Nordic & Baltic Road Trip May 2020!

We’re off to explore three countries that lie on the Baltic Sea! We’ll visit the Nordic nation of Finland and learn why it’s ranked The Happiest Place in the World! Then we’ll cross the Baltic Sea to go off the beaten path to the former Soviet Republics of Estonia and Latvia to check out these Baltic countries and their fairytale-like towns with their fascinating & beautifully preserved historic sites.

10 Things I Learned Camping during Midlife

After a week of sleeping in a tent in all types of weather conditions, I am here to tell you that camping is not for wimps, scaredy-cats or people who don’t like to get dirty. Camping is for people who appreciate nature’s most stunning views, getting disconnected from electronics, feeling empowered and enjoy good old-fashion…

How to Experience Italy Like a Local

1.  Visit Rome, Florence, Amalfi & the uber popular tourist areas during shoulder season.  If you do go during high season, plan on starting at the crack of dawn. If you start the day past 10 a.m.  it will be you and a sea of selfie sticks. April through mid-June and September through October are the shoulder…

4 Amazing Days in Banff National Park

Banff National Park in Alberta Canada is a Kodachrome dreamscape. We were able to enjoy Banff National Park, Canmore, and Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, west of Calgary in a 4 day itinerary. This is a schedule that will optimize your time in the Banff area for seeing the sites and beautiful day hike options. There is…