Caribbean Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: Bahamas Cruise

August 12, 2016
Bahamas Cruise

A Bahamas Cruise was just what the doctor ordered for my 40th Birthday! Today’s Flashback Friday takes me back (way back) to good times on Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas. I decided for my 40th I wanted to take a cruise with whomever wanted to come along. I went with my family and six of my friends (eleven of us total). The best part of cruising was having the freedom to do what you enjoy most. We had no set…

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Day Trip New York State

Watkins Glen State Park – Day Trip Hike

August 11, 2016
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is the perfect day trip if you live in Upstate N.Y. During my time in Rochester, I hiked at this breathtaking New York State Park. Located in the Finger Lakes Region and South of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen has amazing caverns, gorges, and waterfalls. The park offers several hiking trails, but if you want to take the scenic route then the Gorge Trail is your best option. A good friend from high school, Courtney Davis, joined me on the adventure.…

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Canada Day Trip

Niagara Falls – Visiting the Canadian Side

August 9, 2016
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, notably one of the natural wonders of the world, is a short 1.5 hour drive from Rochester, NY. Growing up in Rochester, and being so close to the Falls, we sometimes take for granted its magnificence. This Summer, I took the time to revisit Niagara Falls, taking along my daughter. Her last visit to the Falls was when she was two years old so this was going to be somewhat of a new experience for her. There are three waterfalls…

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Flashback Friday: Washington D.C.

August 5, 2016
Washington D.C.

As Election Day approaches, can’t help but think of my trip to Washington D.C. in 2010. I took the city by storm visiting friends, museums, and of course the well-known monuments. Although planned ahead of time, I was unable to score tickets for a tour of the White House. If it is a high priority for your visit, then you’ll need to contact your Member of Congress to make a request. Click here to read detailed steps of how to obtain tickets for a…

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Exercise Travel Tips

Airplane Stretches To Help The Circulation

July 19, 2016
airline seat stretching -Natural awakenings cnj

Airplane stretches are essential when traveling, especially if you’re flying more than two hours. Nothing like getting off the plane, ready for your vacation, and you’re completely stiff and sore. (Photo Credit Above: NaturalAwakenings.com) Here are a few airplane stretches (or airplane yoga as some like to call it) to try on your next flight to ensure good circulation. As the photo indicates, drinking a lot of water is necessary. Limit your alcohol beverages for when you arrive to your…

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Flashback Friday: Amsterdam

July 15, 2016
Amsterdam canals

Amsterdam was one of the three cities I visited during my European travels in 2010. I immediately fell in love with the character of this fascinating city; its exquisite canals, intriguing narrow homes, and bustling cyclists. I generally like to have an itinerary when visiting a new place, but Amsterdam was the first time I decided to try something different. Having no plan, it was a delightful surprise to stumble upon sights that probably would not visited. Of course there was no way I was going…

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Travel Resources Travel Tips

Travel App Favorite for Traveling Abroad

July 12, 2016
travel app_ travel resources

I’d like to share with you my favorite travel app I use when traveling oversees. A couple of the biggest challenges we confront when traveling to a different country are language and currency. The travel app I prefer to use for translating languages is iTranslate. This nifty app enables you to speak and write 90 different languages from around the world. The free version allows you to type in your question for the translation of your desired language; however, if you upgrade to…

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Flashback Friday Holidays

Flashback Friday: Solvang – 4th of July

July 1, 2016
Solvang 4th of July

If you want a true patriotic experience then plan a visit to Solvang, CA. My visit was in 2012 and I felt like I stepped back in time. Solvang is a quaint Dutch style town about 2 hours North of Los Angeles – click here to check out my post on Day Trippin’ – A Day in Solvang, CA.  The 4th of July in Solvang captures the true spirit of American Independence with a classic parade and fireworks in the…

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Travel Tips

How to Survive a Timeshare Presentation

June 29, 2016
timeshare presentation

Generally when you say timeshare presentation, people cringe. The thought of sitting in a room, listening to someone go on and on with their sales pitch, pressuring you to buy, can be extremely intimidating. However, if you have the courage to make it through a timeshare presentation, then you can walk away with some pretty cool stuff! Although I’ve slowed down a bit, I use to consider myself the Queen of the timeshare presentation. A timeshare presentation requires a lot…

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Flashback Friday: San Francisco

June 24, 2016
view of San Francisco

I can relate to Tony Bennett’s song, “I left my heart in San Francisco.” I have nothing but love for this great city. I use to frequent San Francisco on a yearly basis, but it’s been about five years since my last visit… way too long! I cherish the vibe of San Francisco which offers tons of superb restaurants to dine, enjoyable places to shop, and pleasing ways to be entertained. What’s not to love about a city that provides a little bit of everything? I generally like…

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