Costa Rica is roughly the size of West Virginia. It is easy to get around, plus public transportation is relatively inexpensive. Despite being small in size, there are endless things to see and do. It is an ideal place...
If you are dreaming about a safe, socially distanced vacation consider renting an Airbnb in Vermont. With roughly 620,000 people spread out over 9,250 square miles, you could say that Vermont is socially distanced by nature. Renting a vacation...
Insights from a mid-pandemic trip to Portugal If you follow my social media, you probably know that I was recently in Portugal. Specifically, I traveled to the Azores Islands and Lisbon. Before you start travel shaming me, you should know...
As travel slowly resumes, it looks like more and more Americans are thinking of sticking closer to home this summer. I hesitate to bring back the term stay-cation, so let's call it a near-cation. This means if you are...
I was pretty excited to pack my suitcase and spend the night in a hotel. Like most people, I have not been traveling during the coronavirus outbreak at all. I’ve been grounded for eight weeks, in a travel writer‘s...
What can I bring on the plane? By now you should be familiar with cramming a week's worth of liquids and lotions into one transparent quart-size travel bag. The TSA 3-1-1 rule has been in place since 2006. While...
Updated March 15, 2023 Packing for a cruise requires thought and proper planning. You will need dressy clothes, casual options, bathing suits, shoes for multiple occasions and more. Your stateroom storage options might be limited, so it is best not...
While there are certainly times you need to be online and accessible, it shouldn’t be while you are on vacation. Everyone needs, and deserves, to unplug from the stresses of everyday life to recharge their human batteries. You will hardly be...
No matter where you choose to eat in Vermont you will find most restaurants have a food philosophy that incorporates a myriad of local products into their menus. Farm-to-table isn't just a movement in Vermont, it is a way...
I travel a lot and am often asked what to pack or the best ways to pack. Hands down the best way to pack and stay organized are in packing cubes. What to pack really depends upon where you...