Europe and the United Kingdom, Historical sites, holidays, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

The Cranky Camper’s Guide to Air Travel… sort of

Sami and her animal friends heading out of town The American holiday travel season is upon us, and it’s looking to be a busy one. According to NPR and other news outlets, travel in the United States has been steadily on the upswing as people are feeling more confident thanks to the Covid19 vaccines, and… Continue reading The Cranky Camper’s Guide to Air Travel… sort of

american west, Family, Hiking, Kids, Museums, national parks, outdoors, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

Petrified Forest National Park

It's probably difficult to imagine, but hundreds of millions of years ago, Arizona was a tropical rainforest, rich in greenery and trees.  Over time, the geology of the earth shifted and changed, and the region eventually became the Arizona we know today. Over the course of that time, stream and river deposits formed the Chinle… Continue reading Petrified Forest National Park

Family, Hiking, Kids, Museums, national parks, outdoors, parenting, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

White Sands National Monument

We continued our Southwest Spring Break adventure at White Sands National Monument and the surrounding areas of Alamogordo and Cloudcroft. Alamogordo is home to pistachio orchards and wineries, such as PistachioLand which boasts the 'world's largest pistachio.' We made a stop here on the way to the national monument for some wine-tasting and window shopping.… Continue reading White Sands National Monument

Amusement Parks, breakfast, Brunch, coffee, Family, Florida, Food, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, wine, wine and drink

Disney 2K17: EPCOT and the Not-So-Hidden Mickey

The view from the World Showcase Greetings from beautiful Pasadena, where I write not from a cute coffee shop, but from a jury assembly room. The great thing about this is that I can continue with the fourth post in my Disney 2K17 Vacay series in relative quiet, though without a macchiato. Today's focus is… Continue reading Disney 2K17: EPCOT and the Not-So-Hidden Mickey

Amusement Parks, Family, Florida, parenting, Style, Travel, Vacation

Disney 2K17 Travel Day and Tips for Travel with Kids

We took off for our week-long Disney vacation in mid-July.  Dressing for the trip was relatively easy, as we were going from one hot, sunny clime to another.  We packed two umbrellas in our hand luggage in case it was raining when we arrived in Orlando as is typical during the summer season. The boys… Continue reading Disney 2K17 Travel Day and Tips for Travel with Kids