Renting a car in Europe

At least once a week someone asks me about the wisdom of renting a car in Europe. I can definitely understand the attraction — the ability to explore off-the-beaten-track destinations, to come and go without being tied to train/bus schedules, to stay in rural...

Traveling with your “bling”

I have a great “Guest Blog” to share today, from Calvin Campany, owner of Adornment Fine Jewelry in Wakefield and Newport, Rhode Island.  If you’ve ever wondered how to pack your jewelry for a trip, how to keep it safe in your hotel room, and whether...

London and Paris with Teens in Tow

We recently took a “trip of a lifetime” to see London and Paris over the holidays, and I came back with a renewed love of European cities and a clearer understanding that travel with family involves a careful balance of advance planning and spur-of-the-moment...

What’s it worth to you?

I just returned from a five-day conference in Fort Lauderdale, and the hotel arrangements got me thinking about the price (and more importantly the value) of convenience.  I stayed at the designated conference hotel, directly across the street from the Convention...

Think beyond the tuxedo

A recent blog post talked about destination weddings and what kinds of gowns brides are wearing for tropical ceremonies. Lest the grooms feel left out, today’s guest bloggers (Aldo and Alan Segama from Anthony’s House of Formals) weigh in with some great...

Can I wear a ballgown on the beach?

We all know that Destination Weddings are more and more popular every year, and the appeal is clear — run off to a beautiful beach somewhere with just your nearest and dearest and enjoy a romantic ceremony and a relaxing getaway at the same time!  But...