Trip Report: Venice, Italy

Day 7: We said goodbye to our sweet villa by 7AM to drive back to Florence, found the rental car drop off (that took a bit…but now I know exactly how to direct you!), walked to the train station and waited for our train.  Three of us dozed on and off and caught up on news a.k.a. … Read more

How Do Travel Agents Get Paid?

It’s the number one question I am asked…oddly enough, not by clients, but by people who are interested in becoming a travel professional.   A topic I’ve discussed via Facebook Live but feel it’s worthy of a blog post, so here we go! There are two main sources of income for a travel advisor – commission … Read more

Partner Spotlight! Betina of Borton Overseas

Borton Overseas is a company I came across over five years ago when searching for a tour operator who could handle a family’s request for an in depth itinerary driving around Iceland in 10 days! Borton Overseas went above and beyond, securing them a spot on my A list! I have had the pleasure of … Read more

Viking River Cruise: Budapest – Nuremberg (Romantic Danube)

First trip together without our kids – check! If you’ve read my other blog posts then you know I’m terrible at writing day-by-day re-caps, so you get a larger view of +/-‘s instead. Enjoy =) (Vienna Christmas Market) I have been offered the opportunity to sail with Viking Cruise Line on a FAM (a.k.a. familiarization trip) for … Read more

Why Private Tours are Worth the Money!

I know most of us (or at least a majority of us) are on a budget when traveling. Before we go, we are sticking to a number that we need our airfare, transportation cost, hotel costs all to fit within. Then we start adding in tours and the immediate reaction is to keep the cost … Read more

A – Z: Travel with a Six Month Old Baby

This is wordy, you’ve been warned! I’ve debated how to format this for days. Hopefully the way I ended up choosing you find helpful 🙂   So I started writing out our day-by-day, and then holy cow, no way, it’ll be ten years before I finish it. SOOO this was my happy medium; by all … Read more

How to pack for a European vacation with your baby!

Phew. I wanted to put this up before leaving but that obviously didn’t happen… we’re back!  And the recaps are being written! Start by throwing everything you might need on your guest bed. Keep sharpies, quart sized bags, post-it notes all right beside you at all times. My tactic: Use quart size ziploc bags to place … Read more

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