Traveler Tuesday – Christina of My View from the Middle Seat

A DINK couple who travels the world while working, sounds like my twin sister! (At least until recently!)  I have been so lucky in the brand ambassador work I have done to come across and meet extraordinary bloggers. The AFAR Ambassador group is only one example and that's where I met Christina of My View From the Middle Seat (which of course I can totally relate to because when I travel with my … [Read more...]

Holiday Travel Hacks

Holiday time means travel.  For a lot of people, particularly families, the holidays may be the only time of year they travel, so let's just say they aren't exactly experts at getting from point A to B. (With half the things they have to pack, who can blame them?) I have put together some travel hacks that will hopefully ensure a smooth, end of the year holiday travel experience. Get Through … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Kristin Winet

I don't know Kristin Winet very well, but the more blog posts I read the more I adore her infectious enthusiasm for travel! Turns out Kristin has also been selected as a speaker at next year's Women in Travel Summit taking place in March in Irvine, California. (Come by and see us!) So I am really looking forward to meeting her in person! This travel journalist (like Katie), teacher and … [Read more...]

French Friday – French Fantasy Christmas List

It's been a très long time since I've written a French Friday post, but my week in Paris for Thanksgiving has me a little inspired, I have a few francophile posts up my sleeve and soon on their way to the blog. I thought it would be fun to do a French Friday Christmas list. I don't buy any Christmas presents for anyone. We reached the age in my family where we really don't need more "stuff" and … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Katie of Stories My Suitcase Could Tell

This week I have another wonderful WITs (Women in Travel Summit) alum! Although Katie of Stories My Suitcase Could Tell and I have been Twitter friends for years, we met in person when Katie introduced herself at one of the conference breaks and I couldn't have been more pleased!  (By the way I was selected as a speaker for the Women in Travel Summit taking place in March in Irvine, California! … [Read more...]

A Year to #ExperienceBuick

This sponsored post is part of my ongoing project #ExperienceBuick. Throughout 2015, I will be experiencing Buick through a series of events and initiatives that reinforce what this American car manufacturer brand is all about. =============================================== To say that my year on the #ExperienceBuick project flew by would be an understatement, that 'time flies when you're … [Read more...]


Currently | 11.19.15 Watching | As much French news and talk shows as possible to keep up on the latest info about the Paris attacks. > Completed Longmire (Seasons 1-4), I wonder what the heck is going on in Wyoming! Reading | James A. Michener's Alaska. > Heading there next April and always curious about reading historical fiction about places I will travel to. Working On | Blog … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Eileen of Pure Wander

Today's Traveler Tuesday blogger is one busy lady!  Like last's traveler Brianne of A Traveling Life, I connected with Eileen at the WITs (Women in Travel Summit) while it was in Boston this past March. She is a freelance travel journalist and copywriter who is the voice behind an online magazine for the modern family traveler and for young females and couples. … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – Brianne of A Traveling Life

Brianne of A Traveling Life is a very active travel blogger based out of Boston.  When she is not planning her own trips she is heading up the Boston chapter of Meet Plan Go, so basically she is in travel mode all the time!  She is an advocate for traveling abroad for volunteer work and she has plenty of insights to share if you are interesting in learning how to combine travel with doing good … [Read more...]


I believe life is a book. I guess that is why have always loved the quote from St. Augustine: "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." Our lives are a series of chapters, one after the next. Some very distinct with beginnings and endings. Others have more vague or fluid transitions. Books are often turned into movies. Before when long books were made into … [Read more...]