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Forest Camping Tips

Make the best of your camping trip into the forest. Here are some tips.

Jessica | November 22, 2014 | Category: Camping

Splendor in Versailles

You may have heard of this city, as it is world famous for the magnificent Chateau de Versailles. There are several tours of various parts of the palace.

Jessica | June 19th, 2009 | Category: General

Sardinia: Beauty and the Beach

The beaches that Sardinia is home to are some of the most beautiful in the world and the euphemism “picture postcard perfect” is no exaggeration.

Jessica | June 15th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

Five Best Aperitivo Bars in Florence

There is sometimes nothing better than getting together with friends and coworkers enjoying a cocktail after work and before dinner. In Northern Italy? Even better.

Jessica | June 10th, 2009 | Category: Best of

Hawaiian Odd Travel Destinations

You don't have to look for volcanoes or just sit on the beach in Hawaii. There are many offbeat things you can check out in Hawaii and here are just a few.

Jessica | June 5th, 2009 | Category: General

Italy Tips and Quirks to Know

Shop closures, strikes and odd restaurant hours are just some of the things to know ahead of time when visiting Italy.

Jessica | May 26th, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

The Basics of Florence

When visiting Italy, Florence is a must see at least once. And most people do visit Florence, either alone or by tour, along with Venice and Rome.

Jessica | May 22nd, 2009 | Category: General

Agritourism in Tuscany

Some of my most favorite memories of Italy are those of visiting farms in the countryside. If you haven't been an agritourist before, you owe it to yourself to do so.

Jessica | May 15th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

Colorado is More than the Rockies

When you think of Colorado, you probably think of the Rocky Mountains. You don't want to miss them and you probably won't but Colorado has much more to offer.

Jessica | May 7th, 2009 | Category: General

Macabre Mania: Spooky Attractions

Good scares make up for a good vacation right? Well at least for some of us anyway. Here are some terrific places where you can get a spook and a vacation at the same time.

Jessica | May 4th, 2009 | Category: Haunted

Experience Yellowstone National Park

Everyone should experience Yellowstone National Park, the United States first National Park, at least once in their lives.

Jessica | April 27th, 2009 | Category: Camping

Paranormal Vacation Spots

No matter where you go on your travels, if you look into the darker corners, you can find haunted places and paranormal activity.

Jessica | April 26th, 2009 | Category: Haunted

Odd Ohio Attractions and Places

There are always the usual places where everyone goes. And then there are the more interesting places. Every state has at least a few of them including Ohio.

Jessica | April 23rd, 2009 | Category: Family

Experience Grand Canyon Camping

There are lodges at the Grand Canyon but camping is still the best way to go, and the least expensive.

Jessica | April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Camping

Bali Eco Tourism Guide

A big part of Bali and what attracts people from all over the world is its commitment to protecting flora, fauna and the environment.

Jessica | April 18th, 2009 | Category: Green

Pune City: Vibrant and Historical India

Pune is the second most important city in the state, after Mumbai, so if you are going to India and want history, this is the place. Here a comprehensive guide to make it a great visit.

Jessica | April 17th, 2009 | Category: General

9 of the World's Strangest Hotels

You may not believe me, but there are hotels in existence that will cause you to question your own sanity. I've seen some rooms that only belong on cartoons. I'm sure you'll concur. These rooms are a perfect combination of whimsy, creativity, and nuttiness. When you book a room at one of these hotels, don't [...]

Jessica | March 5th, 2009 |

Journey To The Past

Bringing history into the vacation can be a great way to get the kids to learn while having fun.

Jessica | March 4th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

Do You Believe In Magic?

Disney World is not just for kids.

Jessica | March 3rd, 2009 | Category: Luxury

Are You Ready for Maple Season?

Spring brings flowers, showers, and maple syrup. Is there a Maple Syrup Festival near you?

Jessica | March 2nd, 2009 | Category: Family

Family Friendly Lodging: Is it Just a Name or a Style of Business?

Verify what family friendly really means when traveling.

Jessica | February 27th, 2009 | Category: Family

Travel Like a Rock Star! How to Vacation Like A Celebrity

After years of carefully studying celebrities, with a specific emphasis on musicians, I've come up with a surefire guide on how to travel like a rock star. Oh yes, it's everything that you can imagine and more. In my years of working in hotels, I can precisely define the rock star experience. Forget about partying [...]

Jessica | February 26th, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

With Glowing Hearts: The 2010 Winter Olympics

When I was a little girl I always looked forward to the winter Olympics. With the 2010 Olympics being in Vancouver, I just may go see them in person.

Jessica | February 24th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

Vacationing In Belize

Last year, we took a family trip with my mother and her sisters to Central America. This was my first trip “home” to where my mother was raised, and I was a taken by the exotic nature of the area. We went in spring, in retrospect possibly a poor choice. There is little mosquito control, [...]

Jessica | February 23rd, 2009 | Category: Camping

Green Hotels

Hotels that are going Green and what that means to the consumer.

