How to Have the Perfect Staycation

How to Have the Perfect Staycation

You don’t have to get out of town to unwind and unplug. The perfect staycation is all about pretending that you’re on a relaxing, exotic vacation. Imagine all the things you would do on a luxury vacation and simply do them in your own town. 

Sending Your Kid to Travel Abroad: What You Need to Know

Sending Your Kid to Travel Abroad: What You Need to Know

Last year, I sent my 21-year-old son off to backpack to travel abroad through Thailand and India for seven weeks. Alone. I’m the consummate trip planner; he is not. Today’s Millennials are adventurers with a strong sense of wanderlust who want to see the world. As 

Italy Travel: 4 Reasons to Stay in a Private Villa

Italy Travel: 4 Reasons to Stay in a Private Villa

As much as I travel, I still find it very taxing to wade through all of the hotel reviews to really get a feel for the comfort of the accommodations. And the catalog of Italy rentals is overwhelming. On this last trip to Umbria, we decided 

The 7 Best Trips For Graduates

The 7 Best Trips For Graduates

My son is graduating from college next month and because I’m such an obsessive travel planner, I’ve been helping him and his friends research graduation trips. Yes, they’re college kids so any trip they consider must have two prerequisites – adventure and cheap! So I 

Should you encourage your kid to study abroad: 5 questions to ask

Should you encourage your kid to study abroad: 5 questions to ask

I’ll never forget the day I put my 21-year-old son a plane to send him halfway around the world to study abroad in Australia. I’m not sure if I was more excited or if he was. I’m a firm believer that kids, and parents, should 

Letting my son walk through Asia. Alone.

Letting my son walk through Asia. Alone.

My son had talked for months about his desire to go to India. But he’s a dreamer so I didn’t pay much attention. Until the day he announced that he was actually going. With no agenda. No reservations. No contacts. Just he and his backpack.