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GENERAL TRAVEL TOPICS

A Travel Gift for Kids

Posted by 4 years ago 3 Comments 1764 views

Darn. Ryan (Roni’s son) recently had a birthday and I just stumbled upon a great gift I could have given him: The gift of travel … sort of. I’ve always been the aunt who wants to give something different. I cannot stand toys!  Kids have enough. My husband always tells me I am a horrible […]

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Memories…hmmmmm

Posted by 4 years ago 1 Comments 1573 views

It happened. A throwback vacation memory. I was taking a shower this morning and got annoyed at the husband when he opened the door and a big gust of  cold air entered the room.  My shower curtain blew into me and stuck to my body. Several times. Annoying. After a few minutes I started to smile. […]

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Instead of _____, I save for travel

Posted by 4 years ago 6 Comments 5317 views

I have a bit of guilt since making travel such a priority in my life. Who do I think I am galavanting to Europe on an Italian tour? Why should I get to spend 5 days in Vermont for my anniversary? Weekend trips to Florida? A quick jaunt to Portland? White water rafting with my […]

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Planning an Anniversary Getaway

Posted by 4 years ago 13 Comments 12555 views

Two years ago was our 10-year anniversary. I always imagined The Husband and I would do something romantic: take a cruise, renew our vows, profess our love from atop the Empire State Building while kissing in the rain. Okay, I don’t know where that came from but you get the idea. Being happily married for […]

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A Willful Weekend Getaway

Posted by 4 years ago 5 Comments 4278 views

I’m learning something about travel. Actually, it probably relates to just life in general, but I’m going to focus on travel specifically because, well, this is a travel blog. When I was a little younger I thought a lot about what I wanted to do. I’d make lists of places I wanted to see, things […]

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So This is What Jet Lag Feels Like

Posted by 4 years ago 6 Comments 10394 views

I’ll admit it. I always thought jet lag was some made up term to account for the post vacation blues. Just a phrase that was thrown around haphazardly without much meaning or merit. Well, I’m not ashamed to admit it. I was wrong. Since returning from Italy I’ve felt “off.” Tired. Sluggish. Every day this […]

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5 Pros/5 Cons of Tour Guided Travel

Posted by 4 years ago 14 Comments 20771 views

I wrote this at the Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome waiting to for my flight back to the “The States,” as I now say after one international trip. Last week was nothing short of spectacular. My mom and I traveled to Italy with a tour group. This was not only my first trip to […]

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Why didn’t I go?

Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments 10261 views

It happens to me every time I am on Facebook and see that people are at the beach, Costa Rica, Mexico, and now ITALY and I say to myself: “Why didn’t I go?” People ask me all the time to go places. Why do I hesitate? I am writing a travel blog , right? I […]

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35 Tips for My First Trip to Italy.

Posted by 4 years ago 11 Comments 62909 views

I asked and you answered. These tips were compiled via comments and emails I have received over the last week. I’m still nervous (LEAVING FOR ITALY IN 3 DAYS!!) but reading through these fun, practical tips helps me prepare mentally for my first international trip. Bring really comfortable walking shoes No matter how much you […]

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Giving the Gift of Travel

Posted by 4 years ago 31 Comments 12053 views

The older I get the less I want, the more I do. That seems to be the pattern emerging, for me anyway. I just don’t want “things” anymore. I want to do things. I want to see stuff. I want experience. I also don’t like to give “things” as gifts. I still do, but I’m […]

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“I Will Never Eat Bread Again…

Posted by 4 years ago 1 Comments 7340 views

…unless it’s as good as the bread I had at Teresa Caffe” That was my immediate response after taking a bite from the bread basket at Teresa Caffe in Princeton NJ. Every year The Husband’s company throws the best Holiday Party. This year we got all dressed up… …for a night at the Nassau Inn. […]

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Planning A Trip Out of My Comfort Zone

Posted by 4 years ago 9 Comments 5680 views

I did it! I just made a deposit on an adventure vacation for me and my 7 year old son. Well, he’ll be 8 when we go but still…

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Being Married to a Non-Traveler

Posted by 4 years ago 16 Comments 6726 views

In a few months I’ll be married for 12 years. TWELVE! And we dated for 6 years before that. I’m nodding my head in disbelief. How fast time has past. Was college really that long ago? We work hard on our relationship. You have to after so many years and kids and experiences. I can […]

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7 Pack Lighter Tips for Your Next Trip!

Posted by 4 years ago 6 Comments 12216 views

We’re heading out for a couples weekend to Siesta Keys Florida and it’s time pack! Notice how I said that all excited-like. No really, I’m excited! Excited to get away. Excited to spend time with friends. Excited to visit a new place I’ve never been. Excited to travel kid-less. Just excited! Before I get too […]

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Collection Obsession

Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments 4861 views

When you go on vacation, people often want to bring home something from the trip. T-shirt? magnet? ashtray? shot glass? Well, everywhere where I go I get one thing. A stick pin. My obsession first started after my grandfather died and I was going through his things.  I found his marine corps hat with stick […]

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5 Reason Why You Should Schedule a Staycation Today!

Posted by 4 years ago 0 Comments 1806 views

This year The Husband and I made a commitment to schedule 1 day “staycations” every 3-4 months. We send our oldest to school, line up a babysitter for the baby and then do, well, WHATEVER WE WANT! When was the last time you did that? Sometimes we see a movie, go to lunch, stay in […]

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Maybe Travel Agents Aren’t Obsolete After All?

Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments 2654 views

As a child I remember sitting at Liberty Travel with my mom. It was in the mall, right next to the arcade I spent way to many hours playing Mrs. Pac Man and Paperboy in. Remember that blast from the past?! Man, I loved that game. Sorry, I’ve been in a reminiscent mood lately. Anyway, […]

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Workin’ Out At The Airport

Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments 2121 views

You have about three choices when you are at an airport waiting for your next flight. shop drink eat Have you ever thought about working out? There are many times that I have spent WAY too much money walking around an airport buying stupid things I do not need. You wander looking for something to […]

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Carry On Baggage

Posted by 5 years ago 2 Comments 23239 views

I leave for Portland in a few days and I am finally starting to do laundry and get myself ready for the trip. But…….I am just packing enough stuff for a carry on because I am only going for 24 hours. I have NEVER packed so little that I can fit it in a carry on. […]

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Making Travel a Priority

Posted by 5 years ago 11 Comments 4574 views

I launched this blog for a myriad of reason one of them being my intense desire to simply travel more. I want to DO things. SEE things. EXPERIENCE things. Turning 36 put a bit of fire under my ass much like turning 29 did for my lifestyle. That’s when I had my first child and […]

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