10 Tips for Worry Free Travel

"Worry Free Travel"? Is there such a thing? Perhaps, but only if you travel close to home on familiar paths. But what's the fun in that? If you're willing to leave your comfort zone, work a bit at travel safety, and invest in some anti-theft accessories, you'll be rewarded with adventures and new-found confidence. Here … Continue reading 10 Tips for Worry Free Travel

Venice Off the Beaten Path

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is on most travelers' bucket lists. But over-tourism is threatening much that makes this city so desirable to visit. St. Mark's Square, the Piazza San Marco, and adjacent alleys are so crowded that it's difficult to walk, let alone enjoy the architecture, or … Continue reading Venice Off the Beaten Path

Planning a Visit to Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a breathtakingly beautiful slot canyon near Page, Arizona.  A visit here is a bucket list destination for many people, but planning a visit to Antelope Canyon can be daunting. This is Navajo tribal land and can only be accessed with a Navajo guide. A slot canyon is a narrow canyon formed by … Continue reading Planning a Visit to Antelope Canyon

Rome on an Angels and Demons Inspired Self-Guided Walking Tour

We're always looking for different approaches to our travel adventures - biking, photography, and foodie tours- but when we knew we were spending some time in Rome we decided to revisit one of our favorite novels - Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. We'd read this book when it was first published and remembered how … Continue reading Rome on an Angels and Demons Inspired Self-Guided Walking Tour

Essential Guide for First Time Visitors to Oahu

We were lucky to have friends and family who'd lived in Hawaii and shared great advice with us. Hopefully this guide for first time visitors to Oahu will help you plan your trip. Hawaii has been on our list forever, but from the East Coast it's easier to fly to Europe than to Hawaii. When … Continue reading Essential Guide for First Time Visitors to Oahu

What to Do In Barcelona in One Day… or more!

Barcelona rivals Paris in the beauty of its architecture and parks. We had visited years ago, but were jet-lagged and short of time, so didn't appreciate the city. When we booked a Windstar cruise out of Barcelona, we decided to add a few days to the trip to really get to know this enchanting city. … Continue reading What to Do In Barcelona in One Day… or more!

Grandma Poppins, what to carry when you’re in charge of the kids

Whether you're on a flight or just around town, traveling with kids requires advance planning. Keep the children happy and you'll all enjoy the trip. But let them get bored... We are grandparents to five children and love taking them on trips or excursions. Sometimes it's just for fun, and sometimes it's an opportunity to … Continue reading Grandma Poppins, what to carry when you’re in charge of the kids