My 5 Favorite Libraries

Travel to one of the great cities of the world, and you may find yourself playing tourist at a library. Travel through the back roads of America, and you should definitely stop at the local library for access to resources you can't find anywhere else. Libraries may seem like a thing of the past, but, … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Libraries

11 Hints for Planning a Big Trip

I have my way of travel planning - you need to take the approach that you are most comfortable with. And your approach will likely change over time. For most of my travel, I have done all of the research and planning myself. Here are my suggestions about tools to have in your belt: For … Continue reading 11 Hints for Planning a Big Trip

Our 2017 Europe Itinerary: Munich, Portugal, Spain and Copenhagen

Several friends have asked for the itinerary for our 6 week trip to Europe last spring. You asked for it, you got it. Contact me if you want more details. I'll do a future blog entry about the wisdom (or lack of it) in doing this type of trip. We went on this trip in … Continue reading Our 2017 Europe Itinerary: Munich, Portugal, Spain and Copenhagen

Always choose to pay in Euros

  (The following is from the point of view of a U.S. resident traveling in Europe, but this information applies to all travel for all those traveling outside their own country. Be careful which currency you are paying with when using your credit card!)  "La cuenta, por favor." "Die Rechnung, bitte." "L'addition, s'il vous plaît." … Continue reading Always choose to pay in Euros

5 tricks for travel with kids

While traveling with kids is rewarding and fun, you need to have strategies to keep the kids engaged. No one wants to go all the way to Europe (or your local museum) just to have the kids playing on their phones or whining about being bored. Visiting Munich recently reminded me of the tools I gathered … Continue reading 5 tricks for travel with kids