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If you're not ready to travel yourself.... travel along with us until you are ready! Soon you will be planning your own adventures. We'll have fun!
Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark
On our 2018 travels, we tried group tours. Always independent travelers, we discovered that for some areas, tours are best… and group tours can be fun if you choose the right one.
We called this a blitz through the Balkans because we tour through 8 Balkan countries in only three weeks. Definitely highlights only… but great fun.
Just what is the Caucasus? It’s the region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and home to the Caucasus Mountains. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Explore it here.
We had watched gray whales migrate up and down the coast… what fun it was to have close encounters with those whales in Baja California’s warm lagoons.
Yes, you should go to Cuba… and Cuban classic cars are one good reason to go!
Years ago a family member from New York, sent my father and his siblings, an aunt and uncle, a book on the MacKewen family history. I had vowed that one
Our 2017 travels took us on wonderful international adventures… An exotic road trip to Central Asia and a domestic road trip to see the total eclipse of the sun.
Water safety includes knowing when to drink only bottled water, when and where you can swim... Is the water safe is a good question to ask yourself.
Ths silk road has called adventurers since ancient times... why not go yourself?
Stay alert to what you can take and where to pack it when you fly. Our travel security alert packing guide will help you prepare for your flight and get through security checkpoints.
When you go through airports, you need an acceptable identification document, so what qualifies?
Our 2016 travels took us on domestic and international adventures… to look for culture, wildlife and antique airplanes.
U.S. government Trusted Traveler Programs... designed to get some travelers through customs faster. TSA Pre-Check gets you through security faster. What they are and where to get info.
A castle stay is always fun, but what if they give you the keys to the castle?!
Our 2015 travels took us on international adventures… sailing in the Caribbean, driving southern Spain, on a wildlife adventure in Brazil, and a ramble through Ireland. Antique airplanes too.
You dream of Africa..., but it's a BIG continent. Do you want a safari or something else? Our Africa dream list gives you tips and stories to help decide where you want to go.
We met our latest tourist angel in Granada, Spain. Expect good things to happen when you travel and you’ll find people willing to help and plans falling into place.
The Normandy Beaches - the D-Day Invasion Beaches - are beautiful and peaceful now, but there reminders of their history all over.
Sometimes adventure cruises are the only way to explore off the beaten track or experience a scenic wonder.
The Spaniards eat dinner late, so you'll learn to love tapas and raciones. What they are and where to find them.
Sustainable tourism protects the cultures you're traveling to see... Eco-travel caring for the people and the environment.
The Grand Canyon is one of those world's natural treasures everyone wants to see… You do don’t you? Want to visit? Let’s see if we can entice you…
A Norway Fjord drive rather than a cruise lets you see the fjords from many angles... and see the countryside too. Here's one itinerary to think about.
A hotel is called a hotel or an auberge or a locanda. It depends on what language you're looking in. So what are hotels called? We'll give you some names.
Big hotels can be expensive, but they many have a great location and be cheaper than you think. When you should consider staying in one.
A basic packing list needs to be tweaked for each trip... especially if you might run in to hot AND cold weather. Here's our mixed weather packing list.
A few of our tips on how to avoid theft when you travel… dress to blend in, stay alert, wear a money belt, and more things we've learned on our travels.
Travel Advisories can be warnings or alerts. Governments issue them to warn you and keep you safe... Learn to read between the lines... what to do with each...
Foreign toilets may be really different than you're used to at home.... some notes about what to expect.
Our 2014 travels took us on international adventures to Ecuador, Spain and Norway. Later in the year, antique airplanes and friends had us visiting cities around the U.S.
Australian road signs sometimes tease of animals you want to see, but not too close to the road!
Our packing list leads you to tips for getting everything you need ready for your trip. What are the basics you need? For hot weather? For cold weather? Medications? Cosmetics?
Collecting passport stamps is not a thing of the past... you may not get them in Europe, but you can get plenty in other parts of the world. How to get a bunch in Africa and great travel memories...
Our cold weather packing list gives you tips for warm, happy travel in winter -- or Antactic summer. Even with thermals, keep it light for happier travel.
Travelers need to know about electricity worldwide. Foreign electricity? It’s delivered differently around the world. Our travel tips prepare you, so you'll be in charge, or at least charged up...
Oktoberfest... festival, beer bash, parades with festive beer wagons, oomph bands. t's in September and you should go.
Look for dual voltage appliances when you're buying electronic devices for international travel... that way they'll work anywhere in the world.
Our basic packing list gives you tips on what to pack. How not to pack too much. Do like we do and keep it light for happier travel.
What to expect upon your airport arrival in a foreign country... immigration, customs and the crowds.
You won't have any problems traveling with pills, and yes, take them in your carry-on bag. Here are some tips...