“Mom, look!” I said, “It’s our plane!” I was so excited – this was my first trip abroad. My mom and I went on a one week whirlwind trip to the Netherlands. That trip was fifteen years ago, but it was the one that instilled in me a passion for travel. I had always dreamed […]
Posts from July 2015
Three Weeks with Just a Carry-on
People often ask me how I can travel for three or more weeks in Europe using only a carry-on bag. With a few little tricks, it’s not difficult. Carry-on bag requirements for international flights vary by airlines, but for the big three – United, Delta, and American Airlines – bags must be no larger than 22″ x […]
Exploring Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is on the west coast of Italy, bordering the Ligurian Sea – part of the Mediterranean. There are five villages along this area of coastline, all connected by walking trails. From north to south the villages are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Despite the fact that we had researched the area and saw […]
No room in the Inn?
“No room,” is what my daughter and I were told when we arrived in Paris. It was late – after 10 p.m. I had emailed the hostess of the bed and breakfast in the afternoon to remind her that we would be late, but we weren’t able to check our email to see if she replied. […]