Julie Warner

Christmas Time in NYC

Christmas Time in NYC

I am a fan of SPARKLE, so making a trip to see New York city get dressed up for the holidays is worth stopping everything for.We make the rounds to the big stores, glance at the skaters at Rockefeller Center, smile as we view the giant tree being lit and then take in...
Alaska by Boat

Alaska by Boat

I am convinced that the best way to see Alaska is by boat or plane, but did l mention that I am not seaworthy? Hence my reluctance to visit this natural wonderland.The bonus enticement of experiencing the on-board entertainment of Garrison Keillor, of A Prairie Home...
Travel Alert : Dog Kook

Travel Alert : Dog Kook

I love my dog.   Seriously, I really love my dog.   I used to look at other people that were like how I am now and think that they were being ridiculous.   Now I am one of them, yes, they are me, I am they. My dog’s name is Ella.   Her full name is Ella Bella.  She...
Hello, Goodbye, Thank You, You’re Welcome!

Hello, Goodbye, Thank You, You’re Welcome!

Hello, Goodbye, Thank you, You’re Welcome ! There is something to be said for communicating in the native language of the country you are traveling in.    It opens doors to new experiences by showing its people you that you embrace their country and can, at times,...
Is That Where you are Going to Stay?

Is That Where you are Going to Stay?

The internet has made it soooo easy to find the perfect spot to sleep in the perfect location for the perfect price.  (you can simply log into shop.com and click on the “travel” tab)   Not only can you now type in a destination and come up with a list of hotels and...
Is That What You’re Wearing?

Is That What You’re Wearing?

Let’s discuss packing a suitcase.  There is an art to packing for all of the occasions, climates and activities of a trip using the least amount of luggage.    This is mostly for long distance traveling where you will have to handle your own luggage frequently.   For...
Getting There…

Getting There…

There are ways to get where you want to go for practically free if you are patient and ways to be savvy about your travel expenses if you less patient.    Nowadays, every major airline has a credit card that offers air miles for each dollar spent on the credit card...
Are you Ready?

Are you Ready?

You really can’t underestimate the seriousness of “ready” when it comes to travel.    There’s a reason why it’s the first word in the phrase, “ready, set, go !”    So, are you ready?    The first thing to accomplish is figuring out what you want to be ready for.   Are...

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