Castle Howard – A Gem in North Yorkshire, England

Castle Howard – A Gem in North Yorkshire, England

One of mom’s favorite things to do on our trips is to visit manors, historic houses, and estates. While planning a recent trip to England, I stumbled across Castle Howard on Twitter. Before I could even get a full sentence out, mom was on board. “Don’t you want to...
Mom’s Top 5 Travel Moments of 2016

Mom’s Top 5 Travel Moments of 2016

Travel with mom in 2016 ranged from the familiar—visiting friends in England—to the more adventurous. Mom loved our trip last year to Ireland, so this time we decided to explore Northern Ireland. And mom wants to finish off her 80s with a bang, so Iceland was just the...
The Tale of Mom’s Ferragamo Shoes

The Tale of Mom’s Ferragamo Shoes

It all started with a pair of Ferragamo shoes. My 80-something mom has a bit of a vain streak and this trip was no exception. She had a beautiful outfit picked out for a family event, but our flight was delayed, and we no longer had time to swing by the hotel first to...
Travel Is About the People – Mom’s Memorable Encounters

Travel Is About the People – Mom’s Memorable Encounters

For mom, travel isn’t just about the sights, it’s about the people. A simple conversation can turn into a cherished moment—one that mom will always remember. Stopping somewhere to sleep may become a story to be retold with a joyful laugh as the memories flow. There...
Postcard from Iceland – Reynisfjara Beach

Postcard from Iceland – Reynisfjara Beach

When thinking of beautiful beaches, one often conjures up the image of silken white sand stretching along a backdrop of palm trees. This, indeed, is a gorgeous sight to behold. But one of the most unique and stunning beaches I’ve ever seen is Reynisfjara Beach in...

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