Baby’s First Beach Vacation: The Atlantic Hotel, Fort Lauderdale

When I post this, it will be Thanksgiving and what I’m thankful for most of all is the time I get to spend with family and the people that I love. That’s why I was was thrilled when my sister, who lives in Pennsylvania, said she wanted to join me when I went to Fort Lauderdale for […]

40+ Holiday Gifts For Travelers

The travel-addicts on your holiday shopping list are probably some of the hardest people to shop for. It’s not that those of us, afflicted with wanderlust, don’t want things: We want more vacation time, we want to score a good deal on a flight to Paris, and we want to see the Northern Lights someday. […]

From Tree To Bar on the Big Island: Visiting a Chocolate Farm in Hawaii

“Look, there’s a whale,” Tom said matter-of-factly as he pointed down the hill toward the ocean. “We see a lot of breaches when we’re working up here. Can’t beat this view!” I was following Tom Menezes, farmer and co-owner of Hawaiian Crown Chocolates, around a hilltop field north of Hilo, Hawaii. He was showing us […]

Wifi Whereever You Roam: Skyroam Mobile Hotspot Review

This a nerdy post for my fellow internet addicts. If that’s not you, 1. You rock! I admire that. And, 2. Come back tomorrow for a post about two of my favorite things–Hawaii & chocolate! How important is staying connected when you travel internationally? I wish I could say that I could disconnect when I’m on the […]

Love To Paris

All afternoon, I’ve been glued to the T.V. watching the news come in from the Paris terror attacks. More than 150 people have been killed, most of them in a brutal massacre in a music club near the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin, others were slaughtered at drive-by shootings and suicide bombers at restaurants and events nearby. It’s […]

Passports With Purpose 2015: Win Travel Prizes & Promote Literacy in Kenya

Update: This giveaway has ended. Some of you might remember that for the last few years, I’ve participated in a fundraiser called Passports With Purpose. This annual event was started by a group of travel bloggers looking for a way to help support communities around the world. This cause is near to my heart. I […]