While we were discussing where we wanted to travel to in 2018, we named several countries that are on our bucket list. Then I mentioned that there were several states in the U.S. that we haven’t been to yet, so we decided to pick a new state each year to visit. We chose Washington DC for our first trip.Read More
The cost of flying is one of the greatest expenses when it comes to traveling. When our kids were younger and our family of six went on vacation, the cost of flights was usually the most expensive part of our trip.
Here are some tips to help you save money on flights:Read More
I wanted to surprise my husband with an experience to celebrate our 21st Wedding Anniversary. We booked a weekend getaway at a resort & spa in San Diego, but I also wanted to do something on our actual Anniversary. I decided to book a helicopter tour over Los Angeles.Read More
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When we went to Italy one of our favorite tours was a private Colosseum Underground tour we booked with LivItaly. We went to the top tier which you can't do with general admission. We also went to the underground section which isn't open to the public. Our tour host Rachel was incredible and truly made the experience even better. She shared lots of great information and was so much fun. We had a small group of only our family and two other people so it was very personal.Read More
It was a nice sunny day here today so I decided to hang laundry outside to dry. It reminded me of our trip to Italy. One of my most cherished moments in Florence was hanging our clothes outside the window of our fourth story flat to dry. For some reason hanging the laundry made me feel like I lived there rather than just being a visitor. It brought me back to my childhood and it felt so authentic Italian to me.Read More
Have you ever taken a long flight only to discover as you were about to get off the plane that your feet and ankles have swollen and look like one big blob? I have!
My first long flight was to Fiji. When I stood up to exit the plane I looked down and noticed that my ankles were swollen and looked like elephant feet.Read More
Big Bear is great place to visit any time of year. They have something to offer during all four seasons. This is part one of a four part series about things to do in Big Bear for each season, starting with winter.Read More
I usually do some research before traveling to a new place so I have an idea of where to find healthy, vegan food or places that have vegan options.
One of my favorite resources for finding vegan friendly food and restaurants is Happy Cow. You put in the name of where you’ll be traveling to and it gives you a list of vegan friendly places along with reviews.Read More
St. Valentine's Day is almost here. For me it's a time to think about the people in my life that I love and am so grateful for.
Even if you aren't in a romantic relationship, you can focus on the people in your life that you love and the many ways you can give and share love. A simple smile shared with someone can be an act of love and make a difference.Read More