Take a Family Tennis Vacation at an All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico

What could be more fun than going to an all-inclusive resort for your family tennis vacation? Choose the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, home of the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, and you’re sure to find the all-inclusive resort that suits the tennis players and vacation lovers in your family. With a family tennis vacation at the Grand Palladium, you’ll have everything you need in the Family Selection area, including your own “family butler,” known as a  family guide. Kids of all ages keep busy at this active all-inclusive resort in Mexico. Read about the resort here. The ultimate family tennis vacation …

Grand Velas Zen pool

Girlfriends or Couples Will Love This Luxury All-Inclusive in Mexico with a Peaceful Vibe

The peaceful refuge at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an ultra-luxury all-inclusive in Mexico, is a perfect getaway for girlfriends. You’ll be treated to delectable food, specialty drinks, relaxing pools, and a superb spa experience. The resort has won numerous awards for top-level service and luxury accommodations, including AAA’s highest rating of Five Diamond since 2010. A Luxury All-Inclusive in Mexico in a Tranquil Setting The resort’s professional shuttle service meets you at the busy Cancun airport and whisks you away to a luxury all-inclusive in Mexico in Playa del Carmen. The Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort comes into view after …

Girlfriend Trip to Nashville's Bobby Hotel Rooftop

Top 10 Reasons To Love Girlfriend Trips

There’s nothing like traveling to a new place on a girlfriend trip. Good friends, new friends, sisters, and sisters-in-law make great companions. The group can be large or small, but by the time you get back home to the demands of life, you’ll feel refreshed. Depending on the type of trip you take, you MIGHT even be more rested! We all love our families.  At this point in our lives, many of us will gush over telling you about our grandchildren. But a balance in life is always good, and getting away on a girlfriend trip can be just the …

The Best Wine Tasting in Tuscany is part of a Slow Travel Experience

The view is a vista of rolling hills filled with grape vines turning yellow and rust in front of me and of a Renaissance villa behind me.  My plan to offer a review of  The Best Wine Tasting in Tuscany looks simple enough, but to do the actual experience justice is another task altogether. Slow Travel Our group of three girlfriends has been with Arianna and Alessio of KM Zero Tours for a little more than a day now. Our guides are professionals who have easy-going, understated demeanors. They treat us like old friends, embracing us, making us comfortable from …

Traveler’s Over 50: A Self-guided tour of Historic St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida, is a city rich in history. I like to imagine living during different eras as I soak in the background and ambiance of a new place. I really can’t see myself living as a pirate, or aboard a Spanish galleon. I do like the idea of lounging (with a wide-brimmed hat and parasol) on the grounds of the newly built hotels in St. Augustine in 1890, as one of “America’s elite.” St. Augustine, founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, is the oldest continuously occupied city in the continental U.S.  The historical relevance of the earliest U.S. explorers …

Washington, D.C. — An Honor Flight for Veterans

Some of the Veterans were “brothers” since high school. Others served during Vietnam but got to know each other later— through their volunteer work with the prideful Patriot Guard, who provide a motorcycle brigade escort during a veteran’s funeral. On one beautiful spring day in Washington, D.C.  these veterans shared their memories with comrades who know best of the sacrifices made years before. Having returned  from Washington, D.C., on my second of such trips, I’m full of gratitude and pride for our Veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. A non-profit organization, Alabama Freedom Flight, provided a day …