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Destination: Sydney, Australia

“The Land Down Under” has been on my top list of places I’ve always wanted to visit. I ended up making it to “Oz” visiting Sydney in April 2016.  The weather was perfect (not too hot and not too cold), the people were friendly and the scenery was beautiful. Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane are still on my list of places to see,...

Destination: The Baltics

I can’t say that The Baltics were on the top of my list of places to visit. My mom had always wanted to visit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, so we found a great package deal and decided to go. I must admit that it was a little chilly for my liking (we went in October), but it turned out to...

Fashionista Travel Must Have’s

Two of my favorite things: Travel and Fashion. I must admit, I love certain designers, especially when it comes to shoes.  I have put a list together of some designer items that you will always find in my luggage. You can find some of these items cheaper then those listed below, but I have found these brands to be reliable and...

Destination: ICE! at Gaylord Hotels

The winter holiday season is one of my favorite times of year (aside from the weather). I love seeing all the decorations, hearing the music and watching people buy gifts for their loved ones. One of my favorite holiday activities is visiting ICE! at the Gaylord Hotels. It is a fun, indoor family activity that people of all ages enjoy. The...

Snowball Express

Things you will see at Snowball Express: “My Mom is My Hero!” t-shirts, kids walking around carrying pictures of their fathers in uniform and later releasing balloons with messages to their parent in heaven. Today has been one of those “pinch me please” kind of days. I have been given the opportunity to see the world and experience things people cannot...

Destination: Chicago

The Cubs are “Flying the W” for the  2016 World Series, it was home to The Oprah Winfrey Show and it’s known for having one of the biggest fires in United States history.  There is a little something for people of all ages. It has a fantastic public transportation system making it easy to get around and two airports (Chicago...

Gift Guide For World Travelers

‘Tis the season of giving. Stuck on what to get one of your friends or family members for the holidays? Here is a list of some of my favorite gift ideas for a world traveler. Passport Cover Keeping your passport in one piece and dry is very important. I’ve recently been on a Kate Spade kick. Would highly recommend one...

Destination: South Africa

Have you ever wanted to see beautiful wild animals, put your toes in the sand and enjoy a nice glass of wine all in one vacation? If you happened to answer “yes” to all of these questions, South Africa may just be the right place for your next visit. Here is a list of some of my top places to...

How To Get Into Your Flight Attendant’s Good Graces

Sweets and treats…. boy, do we love them. We always appreciate a little candy or sweet treat as a nice token of your appreciation. Know how to order your coffee. If you want black coffee, ask for black coffee. If you would like milk/cream and sugar, order it with milk/cream and sugar. Please don’t make us ask “how do you...

Pack Like A Pro

Ever found yourself sitting on your suitcase to try get it closed? One of the hardest parts of getting ready for a trip is figuring out how to fit everything into your luggage (and keeping the weight under 50 pounds.) I am also one that has to have everything organized and easy to access. I have made a list of...