How I Find Trip Planning Success

trip planning

Everyone who travels even once a year has some sort of trip planning process. For some people it means spending months online, scouring every forum on TripAdvisor, and reading blogs and magazines. For others, it’s as simple as going to a travel agent and having someone take care of the trip plan for them. For me, it’s a detailed trip planning process, one that might help others create a proper trip plan. Continue reading

US Travel Values in 2015

US travel values

Macon, Ga., Third Street Park (Photo Courtesy of Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau)

On the lookout for a good travel value? There are plenty of good deals in travel in the United States, and this list of U.S. travel values in 2015 has plenty of options. Many of these cities are off the radar, while others are near major destinations. The Best Value City index highlighting 50 undiscovered U.S. cities was compiled by trivago.com, and is based on a combination of consumer ratings and average hotel prices. If you’re looking for a value in travel in the U.S. then read on.

Continue reading

We’re Getting Married by Elvis in Las Vegas

Married by Elvis in Las Vegas

Photo Courtesy of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Yes, the ceremony is booked! It’s hard to believe, but finally after all these years we’re getting married by Elvis in Las Vegas. At 7 p.m. sharp on a quickly approaching Friday in The Little Vegas Chapel on the Strip we’ll stand in front of Elvis to say I do … with four friends doing the same. What else would you expect from a group of friends from Memphis all visiting Las Vegas for the first time? I think a triple vow renewal with Elvis at a little chapel on the Strip sounds about right.

Continue reading

My Travel Addiction: Trip Itinerary Planning

Trip Itinerary Planning

Obsession with learning museum opening hours, the least-crowded time of day to visit an attraction, best spot for a local food experience, and memorizing the best subway route to your apartment: all signs of a trip itinerary planning addiction. I have no problem admitting my travel addiction, so maybe that is the first step to recovery. But with three trips approaching over the next five weeks, I find that my addiction to trip itinerary planning has kicked into overdrive.

Continue reading

New York With a Child: Facing the Challenges

New York with a child

We’ve been thinking about taking our 7-year-old son to New York City for quite some time. Stacey and I have been to New York several times, but we’ve never attempted to visit New York with a child. I’m not exactly worried about it; we took a 5-year-old to Paris and London. But New York is the type of city we enjoy going to fabulous restaurants and wine bars, visiting boutiques and art galleries, and seeing a couple of Broadway shows. How will we manage to do all of that in New York with a child? I really don’t know.

Continue reading