Have you ever ridden Amtrak? I did and LOVED it! I purchased a business class ticket (which I recommend) for my trip from San Diego to Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. While of course I can't speak for every single train in their fleet I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and here are 10 tips I hope you'll find helpful!   1....
"I wasn't impressed with Paris. I thought people were really rude and I hated the food." "Spain? Oh no, I have no desire to go back there. I saw nothing there that I ever need to see again." I was talking to two different people about traveling and they said those things about Spain and France, two countries that I absolutely...
  Do you have a travel squad? I don’t. And guess what? I don’t care and neither should you. Group trips can be wonderful but are they the only way? I have seen so many posts lately on social media where people are talking about their squad goals and showing various hands holding passports.  That’s great. Truly.  But is that realistic? Are you always...
Why do I refuse to let housekeeping clean my room? I don't think housekeepers are on top of their duties as I have had a few experiences that I will share with you. One of them is especially gross so beware.   When I get my key and go into my room, I put my carry-on bag on the table, and...
  You wouldn't believe how often things fall out of checked bags! Did you know there is 1 cheap hack to help you stop losing your stuff when you check your bags? I saw the blow dryer above when I was delivering my bags. It had fallen out of a bag and of course there was no way to figure out which bag...