walkways over the concourse of the former TWA Flight Center now the TWA Hotel

JFK Layover at the TWA Hotel

I’ve been a fan of mid-century architecture and design as long as I can remember. As a kid, I used to beg my dad to take me to vintage furniture shops in Austin, Texas long before retro design was trendy again. So when the former TWA Flight Center terminal at JFK...

Affordable Small Group Tours

Affordable Small Group Tours


Ten years ago, on my first international trip for work, I fell in love with traveling.  I really wanted to see more of the world, but lacked the experience and confidence to strike out on...

Driving in Mexico

On my most recent flight to Cancún, a seatmate and I chatted about our travel plans.  When I said I was renting a car and driving in Mexico solo around the Yucatán Peninsula, she was nearly speechless.  I had to work to convince her I wasn’t a crazy...

Machu Picchu Booking Resources

Machu Picchu Booking Resources

Located in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is the ruins of a 15th-century Inca city.  The Incas built it around 1450, at the height of their empire, but abandoned it a century later during the Spanish Conquest.  UNESCO declared Machu Picchu a World Heritage Site in 1983.  It was also chosen...

Best Travel Apps

Best Travel Apps

Having the best travel apps at your fingertips can save you time, money and headaches.  Check out my favorites and download them before your next trip!

TripIt

More than any other app, this one makes me feel like a pro traveler....