Travel

  • I recently packed for my first trip since COVID and realized how many different things I chose. I used to travel so much that I kept a “go bag” of my essentials that never changed. I just threw it in my suitcase each time – you know, all those sample-sized bottles of everything. I had a minimal first aid kit. But boy have things changed. I now have a COVID-19 travel packing list. My recommended…

  • If you’re looking for the best all-inclusive resort in Mexico for families, head south of Cancun to the Riviera Maya. The Barcelo Maya Grand Resort, on the Yucatán Peninsula’s pristine stretch of Caribbean coastline known as Riviera Maya, is the destination for those families looking for the perfect mix of fun and tranquility. And the best news of all: it’s all-inclusive.  The resort is actually six resorts in one sitting on a mile-long stretch of white…

  • True confession: I didn’t even know where Patagonia South America was when I first agreed to go on the trip. Then the shellshock of the 26-hour journey to get there set in – flights to Patagonia are not that flexible. Then, the fact that I was embarking on a solo travel trip to Patagonia Chile kicked in so be sure to read my article at on the Lonely Planet Chile page. But all that quickly…

  • My husband likes to golf; I like to drink wine. But the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I originally wrote about some of the best golf and wine resorts for Orbitz, but I’m on the hunt to discover more. I’m happy to head off to the tasting room while he’s on the first tee, sprinkle in a few spa treatments, and then meet back up at the tasting room at the end of…

  • This post was written before COVID-19 so it does not address safe travel tips during COVID. But you can employ these safety measures while traveling any time. 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?”  “Do you have any safe travel tips for Mexico?” You won’t see me, willingly, traveling…

  • Fiji was always one of those destinations I had as a dream destination but the distance and the expense were a bit out of my reach. But when I was asked to go cover Turtle Island for Islands Magazine, my suitcase was packed before I could hang up the phone. And my husband was inviting along as well (a nice perk of being the spouse of a travel writer). It is by far the best…

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