Candy’s Mediterranean Cruise Cheat Sheet (Part II – Barcelona)

I started this post series to answers my Aunt Candy's questions about her upcoming Mediterranean cruise.  You can read the first post here.  If you are taking a Mediterranean cruise, chances are it will either start or end (or both!) in Barcelona, Spain.  While Barcelona has suffered some unrest in recent months, it is still... Continue Reading →


Off the Beaten Path: Museums

Chances are, if you've traveled a bit, you've visited your fair share of museums. Art Museums, Natural History Museums, Wax Museums, or my personal favorite, Science Museums. Is it just me, or do the all start to look the same? The same dinosaur skeleton in the lobby, the same mummy in the basement, the same... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Travel Checklist

There are many different apps and sites and lists out there that help you track all of the places you've been.  But I've found that some are too basic (the US is a big country!  And Hawaii is very different than New York!) and some are too detailed (like if you pin every city you've... Continue Reading →

ABC Travel

The post that started it all….

Life Happens

I love travelling, obviously, or I wouldn’t be in the industry that I am in.  I love travelling by sea, waking up in a new place every day.  But sometimes, you wake up in a place where you’d like to stay for a few more days.  And there are so many places that aren’t even accessible by sea.  The more places I visit, the more places I realize I want to visit.     [I think this must be some corollary to Socrates’ “The more I know, the more I realize I don’t know” theory.]

When I was younger, I wanted to be a travel agent for a while (of course, I also wanted to be a lawyer and a pop star).  As I got older, and with the advent of the internet and bargain travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity, I thought travel agents were becoming obsolete.  But I…

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