By Katie

by Katie - 6 months ago

How to Have Fun at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

In my last post about our trip to Universal Orlando Resort I shared with you the awesome day we had at Universal’s Volcano Bay. For the next two days, we moved between Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios and had the time of my life. We had the 3 day multipark pass so we could move betwee...

by Katie - 6 months ago

Top Ten Reasons to Take a Uniworld River Cruise

(Besides being the only way to combine first-class luxury and unparalleled hospitality with stunning views and incredible excursions along the world’s legendary rivers.) Travel from Port to Port What’s better than staying in a five-star hotel? Staying in a five-star hotel that can take you to eac...

by Katie - 6 months ago

Normandy: Rich with History & Beauty

The Normandy region in northern France holds an integral place in French, British, and American history. Vikings began raiding the coast in the 8th century. In 911 AD, the French king, Charles III, signed a treaty with the Viking chief, Rollo, which allowed these “Norsemen” — who became known as N...

by Katie - 6 months ago

Solo Travel with Mary Winkler

When we talked with Mary Winkler, one of our frequent travelers, she had just returned from the Ultimate Iceland tour with Trafalgar and was in the middle of selecting her 2018 dream destination. Armed with our catalog, Mary chooses a tour that covers what she wants to see, and then picks up the p...

by Katie - 6 months ago

7 Quintessential Spots in Paris, France

There are few places on Earth as beloved as the city of Paris, France. There is little wonder why, once you arrive. The food, language, architecture, wine, and small, crooked streets are alone worthy of adoration. Factor in the museums, the culture, the Seine, and the art districts and you’re bound...

by Katie - 6 months ago

22 Fun Things to Do in Jackson MS to Discover the City With Soul

What does it mean to be the City With Soul? This is what was on my mind when planning our trip with Visit Jackson to the capital of the State of Mississippi. Capitol Building I only knew of Jackson MS because of its Deep South Blues history and complicated slavery and Civil Rights history. And...

by Katie - 7 months ago

The One Thing I Wouldn’t Travel Without

Some would say I’m a seasoned traveller. After 10+ years of actively exploring the world, during which I applied for three passports and set foot in 32 countries, I did pick up a few tricks along the way: don’t skimp on skincare, pack more shoes than you think you will need (a girl can never have t...

by Katie - 7 months ago

My 2018 Travel Bucket List

John Miller, Grand European Travel president updates his “Bucket List Travel” for 2018. Here are 7 inspiring destinations and trips at the top of his list for this year. Last year I shared my personal Travel Bucket List for 2017 with you and it sparked a lot of sharing and discussion throughout o...

by Katie - 7 months ago

Let the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth take you back to the Wild West

Don your boots for a Roundup! With Daredevil riders an attraction in themselves, there’s plenty more to this global extravaganza that sees eye-popping parades, action-packed chuckwagon racing, and the ‘‘Cowboy Up’’ challenge. Yee-Haw!  For just ten days each July, the Wild West comes alive in Cal...

by Katie - 7 months ago

How to Enjoy New Orleans Mardi Gras with Kids (yes you can!)

 “Don’t take the kids to Mardi Gras in New Orleans!” “Are you sure you want to go to Mardi Gras with kids?” We heard this way too often when talking about our trip to New Orleans with our kids for the Mardi Gras Festival. It was very similar to when I first fell pregnant with our eldest daught...

by Katie - 7 months ago

Exploring the Cape: Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard

You may think of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as the summer playground of politicians and celebrities…  And while that certainly is one aspect of these New England coastal islands, located south of Boston and Cape Cod, each island offers its own unique flair that inspires fierce loyalty among...

by Katie - 7 months ago

Scotland Itinerary: 10 Sights and Attractions You Can’t Miss

Don’t be fooled by the seemingly modest size of Bonnie Scotland, for the seductive, majestic northernmost tip of Great Britain is home to a myriad of noteworthy sights, traditions, and characters. This Scotland itinerary encompasses some of the attractions I was lucky enough to visit during four di...

by Katie - 8 months ago

Cape Town is Open For Business

Travel Update: Cape Town is experiencing a water shortage. With measures in place to reduce water usage, guests in the area are still granted peace of mind.  By Lucille Sive, LionWorld Travel CEO & South Africa Expert Celebrating 50 years in travel to Africa, and winner of the South African A...

by Katie - 8 months ago

Taking the Eurostar from Paris to London – What to Expect

There truly is something irresistibly romantic about the idea of train travel in Europe, isn’t there? I’ve admittedly done rather extensive, practical research on the process and rode trains in about a dozen countries across the Old Continent (using a Eurail pass most of the time), which I can par...