Archive for November, 2009

Criccieth Castle

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Criccieth Castle, in Wales, is a magnificent fortification built by a Welsh Prince.


Conwy Castle

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Conwy Castle is a medieval site to behold. It’s spectacular towers loom over the town of Conwy.


St. Govan’s Chapel

Friday, November 27th, 2009

St. Govan’s chapel is a free site to visit in Southwestern Wales.


Roman Ruins – Caerleon

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Caerleon, in Wales, is a good example of a roman ruin.


Harlech Castle -Sentinel of Snowdonia

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Harlech castle in Wales is great for views and history.


Llanthony Priory

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

LLanthony Priory in South Wales is a beautiful place to visit. It is set in the Black Mountains of Wales.


Airfare surcharges

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

An update on airport surcharges


Caerphilly Castle

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Caerphilly castle is a must see for any budget visitor to Wales.


The Green Bridge…Wales

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

The Green Bridge from Wales is a great place to travel. It’s free and fun.


Where are you going?

Friday, November 13th, 2009

The holidays are coming up. Is anyone planning on taking a trip? If so, where do you plan to go? The holidays are coming up. Is anyone planning on taking a trip? If so, where do you plan to go?


Chepstow Castle

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Set high above the meandering Wye river, Chepstow castle is a site to behold. A Norman castle built to withstand the Welsh onslaughts, Chepstow is a fine example of Norman architecture. And, quite simply, it is beautiful. An evocative ruin where you can almost reach out and touch the past. When I went, there was […]


Magical Wales

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Tom Jones said, “I carry Wales around inside me.” I can understand why! It is easy to gush about Wales. Once I crossed the border into this almost mystical country, I was impressed by the verdant trees and the fog-shrouded valleys. Wales has something for any traveler. For the adventurous, Wales has hiking trails for […]



Friday, November 6th, 2009

The town of Skiathos is a blend of shops and restaurants. It is fun to wander through the vendors before sitting down to eat ice cream. Part of Mamma Mia was filmed here, and it is much more adventurous to find the location on your own than to stop and ask a local. Meander through […]


Adventure in Greece, Part Two

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Our home away from home in Greece was Nostos Village. This resort was lovely. Every morning a huge buffet breakfast was served at the main building. One thing I cannot get enough of is Greek yogurt. Yum…Our room was away from the main building, but was accessible to the beach and building by an ingenious […]


Adventures in Greece

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

A brief review of the first part of my trip to Skiathos, Greece.


Five Tips for Packing Light

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Packing light takes time and attention. Learn 5 quick tips for packing light.


Packing 101

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Packing. How much is too much? What will I need? How do I pack? These are questions that I get a LOT. To be honest, I am a pack rat. I rarely throw anything away because I am afraid I will need it later. This has often come across in my packing. “I might need […]