Travel Tips

Perfect Trips Aren’t Planned

Does this title shock you? Me, too. I am a planner. I like to plan my travels, my day, my week, my blog schedule, my meals, etc., etc., etc. Unfortunately, I have learned over the years that no amount of planning can make for a perfect trip. So, while I still subscribe to the old… Continue reading Perfect Trips Aren’t Planned

Marrakech · Movie Moments

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Movie Moments in Marrakech

It’s the Year of Movie Moments for the blog! And Morocco has an awful lot of movie moments to choose from. Did you know they have their own “Hollywood” in a place called Ouarzazate? Many epic and legendary movies have been set or filmed in Morocco, including this week’s feature film: The Man Who Knew… Continue reading The Man Who Knew Too Much: Movie Moments in Marrakech

Air · United Kingdom

Cancelled or Delayed Flights in Europe? How to Get Your EU 261 Compensation

You never want it to happen. It’s that feeling when you wake up at 4:00am for your early morning flight… and you have an e-mail saying it’s cancelled. In the United States, you’re basically just out of luck. But in the European Union, you are actually entitled to compensation, even if you’re not an EU… Continue reading Cancelled or Delayed Flights in Europe? How to Get Your EU 261 Compensation

Movie Moments · Ouarzazate

Staying at Temple des Arts

It’s the Year of Movie Moments. So you could imagine my delight when I found out there was a movie-themed hotel in Morocco! And you could imagine my excitement again when it worked out for us to stay there one night on our way to the Sahara! Here’s the whole experience, complete with photos and… Continue reading Staying at Temple des Arts

England

What to Know Before You Visit Alnwick, England

Never heard of Alnwick? No worries! It’s a beautiful little village in Northumberland, near the northeast coast of England. You may not recognize the name, but you will probably recognize its castle from the likes of Harry Potter, Transformers, Downton Abbey, Robin Hood, and more movies and TV shows! If you find yourself wanting to… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Alnwick, England

Salzburg

Staying at Hotel Sacher Salzburg

I am a firm believer that a quality hotel accommodation can make or break a trip. Our recent experience at La Mamounia in Marrakech proved that without a doubt. But that terrible experience there made us appreciate our accommodation in Salzburg that much more. This was quite possibly the best hotel experience we’ve ever had… Continue reading Staying at Hotel Sacher Salzburg

airlines · Portugal

TAP Air Portugal Business Class IAD-LIS

My sweet husband and I recently had a lot of “first” travel experiences: first time to Morocco, first time to Africa (for me!), first time glamping, first time in the Sahara Desert, and… first time flying TAP Air Portugal—in business class! Our Airline Loyalty with United gives us Gold status with the whole Star Alliance,… Continue reading TAP Air Portugal Business Class IAD-LIS

Ouarzazate

What to Know Before You Visit Ouarzazate

The great surprise of our trip to Morocco was something we never expected: Ouarzazate. It’s a small town about four hours from Marrakech and five hours from the Sahara Desert, making it an ideal stopping point for our desert excursion. Our most delightful surprise was definitely Ouarzazate, but our greatest regret is not staying longer!… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Ouarzazate

Eat North America · Hawaii

Where to Eat on Each Hawaiian Island

Each Hawaiian island is absolute paradise, but at the same time, each one is unique to itself. It’s no secret that Steve and I have loved our anniversary trips to Hawaii over the years, and we’ve eaten some delicious things along the way! Here’s your ultimate guide to where to eat on each Hawaiian Island!… Continue reading Where to Eat on Each Hawaiian Island

Marrakech

What to Know Before You Visit Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco, has become a hot spot for tourism in recent years, and it’s just as chaotic, colorful, and old world charming as you might expect! The city has played host to world leaders, royalty, the rich, and the famous over the years, but there are a few things every visitor should know before they… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Marrakech