13 Day Road Trip Through Germany and Beyond

Our epic road trip that took us through the Alps

I planned the craziest road trip vacation through Europe. We were traveling with my brother and his wife and we tried to get in as many things as possible. The bulk was time in Germany, but I also wanted to spend time in Salzburg, Austria. Plus we planned our flights coming into Europe and out of Europe to be at different cities just to get more cities in.

Sit back, but don’t relax, [Read more…]

5 Tips for Enjoying Antelope Canyon

This trip was as spectacular as it looks. If it’s on your bucket list, keep it on your bucket list!

I have been asked by a few people how much hiking we had to do for the Lower Canyon. Really there is not a lot. You have to get down to the canyon, which is just a few minutes walk away. Then you have to go down the stairs to get into the canyon. After that you go through at a very slow pace. They give each group time to take lots of pictures without having to have others in your photos. They do such a great job of this. Plus [Read more…]

Hiking Southern Utah and Northern Arizona in 5 Days

We just did a 5 day hiking trip to Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. We aren’t hard core hikers, so covering over 30 miles in just a few days, was a big deal to us. But we did see some beautiful country.

For us, the easiest way to get there is to fly through Las Vegas. From there we made the 2 hour trek to St. George, Utah. We had a tentative plan in place. We had ideas of what we wanted to do, but also we needed to pay attention to the weather. The first week of March can be iffy. We had been 2 years early and the weather was fabulous. But this has been a rough winter for everyone and this area was no different. [Read more…]

Charming Small Towns of Italy

Small Charming Italian Towns - Civita Bagnoregio

Small Charming Italian Towns – Civita Bagnoregio

We just got home from a fabulous vacation. We landed in Rome, then did a road trip up to Florence. From there we flew to Barcelona then onto some charming small towns of Catalan, Spain. The whole trip took 3 weeks and it was spectacular.

After our 4 days in Rome we grabbed a car from the Rome airport. Here was our itinerary from Rome to Florence exploring some very charming small towns.

First stop was [Read more…]

5 Tips to Planning the Perfect Road Trip in Europe and Beyond

5-tips to planning the perfect european road trip

We just did a trip in Italy and Spain in which we discovered and enjoyed some beautiful small charming towns. From Instagram to Facebook all my friends were asking me,  “How did you even find these little towns?” Well I wish I could say I have this great method, but instead it’s just happy accidents. I will show you 5 ways I stumble upon these happy accidents that end up [Read more…]

The Cotswold Really Are That Charming!

stow on the wold

Everything is so charming in Stow on the Wold

We did a driving vacation from Glasgow, Scotland to London, England. We made a few stops along the way, but our most favorite stop was in the Cotswolds. Before we actually drove into the Cotswolds we stopped at Cheltenham. We stopped to get coffee and maybe ask for some suggestions. We didn’t have a place to stay, we thought we would just hope for something special. I had found a few places on [Read more…]

6 Crazy Packing Tips

How to make it all fit in a carry on. You got this!

How to make it all fit in a carry on. You got this!

I’ve been thinking that I have needed to write this post for awhile now. I recently had a few people ask me for my packing tips, since we always pack so light, and they can’t seem to do the same. So I decided it was finally time to make my wacky secrets known to all. I did warn one girl (a friend of my daughters) not to make fun of my tips, since they aren’t typical, or at least I haven’t seen anyone post these things, but then again I have not read every single travel blog.

We like to move around as we travel, which means getting in and out of our suitcase almost daily and repacking it daily. The longest trip we have done is [Read more…]

4 Oregon Food Trips

Mt Hood from Larch Mountain1

Portland

This is a given if you have heard anything about Portland at all. We love to eat here. Not only do we love food, but we like it to be as local as possible. You will find everything from Food Carts to restaurants at the top of buildings over looking the city. If I were to spend a day eating in Portland I would definitely eat at [Read more…]

7 Fun Things To Do In Palm Springs

Palm Springs vacation

Palm Springs vacation

We booked a 9 day trip to Palm Springs and our friends assured us it was way to long and we would get bored. My husband golfs but I do not, so that was not on the agenda for this trip. Truthfully we were just chasing some sunshine and looking for some down time. In the end we did quite a few things and we did not get bored in Palm Springs.

Here are 7 Ways to keep yourself Busy in Palm Springs (Especially if your not a golfer) [Read more…]

New York City

Looking from inside Central Park into the city

Looking from inside Central Park into the city

We leave for New York in a few days and we have never been before. I have my list of places I want to see and even some places to eat. When you plan you kind of get an idea of what you think a place will look like, so I’ve decided to make this a post about What We Expect to see, What we hope to see and then what we actually do and any other tips that we discovered along the way. September 2015

What We Expect and What We Hope to See

From pictures I picture this [Read more…]