The Maine Event- Three Fall Nights in Bar Harbor, ME

Sometimes trip ideas gestate for many years (i.e. Banff) while at other times we get randomly inspired and head in the direction we get pulled. Such was the case with our most recent trip. We had reserved a week of vacation time during L’s “fall break” from her grueling two-year-old preschool curriculum of circle time… More The Maine Event- Three Fall Nights in Bar Harbor, ME

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Walking and wee cabins: Two nights in the Western Highlands, Scotland

Following our two nights in the Eastern Highlands, we crossed to the other coast to explore the Western Highlands. This was our favorite part of the trip. The landscapes were incredible. The picturesque views we expected did not disappoint. This area solidified our love of Scotland. Getting There We took the scenic route from Aviemore… More Walking and wee cabins: Two nights in the Western Highlands, Scotland

Highland Fling: Two nights in Aviemore, Scotland

M and I recently spent a week in Scotland. Our itinerary involved a night in Edinburgh, two nights in Aviemore, two nights in Ballachulish, and a final night in Edinburgh. We drove around Loch Ness, spent an afternoon on the sea in Oban, visited mid-evil castles, and stopped to sip Scotch in Pitlochry. We had… More Highland Fling: Two nights in Aviemore, Scotland

The Hidden Costs of a Disney Cruise

This post is based on a Disney cruise (5 night Disney Dream) taken in July 2017 to celebrate my father-in-law’s retirement.  He is a hard-working man of outstanding character who built a significant business from nothing and I was proud to celebrate this milestone in his life by allowing him to pay for a cruise… More The Hidden Costs of a Disney Cruise

“MacGyver the friendly skies”: what’s in a commercial airline medical kit

Fly long enough and eventually you will hear the flight attendant over the plane PA system announce mid-flight, “if there is a doctor on board please press your call light.”  [if you don’t believe me, just ask OB Doctor Mom]. As an eager pre-medical student a few (ok, many) years ago, I thought this would… More “MacGyver the friendly skies”: what’s in a commercial airline medical kit