The Casa Marina Hotel: a gem on Florida’s north coast

Although we travel a lot and it seems like we’re always on the go, we don’t really stay many places that make us want to return…or sad to leave.  Normally it’s just the surrounding sights that we’re there for and that’s always been fine for us.  The Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach, Florida recently […]

The Georgia Aquarium: a complete experience

Unless this is your first time visiting our blog, you know that we LOVE aquariums.  We will find time to visit them on 90% of our trips (when available).  We were welcomed into the Georgia Aquarium recently to experience all that the sea has to offer…in Atlanta, and for a Behind the Scenes tour.  It […]

6 Places to Embrace the Canadian Winter

Thank you to Kenton De Jong of kentondejong.com for this great article highlighting some of the most fun and fascinating activities and sights in Canada, all meant to help embrace the Canadian Winter…   The snow has begun to fall, and I had to dust off my winter jacket for the first time today. Winter […]

A Family Guide to Winterlude:  the ultimate winterfest in Canada’s Capital

We’re pretty excited to have a really great contribution to our site from the Wandering Wagars.  Living in Canada, they get to more easily experience life in the cold north than we do.  They were kind enough to share their favorite winter activity with us and created a family guide to Winterlude: the ultimate winterfest in […]

#TravelTips for Pisa and How to Be Speedy

Every city has its must-see sights.  Sometimes they are built up to be the most amazing thing you’ll ever see and sometimes they’re completely underrated.  One example of an amazing sight is Il Duomo, Sante Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy.  It’s towering, it’s beautiful and is an amazing feat of architecture.  You know what’s […]

Kissimmee: take our winter woes away

We’re just done with winter.  Done.  True that we’re not facing any blizzards here in the Seattle area, but you know what we do have?  Cold rain.  Not necessarily hard, crazy rain that leaves you in awe, but the kind of rain where it’s really chilly out and the drops get on the back of […]