Travel Tips

How to Reschedule a Hurricane-d Trip on the Fly

How to Reschedule a Hurricane-d Trip on the Fly

It’s Monday, you turn on the news, and BAM!, something is brewing offshore. They say they don’t know if it’ll hit, but there’s a strong likelihood your weekend’s destination is in the vicinity. How to flip your trip? In 2015, we made plans to visit […]

How to Prepare for your 1st Michelin Experience

How to Prepare for your 1st Michelin Experience

Fine dining at a Michelin star restaurant is more than simply grabbing food and drinks with a friend. The food is meant to stimulate multiple senses, with taste being just one aspect. I liken it to an art exhibit, theatrical performance or concert. The chef […]

Conquering the Day Excursion: Tips for a successful DIY excursion

Conquering the Day Excursion: Tips for a successful DIY excursion

This article is #3 in the series –  Conquering the Day Excursion – See earlier articles here:1) Should I DIY the excursion or hire a guide or take a tour? 2) How to select the best day tour operator. I cannot count the number of hours […]

Conquering the Day Excursion: How to select the best day tour operator?

Conquering the Day Excursion: How to select the best day tour operator?

This article is #2 in a series- Conquering the Day Excursion Selecting a quality day tour operator is a common vacation activity, but one that can be quite difficult given the sheer number of options. Here are 6 factors to consider when comparing and selecting […]

When to choose a vacation rental over a hotel?

When to choose a vacation rental over a hotel?

AirBnB and the Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO) sharing economy concept has changed the lodging landscape in travel big time! I can recall when the internet allowed smaller lodging alternatives to “open up to the world” instead of having to dial an international phone number […]

Conquering the Day Excursion: Should I DIY the excursion or hire a guide or take a tour?

Conquering the Day Excursion: Should I DIY the excursion or hire a guide or take a tour?

This is article #1 of the series- Conquering the Day Excursion. Seeing the sights, whether museums, mountains, or monuments is a highlight of any trip! But should you hire a guide, join a tour, or do it yourself? This post explores the pros and cons […]

What kind of traveler am I and what kind are you?

What kind of traveler am I and what kind are you?

Group trips are the best times to learn about yourself and those you travel with. You’re faced with once in a lifetime experiences and opportunities and put in possibly precarious situations, moreso if you indulge in an adult beverage or fifteen. Over the years, I […]