Seattle Seahawks Win Super Bowl XLVIII

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLVIII champs! Whether you’re a football fan or not, Seattle is a great place to visit. Not only is it the coffee capital of the US (Starbucks anyone?), home to Amazon, Microsoft, and Nordstrom, it also has some really great things to see and do. Have you been? […]

Are Travel Agents Back?

I spent the weekend working a travel agent booth at the LA Times Travel Show and these were the top two questions asked, “Are travel agents back?” and “Why should I use a travel agent instead of booking my own trip online?” Questions we’ve heard over and over. To answer the first question, YES, travel […]

Get a Good Guide Book

Why travel with a guidebook? Isn’t that one more thing to carry around? Can’t you get all the information you need now on the internet? Yes, you probably can, but once you’re on the road, are you going to carry a laptop around with you? How much time to you want to spend surfing on […]

Upcoming Literary Trips

Last week we told you about our upcoming trip A Jane Austen Tour:  Seascapes and Landscapes with authors Syrie James and Laurel Ann Natress taking place this September. We want you to know about two other literary trips we have coming up as well. Author Erin McCarthy’s Speed Reader Weekend is taking place June 28 […]

Calling all Janeites!

Isn’t it wonderful when Jane Austen lovers get together, sharing the joy that her books bring to so many? What if there was a tour designed just for that purpose? Join famed Austen inspired Authors Syrie James and Laurel Ann Nattres on a ten day tour of Jane Austin’s England. On this journey we’ll visit […]

Do You Pay For Wi-Fi Access In Your Hotel Room When You Travel?

Maybe the better question would be should you pay for Wi-Fi access in your hotel room. How much time do you spend in your hotel room anyway? And during that time, how much of it is spent online?’s article “Hotels pinched by tech-savvy guests,” confirms something many travelers already do…use our smartphones to connect […]