3 Perfect Days on Whidbey Island: Empty nest romantic getaways

3 Perfect Days on Whidbey Island: Empty nest romantic getaways

Now that the kids are out of the house, my husband and I are always looking for easy weekend escapes and

Empty Nest Travel: Elkhart Lake’s Vintage Charm

Empty Nest Travel: Elkhart Lake’s Vintage Charm

Whether you’re empty nesters celebrating your newfound freedom or someone just looking for a great destination where you can plug and while away the afternoons together, I may have found the Holy Grail in an Elkhart Lake vacation. As we drove past vast, wide open 

7 Practical Safe Travel Tips From an FBI Agent

7 Practical Safe Travel Tips From an FBI Agent

Every time I’m headed off to a new destination overseas, I get a ton of questions from people, “Is it safe?”, “Aren’t you worried about terrorism?”, “Where do you find safe travel tips?”  You won’t see me, willingly, traveling to Afghanistan anytime soon, and despite incidents 

The best travel tools every traveler needs in their carry on

The best travel tools every traveler needs in their carry on

There’s nothing worse than being on the road only to discover that you left one of your must-have travel accessories at home. From cell phones that die in the middle of an interview to being stuck on the tarmac with no headphones, as a travel 

Advice for moving abroad with kids from an expat

Advice for moving abroad with kids from an expat

Thinking of moving abroad with kids? When my kids were just 7 and 9 years old, I packed them up from their cushy Florida lifestyle and moved them to Milan, Italy as expats. As if uprooting them from their friends was not enough, I was 

Packing carry on luggage: secrets from a frequent traveler

Packing carry on luggage: secrets from a frequent traveler

How many times have you found a flight for just the right price? You click through to the order page and cha-ching, you’re hit with all those add-on fees. Often, checked bag fees can add $50 or more to the cost, each way!  As much