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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, […]

Planning for a Trip: Make Your “Hit the Ground Running” Plan for a Smooth Arrival

Sunrise Airplane Wing

I know some of you out there shun all aspects of planning for a trip .  Come on, admit it.  You know who you are. You love spontaneity and surprises.  Unexpected twists and turns that lead you in unknown directions are the icing on your travel cake. While I am not opposed to the occasional unexpected twist or […]

Kid and Child Friendly Options at Minneaspolis St Paul Airport

MSP Airport Baby Kids Play Area

For those traveling through MSP / Minneapolis St Paul Airport with kids, I have good news.  The Minneapolis St Paul Airport is overall a pretty kid friendly airport! **For the most part, the features that I am referring to relate to Terminal 1 (the main airport terminal) and not to Terminal 2 (the Hubert Hunphrey Terminal) except for […]