Top 10 Reasons To Love Girlfriend Trips

Girlfriend Trip to Nashville's Bobby Hotel Rooftop

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 …

Six reasons to book now instead of later — Grans On The Go Alaskan Cruise — July 2020

By Melanie Pollard For most people, an Alaskan cruise will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To say Marla and I are “excited” about taking a large group of friends to see the beauty of Alaska is truly an understatement. My Alaskan Summer Most of you know, as I’ve told EVERYONE, I was fortunate enough to spend a summer in Alaska about six years ago. It was a time in my life, after family sickness and a career layoff, (before grandchildren) that I needed renewal time. So I loaded my little Prius with my belongings and a friend nice enough to ride …

Cross over Mackinac Bridge to another place in time

Cross over the Mackinac Island Bridge to another place in time. Remember the movie from 1980 entitled “Somewhere in Time”? The movie was filmed on Mackinac Island because the island still remains as it did in days gone by, the early 1900s, before televisions, computers, or cell phones — when life was simple, without the interruptions we have today. Read about the top things to do on Mackinac Island.

Visit Mayan Ruins For A History Lesson or Adventure

Coba Maya Park lagoon is a natural refuge

Visit Mayan Ruins for a history lesson or adventure to zip line in the Riviera Maya. Our group of ten did both…and more at the Coba Ruins with AllTourNative Tours. The Coba Mayan Encounter tour was perfect for us. Visit Mayan Ruins For a History Lesson Our driver and tour guide, Rebecca, with AllTourNative Tours, presented the ancient Maya beliefs of embracing and respecting the environment and of the spiritual connections between good and evil — all in the van ride to the Coba Ruins. So began our visit to Mayan Ruins Coba. Receive Blessings from a Shaman Something quite …

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 …

YOUR U.S. PASSPORT EXPIRATION MAY BE CLOSER THAN IT APPEARS!

Your Passport Expiration Date may be misleading Our eyes might not see as clearly as they once did…so look closely at your passport expiration date long before your next planned international trip. So your passport clearly states (looking through your readers) that it expires on December 1, 2020. But did you know that could mean July 1, 2020?  Your 10-year passport is most likely only good for 9-1/2 years. Six month validity passport rule Most countries require that passports have a minimum of six months of validity prior to traveling internationally. This means travelers will not be allowed into their …

Niagara Falls, the basic guide for baby boomers

So you thought Niagara Falls was just the falls?  There are so many things to do in Niagara Falls that baby boomers enjoy.  Check out the list of things to do in this article. Millions of honeymooners as well as families have made their way to Niagara Falls as a romantic destination and geological wonder, which is why Niagara Falls is New York State’s number one tourist destination.  Twelve thousand years ago, Niagara Falls was formed when the glaciers receded and torrents of water were released and found its way to the Atlantic ocean. Today 13 million visitors find their …