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

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...

International Travel Tips: 13 Things to do on Your First Day in a City

1) Take a break immediately upon arrival.  This piece of advice from the Wandering Earl Blog is brilliant.  Sit.  Chill.  Have some coffee at a cafe...

A Tale of Two Suitcases

My mother in law always insisted that we tie brightly colored bandannas onto our suitcases when we traveled to avoid the hassle of having lost luggage.  While...

Kid and Child Friendly Options at Minneapolis St Paul Airport

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!...

Preparing for Takeoff: How Frequent Travel has Changed our Travel Preparation Routine

The reality is now settling in. We are leaving on a big trip in less than two weeks. We are all falling into our normal...

Boldly Go: How seeing the world has removed much of my fear of travel

She admonished me first not to go (though she knew that wouldn’t be an argument that she would win.)  She then told us that she...

Trip Planning for a Short Trip: How to get the most our of your time

We almost NEVER have as much time when visiting a place as we would like.  Sometimes, we only have a long weekend and are tempted to pack...