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What’s the best way to go to Antarctica

I can’t believe I am saying this: I want to go to Antarctica. Coming from me this is a radical statement.  I’m cold all the time.  I love the sun and the beach.  I like hiking through forests and seeing green and plants and, well, life.  Why would anyone want to go to do the…

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Disney World’s New Pricing

So today is the day that Disney is switching to a new date based pricing structure.  Anyone who has ever visited Disney World knows that crowd control is a massive problem at the parks particularly during school holidays and other popular times.  Disney has masterminded many different techniques to ensure visitors have an enjoyable experience…

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Family Travel Bucket List Part 2: Making it a Reality

The two biggest obstacles for a Bucket List Family Vacation are finances and timing. All too often people don’t even let themselves consider an out of the ordinary vacation because they think it costs too much or they are afraid they won’t be able to get time off work to go. Both of these are…

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Family Travel Bucket List Part 1: Creating Your List

Before my youngest daughter was even born and my oldest was barely seven years old I set out with the goal of getting them all around the world before they left for college. It was a tall order and I knew it would be a challenge. And I’ve done a pretty good job of it…

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Reducing Airport Headaches Part 2: TSA

It was the middle of the night in Amman, Jordan. Or maybe it was early morning. It was that time of day where you don’t know what time of day it is because you got the cheapo tickets on a long haul trip from Hong Kong to Barcelona by way of both Bangkok and Amman.…

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Reducing Airport Headaches Part 1: Luggage

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — quoted by the Chinese philosopher Laozi For most travelers that one small step is in the airport—a notoriously frustrating place.  In order to avoid starting your vacation with an airport induced headache I have several tips and tricks to make the whole process…

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How do you get a Russian Visa?

How do you get a Russian Visa? According to the Henley Passport Index Americans with a valid passport can travel to 176 countries without a visa. That leaves only 49 countries for which a visa is required and many of those are rarely visited by Americans. The handful of the most popular tourist destinations for Americans…

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