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Traveling The World On Your Terms

  Escaping The Rut You’re in a rut. You’re tired. Life doesn’t have the zing it did before, and in the back of your mind, you think it never will again. But you’re wrong. You know how you get out of a rut? You realize you’re in one, and make a concerted effort to change. You may think you’ve seen everything. That’s just depression prompting you into complacency.   Proof positive: have you ever been to Australia? Yes? How about Antarctica? Alaska? Russia? Hawaii? The ...

Travel with Kids: Know Before You Go

Sooner or later many of us find ourselves searching for the best travel deals. This is particularly true when traveling with kids.  Family travel is costly and stressful.   The key to almost stress free travel with kids or without is planning.  Know before you go!  Avoid surprise charges; know luggage fees and limits; know airline, car rental, and hotel policies and amenities.  Pack wisely and make a budget.   I’m a travel agent always planning and searching for the best ...

A Day In Tombstone, Arizona

Tombstone, Arizona, the name evokes visions of gunfights, saloons, Wyatt Earp, the Clantons, Doc Holliday, and ghosts. Everyone's heard of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral and may have seen it depicted in the recent movie bearing the town's name.  But Tombstone is not just  a remnant of the Wild West.  It's a real town with real people who've lived there through out history and live there still.  This has earned Tombstone the epitaph "The Town Too Tough to Die." Ever since my ...

Amazing Hotels Your Kids will Love

To me its seems like a no brainer, when we take the kids to Disneyland or Disney World we stay at a Disney Resort.  Disney Resorts are amazing, they keeps kids entertained with Mickey and friends wandering around the property and all that.  The kids love it! When we take the kids to other places we look for hotels and resorts that are kid friendly.  There are lots of resorts out there that have added cool pools and kids' clubs to entice families to spend their ...

Don’t Leave Home Without These Travel Apps!

Traveling, specially during peak  season, is stressful.  You have to deal with crowded airports and busy roads no matter how you choose to travel. One of the best ways to lower you stress level is to put your smartphone to work.  There are many free Travel Apps you can download on to your mobile devices to help you plan your trip, keep track of reservations, navigate airports and cities, plan your route, and more. The only caveat is if you are traveling internationally you may be charged ...

Are Executive/Club Rooms Worth It?

  Most of us think that hotels only offer rooms or suites, but really there are so many different types of rooms and suites.  Most world class hotels now have different "classes" of rooms that may not be as spacious and luxurious as a suite, but offer more luxuries and amenities than the standard rooms have.  They are called Executive or Club Rooms. Executive or Club rooms in most cases are the same size as a standard hotel room, but these rooms usually have better views and will have ...

Packing for Your Trip

 Your plans are made,  you’ve got airline tickets,  rental car, and hotel; you know what you want to see and do at your destination. It’s time to pack! Packing is not so easy when kids are involved.  When I travel alone or with my husband packing’s a breeze; throw things in a suitcase.  When you're traveling with kids it takes a bit more thought and planning. Packing depends on several factors: trip length, weather at your destination, and hotel’s facilities. If  you'll be ...

Air Travel With Kids

Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go.  All that’s left is getting to the airport on time and then the family vacation finally begins.  Or does it?  In my experience the vacation doesn’t really begin until we get to our destination.  I often find myself asking “Am I’m having fun yet?” as I navigate the airport with luggage and kids in tow. Air travel is supposed to be simple and hassle free, with online check-in and security pre-screening we’re supposed to zip ...

10 Great Ways to Experience Paris

Allons  à Paris!  Let's go to Paris! Music to my ears whenever my husband suggests a Parisian holiday!  I love Paris any time of year.  The City of Lights conjures up images of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and other iconic landmarks.  Of course a trip to Paris would be incomplete without seeing its famous sights, but do you just want to see Paris or would you rather Experience Paris? I remember our first trip to Paris, so busy rushing from sight to sight ...

Ballooning Over Chateau de Fontainbleau

On our last trip to Paris I wanted to do something different and exciting; as if just being in Paris wasn't exciting enough!  I think this was our fourth or fifth trip to the City of Lights and we'd pretty much made the regular tourist rounds; the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, Rive Gauche, and all the other must sees of the French capital.  Not that you can see everything you want to see in a few trips, I'm not even sure you can do that in a life time! Paris is an amazing city!  There ...