Receive Your Free Ebook - Journey to Ireland, 100 Insider Tips to Make Your Trip Magical

    I’m just back from an amazing holiday to Ireland and Scotland. Our trip was active, enlightening and incredibly entertaining (we started the trip seeing U2 in Dublin and ended at the Military Tattoo in Edinburgh). Ireland is a favorite spot for Americans. In fact, according to the Irish Central Statistics Office visitors from [...]

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June 26th marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Time really flies for the boy who lived... As you may remember (from my numerous newsletters and blog posts), I love the Harry Potter books. But you might be shocked (shocked!) to learn I didn't feel the love during the early days of [...]

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Just between the two of us, I’m not a great flyer. I’ll do it (of course), but usually with white knuckles and a clenched jaw. I wasn’t always this way, but after having kids I worried more about getting home safely. So here I am… I know my fears are unfounded. Flying is still the [...]

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Picture this….a lush, green, Eden-like island, formed by volcanic activity and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. A nature lover’s paradise and an adventure seeker’s dream, where natural thermal pools softens your skin, the people warm your heart, and fresh, sustainably raised food feeds your soul. Interested? Named one the top places to visit in 2017 [...]

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Wine, Women, and Song – Time for a Girlfriend Getaway

A few weeks ago, I traveled to NYC with friends for a ladies-only weekend. We stayed in Chelsea, ate wonderful food, drank glorious wine, shopped a little, laughed a lot, and even took a Peloton class at the Peloton studio. (I’m sure that one class negated all of the calories we ate.)  In other words, [...]

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United We Stand – Flying the Unfriendly Skies

I’m just back from a fabulous ladies-only weekend in NYC. With amazing food, wine and friends, the trip was exactly what the doctor ordered. I even fit in a high octane workout at the Peloton studio. (I’m still recovering) I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, traveling without your kids (and sometimes your [...]

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Our quick trip to Florida turned into a week-long adventure because of No’Easter Stella. Like many other northerners looking to escape the LOOOONG New England winter, we found ourselves stuck in the Sunshine State (yes, I know, boo hoo). Travel is an adventure and sometimes the unexpected and unplanned occurs. Luckily, we stayed with family [...]

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Celebrate Good Times…With a Celebration Vacation

2017 is a “milestone” birthday year for many of my friends. I still have 18 month until the Big 5-0, but it’s certainly on my mind. For as much as I lament my passing youth, I realize there are tons of benefits to turning 50. First, I’ve learned how to say no. Many woman spend [...]

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A Tale of Jane Austen, Red Lions and Zombies

  Happy belated Valentine’s Day, I hope your day was full of love and chocolate. Truth be told, we’re not a Valentine’s Day family. I’m all for romance, but “Valentine’s Day” is too commercial for my taste. Plus, I think Valentine’s Day should be everyday. No, I don’t mean daily flowers (although, I’m sure it [...]

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All You Need is Love – The Best Places to Share a Kiss

  All you need is love… What the world needs now, is love sweet love… I and love and you… Valentine's Day is right around the corner (just in the knick of time, if you ask me), so it's the perfect time to plan a romantic getaway with a favorite special someone. Many parents find [...]

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    Janine did a fabulous job organizing our group who travels with high expectations. We only had three days in Rome and she did a wonderful job of balancing seeing the highlights with enjoying time to relax and experience the essence of Italy with great food and great wine!

    Lynn, Amherst in MA

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    When my cruise was canceled due to circumstances beyond our control, Janine sprung into action and saved my vacation. In no time, I had a new, fun vacation planned with hotel reservations and a new plane ticket home. All within an hour of our canceled trip! What a blast!! Thanks Janine!

    Missy, Warwick in RI