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Hints and tips that will make your travel experience run more smoothly and with less stress.

Budget Travel Tips: Why you HAVE to rent an apartment or house for your next escape!

Our apartment in Nice, France

I am going to share with you one of our favorite budget travel tips that will absolutely change the way that you travel. I have always thought about renting an apartment during our travels, but we have generally ended up staying in hotels because of cost and convenience. This time was different.  Because of the […]

Five Travel Destinations that I Would Love to Return To!

Carcassonne Castle at night from the main gate

These five travel destinations hold a special place in my heart!  What are your favorite places to travel? Carcasonne, France:  This medieval, Carcasonne’s impressive 3 kilometers of defensive walls and its castle have stood solidly protecting the medieval city since the 3rd century.  A visit to this fairy tale kingdom will make you feel like […]

Changes: 5 Lessons Learned from Traveling with Baby

Shanna Chicago Skyline

Babies change everything.  Especially travel. I had never put so much though into the process of going through the security line at the airport.  I planned out every move, every necessary action in the security dance, aware that every forgotten detail would become infinitely more difficult with a potentially fussy baby in arms and other […]

6 Reasons to Get “Off the Beaten Path” and Out of the Big City on Your Next Trip!

A Cheese shop in the market in Nice France

Please don’t misunderstand me.  I love Paris almost like a member of my family, salivate over the thought of fish and chips at the pub in London and think that the chaos and history of Rome are an experience that every traveler should have. Despite my fondness for the world’s biggest cities and tourist hot spots, […]