Travel (Page 2)

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.  I carry my midwestern roots proudly and am often asked by New Yorkers I meet: “You’re not from around here right?”  Fine by me.  I try to visit Cleveland when I can, which translates to about once or twice per year.  As time is limited during these visits my first priority is to see family, friends, and dogs of family friends.  What I have neglected to see during these visits is Cleveland and all that this city has to offer.  Well that changed this weekend…

As a person who likes to grab her group and go, it should not be surprising to learn that I am a GIANT fan of the destination wedding.  The destination wedding is the ULTIMATE expression of grabbing one’s group and going.  This post is about the destination wedding we attended in Paros, Greece last summer and the amazing experience we had on the island. If you are interested in traveling to Greece, you should read this…

My philosophy when going on big trips with the tween set (ages 9 to 12) is to throw two things at the situation: animals and adventure.  Animals offer an immediate connection that raises the cortisol levels in our brains which equals warm happy feelings.  Adventure provides adrenaline and meaningful activities that keep their traveling brains and bodies busy.  Our 3 part tour of Ecuador a few years back offered animals and adventure in copious amounts…

I am having so much fun having Beth be a guest poster. She shares what she learned and then I promptly research my future in Croatia. Sounds like she made a gem of a discovery here…

This trip was never about the lodging.  It was about proximity to animals.  We requested smaller camps with more personal service that blended into the landscape such that the land was the star of the show.  Where we laid our heads to sleep at night, rightfully played second fiddle to the surroundings, until we arrived at M’Kombe House…