Tag: travel planning


Travel Without Breaking the Bank

When I was young, I always thought how wonderful it would be to travel to far away places. To hike mountains in another hemisphere, ride a camel, or sail around tropical islands. To walk the cobbled streets of towns and …

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how not to look like a tourist

On Being a Tourist

Hubby and I are off to Italy before too long. Our plans were mostly completed months ago. Right now we’re refreshing our memories, reviewing all the arrangements we made way last spring. Reconfirming accommodation reservations that probably don’t need re-confirming, …

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Travels with a Ninety Year Old

You know, I’ve learned a lesson this past week, folks, while I’ve been home with my mum. If you want great service everywhere you go, and for everyone you meet to smile at you and try to be helpful. If …

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packing for travel

Keep Calm and Keep on Packing

I really wish I could take credit for that post title, but I have to admit it comes from a comment D.A. Wolfe left on my last post. D.A. writes the blog Daily Plate of Crazy. I’ve been reading her …

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emotional fatigue

Plan, Pack, Unpack, Repeat

Only one week until Elizabeth and I fly off for our long hoped for, and finally happening, trip to England. I say “long hoped for” because we wanted to make this trip, hoped to make this trip, years and years …

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Planning for England.

  Only two more months and my friend and I will be winging our way to England. We’re trying hard not to be excited. Not yet. There’s too much planning to do before we lean back, take a sip of …

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40+ fashion

Planning a Capsule Travel Wardrobe

I have kicked into full blown planning mode this week. Our trip to South America looms. And I am researching climate details and sketching out lists of activities with an eye to planning my trip wardrobe. We haven’t been on …

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coping with stress

Coping Mechanisms

Phew. It’s been a helluva week, hasn’t it?  On Monday when I was writing my last post I was “prepping” for a routine colonoscopy for which I was scheduled the next day. And may I say “prepping” is the nicest …

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