Once (or Twice, or Third Time’s a charm) In a Lifetime Wedding Planning Advice

Congratulations,  you’re engaged! What’s next? Every year in the United States, there are approximately 2.5 million weddings, and the wedding industry has grown to an empire of 40 billion dollars per year—that’s a lot of starry-eyed lovers tying themselves up in knots!         As a much-married woman myself , I’m a wedding […]

European River Cruising

River cruising is so popular that cruise companies are scrambling to build new ships fast enough to keep up with demand. New itineraries are opening up every season  and the most popular itineraries sell out a year or more in advance. What’s it all about? A river cruise, at first glance, seems like a wonderfully tranquil […]

Small Ship Cruising

Fall in Love with Small Ship Cruising Small cruise ships give you a chance to enjoy awe-inspiring destinations up close and personal, with no hassles or frustrations. What a Way to Go! Visit a new port each day and unpack only once. Sometimes it seems that traveling itself is the worst part of seeing multiple destinations. […]

Rushing River Retreat: For Mind, Body and Spirit

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” ― Laura Gilpin Do you find yourself desperately in need of a getaway? Someplace to relax and unwind, even if only for a a day or two? I found a fabulous retreat just an hour from Salem, Oregon, where you can leave […]