, but it can also be frustrating and overwhelming. How can you take that vacation you dream of and not blow your budget!?...more

Serendipity, Snafu or Murphy? How Full is Your Cup Today?

A serendipity is defined as a "happy accident" or a "pleasant surprise".  According to Wikipedia, it's "the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it."And, Murphy's Law? Well, it's a "law" that says “If something can go wrong, it will...and usually at the worst time.”...more

ToilEtiquette - A Post Emily Post Would Never Post!

 Several years ago I remember marveling at an example of German design and ingenuity... no, not a Volkswagen … no, not a Mercedes… but a toilet seat… yes, dear readers, a toilet seat!I happened to be flying business class and had access to the business/first class lounge at Frankfurt airport. I enjoyed the amenities; snacks and refreshments, cushy seating, even showers  and a place to nap. All of this was lovely but the real revelation, the real showstopper was…the toilet seats!...more

Time to think

As I have mentioned in previous post I took a new job in October with PEAK Campus. To say I LOVE it is an understatement. I have amazing people surrounding me on a daily basis. It is so nice to love going to work, feel encouraged, and know that people are proud that you are on their team! With my job comes a lot of travel. Traveling is fine with me minus the being worn out when you get home. In two and a half months I have already been to 6 different states! I realized on my flight the other day back from Baton Rouge that this is the time that I am always asking for.....TIME TO THINK!...more

Continuing Journeys of The Sneaky Observateur

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes...more

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain

 Here is our Blog all about La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona SpainHow to get to it, skip the line and get your tickets ahead of time wihtout breaking the Bank!Enjoy http://basketslife.com/travellikealocal/barcelonalasagradafa.html  our Blog!Stacey :)    ...more

Excuse me Sir, Do you Bark English?


Nothing but my own devices

Library windowsSteve is now on his way home and I’m so glad. I cannot believe that I spent X amount of years living alone – it’s so boring. I can’t stand not being on a regular schedule and having the days just stretch on like that....more

Leaving Home!

Well I thought I would give Eve2 a break and get back on the blogging horse so to speak! Eve2 has been in the middle of a move and is now getting settled (after a little help from Eve1 of course), so I thought it would be a great time for me to put out a new blog!So.  Wow!  Yes, that is all I have to say about me and my life right now. Wow!What causes me to express myself so vocally you ask?...more

Will Travel with Kids (Travel Tips for a Mommies that Don't Want to Use Prozac)

I am a holiday lover. I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS. Starting in October with Halloween and going through New Years, I'm just in heaven. This is an amazing time of the year! The Food! The Family! The Wine. And the more family, the more wine needed. <---Yes, that. I said it. Oh, come on, you were thinking it too. ...more