One Perfect Week in Oahu, Hawaii

Did you know you can spend a perfect week in Oahu, Hawaii, and swim on Waikiki Beach, walk through a rain forest, visit waterfalls, snorkel in the most beautiful bay in all of Hawaii, and climb Diamond Head Crater? You can see giant turtles, Pearl Harbor, thirty-foot waves, and the laid back North Shore highlights. … More One Perfect Week in Oahu, Hawaii

Switzerland Summer Travel Plan

Use this Switzerland summer travel plan as an itinerary for visiting the top of the Swiss Alps near Engelberg, see the sights in Lucerne, relax along the border between Italy and Switzerland in Lugano, and enjoy the many cultural delights in Zurich. If you enjoy seeing world-class art, see works of art by Picasso, Monet, … More Switzerland Summer Travel Plan

Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

Did you know that the Walt Disney family has developed a world-class museum in The Presidio Complex of San Francisco? The museum highlights the accomplishments and life of Walt Disney, the man.  Through his amazing story, the museum seeks to inspire others to develop their own imagination and strive to reach their goals. Click the … More Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

11 Awesome San Francisco Area Travel Experiences

If you are traveling to San Francisco, consider these 11 awesome San Francisco Area Travel Experiences. Take some time to follow the Barbary Coast Trail or take the San Francisco Time Machine Tour with Emperor Norton to learn about the city’s historic gold rush days. See paintings by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt at … More 11 Awesome San Francisco Area Travel Experiences

9 Major Central Rome Christian Sights

Did you know that the stairs Jesus walked up to face Pontius Pilot are now located in Rome? Did you know that you can see relics of the Passion of Christ, including thorns from the Crown of Thorns and pieces of the Holy Cross in Rome? Did you know that wood from the crib of … More 9 Major Central Rome Christian Sights

St. Paul’s Outside the Walls of Rome, Italy

Use this guide to plan your visit to the burial place of Saint Paul just outside of the ancient walls of central Rome in the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, near where Paul was beheaded in the year AD 67. Reflect on Paul’s life and martyrdom while you walk through the majestic and peaceful basilica, one of only four major papal basilicas in the world. Learn about the life and death of Paul from the mosaics, artwork, and architecture of the basilica. Most importantly, grow in your own faith as you experience a unique closeness with the Apostle Paul in the most important church dedicated to him and to his preaching. Click on the audio bar at the end of this post to listen to an accompanying podcast for even more insights about visiting St. Paul’s Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy. … More St. Paul’s Outside the Walls of Rome, Italy

Rapallo, Italy, Italian Riviera Gateway to Cinque Terre [with Podcast and Maps]

If you are exploring the Italian Riviera on the northwestern coastline of Italy, consider staying on the coast in the lovely and affordable town of Rapallo. Transportation to and from Rapallo is quick and easy from Cinque Terre, Portofino, and Genoa via car, train, and ferry. The town itself has an old market, a small … More Rapallo, Italy, Italian Riviera Gateway to Cinque Terre [with Podcast and Maps]

Easy 5-Step Plan for Visiting Cinque Terre, Italy [with Maps and Podcast]

See all five lands of the Cinque Terre UNESCO World Heritage Site in Italy with this plan and podcast. Start your day in Monterosso with shopping, great views, time on the beach and/or a wine tasting lunch. Then, take the train or ferry to Vernazza for an ice cream or shopping. Next, take the ferry to see Manarola and … More Easy 5-Step Plan for Visiting Cinque Terre, Italy [with Maps and Podcast]

Getty Center, Los Angeles, California: Day Planner

Use this day planner to enjoy a perfect day at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, one of the world’s top art museums. Take the tram to the top of the hill and admire the Los Angeles skyline from the unique perspective of the Getty Center. Take a free tour of the highlights of … More Getty Center, Los Angeles, California: Day Planner

Nashville Country Music Walking Tour

If you are visiting Nashville, Tennessee, whether you are a Country Music fan or not, you will probably want to check out the country music highlights in the birthplace of country music. Follow along with this article, walking tour, and podcast to get an overview of the main country music sights and, if you are … More Nashville Country Music Walking Tour

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Things to Do in One Perfect Day

If you are planning a trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, be sure to swim and enjoy water sports on the beach, see the alligators in the Florida Everglades on an airboat tour, visit historic attractions like the Bonnet House, shop in the famous Las Olas district, and take a Jungle Cruise as you admire millionaires’ … More Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Things to Do in One Perfect Day

Ireland Travel 2018 – Dublin with Side Trips Two Week Itinerary

When I am asked to plan a perfect two week trip to Ireland, I recommend Dublin as a base for the majority of sightseeing, with side trips to Killarney, Waterford, Howth, and Limerick, along with tours of the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange. I recommend at … More Ireland Travel 2018 – Dublin with Side Trips Two Week Itinerary

Five Travel Tips from Two World Travelers

Recently I had the opportunity to reflect on travel past, present, and future with travel podcaster Laura Hoffman of Amidlife Traveler. We talked about our current and past travels and what we each plan for future travels. As we reflected on the benefits of travel, we discussed common travel tips that we share as world … More Five Travel Tips from Two World Travelers

One Perfect Day in Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy, France

In Sainte-Mère-Église, the town in France where the first of the Normandy battles of World War II began, visit the famous church with stained glass windows with paratroopers surrounding the Virgin Mary, the World War II Airborne Museum, and landmarks around the town depicting its famous history, especially during the D-Day Battle. As my husband … More One Perfect Day in Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy, France

Key West, Florida 2018 Update

When Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys in September of 2017, many feared the worst for Key West. Thankfully, Key West largely rebounded within a month of the storm! So, I updated my Key West travel guide for 2018, “Key West 2018: One Perfect Trip Travel Guide,”  on Amazon and Kindle. Key West attractions, as … More Key West, Florida 2018 Update

11 San Antonio Sights: Walking Tour, Maps, Podcast

Many of San Antonio’s sights are located near the famous River Walk and can easily be reached by foot and/or riverboat. So, stay in a hotel on or near the River Walk and join in all or some of this four-mile walking tour to visit 11 San Antonio sights. These sights include The Alamo, the … More 11 San Antonio Sights: Walking Tour, Maps, Podcast

6 Holiday Travel Tips for 2017

As we enter the 2017 Holiday Travel Season, I want to share with you six tips that might be useful this year for helping you enjoy holiday travel. I have some general suggestions with specific examples for you to consider, along with links for more information from a variety of travel resources. If you are … More 6 Holiday Travel Tips for 2017

Capri, Italy – 10 Things to Do with Walking Tour, Maps and Podcast #019

Capri, Italy – 10 Things to Do with Walking Tour, Maps, Pictures, Podcast – Boat Tour, Walking Tour, Shopping, Highlights, Chair Lift, Historical Buildings, Churches, Capri Town, Anacapri, Funicular … More Capri, Italy – 10 Things to Do with Walking Tour, Maps and Podcast #019

Washington DC – 8 Monuments and Memorials – Highlights, Maps, Walking Tour, and More – Podcast 014

Washington DC – 8 Monuments and Memorials – Highlights and Walking Tour – Podcast 014 … More Washington DC – 8 Monuments and Memorials – Highlights, Maps, Walking Tour, and More – Podcast 014

London – Westminster Area Highlights & Walking Tour: One Perfect Day in Travel Podcast 11

London Westminster Area Highlights and Walking Tour – Tips for Planning in Advance and Discounts … More London – Westminster Area Highlights & Walking Tour: One Perfect Day in Travel Podcast 11