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26 Hours on a Train — Would I Do it Again?

Posted by 1 week ago 1 Comments 962 views

YES! I’m not even going to beat around the bush. This isn’t link bait. I’m not going to change my mind by the end of the post. I loved — LOVED — traveling by train and honestly, I didn’t think I would, especially considering how I feel about cruises. Let me start at the beginning as […]

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Road Trip in the Bug

Posted by 3 weeks ago 3 Comments 434 views

The husband and I just got back from an escape. An escape from the cold. An escape from the teenager.   My 18-year-old stepson recently moved in with us. Fun! And it has been so cold here in PA that we decided to book a hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, and drive down on a whim just for some […]

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Preparing for our First Long Train Ride on Amtrak’s Crescent Line

Posted by 1 month ago 3 Comments 803 views

In three short weeks The Husband and I will be boarding an Amtrak train in Baltimore headed to New Orleans for our Anniversary. This is a first for us, and as I contemplate the 26-hour trip I realized I know nothing about train travel! So I did a little digging around the Amtrak site to […]

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Book Now — Worry Later

Posted by 2 months ago 2 Comments 731 views

Like Jen, I’m SO OVER WINTER. I know it’s a common feeling, especially this year as we’ve gotten pounded on storm after storm. Temperatures in the Northeast have been colder than normal. Just the other day we were pelted by another ice storm, which kept the kids home from school, again.

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I want to be Anthony Bourdain when I Grow Up

Posted by 3 months ago 4 Comments 799 views

It is officially halfway through winter and I am sick of it.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am not a winter girl. It’s all about the summer for me! The only thing that saves me from my seasonal depression is Anthony Bourdain. You know, the guy on the Travel Channel that […]

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How to Use Trello to Plan Your Next Trip!

Posted by 3 months ago 6 Comments 1469 views

I owe this little gem to The Husband who was on a hunt for an app to help him organize his New Year’s resolutions. He downloaded a few and then decided on Trello. Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It’s free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details. […]

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Planning New Orleans – My 5 Must-Do’s!

Posted by 3 months ago 16 Comments 1746 views

Sorry for the travel silence, not much has been happening on the travel front for me, but I’m hoping to remedy that soon! In a few months I will be embarking on the first trip of 2015: New Orleans! It’s my annual anniversary trip with The Husband and we’ve decided to sidestep his flying fears and take the train. And, well, for the […]

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5 SkyMall Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Posted by 5 months ago 1 Comments 2451 views

If you’ve been on a plane in the past 20 years you’ve probably seen SkyMall. I can’t take a flight without paging  through the catalog. Its products range from ingeniously practical to utterly ridiculous, making it fun to “window” shop 30,ooo feet up. On my way to Vegas I noted a few items I think […]

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The Real Fear of Flying

Posted by 5 months ago 7 Comments 1310 views

I’m fascinated by my husband’s fear of flying. In all other areas of his life he’s calm, laid back and logical. A little socially awkward and shy but very down to earth and grounded.  He’s funny, too, really funny — it’s one the of the reasons I fell in love with him. Not that that […]

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Planning My Next Vacation in 2 Easy Steps

Posted by 6 months ago 6 Comments 1192 views

It’s about that time. The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping, and I’m dreaming about next year’s vacations. I’ve decided the kids and I will be exploring Wyoming for our mother-son trip but considering that won’t be until August of next year I have some time to ponder. Instead, I’m setting my sites on […]

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Props to My Husband

Posted by 7 months ago 2 Comments 702 views

I am currently sitting in Barnes and Noble drinking a pumpkin spice latte, definitely my drink of choice when it starts getting cold.  Honestly, I love this time of year — sweatpants, sweatshirts, and some big fluffy socks. I just love it! This time of year also makes me reflect on my summer. I have […]

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25 Things You Can Do On Staycation

Posted by 7 months ago 0 Comments 3332 views

Two years ago I wrote a post called 5 Reason Why You Should Schedule a Staycation Today! In it I set a goal to take a 1-day staycation every 3-4 months with The Husband. Well, we started off good but life, as it normally does, has gotten in the way. It’s time to bring back the […]

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Wyoming It Is!

Posted by 8 months ago 11 Comments 1179 views

It’s that time of year again. Travel planning season! I’ve learned to take a #wycwyc approach to travel. If I don’t then nothing gets planned and travel never happens. So I ponder locations for a bit. Do a little research here and there. Look at flight options at lunch. Day dream of destinations while procrastinating […]

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Playing With Rocks at Rocks!

Posted by 8 months ago 6 Comments 3584 views

Way back when we started this blog (has it really been 2 years?) I published a post called Making Travel a Priority.  In it I said: …to me, travel is a synonym for living life outside of the daily grind. It’s about date nights with the husband, day trips with the kids, and seeing concerts with friends. It’s […]

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Solo at the Beach

Posted by 8 months ago 0 Comments 355 views

I have spent the past few days in Ocean City, Md., with a few of my best teacher friends!  We have eaten our way through town and had a great time! Relaxing. Crabbing. And dining out, of course! Everyone had to go home on Monday but I was staying until Wednesday, by myself and I […]

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Über is Über Cool!

Posted by 9 months ago 7 Comments 2708 views

“Do you know the way to San Jose?” ….la…la….la….la….la A couple weeks ago, we went to San Jose, Calif., for BlogHer with our friend Carrie. It was a typical plane ride with a typical landing at a typical airport until, on our way to grab a cab, Carrie  chimed in and said she would take […]

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New York City With a Newbie

Posted by 10 months ago 0 Comments 2405 views

Ah yes, the joy of traveling to New York City with a 10-year-old who has never been there on July 4th. The sister and I decided that July 4th would be a good day to take my niece to New York City for the first time.  At first, I thought she was crazy for wanting […]

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My Unusual Packing Items

Posted by 11 months ago 6 Comments 639 views

I only have two more full days of school left. Only. Two. Days. It has been a trying and yet rewarding year of third graders that is coming to an end,  which only means one thing. Vacation time for ME. The husband and I are leaving for Cancun Mexico on Thursday morning and it cannot […]

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Excursion-less Bermuda

Posted by 11 months ago 2 Comments 1082 views

Last month (I can’t believe it’s been a month already!) The Husband and I embarked on a 7-day cruise to Bermuda. We came home with some strong opinions on cruising, but I never got a chance to tell you about the rest of the trip! When we docked in King’s Wharf, we decided to explore […]

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The Golden Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by 12 months ago 5 Comments 3344 views

Reminiscing about my weeklong road trip in California with the 8-Year-Old brings nothing but a smile to my face. Actually, there is a song that will forever bring me straight back to our CA road trip. It was not only the first song we heard in our rented Mustang convertible but the radio seemed to have […]

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