Planning

A Walk on the Social Side

We, Amanda and I, spend a great deal of our time on social media. Amanda has been on Twitter both personally and professionally since 2009, so it makes sense that we’d recognize it as a place to go for some great information on travel.  You just have to be cautious; unfiltered information from other people […]

Going to School At Sea

Going to School At Sea

I know we’ve mentioned more than once our love of the water and my particular love of sailing. I am mainly self taught and have never had any proper schooling. You don’t need a license to sail or own a boat in most jurisdictions. But if you want to rent or charter a boat you’ll […]

A New Kind of Club at the Airport

A New Kind of Club at the Airport

Are you a gym rat? In the No Kids family that title goes to Amanda. She is at the gym for at least an hour (sometimes more) five days a week. Amanda is one of those people who just don’t feel right if they don’t get a workout in. I find this admirable. She has also found herself […]

Today’s Tours of Ancient Knossos

Today’s Tours of Ancient Knossos

The first time I visited Greece back in the late 90s there were only a few places on my must-visit list: Athens, Santorini and the Palace of Knossos archeological site on the island of Crete. I had been fascinated by the Minoan civilization for much of my young life.  The idea that a sophisticated Greek […]

Sailing a Familiar Sea

Sailing a Familiar Sea

We are all booked for our February escape from the frigid western Pennsylvania winter. We are once again headed south to Saint Thomas. We might have mentioned that we are staying once again at the resurrected Villa Olga, now Olga’s Fancy.  We both really wanted to spend some time out on the water. You also […]

Around The World for the New Year

Around The World for the New Year

We know that we want to travel a bit more this year and for some of us one country isn’t enough.  The airlines, of course, have an answer for that: a Round The World Ticket. Skyteam airlines such as Delta, Air France, KLM, Korea Air, etc. have even set up a central booking platform to […]

Winter Travel Safety

Winter Travel Safety

The weather seems to have remembered it’s nearly winter here in Pittsburgh this week. We had a measurable snowfall, 1-3 inches, and the temperature plummeted to 8 degrees Fahrenheit; that’s all it took to shake us from our illusion of a mild winter. The American Automobile Association (AAA) forecasts 93.6  million of us will hit the roads this […]