Ah yes.. the “resort fee.” 🙄

My husband and I recently snuck away for a wonderful week-end at one of our favorite Marriott hotels. Luckily, because he’s a super-dee-dooper-titanium level member, we did not have to pay the whopping $36/day resort fee. $36 a day..can you believe that? And no, that does not include parking. I can’t remember which came first,…

Coming home..

My daughter and her boyfriend flew to Florida from the midwest to spend Easter week-end with us.  Unfortunately, they flew last Friday which turned into the travel day from hell thanks to a major storm front moving across the country. They made it to Atlanta without a glitch, but that’s where the trouble started.  Delay…

Forget Something?

$10,000 a month! That’s how much a single vending machine stationed at the San Francisco International Airport brings in selling ultra light JACKETS (at $69.90 a pop)  to travelers who find themselves arriving or departing without the proper attire. According to the WSJ, while sales at regular airport stores are down to an average of…

Some travel advice before the holidays..

My son spent a few weeks in Southeast Asia this summer working at a place few Westerners would recognize as a hospital. I would characterize the conditions there as ‘spartan meets battle-front.’ One of the events that stuck with him was when a European tourist was brought through their doors with severe orthopedic injuries suffered…

Daisy, my traveling buddy.🐶

Road trips are so exciting…and exhausting! (Summer book recommendation: Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain. I listened to this audiobook while driving last week.  It was truly moving and thought provoking especially in light of Bourdain’s recent, shocking suicide. To hear Anthony, in his own voice, recount his life’s story: his personal battles, his successes, his…

The Week-End Getaway

Well, we finally made it.  After a few cancelled attempts due to weather, work and stuff going on with the house..we were FINALLY able to escape to Savannah for a relaxing, romantic, week-end get-away. Savannah lives up to every expectation, every time we go. This city is so many things to so many people;  clearly…