Fact or Fiction?

My book, that is. It looks like my travel/memoir/humor book—originally penned with details from my journals—will transform into a fictional story. Well, it won't transform itself. (I wish.) I'll actually be doing the transforming. A couple of literary agents have suggested that "memoirs are tricky" and this story might find more success as fiction. The... Continue Reading →

Travel Love/Hate

Currently I am not traveling. I am living my everyday life doing day-to-day things: work, laundry, grocery, email, feed the dog, run kids to activities, visit family. As I reflect on my latest blogs, which are about a trip now many months in the past, I am pondering how to transition back to blogging about... Continue Reading →

Travel Fail Travails

What would you consider a #travelfail? Have you ever had something go amazingly wrong on a trip? What happened and why? I'd love to hear your stories. #travel #oops #wrongway

Wrong Addresses, Sparkling Lights, and Rats: Paris Part 1

Paris! Oh la la! (Pronounced "oh," not "ooooh.") Our final three days of the Family trip to Spain and France concludes in Paris. There are so many iconic sights that I saved this city for last. The grand finale, if you will. We visit the Arc de Triomphe, our first sight. I lead my family... Continue Reading →

A Not-So-Little-Mountain-Village in France

I try to prepare my kids for the town of Tarbes. I had been to this town twenty-five years ago, but like many memories that have blurred over the years, I can’t remember how big the town actually is. Having just come north into France from big cities in Spain—Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona—I know that... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Spain: Barcelona Part 3

The sights are memorable, but the magic of visiting with friends and loved ones made the biggest impression. #Travel #Family #Spain #Barcelona #Friends #España

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