Posts Tagged ‘travel’

For a Few More Hours Only!

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

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Where are YOU going this Christmas?

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Christmas travel


Travel Tips for The UK

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Travel is an adventure – you are leaving behind your normal, everyday life in order to experience another culture. Traveling is one of the best ways to learn about the world, and to learn about yourself. When you travel, you are cut loose from the support that you normally have at home, and you must learn to function on your own.


Travel in a Bad Economy

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

How do you find good deals for travel in a bad economy?


Traveling with No Agenda: New Adventures in Traveling

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Traveling With No Agenda Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a pretty brisk traveler – that is, I like to go and go when on vacation. But sometimes, you have to sit back, relax, and travel with no agenda. This is what happened last week. I went with my husband and good […]


Driving Overseas

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Driving Overseas I get so many questions about driving overseas.  Should I do it? Is it hard (this one especially comes when people are asking about the UK).  It is my preferred mode of travel.  When driving overseas, you have the unique ability to design your own trip.  You don’t have to answer to anyone […]


Compton Castle and Traveling Off the Beaten Path

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Compton castle was home to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, known for attempt at colonization in Newfoundland. He was also the half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh. Humphrey’s mother, Katherine Champernowne, remarried after Humphrey’s father died. For those interested in Tudor history, this Katherine Champernowne was the niece of Kat Ashley (governess of Queen Elizabeth I).


Compton Castle, Marldon Village, and Modbury

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

views of Compton Castle and the villages of Marldon and Modbury in Devon. These sites are all off the beaten path, but by planning my own vacation, I was able to visit them without any problems. Enjoy these images of Devon!


Top Tips to Book Your Own Flight

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Want to learn how to book your own flight and get the best deal? Watch this video for some tips on how I find great deals.


Paying Extra for Choice Seats?

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Is paying extra for choice seats a good thing?


Land’s End, Cornwall

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Visit Land’s End in Cornwall.


Sudeley Castle and Katherine Parr: Travel Back in Time

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Sudeley Castle is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, and will be an immediate favorite for any Tudor History fan. Queen Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII and stepmother to Mary, Edward, and Elizabeth, is buried here. In acknowledgment of this Tudor link, Sudeley has several Tudor-related exhibits.


Berkeley Castle

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Berkeley Castle is where King Edward II spent his last days, before, as legend has it, he was sent on to his reward in a unique way. History holds that his wife, Isabella of France, and her lover Mortimer had him dispatched quickly. The murder needed to not leave any marks on his body. Hot poker, anyone? I’m not so sure I hold with this theory, but Edward II was replaced with his son, Edward III. My guide, Valerie, was incredibly informative as she took us around the castle. My first lesson? Berkeley is pronounced “Bahrkley”


Divorce Your Travel Agent!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Every year, I am amazed at the number of people who are using a travel agent to book their trip. If you are trying to book an inexpensive trip, you can often do it just as well (or even better, in fact) by divorcing your travel agent and looking yourself. Now, if you are just looking for someone else to do it for you to save you time, then by all means use a travel agent. But, it’s an easy process to learn. I did it, so anyone can!


Christmas Travel

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Traveling at Christmas can be frustrating. This article offers travel tips for traveling during the holidays.


Conwy Castle

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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


The Green Bridge…Wales

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

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


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 […]


Car or Train?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

One of the biggest decisions a traveler must make is whether or not to take the train or to rent a car. For the first solo trip I made to England, this was a hard decision. The train was the easier mode of transportation, but a car offered greater freedom. This was a big part […]


Inexpensive Hotels in the UK

Monday, October 26th, 2009

When you are heading to the United Kingdom, it pays to check out These no-frills hotels are clean and comfortable. However, if you like having a phone in your room, you might want to choose another hotel. When traveling it is important to know what you want. When I travel, I am mainly looking […]


Inexpensive Travel: Your Dream Trip Awaits!

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Learn how to divorce your travel agent and become the master of your own adventure.