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The Charm of Vermont

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Is it possible that an entire US state could be incredible? I mean nearly every aspect of it too. It's hard to imagine but the answer is yes.... and that state is Vermont. If you've never been, it should get on your bucket list.

Finding Your Zen

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Friday, December 1, 2017

A getaway-from-it-all-vacation doesn't always have to be long journey to a faraway land. There are plenty of ways to have a meditation vacation right here in the USA. And quite honestly, I don't think there is a soul on this planet that couldn't use a little quiet meditation time!

 

New Ships for AmaWaterways

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

River cruising is such an enjoyable way to travel that I want to keep you updated on the latest goings-on in the industry. AmaWaterways is one of my preferred river cruise lines. It’s always exciting to know what their plans are for future cruises.

 

Countries with the Best Weather

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Friday, November 24, 2017
iceland

Traveling is so much better when the weather cooperates.  No matter where I go, I’m constantly checking the weather on my iPhone so I can be prepared.

Unbelievable Comfort in First-Class Suites

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
First-Class Flights

I have been fortunate to fly first-class on a few occasions; however, two airlines are going the extra mile with comfort by offering suites.  This is the ultimate way to travel on long flights!

Top 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites to Visit

Posted by: Unknown on Friday, November 17, 2017
UNESCO Heritage Sites

There are so many must-see locations through UNESCO Heritage Sites you must visit at least once in your life. We chose the top 7 places spread out through the world for you to consider at least one for your next trip. 

Seattle’s Space Needle Is Getting A Major Update

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, November 10, 2017
Seattle Space Needle - Travel

The Space Needle has been an iconic landmark in Seattle, Washington since its inception as the centerpiece for the 1962 World’s Fair.  It houses an award-winning restaurant, a venue for private events, a retail shop and its very popular observation deck. The Space Needle stands 605-feet high offering exceptional views of Seattle.

The Best Credit Card for Travel

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, November 3, 2017

If you travel, you really should think about the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card. It has been receiving glowing reviews despite the hefty annual fee. The bottom line, people love it.

The World's Best Pumpkin Pie

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I love Fall. And, when Fall turns into the holiday season it's even more fun. As the leaves turn to their brilliant colors and start to fall, there's a crisp coolness in the air that means one thing: THE HOLIDAYS ARE CLOSE!

 

Grand Christmas Getaways

Posted by: Donna Smith - Contributor on Friday, October 27, 2017
Bethlehem Christmas

Taking a vacation during the Christmas holiday is becoming more popular each year.  It may be a little early to talk about Christmas, but when it comes to planning a trip during this time, sooner is better than later! I have put together a list of locations to visit that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Spend Three Days in Chicago

Posted by: Donna Smith - Contributor on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Downtown Chicago Illinois

Chicago is an extraordinary city with incredible architecture, a rich history and great food! The neighborhoods are unique with their own personality in attractions, restaurants and bars.

5 Morning Habits to Get Off on the Right Foot

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, October 20, 2017
5 Morning Habits to Get Off on the Right Foot

Ladies, life is stressful enough.  If you think of everything you need to do this week, today, in the next hour.  I bet I’m giving you anxiety right now!  You’ve got a ton to do, but in order to have the perfect execution, let’s get you off on the right foot. 

Port Wine – Funchal, Madeira Island

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich - Contributor on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Funchal City

With the seasons changing, our dinner parties shift from outdoor patio events to delightful evenings in our dining room, complete with a fireplace, good friends, lively conversation and lots of fine wines. There is always some gastronomical delight served (I have a lot of “foodie friends”) with fun cocktail music in the background and plenty of laughs.

The Perils of Jet Lag

Posted by: Donna Smith - Contributor on Friday, October 13, 2017
Jet Lag Feeling

For most of us who have traveled from coast to coast in the United States or internationally, we have most likely experienced the sensation of jet lag. Our bodies are not prepared to adapt to a rapid change in the light-dark cycle. It is a most undesirable feeling.

