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Is Cruising the Ultimate Vacation?

Posted by 3 years ago 16 Comments 16161 views

I’m wrapping up my second cruise this year and although I’m by no means an expert compared with the veteran cruisers I’ve met recently (many whom have cruised more than 10 times), both experiences have led me to the same conclusion… I’m not a cruiser. Talking with people on a cruise, I feel like a […]

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From San Francisco to Los Angeles: A Pacific Coast Adventure!

Posted by 3 years ago 12 Comments 10050 views

We did it! We cruised the Pacific coast and it was an amazing adventure! It all started with a flight to San Francisco. I love watching the 8-Year-Old on the plane. I’m hoping all these adventures help combat the inherited fear of flying from Dad. We landed and picked up our rental car. How could […]

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5 Things I am and am NOT Bringing on My California Adventure

Posted by 3 years ago 9 Comments 11710 views

I can’t believe tomorrow the 8-Year-Old and I embark on our California Adventure! This is one of the trips I’ve been talking about forever, and then when it finally arrives I’m in shock I’m actually going — click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about.  Of course I’ve procrastinated, so I’m now frantically […]

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Pinpointing Travel Guilt

Posted by 3 years ago 1 Comments 4285 views

I was having a conversation today with a woman from my gym. She was leaving for a vacation in a few days and was super excited. I mean, who isn’t when they are on the eve of a trip — with an escape from work and the daily monotony in sight. All that time to […]

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My Flying Tips after 6 Flights in 4 Days

Posted by 3 years ago 0 Comments 7663 views

Last week I was on a plane every day Tuesday-Friday. First was a business trip to Kalamazoo and back. Then it was off to Chicago for a blogger event. I’ve never spent more time in airports my entire life and I have to admit, I kind of liked it. Since launching this blog at the […]

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REVIEWS

Ruby Princess Excursion: Grand Cayman – Atlantis Submarine

Posted by 3 years ago 5 Comments 9534 views

Part of my Cruise for a Cause on Princess Cruises with the American Heart Association included 2 shore excursions on both our stops: Grand Cayman and Cozumel. As a virgin cruiser I had no idea what to expect with these excursions. Quite frankly, I didn’t even know they existed! I just assumed you docked at […]

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Cruising for a Cause Like a Princess

Posted by 3 years ago 7 Comments 4618 views

In less than 2 weeks I’ll be embarking on my very first cruise!! A few weeks ago the American Heart Association asked if I was interested and able to cruise with them in February on the Ruby Princess. Happy new year to you! So this opportunity came up today, and I wanted to see if […]

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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Meanwhile, 10 Years Ago in Florida…

Posted by 3 years ago 5 Comments 17892 views

When Jen and I were kids, our parents took us to Ocean City, NJ, every year. This planted the seed for our travel obsession. As teenagers we took a few other trips (one of them the BIG Hawaii trip!) but we didn’t start our traditional “yearly girls vaca” until we reconnected after college. The only […]

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Planning a Road Trip With Roadtrippers!

Posted by 3 years ago 21 Comments 23580 views

I have been in a planning FRENZY the past few weeks. Since making travel a priority, this seems to be my end-of-year routine. I’ve got an anniversary trip to plan, the family beach trip, at least one running event-based getaway, another mom-daughter trip (hopefully) and my favorite, the mother-son adventure. Two years ago I started […]

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Three Hours to Kill in L.A.

Posted by 3 years ago 4 Comments 2594 views

A few weeks ago I had a chance to travel to Los Angeles for business. I was only there for 3 days and my schedule was tight but I found myself with a few hours before a red eye home and I just HAD to do something. My first thought was to hop in a […]

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10 Tips to Manage Airport Snack Attacks

Posted by 3 years ago 4 Comments 3785 views

At this very moment I’m sitting in terminal B at the Baltimore Washington Airport waiting for a flight to San Antonio. No, really.  I am. This is the second of four trips I have scheduled between now and December. Yesterday I got back from a short girls’ weekend in Ocean City (more about that in a […]

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My Crazy End-of-Year Travel Plans

Posted by 3 years ago 4 Comments 2285 views

I was supposed to be traveling to North Carolina this weekend for my final running event of the year but truth be told, I just didn’t have it me. I needed a break. In the past few months, I’ve been to Kentucky, St. Louis, Nashville, Savannah, New York, and Utah. The two months before that, […]

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A Day in Lexington

Posted by 4 years ago 3 Comments 2425 views

If you follow my weight loss blog you may know I recently traveled to Kentucky to run an event. I’ve never been and I was looking forward to exploring the city even if only for a few hours. Thankfully I had a local to take advantage of. Emmie of Authentically Emmie acted as host and […]

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5 Reasons I Will Make Travel a Priority for My Kids

Posted by 4 years ago 9 Comments 5383 views

Last year I started an end-of-summer tradition by taking both kids to DC by myself. I thought it was a good idea to have some alone time with them doing something I love (traveling). We had a BLAST and it put all my fears of being the only adult traveling with 2 kids to rest. […]

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My Unexpected Arch Adventure

Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments 4882 views

I’m about to admit something that may make look like a dope but it’s the truth! I did NOT know you could go up the St. Louis Arch! Did you? No, seriously, I thought it was just a statue, like a memorial or symbol representing the “Gateway to the West.” Little did I know it […]

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Savannah Short and Sweet

Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments 3080 views
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Ridin’ the Train

Posted by 4 years ago 6 Comments 3281 views

If you don’t read my other sites you probably missed all the hoopla about the “Today” show. In a nutshell, I submitted a turkey burger recipe and was selected to showcase it on air. Click here for the whole story. As one of the finalists, the “Today” show would fly me out to NY, cover […]

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Green River Rafting Part 2: The Photos

Posted by 4 years ago 10 Comments 4651 views

I can’t even begin to explain how excited and nervous I was about this trip. For starters, it was the first time I was traveling with the 8-year-old ALONE. It was the first time he was getting on a plane. The first time we’d be rafting. The first time we’d be camping. The first time […]

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Green River Rafting Part 1: The Video

Posted by 4 years ago 14 Comments 6294 views

Yesterday The 8-year-old and I returned from our week in Colorado and Utah. We rafted down the Green River, camping and hiking along the way. It was an amazing experience! I have so much I want to share but got completely distracted editing our recap video … In addition to the video I also posted […]

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Anniversary in the Air

Posted by 4 years ago 2 Comments 1661 views

Roni: Jen and I are toasting on a Southwest flight to Nashville. It’s been a year since we launched TheUnworldlyTravelers and just 3 days since returning from Chicago for BlogHer. I’ve written 48 posts and traveled to 13 spots including my first overseas trip to Italy. Holy crap. I started this blog to inspire myself […]

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