An Active France Itinerary: 5 Days of Fun Part II

France truly made me happy.  I loved this adventure immensely.  It was almost spiritual walking around the corner from the Best Western Latin Quarter Pantheon to the historic piazza on our last morning in Paris, and we found the streets empty of tourists while we enjoyed our cafe at the lovely le Comptoir de Pantheon.   Continue Reading

An Active France Itinerary: 5 Days of FUN! Part One

Ahhhh, France is such a lovely place.  And while the history of the country can fascinate your mind…the stories of the “days of old” help us imagine what the people’s lives were like who lived there and fought for their castles and their freedom…what it is now is what captured my heart during our journey. Continue Reading

AmaWaterways AmaLyra Review: A Normandy River Cruise

First of all, let me say that I am very comfy on a ship of any kind.  There’s something about being on the water that soothes my soul.  Maybe it’s knowing that my maternal great great grandfather was a ship captain in Sweden?  Perhaps it’s because I grew up by the ocean and have always Continue Reading

Small Ship Sailing with Star Clippers

What is a clipper ship?  They were fast, yacht-like vessels with three masts and a square rig, generally narrow for their length, and were used primarily for trans-Atlantic trade in the middle third of the 19th century.  Later as they were used for the more rapid delivery of tea in the East.  The boom years Continue Reading

Romance and Adventure Travel

I will bet that you never thought of romance and adventure travel going hand-in-hand, now, did you? Allow me to paint a picture for you! Then we can have a conversation about what will be the best option for you. You and your special companion want a short vacation together, you know, to see if your travel styles Continue Reading

Cincinnati OH Outdoor Fun

Are you heading to the Midwest this summer?  Cincinnati offers lots of really great outdoor activities so you can play in the (mostly) fresh air!  Yes, we live in the valley of the Ohio River, so yes, it can get a bit humid.  I suggest a June visit for cooler weather.  My hometown rocks, as Continue Reading

The Music Scene of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio is one of the best music towns in the country!  To be sure,  I am biased as a long-time resident.  My music experience has been that of the typical suburban child…piano lessons, Girl Scout tunes, church and high school choirs…you get the picture.  I say that to support my declaration of amateur musician Continue Reading

Los Angeles: A Beautiful Playground!

I love visiting my family in Los Angeles…the City of Angels.  My angelic granddaughter and two of my sons live there, so of course I want to be there as much as I possibly can.  Thanks, Delta, for all the frequent flyer miles I can earn by using your credit cards for both business and Continue Reading

St. Louis Fun in the Rain!

St. Louis is so much more than Blues hockey and Cardinals baseball,  but we made time to watch a little of both one soggy spring weekend.   The city and surrounding neighborhoods has more than enough to see and do…schedule your own weekend soon!  Here are just a few of the ways you might enjoy this Continue Reading

How to Celebrate a Milestone: Adventure Travel!

Are you or is someone you love going to celebrate a milestone in the near future?  Anniversary, birthday, graduation, retirement, landing that dream job?  There is no better way to celebrate than with an epic adventure.  Memories. You love to move, you have an amazing appetite for learning about our world…and your travel style reflects Continue Reading