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

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

The kids play area at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

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 […]

Looking Down the Road: Renting a Canal Boat; A Great Way to Explore Europe For Families

Europe Canal Boat

I stumbled across the idea of renting a houseboat to explore the canals of Europe a couple of years ago and I became completely transfixed.  What a great way to get off the beaten path and visit un-touristy small towns and villages while leisurely drifting past some incomparable scenery! The idea of renting a houseboat (or a […]