All That You Should Know about Sea Traveling

Traveling in the sea for the first time can be scary for some people but being the most fascinating way of traveling one must try it at least once in life. Traveling in the sea is not for the weak hearted people and those who do it frequently need to take certain measures every time they go to the sea. Sea is an amazing place not only for humans but also for the creatures that live in it. The more you know about it the more interesting it gets....more

6 things you didn't know about me - I went to Polish Girl Scouts Camp

1. I despised most vegetables (with the exception of pickles, iceberg lettuce and carrots) until I was in my late teens. As a child, my Polish grandmother forced me to finish my bland canned lima beans at the dinner table, so I sat and sobbed with a mouthful of green mush....more

Avoiding the Sunshine in China

When the sun comes out, so do the umbrellas, hats, gloves and long sleeve shirts in Shanghai.  Here, I'm told that as part of the culture, local gals (not the dudes) try very hard to keep their skin as light as possible.  This past weekend, with beautiful sunny weather in the 60’s, we saw the ladies in full protective mode so as not to suffer the ill effects of the rays....more

Plants to Parrots-Shanghai Flower Market Doesn't Disappoint

Spring fever hit us hard this weekend.  BAM!  Like that f&%*ing local bus that tries to hit me every day on my morning commute.  BE NIMBLE OR DIE is my mantra.  And with sunny, 60+ degrees and somewhat blue skies (with the layer of pollution, they are never quite all blue),  we  felt revived and nimble so we shopped at a few local flower shops but decided to check out the flower market we had heard about before we purchased anything.  Dreams of lounging in Ikea patio chairs surrounded by fragrant flowering plants while enjoying a glass of win...more

The New Cast of Disney Characters

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls... Welcome to Disneyland - the self-proclaimed "Happiest Place on Earth"! Yeah... I don't necessarily agree with that description.  I mean, it's fun and entertaining and all but what would Walt think about the current state of the park and its visitors?  Having just spent a "vacation" there, I noticed an interesting shift in the traditional park-goers. Meet the New Cast of Disney Characters!...more
daytripsrock20  I haven't been to Disney World since I was 4 (before Epcot was even a thing), ...more

It Looks bigger in the movie

It is one of those places world famous only in Victoria. The locals are always surprised when a visitor says “what?” at the mention of Fan Tan Alley.  We assume everyone knows about our hidden gem because, well, it’s just so cool. ...more

Enjoy a Day at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin!

The first day of spring is always exciting no matter where you are! It's a time of anticipation and renewal. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is a great place to be on the first day of spring or any time with its expansive waterfront views and great downtown shops. So this year we drove about ninety minutes from our home in the Chicago suburbs to spend our first day of spring here in the Midwest at the always beautiful Lake Geneva. What a great time to enjoy a day at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin!...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

Wild, free and wise women play and have fun in New York

Gain The Inside AdvantageLive More Deeply, Joyfully, and SuccessfullyWelcome!...more