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Why You Can (and Should) Travel Solo to Budapest

Once a mecca for backpackers and budget travelers, the shinning gem on Hungary’s Danube River, is enjoying an explosion of the luxury market and a well-deserved reputation as one of the most beautiful cities and the second fastest-developing urban economy in Europe. As a female solo traveler, I found Budapest to be among the best-of-the-best […]

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Transfagarasan

Transfăgărășan: The World’s Best Road Trip

Romania’s Transfăgărășan winds through the Fagaras Mountains, part of the Carpathian Mountain Range that connects Transylvania to Wallachia via a shocking series of white-knuckle hairpin turns and sharp descents. The 56-mile path climbs to an altitude of 6,699 feet, slinking past stunning outlooks of lake, waterfalls, and a dam. After our initial arrival and two […]

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baby boomer cairns australia

11 Sensational Baby Boomer Activities in Cairns Australia

When you ask Baby Boomers for their travel Bucket List, a trip to Australia is always near the top.  There’s just something about the land down under that sparks wanderlust in us! Australia is not just a country, it’s an entire continent, so choosing a part of it to explore at one time is best.  […]

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Odessa Ukraine

Off to Odessa! 12 Reasons to Make This Your Next European Trip

Odessa is a port city on the Black Sea, founded in 1794 (relatively young compared to Kiev or Lviv) by the Russian empress Catherine the Great.  Its reputation as the summer capital of Ukraine draws in visitors who are eager to stroll around the city’s tree-lined “Old Town” taking in the pastel neoclassical architecture, historical […]

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Fredericksburg Virginia

12 Reasons Why You’ll Fall For Fredericksburg

Resting on the banks of the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg, Virginia is a quintessentially charming historic city, with an appealing and lively downtown area brimming with shops, cafes and restaurants.  Sporting a mild autumn climate that can only be described as perfect, there’s no better time to visit this gem of a city. Within hours of […]

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Great Barrier Reef

Three Ways to Experience the Great Barrier Reef

It’s on nearly everyone’s Bucket List, and since I’m a certified scuba diver, it was definitely on mine.  So when it came time to celebrate one of those milestone midlife baby boomer birthdays, I could think of no better place than the Great Barrier Reef.  In addition to exploring one of the world’s top scuba […]

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Transnistria

Transnistria: Clinging to the Iron Curtain for Dear Life

“They carry on as though they are part of the old USSR,” said Alex, our Moldovan guide from JayWay Travel. “They have repeatedly asked to join the Russian Federation.” Unrecognized by the United Nations or any other sovereign nation, Transnistrians could not care less. In spite of being one of the poorest places in Europe, […]

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Romania

Is Romania Europe’s Prettiest Country? It Just Might Be.

Enchanting town plazas that date back to medieval times, rolling hills as far as the eye can see, castles cloaked in the mystery of Count Dracula, craggy mountain vistas, and a seemingly infinite array of fortresses and churches. And don’t forget the Transfăgărășan – arguably the most spectacular road in the world. Romania’s natural beauty […]

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Great Barrier Reef

Sea Turtle Encounter in the Great Barrier Reef

Hand stretched out, the piece of swaying seaweed I was holding beckoned the friendly Hawksbill turtle who’d been curiously circling us. He started swimming toward me…. It was my birthday. One of those “milestones,” so I wanted to do something special. Really special. I’d only recently earned my PADI diving certification, so it seemed like […]

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Moldova

Explore Moldova with JayWay Travel

Travel Planners Radio Show Internationally syndicated on GAB Radio Network – Kevin & Sue McCarthy Broadcast on 1590 WCGO on 7/29/17 If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten path destination, this is it.  Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania and Ukraine, which was once part of Russia’s communist empire.  Moldova is […]

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