Thumbs Up Group Tour of Hanoi for Easy Travel

I am a fan of group tours–not for an entire trip, but for a day or two. There’s nothing like a well organized group tour where someone else is in charge and one can take a welcome break from decision-making. Group tours are particularly great when traveling with a teen.

When my teen son and I traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam […]

September 21st, 2016|Travel|

Riding Costa Rica’s Waves at Manuel Antonio Surf School

At promptly 11:45 a van for Manuel Antonio Surf School pulls up out front of our home, Villa Oasis, for the last three nights of our 10 day Costa Rican vacation. My boyfriend, Michael, and I are greeted by two locals who help us into the van. Our instructor, Lorenzo, introduces himself and informs us […]

August 19th, 2016|Travel, Travel Writer|

National Parks Guide U.S.A.: For Kids but Adult Friendly

Just because a book is written with kids in mind, doesn’t mean an adult shouldn’t claim it. Such is the case with the centennial edition of National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.When it came in the mail, I nabbed it.

The kid companion of National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, recently published to celebrate […]

August 17th, 2016|Travel|