Travel Makes You Better


For those of us who love to travel, it’s difficult to comprehend why somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of Americans do not use all their vacation days. Studies show that people who take vacations enjoy a multitude of benefits to their well-being. [Tweet "Travel makes you healthier, happier and … [Read more...]

Breasts = Lethal Weapons?

TSA underwire bra

Apparently the TSA thinks so. I was on my way from New Hampshire to Oregon a couple of weeks ago.  I wasn’t in a particularly good mood to begin with, having had to extract myself from my nice, warm, thick microfiber sheets at 3:30 a.m. in order to catch a 6 a.m. flight.   I was singularly … [Read more...]

Fun Family Vacations

Lazy River tubing, Xel-Ha, Mexico

  When my kids were growing up, there is nothing I enjoyed more than our family vacations -- a time when we could leave our laptops behind (or in the hotel room) and disconnect from our cell phones (or mute them).​The key lies in being resourceful and creative and to be keenly aware of … [Read more...]

10 Tips for a Long Layover


As a frequent traveler, few things annoy me more than the tight layovers, which these days can be 35 minutes or less. These short lag times can result in missed flights or lost luggage. On the other side of the coin, a longer layover can occur because of a mechanical issue. I now look at long … [Read more...]

The Suitcase Secret

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As a travel writer, I'm on the road a lot and have gone through more luggage in the last few years than the average person goes through in a life time. Along the way I've learned some lessons and am happy to share my finds (and mistakes!) with you. Read The Suitcase Secret, Published 11/07/12 on … [Read more...]