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Your Puerto Vallarta Mexico Getaway Guide: Romance and Adventure

Your Puerto Vallarta Mexico Getaway Guide: Romance and Adventure

Being an East Coast girl, I had spent my fair share of time in the resorts of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. There’s nothing quite like the crystal clear blue water of Cancun and Cozumel and the festive party lifestyle. But I was ready to explore a 

New Orleans: Where to stay, what to do

New Orleans: Where to stay, what to do

New Orleans is one of those iconic U.S. cities that I forget to put on my to do list. I’ve only been a handful of times but there’s always something new to discover in this city of classic cocktails and cajun cuisine. On my last 

Where to go Wine Tasting in Italy: Umbria

Where to go Wine Tasting in Italy: Umbria

Last fall, I convinced my husband that he really needed to experience Umbria and more wine tasting in Italy. I had traveled throughout the region when we lived in Italy, but he had never seen the true Italian countryside. So we set off to tour 

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