Screaming babies on a plane!

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By |June 27th, 2014|Away is Home Newsletter|0 Comments

So what’s it like to vacation on Mars?

When Hollywood wants to visit Mars, it comes to Kanab, Utah.

That’s not why we’re here, even though my

By |June 27th, 2014|Going places|6 Comments

An interstate highway dilemma: Should you take 75 — or 95?

A few hours from now I’m packing the kids into my old Honda Accord and driving from Florida to

By |June 26th, 2014|Travel smackdown|24 Comments

I’m traveling and my kid won’t shut up!

I love being a mom. I don’t mind wiping runny noses, packing lunches for school, and missing an episode

By |June 25th, 2014|What were they thinking?|51 Comments

Are you a check-splitting ninja?

The smile on the face of our waitress at Universal CityWalk’s Margaritaville seemed to slip when, at the end of our meal, my girlfriend said, “Separate checks, please.”

By |June 24th, 2014|What's my problem?|17 Comments

How much cash should you stash when you’re on the road?

Rising beside the lobby desk, the grand staircase was not exactly welcoming. Chain-link fencing rose at least six-feet high, topped by razor wire. Repeated on each floor, the impression was rather that of an Escher-inspired cage.

By |June 23rd, 2014|Don't go there|11 Comments

Do you trust your resort enough to go blindfolded?

When I was first blindfolded, I felt disoriented, out of control, with the added annoying question lurking in the

By |June 22nd, 2014|Going places|0 Comments

Loved to death in Paris

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By |June 20th, 2014|Away is Home Newsletter|0 Comments

A real adventure in Utah’s canyons

Utah is synonymous with scenic canyons. With its trademark Delicate Arch on every state license plate, how can it

By |June 20th, 2014|The Elliotts are here|5 Comments

Warning! These falling stars could ruin your next hotel stay

On a recent business trip to Atlanta with my family, it all became as clear to me as the

By |June 19th, 2014|Going places|16 Comments