Summer-Travel Survival Tips

Summer-Travel Survival Tips

I’ve never been so glad to come home from a trip. Travel experts are predicting a sold-out summer of stressful vacations–long lines, high costs, delays and cancellations.  And if my recent trip to New York and New Jersey is any indication, the experts are right.  I had a great time (more on the sites to…

How to Explore a Historic City

How to Explore a Historic City

Travel offers adventure, stimulation, and a spirit of freedom.  History gives us inspiration, comfort, and a sense of connection.  When you put them together, it’s magic. That’s why it’s so rewarding to discover a new place through its past.  Unique culture, human stories, and quirks and charms come to life through centuries-old architecture, inspiring monuments…

How to Survive the CoViD Safety Theater before your Cruise

How to Survive the CoViD Safety Theater before your Cruise

I’d never imagined being so stressed-out getting ready for a Caribbean cruise.  But then, a lot of things have happened over these last two years that I’d never imagined. Seven extended-family members and I recently took a holiday cruise on Holland America‘s Nieuw Statendam.  And it was fabulous! We had planned to take a similar…

Train Trip:  Washington, D.C., to New England

Train Trip: Washington, D.C., to New England

It was a train ride not just back home to New England, but really back to a simpler, more civilized time. I was aboard the Vermonter, Amtrak’s daily passenger train from Union Station in Washington, D.C., to St. Albans, Vermont, just shy of the Quebec border. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here….