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Girl Camping – Wild West Weekend

Recently I went on my very FIRST RV camping trip with my daughter Libby. She helped me become the ultimate “Girl Camper” and find LOVE in this hobby/lifestyle! We joined the Janine Pettit Camp Like a Girl – Wild West Weekend at Inn Town Campground in Nevada City, California. Camp Like a Girl I was […] Read more…

San Francisco Spring Break

San Francisco Spring Break 2017

Once again, we head to San Francisco with our Grandsons for some Spring Break fun! We were lucky this year to have 3 days of beautiful weather tucked in-between Spring showers. There are so many things to do in San Francisco and we begin this trip with visiting Golden Gate Park. Our first adventure is […] Read more…

Warsaw

Visiting Poland – First Stop Warsaw

Our 20 Day European Trip started in the Polish Capital of Warsaw. Before I go any further with my story, I have something to admit. Somewhere in my oh-so-small-brain, I didn’t give much thought to the fact that on this tour we would be visiting all Post-Communist countries. In my little world, the time of […] Read more…

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20 Days in Europe with Gate 1 Travel

We recently returned from a 20 day trip to Central Europe with Gate 1 Travel. This is our fourth trip with Gate 1 and honestly, they’ve never let us down. It was another fabulous tour with excellent tour guides, an active itinerary and wonderful accommodations. We’ve met many people on these trips that have traveled […] Read more…

Chiang Mai

Travels in Thailand – Last Stop Chiang Mai

Our final days in Thailand were spent in and around the City of Chiang Mai. This was probably one of our favorite cities in Thailand. It’s fitting that I’m writing about the finish of our Thailand trip as in 1 day we are off to begin another once-in-a-lifetime trip – a three week visit to Central […] Read more…

Maesa Elephant Camp

Travels in Thailand – Maesa Elephant Camp

My telling of our tour of Thailand continues after the day in Myanmar with a visit to the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai. This area of the Maesa Valley is home to the largest domesticated elephant habitation in northern Thailand. What an absolute treat it is to walk along a beautiful trail, through a gorgeous forest and find […] Read more…

comfy hotel bedding

Summertime Travel – Country Inn and Suites

Summertime is about getting in all the travel you can! Am I right? And travel usually includes hotel stays. I don’t know about you, but at this point in life, I have certain criteria that a hotel must meet before I’ll stay there. Country Inn and Suites meets all the criteria I have for a more-than-comfortable […] Read more…

Ayutthaya

Travels in Thailand – Ayutthaya

Ready to continue on with our travels in Thailand? We now leave Bangkok and head about 80 km North. The next stop I’d like to share with you is our first visit to a Unesco World Heritage Site called Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya Ayutthaya was the second and most prosperous capital of Siam, founded in 1350. Ayutthaya was an international trading […] Read more…

The Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand

Travels in Thailand – Bangkok Day 2

I remember still being a bit jet-lagged on day 2 of our Travels in Thailand. On this day, we were still exploring the city of Bangkok and getting used to the sights and sounds that would  become expected and familiar in touring this fabulous country. Sites such as elephants roaming the roadways: And families squooshed […] Read more…

Nassau

Here’s a little Wordless Wednesday post of photos from our recent cruise ship stop in Nassau in the Bahamas. The sky this day was full of mystery making for some dramatic pics! More cruise ship photos and fun posts are coming!!! Read more…

Goosenecks

Goosenecks State Park

As if seeing those amazing petroglyphs on our hike earlier in the day weren’t enough, we then make a pit stop at Goosenecks State Park. Now, I’ve definitely seen photos of this area before, but I truly didn’t even know where they were taken AND that we were so close to this area too. What […] Read more…

Even More NYC Adventures

Another day and more fun in NYC… This day, we began our tour around the city by visiting ground zero (the 911 Memorial) – therefore, this day began with a lot of tears from yours truly. I would sincerely recommend you have tickets when visiting – and it is incredibly easy to get them. You […] Read more…

Bangkok

We’ve been home now almost 3 1/2 weeks and I still feel so affected and have so many images and ideas roaming around my head from our trip. Touring Thailand and Cambodia and small sections of Laos and Myanmar was definitely eye-opening for me. I’d say this was the best vacation I’ve ever had – […] Read more…

Thailand Recovery

We are still in recovery mode here – who knew this trip would take so much out of us? Pops is trying to get over a stomach bug and a cold – it’s happening slowly but surely. And I’m struggling with a tad bit of the stomach thing and jet lag. Each day is better […] Read more…

Thailand so Far

We are loving Thailand!! Here are some photos I’ve taken with my phone to hopefully give you a little feel of our trip. Read more…

Vancouver from Up High

Back from our amazing trip to Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. I have lots to share, but today, I’ll simply start with these photos taken from the Vancouver Lookout Tower – one of our tourist stopping points. We enjoyed a 360 degree view of the city from the 430 foot high tower.     lots […] Read more…

Back to Reality

Ok, that doesn’t sound too bad does it?? It’s not, and I’m not complaining…well, except I would’ve liked more time to blog about our trip this week. I have more photos from beautiful Lake Tahoe coming soon…what a fabulous time of year to visit the lake! There’s still snow on the mountains, the air is […] Read more…

Tahoe – Rubicon Trail to Emerald Bay Hike

As expected, it’s just glorious up here in Lake Tahoe. We’re staying in Incline Village for 5 days with our good friends Greg and Dianna. There is still quite a bit of snow up on the mountaintops making almost every view simply gorgeous. The crisp, clean air just makes the colors seem much more vivid […] Read more…

Plane Food Plan

Yes, we flew to Hawaii today..phew we made it even after all my guilty-feelings and preparations. Thanks everyone for your encouragement and support. I’ll admit it takes me a bit to get motivated to go somewhere, but I’m NEVER sorry once I get there. I can tell this trip will be no different! Since it’s […] Read more…

Off to Texas

and this photo epitomizes how I feel: although he hasn’t been packing and going through his inbox one last time and checking/replying to messages and making lists for Mimi (dog and house sitter extraordinaire). Nope truly he’s been doing nothing this morning, but snoring under the covers on the bed…lazy boy…you’d think he’d at least […] Read more…

Packing List

I do this every time we travel…stress about forgetting something. We’re only gone for 5 days. Still there are some things that I’m simply lost without. I mean really, you don’t want to be around me if I don’t have these things. Somehow, Pops can travel pretty much hands free and be calm and not […] Read more…

Virginia City – Ghost Town #2

Because it’s my favorite month – I’d like to write about another ghost town we visited on our last road trip.  After stopping in Bodie, California we made our way to Virginia City, Nevada. Virginia City sits at an elevation of 6,220 and, like Bodie, is also an old mining town. In addition to gold […] Read more…

Bodie – Wild West Ghost Town

After our recent trip to Yosemite, and on our way up to visit friends in Reno, Pops and I stopped in the ghost town Bodie. I have wanted to visit Bodie for years. Not just because it’s said to be a ghost town, but also because I saw some amazing photographs of the town taken […] Read more…