July 24, 2017

The big travel-related story making the rounds this week has Mexico in its sights. (I can almost hear United Airlines breathing a sigh of relief – the spotlight is off them this week.)  A tragic story emerged about a family from Wisconsin who was vising idyllic Riviera...

November 14, 2015

When someone says "Mickey Mouse," I bet wine is not the first thing that springs to mind. However, if it's between late September and early November, that's exactly what I think of. That's because Epcot's Food & Wine Festival is held every year during that time. The Fo...

June 9, 2014

 

 

My friend’s mother passed away recently, and I attended the funeral.  Although I didn’t know her well, I do know that she was intertwined in many lives, both friends and family, and was very much loved.  Her son gave a eulogy that struck something deep down inside....

May 17, 2014

The idea to attend Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival in Walt Disney World was one born from necessity.  It had been the snowiest winter on record for our area – it seemed like we would just get over one storm and another one would come barreling through.  I had forgot...

November 28, 2013

 

Today I am, of course, thankful for my family - my husband and kids, and those in the family that I don’t get to see very often.  They are all part of the fabric that makes us complete and with whom we share a unique bond that no one else on this planet has.   I am th...

November 11, 2013

 

Everyone today is a photographer, thanks largely to cell phones that take better pictures than some expensive cameras. So now you have the ability to snap that great vacation picture at your fingertips, but with a little forethought they can be fantastic pictures...

November 13, 2012

I planned this cruise for “Teachers’ Week,” which is when New Jersey teachers attend the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City the first Thursday and Friday in November, so the schools are closed.  The preceding Tuesday is Election Day, and some schools are also closed this...

May 10, 2011

My husband turned the big four-oh in January, so I had arranged a surprise trip to Las Vegas in April for his birthday.   We traveled with another couple (and no kids [!], although we did see plenty of families with kids while we were there).

 

We flew nonstop out o...

January 29, 2011

I recently attended Disney's annual Earmarked Conference, an event for travel professionals.  This year's conference was a little different in that it was held on Disney Cruise Line's newest shining star, the Disney Dream.  At 14 decks tall and over 1,115 feet long, sh...

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