Travel Advice

On a wintry afternoon in 2003, we were walking along the streets of Montmartre in Paris enjoying the scenery.  It wasn't long before we happened upon this beautifully crafted church that, frankly,  we were not familiar with.  Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart) Basilica is a Roman Catholic church that sits majestically on the top of a hill above hungry, but talented...

This is the third in a series of infrequent articles that feature spa deals for the budget traveler. I consider myself to be a fairly practical person.  I'm not (usually) wasteful and I pride myself on making cogent financial decisions.  So, I was a little bit surprised when I found myself clicking the buy button on one of my favorite discount...

One of the special delights of traveling is that you find yourself in extraordinary and unexpected circumstances.  We decided to spend a little time in Miami before boarding our cruise ship the next day.  As an avid gardener and a fan of architecture, I thought a visit to the National historic landmark, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens would be the perfect...

I first heard about the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (1505 2nd Avenue West , Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y4) while watching Rachael Ray's $40.00 a day show on The Food Network's channel back in 2006.  Rachael was tasked to buy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for under $40.00.  This particular show had her searching the city of  Vancouver for those elusive...

Today's photo was taken during my trip to Bar Harbor, Maine.  We had taken a trolley tour of the beautiful and picturesque Acadia National Park. This picture affected me because it was a gentle prod that, in the scheme of things, we are but a speck of lint floating around the universe. That alone should be a wake-up call that we are...

While attending the Travel Bloggers’ Exchange convention in New York this past June, I was invited to a presentation for a revolutionary, but relatively new flight search aggregator called Momondo.  I was vaguely familiar with the company because innovations in the travel world are usually spread like wildfire through the social media realm.  We (my daughter and I) were running...