Location, location, location…apartment living in Madrid

  I am old school. A hotel person. Possibly because of the cancellation feature. Not wanting to lose my money if I have to change my plans last-minute. (The chaotic life of flying standby). Throwing caution to the wind, we rented a two bedroom apartment in the city center of Madrid for four days! We … More Location, location, location…apartment living in Madrid

How to kickstart 2018; health, happiness and travel tips!

Happy New Year! Early January began with brutal cold tormenting the US.  A winter storm blanketed the east coast with snow and delivered blizzard conditions. Schools were closed, airports at a stand still. Making it hard to do anything other than curling up on the couch under a blanket with a good book. Don’t despair. … More How to kickstart 2018; health, happiness and travel tips!

Oh the places I went…the year in review!

January started off in Heidelberg Germany. Breath-taking, medieval and oh so cold. The architecture is as interesting as the food scene. For every foodie a dinner at the Scharff’s Schlossweinstube located within the Heidelberg Castle walls is a must night out! February took me to a wedding in Cabo! Bringing family, friends and fun together. … More Oh the places I went…the year in review!

Christmas markets make a great weekend getaway and Edinburgh offers one of the best!

Arriving in Edinburgh I am always immediately transported back to another time. Medieval, magical, majestic. There is a castle that sits on top of the city.  An extinct volcano you can hike. Festivals in the summer. You can wind your way through cobblestone streets. Stopping to shop in one of the many cashmere boutiques. The … More Christmas markets make a great weekend getaway and Edinburgh offers one of the best!

When in Rome…take the train to Umbria!

Early November and the tourists are sparse. Beautiful sunny afternoons leading to cool evenings. The perfect time to wander, shop, and sight see in Rome! But I wanted to do something impulsive. Out of the ordinary. Luckily I was traveling with my friend Gina. She always brings abundant willingness, enthusiasm and the language skills all … More When in Rome…take the train to Umbria!

Hot in the city!

There is one thing that Rome is in August… freaking hot! However, it is also beautiful, magical, stunning, and breathtaking!  A love/hate relationship you might say! Who doesn’t want to go to Rome anytime of the year. As long as you are prepared, Rome can be fantastic. For starters the locals have all departed for … More Hot in the city!

Sweet Home Alabama

After a sweltering July in the Northeast, August usually rushes in with uncertain weather. Cool rainy days and nights followed by the eventual rebound of heat and sun. The knowledge that school is soon looming in the future. For me, I’m anxiously waiting for the structure to return to our home. The kids not quite … More Sweet Home Alabama