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sailing the british virgin isles
in International, North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

You Know It Was a Great Vacation When…

  There are vacations and then there are VACATIONS!! I certainly hope you’ve experienced the difference in your travels.  My husband and I recently went on a 9-day sailing adventure around the British Virgin Isles with another couple and can’t stop thinking AND talking about it, we had such a fantastic time.  And that’s what spawned the idea for this post. YOU KNOW IT WAS…

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traveling with other couples can end well
in Cruises, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

How To Make Traveling With Couples End Happy

We recently spent 9 days traveling with another couple, 7 of which were spent on a sailboat.  It could have been a disaster or pure bliss.  It’s hard to know going in which it will be.  You could be the best of friends for many years and then be constantly at each other’s throats on vacation together.  It only takes one bad comment, adverse event,…

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in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Tips for Spring Cleaning for Travelers

Spring is finally here and as you clean out your closets and homes, don’t forget to do the same to all your travel needs.  Think about it…We pack our clothes, personal care items, shoes, dirty clothes, and so much more in our suitcase and bags within our suitcase.  We then place our suitcases, carry-on bags, and what not on planes where so many people touch…

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celebrating international women's day
in Fabulous Finds, International, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well

How I’m Choosing to Celebrate International Women’s Day

I see no better way to support International Women’s Day on March 8 than supporting the women who strive everyday just to survive and eke out a living for their families.  Let me explain… Currently, I am spending a wonderful vacation in Belize.  I am in the southern most district of Toledo, staying at the beautiful Belcampo Belize.  I am having a fantastic and eye…

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teens and drinking when they travel
in Fabulous Finds, Kids & Family, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Talking to Teens About Drinking When You Travel and It’s Legal

It happens. Kids grow up and then they are 18 and legal to drink in many countries where you may travel. The summer after my twins turned 18, they traveled to Europe and India together and were legal to drink. As they were staying in small hotels and hostels, we knew they would be asked regularly if they wanted a drink and so, we knew…

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6 essential items not to leave home without
in Good Eats, Travel Done Well

Make Sure to Pack These 6 Food & Wine Essentials When You Travel

I find myself on all types of adventures; work, visiting kids, being with family, on vacation, and so on.  While I’m on these adventures, I like to have a few of my own essentials that make my life happier and easier.  So, there are a few odd items I rarely leave at home.  Now, I’m not talking mascara, camera, and shoes.  I’m talking food and…

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a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Cavallo Point
in Life Tips, North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Cavallo Point Resort: An Ideal Location for Napa or San Francisco

I love to spend time in northern California and the Marin County area is a favorite.  My husband and I recently got a chance to spend some time visiting friends in Napa and decided to tack on a few days on our own.  So, I started to do my research and uncovered a true gem just over the Golden Gate Bridge called Cavallo Point.  …

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in International, Life Tips, Travel Done Well

Dining and Drinking Options at the Suzhou Marriott Hotel in China

China is amazing and has so much to offer.  I still can’t believe I was lucky enough to get to visit.  One of my favorite hotels I stayed at was the Suzhou Marriott, which I reviewed for TravelingMom.  Honestly, you never have to leave the hotel with all of its fabulous dining options, health club, spa, and well-appointed rooms.  It all makes your stay in…

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ca'momi osteria in napa
in Good Eats, Life Tips, Restaurants, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Ca’ Momi Osteria Restaurant Review – A Special Spot In Downtown Napa

  Something special opened in downtown Napa last fall – Ca’ Momi Osteria restaurant.  While the restaurant may be new, the soul, the food and the wine is rooted deeply in the traditions of Italy and the Napa Valley.   Ca’ Momi Enoteca has been in Napa Valley for over 5 years serving pizza and amazing pastries, but the story starts well before that.  Valentina…

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traveling the world with your family
in Fabulous Finds, International, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Best Tips When Traveling The World With Your Family

We’ve done a lot of traveling over the years with the kids, both domestically and internationally.  It takes planning, fortitude, AND creativity, but I wouldn’t trade one experience for the world.  We’re happy to share what we’ve learned with you.  Some of these are for the kids and some of them are for the grown ups.  These are not the technical tips having to do…

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