Today is October 7th, and that, my friends, is also Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. I bet you didn’t know that. A few years ago, I would have been right there with you. The first time I stumbled on the words ‘Trigeminal Neuralgia’ I had to sound them out. And as I kept reading, my heart… Read More The Travel I Don’t Blog
The main fears I have have nothing to do with traveling alone. How about “How to Guilt Friends into Driving Carpool” and “Defending That Calendar Spot with Blood and Verbal Abuse 101.” Where are these postings people??… Read More Get Real Guide to Momcation Planning
I am considering a ‘Momcation’ but… there’s a lot of guilt and questions that go along with trying that. The Me Before Husband and Kids Many, many moons ago, before I met my husband, I moved to a city in another state based on a phone discussion with one friend I had who had moved… Read More Momcation: Considering Solo Travel… As a Mom
Ah yes, the Tuk Tuk ride. The day we had a reasonable concern part of our party had been whisked off to parts unknown, never to be seen again. That was an exciting time. I’m telling you, we made memories on this trip! We had had our yummy lunch at <<Shoshanna Restaurant>>. We had politely… Read More The Great Disappearing Tuk Tuk
Today, we remember with fondness(ish) the experience that is the Water Taxi on Chao Phraya, in the heart of Bangkok. As the wise philosopher, or hubby Scott, put it: The Water Taxi on Chao Phraya is… an adventure for the senses. The people crowded around you, the rocking of the boat, the smell of water,… Read More Chao Phraya: The Water Taxi Experience
Our journey up the river was intended to bring us to the road where taxis pick up passengers, and our goal was a little waterfall about a kilometer and a half from where we were. So, we arrived at the “intersection” and found… very little traffic. And very little intersection. And the signage was… less… Read More Thailand: Hitchhiking Koh Kood with Kids!
When traveling in Thailand, at some point, you are going to have to use a public restroom. I suppose it is technically possible to come and stay at a 4 star resort, at least a Thai 4 star which isn’t quite as spoiled as a US 4 star, and plan your days so that you… Read More Thai Potties… The Traveler’s Divide
I sat on our terrace, watching the sun set and the lights begin to illuminate the Acropolis, and texted with my husband. We spoke briefly on the phone, but his battery was about to die. I tried to feel bad for him… stuck in a pod in Moscow… I had arrived in Athens, and… Read More The Tale of a Terrace and a Pod
First, I want to say, there are many reputable and safe pedicab companies and drivers in New York City. There are guided tours, rides through central park – a number of great ways to enjoy a NYC pedicab. However, that was not what we did. Our pedicab ride was born out of desperation. How we… Read More NYC Pedicabs & Adrenaline
“Should I run ahead?” she asked, a reflection of my stress in her eyes.
I only hesitate a moment before telling her, “Yes, go! Remember, Gate A14!” And she was off. I watched my recently turned 15-year-old daughter’s head bob in and out and around people in the growing distance as I speed-walked farther and farther behind.… Read More Between Gate A22 and A14