Planning

PreCheck Is PreCheck

PreCheck Is PreCheck

We hear it all the time: “the TSA line is slow and long.” We even allot extra time to get to the airport in order to get through the sometimes torturously slow lines in time to get to our gate. We submit to a background check and pay a fee so we can avoid the […]

The Beginnings of a Plan of Escape

The Beginnings of a Plan of Escape

The post last week was all about my sister and her move to St. Thomas. If you have been paying close attention to our blog over the last few years, you’ll remember this is the same sister who is restoring the 40’ Morgan sailboat with her husband.  Her husband, Matt, and the boat, Errant, are […]

A London Connection

A London Connection

  We got some good news in Pittsburgh this past week as British Airways announced it will be re-establishing its PIT to London Heathrow non-stop flight after a 20-year hiatus. Simon Brooks, the senior vice president for BA’s North American operation stated one of the key reasons is that Pittsburgh’s economy has really diversified over […]

A Morningstar Rising

A Morningstar Rising

We recently heard some great news: Mike and Bridget, the owners of Morningstar Charters in St. John, are back on the water with a new boat and ready to take you for a sail. Mike and Bridget were the owners of Winifred, a beautiful old 40-foot sailboat that was destroyed during hurricanes Irma and Maria. […]

A Tweet of Advice…

A Tweet of Advice…

I spend a lot of time on Twitter. One particular tweet the other day caught my eye. It read: “What would you recommend in #Athens? It can be a memorable dish or a place to have coffee. We’d love to know, #TravelTribe #TravelTuesday ” I had to jump on that and fired off several tweets. […]

DC to Hong Kong, Direct

DC to Hong Kong, Direct

Cathay Pacific is going to begin direct flights from Washington, DC’s Dulles International Airport.  The trip between the US capital and the iconic Asian destination will cover 8,153 miles non-stop. “Our customers have told us they want greater options and increased flexibility – and we’ve listened,” said Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg in a press […]

Research Begins for a New Adventure

Research Begins for a New Adventure

I’ve been given the go-ahead by Amanda to plan a trip to Japan. The reason for the visit is two-fold. One: Japan has always been on my list of places to visit. Two: I work for a Japan-based website writing about anime and manga and want to meet my editor. Yes, that’s part of the reason […]