How to Spend 4 Perfect Days in Verona, Italy

Planning a trip to legendary Italy? Do not skip beautiful and Romantic Verona! Many people only come here for a day trip from other nearby cities, but I definitely recommend spend two, three, or even four days exploring this lovely city! Because it’s less “touisty,” you will get a more local experience than you wouldContinue reading “How to Spend 4 Perfect Days in Verona, Italy”

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”

Staying at the Trump International, D.C.

What is the best hotel experience you’ve ever had? I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels and various other accommodations—everything from hostels and Air BnBs to real bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels! My favorites have one thing in common: history! I just love staying in a place steeped in history, seeing unexpected pieces preserved,Continue reading “Staying at the Trump International, D.C.”

Last Day in Freeport

Originally published on 10 January 2008. This Throwback post is part of a series of e-mails from my graduation trip to the Bahamas with my friend Terri! Our last day in the Bahamas was so much fun! Terri and I decided to explore a little of the downtown area and see where the people who actually liveContinue reading “Last Day in Freeport”

5 Reasons Montreal is the Perfect Weekend Trip

Updated April 2020. This Faraway Friday is actually not so far away. Sometimes you need to getaway, but you just don’t have enough time for a long vacation. That’s where a Weekender comes in! Here are 5 reasons Montreal is an excellent option for an exotic trip that’s not too far from home! 1. It’sContinue reading “5 Reasons Montreal is the Perfect Weekend Trip”

10 Romantic Things to Do in Montreal

Updated April 2020. Happy Valentine’s Day! This Travel Tip Tuesday is all about romance and love. My sweet husband whisked me away for a romantic weekend in snowy Montreal, Canada! Here are our recommendations for the top 10 romantic sites and activities in romantic Montreal! 10. Breakfast at a Cafe Nothing kicks off a romanticContinue reading “10 Romantic Things to Do in Montreal”

First Glimpse of Tokyo

Originally published on 6 June 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” that I wrote during my first ever solo summer abroad living and working in Japan! Hello to all! I have officially conquered Tokyo with the help of Mrs. Fujita and her amazing family. I hopped the morning train (6:48am) fromContinue reading “First Glimpse of Tokyo”

Mermaids and More

Originally published on 7 December 2012. Ready to meet some mermaids? After church Michael and I embarked on a wonderful undersea adventure: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park! This is something to get excited about, folks… Mermaids swim here! Weeki Wachee Springs is a beautiful, clear, freshwater spring where wildlife such as manatees, sea turtles, otters, seaContinue reading “Mermaids and More”