Trip Report: Staycation in Pittsburgh & Hotel Review: The Renaissance

Our staycation in Pittsburgh. PA, plus hotel review of the Renaissance.
If you ever have a chance to take a staycation I highly encourage it. Even just one night in your own city, giving yourself permission to relax and to explore interesting activities and events, can rejuvenate you. You don’t have to spend money on transportation and getting a sitter for your pets – just pack pajamas and a toothbrush and plan a nice dinner and special activity out.

Princess Cruiselines in Alaska – puppies onboard, cooking your catch, and more!

I just got this email from Princess Cruiselines,  one of my top recommended cruiselines for Alaska itineraries!  I just had to share because hello, sleddog puppies!   If you’re interested in booking a cruise to Alaska,  contact me.  I’m a Princess Cruiseline Certififed Alaska Expert,  and I’ll walk you through some different options to determine which […]

Guest Post: Reykjavik, Iceland

I worked with Sophia Curcio & her husband to help build a trip to Iceland that fit their travel personality and budget.  Here’s the review and feedback she sent me afterwards.    GUEST POST: TRIP REVIEW ICELAND By Sophia Curcio SUMMARY Dates: end of March Hotel: Hotel Klopp Days: Saturday departure from USA, Friday departure […]

Pony Trekking Through A Volcano Crater in Ecuador

Once in a while you get an opportunity to do something so amazing, you can barely believe it was real!

If you want to literally go off the beaten path, consider this horse trek through the Pululahua volcano crater in Ecuador, two hours from Quito (the ranch will come and pick you up near your hotel in Quito).

Scroll for more information about how we did and what it was like riding in a volcano crater!