Roanoke, Virginia; A Winter Weekend Getaway To The Star City

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck It’s January and it’s cold.  It is also a Pandemic that keeps dragging on with no end in sight.  Worse yet, we are acutely aware that our travel calendar is missing our normally scheduled winter travel.  As a result, we are experiencing some severe cabin fever. …

8 Reasons To Plan A Visit To Ireland

“May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, a warm cup of tea by the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love to cheer you, and all that your heart might desire.” -An Irish Blessing Ireland, The Emerald Isle.  Our adventure to Ireland almost didn’t happen and what a shame that would have been!      Before…

3 Reasons To Visit New Orleans

“We dance even if there’s no radio.  We drink at funerals.  We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of other who don’t.”  -Chris Rose Whether you call it the Big Easy, NOLA, or the Crescent City, New Orleans, Louisiana is a vibrant, historic, eclectic, and culturally rich city perched on the Mississippi River that every…

With Love, Waco; A Week In Waco, Texas

“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” –Unknown There was probably a time when Waco, Texas was not a tourist destination.  But then, along came Chip & Joanna Gaines and their HGTV show, Fixer Upper!  It seems like everything they touch turns to gold and we all want to see and experience the positive and beautiful changes…

Exploring Virginia; Home Sweet Home

“There’s no place like home!”  -Dorothy, Wizard of Oz The thrill of travel includes many components but the two that I love most are JUST GOING and coming home!  As much as we love to pack and go, our travels have always made me appreciate the comforts and blessings of home.  I think everyone that travels can relate to that, just a little.    We…

Why I love to travel

“The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.” -Og Mandino **Please forgive the photo quality for some of the following photos. Some of them are very old! When I pack my suitcase for one of our adventures, I rarely acknowledge where my addiction to travel started.  Since I’ve been missing my suitcase during the 2020 Pandemic, I’ve been reflecting on how…

A great Travel Agent: The smart Traveler’s best travel tool

“Not all who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien A smart traveler’s best travel tool can often be an experienced and trusted Travel Agent.     However, in full disclosure, not all of our travel have been with the assistance of a Travel Agent.  In fact, our earliest travels were ones we planned on our own and on occasion, we even traveled without reservations.  (GASP!  I…

Six Bucket List Travel spots To Consider

A few nights ago, we entertained ourselves by looking through photos from past adventures.  As Roger flipped through each picture, he started saying, “I can’t believe we were there!”   As he said it again and again, I started to wonder which “pinch me moment” places were my favorites.  The list is long and picking favorites is as impossible as picking your favorite child!  We…

Use Those Vacation Days!

Just GO! Use those vacation days. Enjoy your life! Make memories! You won’t be sorry!