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The Travel And Adventure Show: Not a Bad Way to Spend a Day

I recently had the opportunity to check out the Travel and Adventure Show and I have to admit it was better than I expected. Although, if pressed about it, I couldn’t really say what is was that I did expect. Maybe I just didn’t expect it to be such big production. The convention center was filled with airline, cruise ship, vacation and tourism vendors of every variety and they were all at the ready to book the trip of your...

Sweet Smell of Success Winner and More Travel Sweeps

The weather has been crazy here in the Midwest. 100 degree temps, 90 miles per hour winds and 4 days of power outages have made blogging… well, there has been no blogging. Thankfully the lights and the air conditioning are back up and it’s time to announce the winner to the Sweet Smell of Success Giveaway: Congrats to Livivua C. and Jeremy S. I will be in touch via email to get your address and fragrance preference. For the rest...

(almost) Wordless Wednesday: Comfort

Recently, the Hubs and I were host to a temporary house guest, Biscuit the Happy Hound. Though a very gentle pup and quite the old man (he’s 13), he was a bit restless in his new surroundings until he happened upon his familiar teddy bear from home. After he found it, it wasn’t long before he was snuggled in for a long nap in his temporary home away from home. Biscuit reminds me of myself. I love to travel, but...

Free To Travel Friday: Some sweepstakes to get you going…literally!

It’s time to get out your lucky penny, grab that rabbit’s foot, (do they still sell those?) pluck a four-leaf clover and try your luck at fulfilling your travel dreams in the best way possible…on someone else’s dime. Here are this week’s favorite picks for travel sweepstakes and contests that are super easy to enter and are ending super soon. Free and Easy Traveler offers 10, 20 and 40-day group adventure tours to places like Thailand, the Philippines, Costa Rica,...

3 Travel Bloggers with an Eye for the Amazing!

When I am not traveling, I am dreaming of traveling which means that I am on the constant search for visual inspiration. I thought I’d share 3 fellow bloggers that always deliver the visual goods. The photography of Sherry Ott, Alison Cornford-Matheson, and Robi Jiz makes me wanna grab my luggage and run screaming towards the nearest TSA security check. Sherry Ott of Ottsworld: Sherry describes herself as: … a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. … travel[ing] to off-the-beaten-path...