Zika-Free “Escapes”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months or so, you’ve no doubt heard the news about the Zika virus. This mosquito-borne illness — currently an issue in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America — is of most risk to...

Is a destination wedding right for me?

The million-dollar question! More and more couples are choosing to get married in a far-flung destination, and it can be an absolutely magical experience….or not. There are some important things to consider before deciding on a destination wedding, and your answers to...

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...