5 Stages of Returning from a Great Trip

Just a heads up that this post contains affiliate links. Affiliate links are great in that you can grab the product at no extra cost to you, but I get a teeny-tiny percentage of that sale (its like getting recognition for advertising services  I already love!)   If you’ve ever taken a course in psychology, […]

Bully Hill Vineyard: Grapes, greenery, and a very famous goat

The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is an interesting place – particularly if you like wine. The area is a big spot for wine production, though many people mistakenly believe that Napa Valley, California the only place in the US producing vino. We settled on Hammondsport for a quick family vacation because it […]

Announcement: My Next BIG Trip

Just a heads up that this post contains affiliate links. See Below for more info! After a lot of thinking, I’ve decided that I’m going on my next trip starting today (July 6, 2017). I know – it’s short notice and I haven’t done any prep work at all, but it just felt like the […]

So you’re going to Milwaukee?

“Milwaukee??” That was my exact reaction when I found out where the Women in Travel Summit was being held this year. It seemed like an odd choice; but after a little reflection, I realized that because Milwaukee seemed like an odd choice actually made it the perfect choice.  I might never have chosen Milwaukee as a leisure […]

7 Items for Every Traveler’s Day Bag

If I’m exploring a new place, especially if I’m pressed for time, when I leave my accommodation – I’m leaving for the whole day. This is particularly true if I’m on a super-tight budget I’ll walk between each site or activity. I mean, I usually walk (even if I’ve got a little extra $$ to […]