Understanding The TSA & How To Be Prepared For The Security Screen

If you're like me, the airport security screen gives you a bit of anxiety.  With the experience often including agents barking orders (sometimes conflicting), having to partially unpack, and the occasional way-too-personal pat down by a stranger, just to identify a few fun features, it is just not a comfortable experience for me.  How about you?  So, I write this blog for those of us with TSA-induced anxiety.  My hope is that by understanding the TSA, maybe we can manage the experience better. 


Gift Ideas For The Cruise Traveler

Giving just the right gift, no matter the special occasion can sometimes be a challenge.  When I shop for someone, I think about two things: 1. What do they need or want that they wouldn't purchase for themselves?  Or, 2. What gift would I love to receive?  No matter what your shopping strategy is, if you are shopping for a cruising traveler, I can recommend some thoughtful gifts that your cruiser will love! 

Homemade Marshmallows: A Treat For the Road

As I prepared for a recent camping trip, I found that my local grocery store was out of marshmallows.  Determined, I started thinking about what my options could be short of running from store to store in search of what I needed.  My conclusion?  I'll make my own and this is how I did it.

6 Travel YouTube Travel Channels You Will Love

If you are looking for a way to spend the next rainy day and you discover that you've watched all of Netflix, check out some of these YouTube channels.  They all have healthy libraries to binge on and you can travel with them from the comfort of your couch with a bowl of popcorn.  Who knows!  You might discover inspiration for the next trip you would like to take. 

Our Time In the Volunteer State

In the hustle and bustle of life, as we know it these days, it is a relief to find a place to rest your mind and refuel your soul. Sometimes we enjoy slow paced travel that allows us to immerse ourselves in a new place. This summer, for us, that place was the State of Tennessee, The Volunteer State.

Flying 101; Surviving The Chaos Of Flying

As travel around the world starts to return to pre-pandemic conditions, one area of challenge that persists is flying.  Weather delays, airline staffing shortages, and the "timing out" of flight crews (legal thresholds restricting how many hours flight crews are able to work) are leading causes of chaos in airports worldwide.  Hopefully, these tips can help you as you plan to fly and can help you to find some joy in the journey. 

7 Carry-On Packing Tips For A Comfortable Flight

Over the years, I have found ways to make the less-than-romantic parts of flying as comfortable as I can make for myself and my husband. While this is not meant to be an all-encompassing list of everything that I have stashed in my carry-on, I hope that these 7 tips that I use are helpful for you as you prepare to stay seated, with your seatbelt securely fastened.