Romantic Verona

Verona is my new favorite city! Steve granted my Valentine’s request and whisked me away to fair Verona, Italy, of Romeo and Juliet fame. The tale of Romeo and Juliet predates the Shakespearean play, but he certainly did make this beautiful city famous for centuries to come. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and it’s safeContinue reading “Romantic Verona”

Romantic Things to Do on Guam

Updated April 2020! Temperatures are in plummet mode in the northern hemisphere, and if you’re like me, you’re longing for a tropical getaway! In case you and your honey need some inspiration (or just need to live vicariously through some pictures for a minute or two), I’ve got your guide to the best romantic thingsContinue reading “Romantic Things to Do on Guam”

Why It’s Okay to Be a Tourist

I’m about to make some “travelers” very mad. As a travel blogger, I try to read other travel blogs to keep up-to-date and perhaps find some travel tips or inspiration. But lately I’ve read more and more articles that attempt to “tourist shame.”

10 Trips for Couples

Ah, love! It’s the best feeling in the world, isn’t it? And for a traveler, it’s even better if the one you love wants to travel with you! My husband and I met while traveling with mutual friends, and now we’re that annoying couple who never spends too much time together. Here are my top […]

The Beauty of a Weekender

Today I’m letting you in on some of the reasons why weekend trips are so awesome. Steve and I frequently take quick trips to places we’ve never been, and inevitably we get looks of shock and the exclamation, “But that’s not enough time to really know a city!” Or the ever-popular, “But why would you spend all that money and time on a plane to only spend such a short time there?”

Gifts for Travelers 2016

Cyber Monday is here! Whether you’re shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, or another holiday of choice, I have the perfect guide for the traveler on your list! When shopping for your traveling loved one, remember that traveling light is of utmost importance. Travel gadgets may be awesome, but they can also add more weight than convenience ifContinue reading “Gifts for Travelers 2016”

Is Disneyland the Happiest Place on Earth?

Updated May 2020. Have you been to Disneyland? Did you find it to be the “happiest place on Earth?” Well, my husband Steve and I just completed our first ever trip there for the weekend, and I was determined to find out why—and if—this really could be the happiest place on Earth! Here are myContinue reading “Is Disneyland the Happiest Place on Earth?”

The Belvedere

Originally published on 16 October 2015. Saturday morning dawned early for the O’Haleks! Not necessarily for the Viennese, but certainly for us. But a little jet lag is nothing that a brisk run can’t fix! Steve (very) graciously runs with me when we travel, which I love, but that means he has to run aContinue reading “The Belvedere”