I am happily looking for to saying GOODBYE to summer as I do not like the heat or humidity. I am gladly looking forward to the fall season and the crisp fall weather. However, I know I am not like everyone, and many or sad that summer is ending and want to extend it as long as they can. Why not do an end of summer tour right here in the US? I found this fun-looking 8-day tour through Trafalgar where you will spend time in NYC, Niagara Falls, and Washington DC. FYI, this trip does take you to Canada so you can see both sides of the falls, so you will need a passport. Here are the details. (from Trafalgars website) Continue reading “End of Summer Tour – 8-Days in NYC, Niagara Falls and Washington D C.”
I love travel movies and try to watch one here and there. I have shared a few here on my blog like Under the Tuscan Sun and The Way. Today I am going to share one I enjoyed and recently watched again, The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. These two elderly characters, Billionaire Edward Cole and auto mechanic Carter Chambers meet while in the hospital being treated for lung cancer. After hearing he has less than a year to live, Chambers started writing a list of activities to do before he “kicks the bucket.” Cole finds it the next morning and urges him to do everything on the list, adds his own items to it, and offers to finance all expenses. This is where the fun and travel part of the movie begins.
I heard this expression once, and it has stuck with me – When you travel most people pack twice as much as they will need, and spend twice as much as they had planned. While you may do an unexpected tour/adventure or purchase that perfect painting for the living room, those types of things should have hopefully been panned in your budget. While these things may be unexpected, they are not unplanned and hopefully won’t mess up your budget too bad in the long run. What can wreck and stress your budget are those unexpected travel expenses that you can sometimes avoid before you even leave home.
Nothing says “vacation” like a trip to the beach. Mountains, lakes, and big cities all have their charms, but nothing beats dipping your toes in the sand while sunshine and ocean breezes wash your cares away. You can have the time of your life for less than you might think by using the money saving secrets in this post. Continue reading “Money Saving Secrets For Planning Vacations on a Budget”
Many years ago, two weeks before a trip to Paris, France we got an email from American Airlines that they had made minor changes to an upcoming flight (I guess a 6-hour difference is minor to them). I honestly don’t know how they are still in business. That was when we decided to stop flying American. We were sick and tired of all their flight delays, and cancellations. Thus on a trip a few years ago we had two first-class tickets to NYC in October just to use up their miles as we did not, and still don’t, plan to fly them again if possible. Continue reading “Flight Delays and Cancellations of Top Four U.S. Airlines”
Spring has officially sprung here in the Northern Hemisphere and many people are thinking about their summer trips or vacations. We don’t usually travel much during June, July, or August because it is just TOO hot and too many people. However, I also know a lot of people do so I wanted to share this amazing New England tour that I would actually love to take myself. It seems like a slower pace which is also great for those of us in the 55+ group. This 8-day tour takes you to some of the most breathtaking parts of Vermont, the Maine Coast, and Massachusetts. It sounds like a blast. Here are all the details. Continue reading “New England Tour – 8 Days in Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts”
Living in Colorado for a few years now I have heard some of the controversies about whether Denver has an underground city. I did some searching and couldn’t find anything concrete, however, I did find quite a bit of information about other cities around the world that do have underground cities. Thus, I decided to share this information and hope you may find it interesting too. If you know of or want to share other underground cities, please feel free to share in the comments below.
With Spring officially beginning on Sunday, people may be making plans for a spring or summer cruise. Gene and I have only been on one 3-day 2-night cruise once, so we are definitely not seasoned cruisers. However, now that we are both officially in the 55+ club, it may be time to do some cruising. I did some research and there are wide selections of cruises available. Even after doing some research, picking the right one can seem overwhelming and a bit taxing. There are many things to consider when picking a cruise that doesn’t just include the destination. You also have to think about the duration of the cruise, activities aboard the ship, as well as activities on land. Continue reading “Cruising – Some of The Best Cruising Options for the 55+ Club”
We are heading to Wichita, Kansas right now as I am sharing this post! Yeah, I know, not the first thing on people’s mind when they think of where they want to travel, but we are taking a road trip and decided to check out this little city that we have mostly only breezed through while going east or coming home. With that said, I did some research and found some of the most exciting things to see and do in Wichita. We are both looking forward to exploring a few of these while in the area for the long weekend. Here are seven things I found and they are not in any particular order: