Category Archives: Horror Stories

Making Customs Easy. Easier?

I came across an interesting article in the Washington Post this morning: Going through Customs: How to make reentering the U.S. a lot more pleasant. It’s long (four pages) but a good read for anyone about to travel internationally, full … Continue reading

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Follow-up to When a Vacation Disappoints

I don’t have many followers (Yet. A girl can always dream!), so when I hear from one, I get excited and I sit up and take notice. One of my lovely readers, who has her own blog about Italy, mentioned … Continue reading

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When a Vacation Disappoints

Have you ever planned and saved for and built up a trip in your mind for so long that when it actually happened, it was…well, disappointing? I’m not talking about the sort of travel-related disasters I’ve discussed before (“What can … Continue reading

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Getting Sick While Vacationing Abroad

When I was growing up, something inevitably happened every time my parents tried to organize a trip: either my brother or I got sick. There was the strep throat I got during an Easter trip to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., … Continue reading

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Stuck on a Plane

It was the longest wait of my life. Well, probably not. It just felt that way. There I was, all ready for the Italian adventure I had planned and saved for for more than a year, and I was stalled, … Continue reading

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The London Riots

It’s been a week of bad news. Really. Bad. News. We had finally made it through the debt ceiling debacle, only to have our credit rating downgraded and the stock market plummet. Thirty American service men gave their lives in … Continue reading

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Americans (OK, Snooki) behaving badly

Snooki Crashes Into Police Car in Italy – FoxNews.com Well, it’s happening. I knew that it would happen and it’s happening. Unsatisfied with giving those of us from Jersey a bad name, Snooki and company have moved on to ruining the … Continue reading

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What can go wrong…..

There’s an old nursery rhyme that goes something like “when I’m good I’m very very good, but when I’m bad, I’m horrid.” Travel is a lot like that. There’s also my old friend Murphy, who is guaranteed to come up … Continue reading

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Great Minds….and all that…..

See? I’m not crazy! Someone else agrees with me–Mexico is a wonderful country. Robert Reid, a “Lonely Planet” travel editor, who you can usually catch blogging at Reid on Travel on Blogger, just posted this piece on CNN.com on why … Continue reading

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