Wonders of Southern Spain

Across the Atlantic Ocean and reaching to the Mediterranean Seas lies the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. History of the past inhabitants such as the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Moors is still felt in the region’s historic towns like Seville, Granada and Cordoba. Small towns and villages decorate Southern Spain and you will find good wine, folklore, and...
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How to spend a week in Europe: Part 1 – London

You may have wondered if it’s possible to make a European trip out of a one week of vacation. For the purposes of this blog, I’m going to define one week as 6-8 days (flight excluded). Why one week you ask? Well, I guess my audience is meant to be: 1) young parents, 2) working adults with little PTO time, 3) working adults who go to school, and 4) budget travelers. Also, I am going to ignore...
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How to Make a Travel Plan

There are two extremes of travel planners/travelers. The first extreme is the “fly by the seat of your pants” traveler. This traveler, wanting to be free and spontaneous, often ends up going to museums when they are closed, pays walk-in rack rates for hotels in a late night bid for someplace to sleep, and waits two hours for the ferry when he or she could have slept longer. The second...
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Living in Moscow

What is it like to live in Moscow? This is a difficult question to answer, since one man’s meat is another man’s poison. There are certainly pro’s & con’s to moving here. It also depends on your reasons for moving to Moscow and on your wallet. If you move to Moscow on a good company package or work for one of the many embassies here, you may be fortunate to have good benefits...
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To Cruise Or Not to Cruise: That is the question

My opinion is that you are a “cruise person” or you’re not. People who love cruises can’t get enough of them. They love the one stop shopping aspect of cruising. You have your hotel, your meals, your entertainment, and your itinerary all provided on the floating hotel called a cruise ship. The super duper cruise ships have spas, pools, gyms and casinos. That sounds great, huh? I thought...
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SLR VS Point and Shoot: Pro’s and Con’s While Traveling

Pros and Cons of SLRS vs. Point and Shoot Cameras While Traveling   You’re packing for your vacation and you’re trying to decide which camera to take—your point and shoot or your SLR digital camera. If you’re lucky enough to own both, you should think about what makes the most sense given where you are traveling, what subjects you will be photographing, the environment you will be...
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Peru: Celebrating 100 years of Machu Picchu and Beyond

Last month marked the 100th anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s discovery of Machu Picchu in Peru. Recently Machu Picchu has been designated one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Needless to say Peru has been in the headlines recently and travelers are flocking to Peru to glimpse at the majestic and magical ruins that have captivated millions with its splendor and mystery. I just returned from...
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Uncornered Market: Tips from An Around the World Travel Couple

  This is a great little article about our friends over at Uncornered Market.  Some really great travel info, advice, and reading from these experienced wanderlusts. In December 2006, Dan and Audrey quit their jobs to follow their dream of traveling around the world for a year or two.  Five years and over 70 countries later, they are still going…and still married. In addition to traveling to...
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Collecting People: The wonders of traveling with all types and how one person got there…

  Recently over Thai food a friend of mine asked me to tell her all about my trip booked with PhotoFly Travel Club where I spent 10 lovely days in Ireland. I’ve been traveling since as long as I can remember. Some times for a good reason, and some times not so much. I attended school in three different states for First through Third grades. Not just 3 different schools, but in entirely...
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