June Guest Blogger: Daniela Avilez It’s been quite some time since I’ve been to Spain. It was a trip that my first high school offered through the art department. It was my first time flying overseas. I remember the gist of the trip vaguely, but a lot of details still stuck to me. One night,… Continue reading Food, Cathedrals, and Broken Spanish
May Guest Blogger: Laura Alcantar Weeks away from my 40th birthday, with my mom now 70 and widowed, my sons 10 and 15, a ten-day trip together seemed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Of course, it also meant being confined together in a tiny room for ten days and sharing a bathroom. The boys would miss a… Continue reading Replenishing Waters: A 7-day Caribbean Cruise
Well, this Friday is my birthday, so this week, I thought I'd share the (bigger) trips I have planned for the rest of this year! As I stated in the About Me section, I'm obtaining my BA in Creative Writing & English from SNHU this year, and since I live in Illinois and the classes… Continue reading Travel Plans 2019
April Guest Blogger: Kim Edgy It all started by my really good friend asking me to plan their Disney Adoption Celebration trip in March 2018. I am a HUGE Disney lover, and I have had annual passes just about my whole life. She knew I could do it and make sure it was a MAGICAL… Continue reading What Started My Career as a Travel Agent
One of my favorite things about traveling is exploring national parks with their forests, trails, mountains, and lakes. Ocala National Forest isn't too far from where my grandparents live in The Villages, Florida, and even though I went there last year with my parents and Charlotte, we didn't have enough time to visit Ocala. Right… Continue reading Expected Monkey Sightings
March Guest Blogger: T.J. Burgin Travelling alone is often a frightening proposition. The world is a big place, with languages and people and practices that don’t make sense, that are foreign in every sense of the word. In 2009, I was a ninth-grade student with good test scores, a relatively active lifestyle, successful in track… Continue reading The Expedition Never Really Ends
Walt Disney World in Florida offers a few different parks, but my mind was set on going on the safari ride in Animal Kingdom, so Charlotte and I did just that. This park didn't have nearly as many rides as some of the others, but in exchange for it, we saw many animals in a… Continue reading Safari in the Sunshine State
February Guest Blogger: Clare Malcolm Travel is change; change can trigger. Change and mental health work at cross purposes to each other. Change of any sort can be symptom-inducing and a trigger for the worst aspects of mental health issues. Ironically, travel is in its every essence change. Change of place, change of environment, change… Continue reading Travel is Change
As I'm writing this, it's a record temperature of -25 here in Chicago, so I'm going to tell you about Charlotte's and my first couple days in Florida last May; then, I can reminisce on the warmth. We flew into Tampa with my parents and stayed at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, which had… Continue reading The Best Beach in the U.S.
Are you ready to enter the New Year Giveaway?! You should be! The prize bundle you can win includes a penguin keychain from Serengetee, a gold stainless steel reusable straw (with a pipe cleaner) from Sandcloud, and a shark fin ring also from Sandcloud. I'll also throw in a small gift as a surprise! Serengetee… Continue reading Enter Now!