Travel journal with note from Vivian Howard
Joy /joi/ noun: a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
There are at least three opportunities for joy in travel.
One is from planning and anticipation. The second is from the actual trip. The third often is remembering the amazing adventure. Continue reading
When we were planning our first trip to France in 2013, our first thought was to go to Paris. We heard about its beauty and, with me being a Francophile, it seemed like the obvious place to go for our first trip.
However, after doing some research, we chose another famous city in France to start our journey: Marseille. Continue reading
Courtesy photo from Spirit Airlines’ website
Before any adventure, it is wise to do some research to know what you are getting into. Flying on Spirit Airlines is no different.
If you walk onto the plane expecting a comfortable ride, a cup of water and some peanuts or pretzels, you are on the wrong flight. Continue reading
A quiet corner of Barcelona
Some news organizations recently stated that tourism numbers in Barcelona are skyrocketing. With that, the city’s mayor said he didn’t want Barcelona to become like Venice and The Guardian recently wrote that some locals don’t want tourists anymore.
Seasoned travelers may be turned off by the idea of visiting Barcelona because the city may seem like a tourist trap and all the streets could be packed with people donning selfie sticks.
While that may be true is some areas of every major tourist destination, there are places where you can enjoy the real Barcelona, like the locals do.
Here are some tips to see the area with A Local’s Look: Continue reading
Money. You can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. It is sometimes hard to come by and it is often hard to save.
In order for you to be able to travel, you have to make some sacrifices in your day-to-day life, but, in the end, they are all worth it for the experience of seeing a new place.
Here are some tips of what you can do in order to save for travel: Continue reading
View from our apartment in Marseille
When we were planning out first trip to Europe, I scoured the internet to find the perfect place for us to stay. I looked at hotels, hostels, apartments, hotel suites, long-stay places and any other room you can imagine. However, none of them seemed just right.
Our goal while in Marseille, France and then Barcelona, Spain was to live like the locals do. Continue reading
Hello, my name is Heather and I am addicted to planning travel. …… There, I said it. I love reading about travel, I love looking at places to go, I love reading other people’s blog posts about travel…basically I love travel. Continue reading
Which carry-on bag is the best for travel around Europe without being too heavy?
Learning to travel light with a carry-on is key. On a recent trip to Dublin, we were left for three days without our checked bag. It was tough, especially when the person with our bag called us while we were on a tour of the Wicklow Mountains and there was nothing we could do. Continue reading
For the past few months, I have been researching how to get to Europe the cheapest way possible. Of course, I know that these seats aren’t as comfortable, the services might not be as good and there really are no frequent flyer mile opportunities, but I just had to see how cheap I could get us to Europe from Myrtle Beach. Continue reading
|The view from our apartment in Marseille, France.
Even more than a week after my husband and I returned from our trip of a lifetime to Marseille, France and Barcelona, Spain I was still reeling from the adventure. Continue reading