My A-to-Z Travel Memories: Reflections on World Travel in a Time of Isolation

Staying grounded isn’t emotionally easy. We all have fear or financial uncertainty and suffer from boredom or stress that we didn’t have before the pandemic. So keep me from going too stir crazy, I’ve been posting some travel memories—one each day—from A to Z. I thought I’d put them all together and share them here.

5 Tips for Traveling to El Tunco, El Salvador

Many times, when international travelers set out to explore Central America, they start with Costa Rica and Belize. Perhaps they check out the Tikal ruins in Guatemala and the beaches of Roatan, Honduras and Bocas del Toro, Panama. The adventurous wanderer might continue on to Nicaragua’s colonial city, Granada, or island beauty, Ometepe. Us, too!Continue reading “5 Tips for Traveling to El Tunco, El Salvador”

Is an Overnight Stay in Greenland Worth It?

Wow! We weren’t sure what to expect from the overnight trip we took to Kulusuk, Greenland 🇬🇱 from Reykjavik, Iceland 🇮🇸. We honestly booked the trip for the novelty of going to Greenland—a giant island that is so unknown to most travelers. We really wanted to see icebergs and a totally different terrain and wayContinue reading “Is an Overnight Stay in Greenland Worth It?”

Chicago!

I can’t believe I had never been to Chicago until last week! It’s not that I hadn’t tried. Something always came up, and I had to cancel my plans: a hurricane, a fight with my college boyfriend, etc. I was beginning to think I’d never see the Second City! I finally made it, and I’mContinue reading “Chicago!”

Travel Tip #4: Book your trip directly through the airline because …

You may have access to upgrades, online changes and other perks you won’t have if you use a third-party booking site. For example, we like to purchase upgraded seats and early boarding. We travel so much that the money we spend on this can save us a lot of time, provide a lot more comfortContinue reading “Travel Tip #4: Book your trip directly through the airline because …”

Belize! Touristy but Amazing

We travel a lot. I know, right, you’ve met us. Anyway, I wanted hubby’s birthday to be extra special—so I let him pick where we went for once 😝 I have to admit the Belizean islands that we visited were very touristy, but sometimes that’s a welcome change and we definitely had a wonderful time.Continue reading “Belize! Touristy but Amazing”

Travel Tip #2: Buy A Universal Adapter

Don’t leave home without this universal travel adapter. I take it with my everywhere I go—domestically and internationally. Not only does it work in every country, but it also has two USB ports and a regular plug, so I can charge my phone, earbuds and laptop all at once. Sometimes it’s hard to find moreContinue reading “Travel Tip #2: Buy A Universal Adapter”

Travel Tip # 1: Pay in the Local Currency

When using a credit card internationally, always have the vendor charge you in the local currency. The conversion rate the vendor offers for your home currency may be a lot more that you’d otherwise pay. If you have a credit card that doesn’t charge international transaction fees, use it whenever you can. It will giveContinue reading “Travel Tip # 1: Pay in the Local Currency”

Catching and Sharing the Travel Bug

I caught the travel bug long ago. There’s no cure, and I’m happy about that. I’m even more excited about how contagious the travel bug is. For many years I traveled solo—staying by myself in big cities and hopping on tours to see the countryside and waterways of the world. Now, I have a travelContinue reading “Catching and Sharing the Travel Bug”