Three Days in the Cotswolds

Often when people think of England they imagine the hustle-bustle of London, or bucolic villages of thatched roofs, cobbled streets, and rolling hills populated with grazing sheep and ponies. If the latter is the England of your daydreams, then the Cotswolds is where you need to be. There are dozens (maybe hundreds) of villages in…

Three Days in Brighton

Dave and I just wrapped up our first visit to Brighton and enjoyed the lively little seaside town. Being a short train ride or drive from London, I imagine the beach scene gets pretty frenetic in the hotter months of July and August. But our short visit in mid-June allowed us to navigate the town…

Finding Paradise in the Virgin Islands

With renters in our Florida house during February and March, Dave and I were looking for a warm spot to spend a couple weeks while we waited to return home. I had never been to the Virgin Islands, and given the islands’ prolific ferry system and the numerous island options to explore, it seemed like…

New Orleans: Beyond Bourbon Street

I’m as guilty as every other tourist who has staggered out of a pulsating bar on Bourbon Street at 7:00 AM, surprised to find the sun shining and the birds chirping. But as my husband and I age, the all day (and night) drinking and loud music are less appealing and we find ourselves venturing…

Long Term Travel? Take Note…

Last year we completed our first long-term trip which stretched 4.5-months starting in Hawaii and concluding in Amsterdam (be sure to check out the trip summaries and guides of our stops!) . After spending so much time living out of a suitcase and sleeping in many different beds, we learned a lot about long-term travel!…

Tips for Hosting a Rental Property

Perhaps you’re thinking about becoming a host on Airbnb or VRBO, or maybe you’re already a host and you want to improve your revenue opportunities. As a current host and a guest at more than 20 properties in the last 18 months, I’d like to share some suggestions for putting your property in the best…

Wild and Wonderful Scotland

Scotland has been on our travel list for years, and, needing to find a destination outside the EU to stay within our 90-day tourist visa, this was the year we were finally able to make it happen. Our travel itinerary would put us in Scotland in November, which was a little concerning as we envisioned…

Finding Olde England

As much as we love Europe and our last five weeks in Italy, Dave and I were ready for a change of scenery, food and climate. Due to the colder weather, visiting England in October is not for everyone, but we wanted to explore the England of yesteryear, complete with warm fires and sticky toffee…