May Guest Blogger: Laura Alcantar Weeks away from my 40th birthday, with my mom now 70 and widowed, my sons 10 and 15, a ten-day trip together seemed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Of course, it also meant being confined together in a tiny room for ten days and sharing a bathroom. The boys would miss a… Continue reading Replenishing Waters: A 7-day Caribbean Cruise
Travel Plans 2019
Well, this Friday is my birthday, so this week, I thought I'd share the (bigger) trips I have planned for the rest of this year! As I stated in the About Me section, I'm obtaining my BA in Creative Writing & English from SNHU this year, and since I live in Illinois and the classes… Continue reading Travel Plans 2019
What Started My Career as a Travel Agent
April Guest Blogger: Kim Edgy It all started by my really good friend asking me to plan their Disney Adoption Celebration trip in March 2018. I am a HUGE Disney lover, and I have had annual passes just about my whole life. She knew I could do it and make sure it was a MAGICAL… Continue reading What Started My Career as a Travel Agent
Expected Monkey Sightings
One of my favorite things about traveling is exploring national parks with their forests, trails, mountains, and lakes. Ocala National Forest isn't too far from where my grandparents live in The Villages, Florida, and even though I went there last year with my parents and Charlotte, we didn't have enough time to visit Ocala. Right… Continue reading Expected Monkey Sightings
The Expedition Never Really Ends
March Guest Blogger: T.J. Burgin Travelling alone is often a frightening proposition. The world is a big place, with languages and people and practices that don’t make sense, that are foreign in every sense of the word. In 2009, I was a ninth-grade student with good test scores, a relatively active lifestyle, successful in track… Continue reading The Expedition Never Really Ends
Safari in the Sunshine State
Walt Disney World in Florida offers a few different parks, but my mind was set on going on the safari ride in Animal Kingdom, so Charlotte and I did just that. This park didn't have nearly as many rides as some of the others, but in exchange for it, we saw many animals in a… Continue reading Safari in the Sunshine State
The Best Beach in the U.S.
As I'm writing this, it's a record temperature of -25 here in Chicago, so I'm going to tell you about Charlotte's and my first couple days in Florida last May; then, I can reminisce on the warmth. We flew into Tampa with my parents and stayed at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, which had… Continue reading The Best Beach in the U.S.
Are you ready to enter the New Year Giveaway?! You should be! The prize bundle you can win includes a penguin keychain from Serengetee, a gold stainless steel reusable straw (with a pipe cleaner) from Sandcloud, and a shark fin ring also from Sandcloud. I'll also throw in a small gift as a surprise! Serengetee… Continue reading Enter Now!
New Year, New(ish) Blog
I've been away for quite some time, which I apologize for! I just can't seem to keep up with this blog as I have my internship, take classes, and work on personal projects (including my first poetry collection!). I will be posting again beginning in the new year with many new things to come, which… Continue reading New Year, New(ish) Blog
Travel Books That Will Have You Booking Your Next Trip ASAP
I still have lots to tell you about Charlotte's visit in May, including our time in Florida, as well as my own trip to Colorado shortly after. Keep a lookout for those posts coming in the next weeks! For now, I recently wrote an article for my internship with Study Breaks Magazine about some travel… Continue reading Travel Books That Will Have You Booking Your Next Trip ASAP