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N. England & Scotland – A Magical Bucket List Tour

By |2023-09-30T21:32:54-07:00September 30th, 2023|Categories: Vacations|

                         Not quite ready to explore the islands yet? First time to Scotland, or just a huge Harry Potter Fan? Join me on this fabulous tour put together for a very special person who has beat cancer!! This is her bucket list tour!  October 7-21, 2024 Oct

Northern Islands of Scotland

By |2023-09-30T21:33:47-07:00September 30th, 2023|Categories: Vacations|

Join me on my newest itinerary for 2024.  We will be spending 15 days/14 nights in both the Mainland of Scotland and the Orkney & Shetland Islands.  Looking for a group flight into Aberdeen and out of Edinburgh September 17 - Oct 1, 2024 Sept 16: Flight from the US into Aberdeen Scotland (group flight)

Certified Travel Associate

By |2020-07-25T19:11:51-07:00July 25th, 2020|Categories: Vacations|

I am a Certified Travel Associate (CTA), having earned my designation from The Travel Institute, the oldest and most respected non-profit certification organization in the travel industry. These credentials require that I have at least 18 months of travel industry work experience, completed rigorous certification and testing, and continue to fulfill stringent education credit requirements

Heart of Scotland Tour

By |2023-09-30T21:05:21-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Group Ventures, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here is a Compilation of our time in Scotland! Heart of Scotland Tour July 10-21, 2023 12 day/11 night guided tour of Scotland. 2 nights Edinburgh 2 nights Pitlochry 2 nights Inverness 2 nights Portree (Isle of Skye) 1 night Glencoe 2 nights Glasgow Depart the US on July 9th and arrive into Edinburgh

East Meets West in Dallas – A Cousins Reunion

By |2020-08-25T08:35:22-07:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: Family Time, Local, Road Trip, Singles Travel, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As hard working single women living alone and yearning for a much needed getaway, we began looking for a destination directly between our two states. As we both love the country life and  were looking for cowboys or ranchers to corral, we decided on Dallas Texas. It turns out, the distance between our cities was

DIY Bar – Sip & Craft in Portland, OR

By |2017-09-19T18:34:58-07:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Vacations|

It's time for the weekly or monthly get-together. You need to choose a venue, something unique and exciting. Nothing too fancy, nor the typical, "let's play pool and sing kereoke". You want something a bit out of the ordinary. Look no further. A new venue has entered the Portland scene. DIY Bar, a do-it-yourself crafting place. Make

Alpaca Yoga at Marquam Hill Ranch

By |2017-08-09T18:17:32-07:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Local, Vacations|Tags: , , , |

Your friend says, "let's go to Yoga". You say yes, expecting to show up at  a studio nearby. After a somewhat lengthy drive, you finally pull up to a ranch in Molalla. Yes, that's what I said, a ranch. An Alpaca Ranch to be exact.      By now I'm sure you've heard of Goat

Getting Naked in Hood River Oregon

By |2017-08-09T15:37:12-07:00July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Local, Vacations|Tags: , , , , |

When someone mentions they had a "twosome", your mind probably goes to all the wrong places. You might look at them with disdain, disgust or maybe even complete awe. No judgement here! A "twosome", as in my case,  can consist of meeting 2 celebrities at the same time. The Naked Winery in Hood River, Oregon was

La Grande Oregon Crazy Days

By |2017-07-21T05:03:17-07:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Local, US Military, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , |

As a new writer, finding out of the way and interesting places is of top priority. Having procured a position with a website dedicated to everything Oregon, it was time to explore. The mission? To re-visit a location my daughter's and I had visited just the year prior. This time with a writers mind. La

On the Road to Becoming a McMenamins Cosmic Tripster

By |2017-07-10T05:14:05-07:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Local, parenting|Tags: , , , , |

When your children are young, you try to find fun and exciting oportunities to share with them. Possibly taking road trips to nearby adventures or journeys to far off places. You might occasionally go out to dinner,  possibly a movie or two, maybe even a concert. Mostly, all any parent wants, is to make sure

Portland to San Francisco Road Trip

By |2017-07-08T19:15:07-07:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , |

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BONDING An opportunity to bond with your child by taking a road trip together? That’s exactly what my 20 year old daughter Emily and I did this past weekend. Road  trips are tough, they can either break you, or make you stronger.  Our journey began  early Thursday morning, bounding down the freeway in the

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