Category Archives: Travel Tips

Top 10 Dog Parks and Dog Beaches in Florida

As we head into summer most people are not thing about vacations and where to go. With that in mind, I was inspired by the vacation rental site Tripping.com and want to share the following top 10  friendly dog parks and dog beaches in Florida. After all, Fido wants to join you on your vacation too. I know our dogs Dolly and Belle love to go and explore new places with us. Above is a picture of them at a dog park here in Colorado.  Continue reading Top 10 Dog Parks and Dog Beaches in Florida

Save Money on Flights by Clearing Browser Cookies

In today’s age of technology we are booking flights and flying across the county at increasing rates. With the summer season upon us, ticket prices will also be increasing. However, there are still a few tricks to  try to get the cheapest tickets available be flying certain times or certain days. You can read my post Best Time to Book Airline Tickets. However there is another trick that a lot of people may not know, and it’s pretty simple. It’s called clearing your cookies. Not we aren’t talking about cleaning cookies off your keyboard, lol, we are taking about clearing the history in your browsers. Continue reading Save Money on Flights by Clearing Browser Cookies

Travel Vaccinations – Worth the Hassle and Expense?

I am looking forward to visiting Thailand and a few others places in Southeast Asia one day, and it made me think about what shots if any are suggested or required before visiting. After doing some research it looks like I am good to go, with a few suggestions.  There are a lot of questions about vaccinations, however this doesn’t only apply to travel. We have friends who had never vaccinated their child who was turning 5 and getting ready to go to school. I don’t know how it all worked out, as they moved out of state. However I don’t think people are able to get around the “medical reasons” or religious reasons anymore. I may be wrong, but it won’t work when trying to travel. Thus I wanted to share this post about getting or not getting vaccinated before traveling to certain countries. Continue reading Travel Vaccinations – Worth the Hassle and Expense?

Don’t Be a Tourist, Be a Traveler – Tourist vs Traveler

I love the quote, be a traveler, not a tourist. Many people may not get this, or like me, have a hard time letting go of wanting to see everything. I have gotten much better at this, but, it’s still hard for me. However, as we travel more, and it becomes more of a focus for us, I find it easier. I know I want to see more, but I also know, I plan to go back one day. I can give up a few things and look forward to going back to see them on another trip. With this in mind, I decided to break down the difference of a tourist vs traveler . Continue reading Don’t Be a Tourist, Be a Traveler – Tourist vs Traveler

10 Smart Things to Pack in Your Carry-On

My husband and I have been traveling for many years and have learned a lot of things about flying, and packing for flights. Some of things we have learned through our own experience (good and bad), as well as listening to other travelers horror stories. While we can’t do anything about airlines delays or issues, we can at least try to be prepared as best we can for these inconveniences. This all starts with making sure you pack a small carry-on bag, even if it is for a short non-stop flight. Continue reading 10 Smart Things to Pack in Your Carry-On

Travel Magazines That Bring us Closer to Our Dreams

Travel MagazinesAs you may have seen on my previous post this month, I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge for the month of January. Each morning participants receive an email with ideas and suggestions for daily posts. The latest post was to review a book or movie we’ve read or seen recently, preferably in our niche. Well I haven’t read any books or seen any movies recently about travel, but I have read many travel magazines. Thus I decided to share some of my favorite travel magazines and a little about them. They are listed alphabetically. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading Travel Magazines That Bring us Closer to Our Dreams

Travel Quote – “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

Travel Quote Post Map I was happy when I saw the Ultimate Blog Challenge email this morning, because I get to share my favorite travel quote – “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Anonymous. I have seen this travel quote many times and have always agreed with it. However, since I have been blogging, and reading more blogs, it has even more meaning. Continue reading Travel Quote – “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

Ways to Alleviate the Symptoms of Jet Lag

jet-lag-action-planAs we are getting ready to take a long flight later this month and started thinking about jet leg. We’ve have traveled to Europe many times, but it has been a few years. Thus I decided to do some research and share ways to combat the effects of jet lag here on my travel blog. For those of you who haven’t flown on a long flight at 35, 000 feet, I want to share that jet lag is a temporary sleep problem that can affect anyone who quickly travels across multiple time zones. Continue reading Ways to Alleviate the Symptoms of Jet Lag

Musée d’Orsay Museum – Paris, France

Musee-dOrsayWe have traveled quite a bit since we got married, but there is one place that grabbed a hold of me and makes me want to go back trip after trip. I am talking about Paris and the city of lights. One of the things I enjoyed seeing the most amazing collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world. While the Louvre is amazing, there is one place I enjoyed more, The Musée d’Orsay.  I fell in love with this museum. Continue reading Musée d’Orsay Museum – Paris, France

Sleep Patterns While Traveling – Adjusting to New Time Zones

Did you recently have to change your time due to a time change? This hour (especially when you lose it) really messes with a lot of people, Gene is in this lucky group, but an hour doesn’t seem to bother me as much. This did start me thinking about losing sleep and sleep patterns while traveling. Oddly enough Gene doesn’t have as much trouble adjusting to time differences when traveling to Europe, but this hour difference throws him for a loop, lol. Continue reading Sleep Patterns While Traveling – Adjusting to New Time Zones