Jessica | February 20th, 2009 | Category: Green

“5 Hottest Celebrity Destinations”

When celebrities go on vacation, they generally like to be in cognito. Vacations are for relaxing, having fun, finding center, and letting loose. Locations with an emphasis on privacy always top the list. In their down time, celebrities don't want to sign autographs, and take cellphone pictures with their adoring fans. Everyone needs time alone, [...]

Jessica | February 19th, 2009 | Category: Luxury

I Travel A Lot With My Dog Tyson

My dog Tyson is my very best friend. I do a lot of traveling and unfortunately, he is not welcome on a lot of my plane trips. The cost is simply too high, as is the risk. When I take road trips I do try to take him along, as he is pretty well trained [...]

Jessica | February 17th, 2009 | Category: Pet-Friendly

Paper Faces On Parade

Celebrating Carnival in Venice is a dream come true.

Jessica | February 16th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

Vacations with real flavor: New Orleans

Finding a vacation destination that will please everyone is not always easy, but it's never impossible. My husband loves to watch those travel foodie shows…Man vs Food, Food Paradise, that sort of thing, where someone either eats things that are bigger than his head or deep fried. Or both. He knows, deep down, that he [...]

Jessica | February 13th, 2009 | Category: Family

Boldt Castle: A Love Story

Valentine's Day is a time for love stories. This one is my favorite.

Jessica | February 12th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

Tips For Packing

I love going on trips! Packing…not so much. I always go through thinking how much to pack and what to bring. Basically, it is a real hassle.

In my household, I'm the organized one and my significant other waits until the last minute to pack and really doesn't put much thought into the process. So, [...]

Jessica | February 11th, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

Have Hobby Will Travel

You don't have to dress up as Darth Vader to have fun on a vacation surrounding your hobby. Obi-won will do just fine.

Jessica | February 10th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

5 Fabulous Floating Hotels

Instead of spending time in a boat, spend it in one of these floating hotels. All these locations are sure to relax you.

Jessica | February 9th, 2009 | Category: Luxury

Mementos that Matter: The Guide for Bringing Home Great Souvenirs

Don't bring home clutter. Choose souvenirs that you'll enjoy for years to come.

Jessica | February 6th, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

Foreign Travel for the Linguistically Challenged

I love to travel to foreign countries. Seeing the different cultures and beautiful country sides is exciting. I have a problem, however. I am not a language person. I took several years of foreign language classes in high school, and can only remember a few words and phrases, with a couple curses thrown in for [...]

Jessica | February 5th, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

The Feeding Frenzy

If you're planning a trip, plan the food too. You don't want to get stuck in an Italian mall eating pizza with anchovies and artichokes.

Jessica | February 4th, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

Traveling With Pets

Recently one night we were pulling into a hotel, and noticed a lot of cars in the parking lot with bumper stickers saying how they “heart” dogs! I didn't think anything of it, until I started seeing a number of dogs inside and outside the hotel.
Apparently, a big dog show was being held in the area, [...]

Jessica | February 2nd, 2009 | Category: Pet-Friendly

Hollywood Style: Relive Your Favorite Silver Screen Moments with These Vacation Ideas

Hollywood Movies make spectacular vacation ideas.

Jessica | January 29th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

The 5 Most Haunted Hotels In The United States

A little known fact is that most hotels are considered haunted. Think about it. In most hotels, someone died, and it opens up the possibility of the disembodied spirit to linger around the room, or worse, scare unsuspecting hotel employees. I was one of those employees. I was working the late shift at a hotel, [...]

Jessica | January 27th, 2009 | Category: Haunted

The Most Common Travel Emergencies: A Survival Guide

A survival guide on how to handle some common travel emergencies.

Jessica | January 23rd, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

Home Away From Home: Deciding on Your Vacation Home Location

How to choose where your vacation home should be.

Jessica | January 22nd, 2009 | Category: General

How to Avoid Two Major Travel Disasters

What to do when the airlines looses your luggage or hotel drops you reservation

Jessica | January 21st, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

Love and the City: A Guide to Romance in the Big Apple

New York City can be a romantic travel destination – great food, beautiful scenery, and great hotels.

Jessica | January 20th, 2009 | Category: General

15 Tips for Saving Money While on Vacation

How to save money when you travel, some common sense tips that may not be so common.

Jessica | January 19th, 2009 | Category: Money Savings

Destination Weddings – Choosing the Perfect Location

Want to get married out of town, but not sure where? Here are some things to consider.

Jessica | January 16th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

The 5 Things You Can't Leave Home Without

Here are the 5 most important things to carry with you on all of your trips.

Jessica | January 15th, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

Top Tips for Traveling with Tots

Traveling with kids can be the most daunting task you'll ever take on. Here are some tips to lighten the load.

Jessica | January 14th, 2009 | Category: Family

How Much to Tip: The Ultimate Guide for Travelers

Understanding the ins and outs of tipping can be a tricky game. Here are the unspoken rules.

Jessica | January 13th, 2009 | Category: Travel Tips

The 5 Most Romantic Bed & Breakfasts in America

Discover some fine romantic locations just in time for this Valentine's Day.

Jessica | January 12th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

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