The Costs and Benefits of Taking an Exotic Vacation

  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines exotic as “strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual. Madagascar certainly lives up to that definition. We just returned from a two-week vacation in Madagascar. Just getting there involved a 5 hour drive to Boston, a shuttle to Logan Airport, a 7 hour flight to Paris to connect with a […]

Pride Goeth Before The Fall

Last month I confidently wrote about an upcoming solo trip I had planned and arranged on my own. I was unabashed in expressing the pride I felt in knowing that I was able to coordinate this 10 day journey involving three separate airplane flights, overnight visits in Idaho with both my younger brother and my […]

Welcoming a New Member to the Family

  In my blog last month I talked about an important wedding in Alaska that had caused us to delay our annual mud-season road trip south. In the six weeks since, we did complete our road trip as planned, touring Harper’s Ferry, northern Georgia, Hot Springs, AR, The Land Between The Lakes, and Ohiophyle and […]

My Travel Planning Evolution

  My travel planning experience goes way back to when I put together my first adult adventure, a trip to the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada. I was a senior at Fresno State University and was waiting to hear if I had been accepted into a master’s program in Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine at […]