The Trip That Goes Wrong, Part 2

You know those times in life where you think to yourself, “This could go either way”? Sometimes, you find yourself at a crossroads, and you know things are about to turn out really well or totally go down the toilet. Let me give you a quick recap. In a matter of a moment, my future had changed. I didn’t think I would be able to get on the Disney Wonder cruise ship, but my friend Sela broke into my house and sent me a photo of my birth certificate. In just one text—a picture of a piece of paper with
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The Trip That Goes Wrong: Confessions of a Travel Agent

Have you ever heard of The Play That Goes Wrong? It’s a Monty Python-meets-Sherlock-Holmes whodunit play-within-a-play about series of disasters that happen when the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is asked to put on a performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. Well, I had my own rendition of The TRIP That Goes Wrong. It didn’t involve collapsing floors, misplaced dialogue and cast members being knocked unconscious, but it did involve forgotten passports, legal house break-ins, vibrating beds and one of the worst sinus infections of my life. Interested? Please read on and feel free to laugh and commiserate and
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How to Prevent Digital Eye Strain During Quarantine

How to Prevent Digital Eye Strain During Quarantine The Stay at Home Order has significantly diminished our options for recreation, hasn’t it?  Restaurants, theaters and parks are closed, and I find myself on social media and Netflix more than ever. I also see my kids on their devices more often these days. I tend to forgive myself and all the members of my household because, after all, what other options do we have? Although I think it is totally fine to give ourselves some grace for binging on video games and Amazon Prime, I have to remind myself that my
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Getting Started – A Travel and Writing Blog

I’m finally doing it. After years of promising myself and other people that I’d start a blog, I’m finally following through. I must stay, at 60 seconds in, it feels great. I feel accomplished, confident and thoroughly optimistic that I’ll be blogging on a weekly basis and never miss a single post. I’m fairly sure I’ll never have writer’s block and I’ll always know exactly what photos to post. I’ll have original ideas that no one has ever thought of before, and I’ll probably have a few hundred followers by tomorrow morning. Do you believe that even for a second?
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