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Planning My Next Vacation in 2 Easy Steps

Posted by 3 years ago 6 Comments 17731 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 3 years ago 2 Comments 3622 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 3 years ago 0 Comments 10503 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 3 years ago 12 Comments 8785 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 3 years ago 6 Comments 12621 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 2948 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 3 years ago 7 Comments 7847 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 5431 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 4874 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 6526 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 3 years ago 5 Comments 12045 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 2045 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 19041 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 11774 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 12311 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 3 years ago 1 Comments 1830 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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Pinpointing Travel Guilt

Posted by 3 years ago 1 Comments 4897 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 7935 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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Ruby Princess Excursion: Grand Cayman – Atlantis Submarine

Posted by 4 years ago 5 Comments 10487 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 5088 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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