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Geek’s Guide to San Francisco and Beyond for Star Wars Fans and Comics Lovers

San Francisco may be primarily known for its cable cars, historical landmarks, and cuisine culture. But it’s also a friendly refuge for geeks seeking adventure inspired by film and cartoons. (Think Star Wars, the Peanuts comic strip, and all things Disney!) My husband, Jeff, and I first started traveling as a couple in San Francisco. […]

What It’s Like to Tour Paisley Park Where Prince Lived, Worked and Recorded

I was shocked and saddened when Prince died on April 26, 2016. I bet you were, too. An incredible talent like his is rare indeed and the world cried purple tears that day. As a former Minnesotan and huge Prince fan, I am sorry to say I never got a chance to see him in concert. […]

Winter Driving Twitter Party ~ Win Visa Gift Cards from Liberty Mutual!

Winter driving can be scary. Slick roads and decreased visibility can cause even the most experienced driver to grip the steering wheel with white knuckles. Whether you’re planning a winter road trip or you live somewhere snowy, worry less this winter with winter driving tips from Liberty Mutual. Join the #FewerWorries Winter Driving Twitter Party […]

Cabo San Lucas Tours that Add Excitement to Your Beach Vacation

Cabo San Lucas is world renowned for its deep sea fishing, swanky hotels and sandy beaches. This reputation is well-deserved but there are many more adventures to experience in this beautiful Mexican resort town. Leave your beach lounger for a day and book one (or more!) of these seven Cabo San Lucas tours to add […]

Canada in 2017 ~ Why to Make THIS the Year You Visit

Canada is a pretty happening place these days. This vast, friendly country is rolling out the red carpet for the world’s visitors to celebrate its 150th birthday. Come experience the beauty of this nation’s landscape and the warmth of its people this year. Here are 10 reasons to visit Canada in 2017. 1. It’s Canada’s 150th birthday! There will be […]

5 Winter Road Trip Tips You Need to Know Before You Go

You’ve got the bags packed and the route all planned out. But is your car ready for a winter road trip? Slick roads and limited visibility due to snow or sleet can make winter driving a challenge. Here are five tips from Autotrader to make sure your car is ready for a safe winter journey. This story […]

Connection ~ It’s What Vacation Is All About

What motivates you to take a vacation? Maybe you want to explore someplace exciting and new. Or perhaps relaxation is your primary vacation motivation. For me, a true vacation is all about connecting with the people I love through memorable experiences. This story is brought to you in partnership with Vail Resorts. Craving connection while […]

Rover.com for Traveling Pet Owners or Animal Lovers Seeking Income

As a pet mom who travels often, I know how important it is to find excellent, reliable care for my animal friends while I’m away from home. Rover.com offers in-home pet-sitting, plus dog-walking services and lodging options in the pet sitter’s residence. Animal enthusiasts seeking income will also appreciate Rover for the opportunity to make money doing […]

10 Holiday Road Trip Tips for a Festive and Safe Journey

Over the river and through the woods many of us will go this holiday season to visit family and friends. Why not make your time on the road as merry and stress-free as possible? Follow our 10 holiday road trip tips for a festive and safe journey! This story is brought to you in partnership with […]

It Luggage Carry Tow Review & Giveaway ~ An Easy Way to Pack It All in!

The It Luggage Carry Tow Nova Scotia three-piece set makes it easy to travel with more than one suitcase. Each bag is equipped with four wheels, for smooth steering through airports and beyond. What’s more, you can easily attach three suitcases together with their Ultimate Link System. Whether linked together, or used separately, you’re going to love this luggage […]

“The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America” ~ Tips for Visiting the Largest Mall in the USA

If you love to shop and want to visit the largest mall in the USA, or if you’re planning a trip to Minnesota, you need to read The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America. This informative book is filled with handy tips for visitors to this mega entertainment complex of stores, restaurants, aquarium, and indoor amusement park. Once […]

How to do a Home Exchange – Part 2

Whenever I tell people I have done a few home exchange vacations, they exclaim interest in doing the same. Of course, many travelers have some trepidation about a home exchange vacation. And they have a slew of questions about attempting a house swap. Read my advice for starting a home exchange and then read my tips below on how to make the most of a home exchange […]

How to do a Home Exchange – Part 1

Would you like to have lots of space to spread out on vacation, with a kitchen for snacks and convenient meals, separate bedrooms for all family members, and maybe even a big yard with a swing-set for the kids? Would you like all of this for free, or almost free? If you said, “Yes!” — a […]