• Just how scared of bears am I?

    So I’m in the business of dreaming. Most people have a travel dream and I can help them get there. Some people know what they want to feel but maybe that’s the only detail they can really define. They aren’t sure where to go or what to do to have the experience they are longing …

  • How do you choose accomodations?

    Social media is full of algorithms that have you all figured out.  You get advertisements for things you only thought about a few minutes ago.  Weird huh? Choosing your accommodations for trips is a lot like solving for the perfect equation of fun and functional. Sometimes I have the magic touch when it comes to …

  • It’s not too late to not have an awkward Thankgiving dinner…

    What if I told you there are still cabins available on ships headed for warm locations next week and you can still wear stretchy pants and have pie? Do tell me more, Melissa.

  • Fast Forward- Italy Itinerary for a week! Rome-Florence- Venice

    Why would you try to cram an Italian vacation in a week you ask? Well, shingles and good luck. Sweet Husband had an itchy spot on his side last summer right before we were ready to pack our suitcases for Italy. It was shingles and his doctor said it could get very bad and advised …

  • Not all who wander are lost, but some are definitely lost. Planning your trip by managing your expectations.

    I started this blog because I noticed over and over that I was getting my travel advice from 20-somethings who’s idea of a great vacation was Instagram pics from the top of Mt Vesuvius. They were not concerned at all about retirement savings nor do they have a kid headed for college next Fall. They …