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5 Lessons I Learned While Traveling To London And Paris

  When I was a little girl I used to dream of traveling abroad. An avid reader, I quickly discovered literature that would let me vicariously experience lands that I hoped to one day visit. Summer after summer I would lay in the hammock in our front yard and read all the Jane Austen and Bronte sisters books I could get my hands on. I was obsessed. My hope was to graduate college, save some money and spend a year traveling and experiencing the world. Alas, life happened and the dream was delayed. It wasn’t until I almost lost my…

Visiting the New England Shore: so many memories to be made!

  I grew up spending three weeks at my grandparents’ shore house in Groton Long Point (GLP), Conn., with my mother’s side of the family. GLP was exactly what people picture out of a New England beach town: lots of cedar shake, plenty of Izod golf shirts, and so. much. seafood. I treasure those memories of visiting the New England shore, with the historic cedar shake cottages (big and small) that lined the beaches and lagoon, the sound of distant fog horns from offshore boats, and the crisp, pale, comfortable decor in which the interior of every house was dressed. GLP felt…

  Truth be told, I was secretly dreading this upcoming 10 day cruise to Alaska, even though I knew once we embarked I’d enjoy it. I don’t take long vacations, I was worried about being away for so long from work, I didn’t do any research ahead of time AND I didn’t look at the available excursions. At first glance some may think I was procrastinating … dragging my feet, if you will. Those who know me well will understand there’s more to the story. The simple purpose of visiting Alaska was to spend time with my parents. That’s it. No intensive planning required to enjoy each others’…

These awesome travel hacks will help make your life easier!!

  My travel bucket list is currently pages long. Top of the list destinations include Greece, Fiji, London, and Ireland. Sadly, the majority of my travel does not take me to such lavish and exciting destinations. In fact, currently, the next trip on my calendar is to Bentonville, Arkansas. I know. Try to contain your enthusiasm. I know I’m personally finding it challenging. With business travel at the top of my to-do list and leisure travel to non-Disney themed destinations a distant dream, finding ways to make my travel easier, cheaper, and quicker are top of my list. Here are some…

How To Travel Light: 5 Tips

  I travel a good bit throughout the year, mostly for business, but sometimes for pleasure. Like everything else in my life, I appreciate a practical, simple and manageable travel experience. None of this “two suitcases for a three day trip” nonsense. And, you can forget about checking baggage. I want to be able to breeze in and out of the airport with ease. To pull my bag from the overhead compartment, and make my way to long-term parking without waiting F O R E V E R for the baggage claim conveyor to crank up. Traveling light isn’t just a…