Spooky Haunts

Posted by: Donna Smith - Contributor on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Halloween Travel

The signs of fall have arrived and with it come thoughts of witches and goblins!

I have friends who go all out for this spooky time of year.  Some celebrate with decorating, others with costume parties, some bob for apples and a few who visit haunted places.

Comfortable Walking Shoes for Travel

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, October 6, 2017
Allbirds Wool Shoe

As a woman on the go, packing for a trip is no easy feat.  Your suitcase is over stuffed with clothes, make-up, hair product, books, and chargers.  You think to yourself… do I have everything?  Then, you remember your shoes in despair. 

Are You a Fan of Outlander?

Posted by: Donna Smith - Contributor on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Scotland Castle

The television series Outlander has taken the world by storm!  Based on the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon, the Starz hit show has us mesmerized every Sunday night.

Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

One of the most spectacular destinations I had the pleasure of visiting was the ancient city of Ephesus, in the Izmir Province, Turkey. This ancient city dates back to the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital of Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. 

New Delta Non-Stops to Europe from the West Coast

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, September 22, 2017

Getting to Europe from the west coast of the USA is now going to be a little bit easier thanks to Delta. The carrier just announced a variety of new non-stop routes!

River Cruising in the USA

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

River cruising in the USA has become popular for many reasons. For those that want the appeal of a European river cruise without leaving the USA, this is ideal. Also, no passport is required.

Culture in Cleveland - Yes, It's True!

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor on Friday, September 15, 2017

Cleveland sure has been the butt of jokes over the years, but one thing for sure, it is not anymore. This charming Midwestern city has made one of the most incredible comebacks and shows no sign of turning back.

Fall Foliage Frenzy

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It’s almost that time of the year again for the spectacular show of fall foliage with the vibrant color displays of orange, scarlet, gold and deep purple.  Autumn makes us want to go on a tour or cruise in New England or a road trip to the Rockies. 

Memories of Althorp

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Friday, September 8, 2017

I recently relived a myriad of memories that surrounded recent events involving Britain’s Royal Family.

 

The Signature Recipe for Hungary - Goulash

Tags: Europe, Food
Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Christmas Market Cruise with Journeys for Women will be coming up later this year.  The ports-of-call on this cruise are amazing. I would like to share some thoughts on one of those ports……Budapest, Hungary. 

Traveling with your Pet on a Plane

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Friday, September 1, 2017

Traveling with a pet on an airplane can be quite an ordeal, however with some advance planning many issues can be addressed prior to the day of flying.

The Stained Glass of the Sagrada Familia

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Basillica Sagrada Familia

If you’ve ever been to Barcelona, you have probably seen the incredible Sagrada Familia Basillica, as it towers over the city. This historic old church has some of the most unique architecture in the world.

Tallin, Estonia - A Surprise of a City

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Tallin, Estonia

There is no doubt that I love cruising of all types.  From mega-ships sailing the seas to the smaller, more personal river ships, each voyage is a new experience.

Explore Europe’s Waterways with Crystal River Cruises

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, August 18, 2017

If you are a fan of Crystal’s ocean cruises, then you’re in for a treat now that Crystal is cruising the rivers of Europe. You can expect many of the same exceptional amenities such as spacious suites, impeccable service and elegant dining.

The Best New England Clam Chowder

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It’s hard to believe, but fall is right around the corner. As a Midwesterner, I absolutely love the change of seasons and fall is my favorite. I love comfortable days, cool evenings, and beautiful colors. And while I may miss the delicious farm fresh foods of summertime, fall brings another genre of delicious cuisine to my taste buds.

MasterChef and MSC Cruises New Partnership

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor on Friday, August 11, 2017

If you love cruising, and you love cooking, this will be a match made in heaven for you. MSC Cruises just announced a very cool partnership with the producers of MasterChef, the reality TV show that is seen around the world.

Let’s back up a little.