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Playing With Rocks at Rocks!

Posted by 3 years ago 6 Comments 12817 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 3 years ago 0 Comments 3034 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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GENERAL TRAVEL TOPICS

Über is Über Cool!

Posted by 3 years ago 7 Comments 8068 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 3 years ago 0 Comments 5506 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 3 years ago 6 Comments 5095 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 3 years ago 2 Comments 7843 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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GENERAL TRAVEL TOPICS

The Golden Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by 3 years ago 5 Comments 12305 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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She Finally Has The Travel Bug

Posted by 3 years ago 1 Comments 2156 views

I am so excited to announce that my step daughter has got… “The Travel Bug!” I have been waiting many years for one of my kids to inherit my love of travel.  The oldest is happy with visiting the Jersey Shore.  She loves going to a beach three hours away and never even entertains the […]

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Is Cruising the Ultimate Vacation?

Posted by 3 years ago 16 Comments 20570 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 4 years ago 12 Comments 12466 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 4 years ago 9 Comments 12560 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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Winter Travel Depression

Posted by 4 years ago 1 Comments 1916 views

This has probably been the most irritating winter in a long time.  I’ve been absent from the blog because, honestly, I have had nothing to blog about! I have done absolutely nothing this winter. Nothing. Usually I have a restaurant or a weekend adventure to share but really, I’ve done N-O-T-H-I-N-G. The past few months […]

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REVIEWS

Ruby Princess Excursion: Grand Cayman – Atlantis Submarine

Posted by 4 years ago 5 Comments 10854 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 4 years ago 7 Comments 5231 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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Carry-On Alcohol?

Posted by 4 years ago 3 Comments 14233 views

You can bring alcohol onto the plane to add to your diet coke!!!! Here is what I found on the TSA website: Travelers may now carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic, zip-top bag. With the exception of medications, any amount of liquid including […]

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Planning a Road Trip With Roadtrippers!

Posted by 4 years ago 21 Comments 26660 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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Travel Agent Issues: Not Cool

Posted by 4 years ago 1 Comments 2068 views

I never complain about travel. But … I will complain about booking travel. The husband and I are going to Mexico in June. We booked the vacation with Liberty Travel and began paying on it a few months ago. Despite the allure of online travel booking, I like using a travel agent for many reasons: […]

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Denver in December

Posted by 4 years ago 6 Comments 3615 views

Recently we had a chance to visit Denver on business and, in UnworldlyTraveler style, made the most we possibly could out of it. EVEN during the coldest three days of the year. Note: Click here to play on YouTube if you don’t see the video above.

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Three Hours to Kill in L.A.

Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments 3107 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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Run Vegas

Posted by 4 years ago 1 Comments 2272 views

There is a point in your life when you can’t go to Vegas for the parties and drinking anymore.Vegas in your late-30s is a lot different than your 20s. I had this overwhelming urge to see a show and take a nap.  Not the way I remembered it when I went in my 20s. This […]

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