Camping Hacks to Make Your Camping Trips Easier

Anyone who knows me knows that I am definitely a city girl when it comes to camping.  I go a couple of times a year with our Boy Scout Troop or with my husband.  So I firmly believe that I need lots of help and advice about camping.  So I started a Pinterest board called […]

Traveling with Nature Made® Dual Action Probiotics

This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  All opinions expressed in my post are my own. Now that winter is over, we are coming into travel season.  I frequently write about travel, particularly cruises and they are my most popular posts.  So, when I was asked to […]

Rookie Mistakes People Make on a Cruise

It’s prime cruise season and my friend at work just got back from a Jamaica cruise.  Apart from being horribly jealous, it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write this post about all the rookie mistakes I see people making on cruises.  Maybe it will help you as you are planning your own cruise. […]

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Our First-time Trip to Yellowstone

Last week, my husband and I had a fun vacation.  Bizarrely enough, neither one of us had ever been to Yellowstone before, or even to any National Park.  We are such indoor people it seems kind of pointless to live in Utah surrounded by some of the best scenery in the country.  It’s like we’re […]

Packing for a Trip – Women vs. Men

  I’m smack in the middle of packing for two different trips – I’m unpacking from a business trip last week to California at the same time that I am packing for a blog conference coming up in just 3 days.  Yes, this is when Adrian’s Crazy Life gets far too crazy, so I thought […]

Expert Tips on What to Pack for a Blog Conference

  I am about to head out for my third Build Your Blog Conference next week – this will be my one dozenth blog conference.  If that doesn’t make me an “expert”, I don’t know what does. There are always a ton of questions from people on what to pack, what to bring, what to […]

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6 Things NOT to Do on a Cruise

  We’ve been on several cruises now and usually we meet terrific people onboard the ships.  However, there are a few people who are memorable for all the wrong reasons.  So, just for giggles, I came up with a few ideas for rules I’d love to post on a ship for things NOT to do […]

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Enjoy a Cruise Without Going Broke or Getting FAT

    I’m so glad you’re here!       I just finished yet another cruise last week, so while I was on board, I was thinking of you guys and picking up little tips I’d like to share with you.  Cruises can be SO much fun, but they can be a LOT less expensive if you […]

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My Blogger’s Cruise with the Six Sisters

I went on a great trip last week.  I was delighted to have a cruise to Mexico.  It was a special blogger’s cruise to sunny Cozumel.  I’ve always wanted to go on one.  Cruising in my favorite type of travel, but I’ve always wanted to go with a big group of girlfriends, so I decided […]

25 Fabulous Tips on Packing for a CRUISE

I am headed out next week for a Western Caribbean cruise with some of my blogger buddies including the divine Six Sisters from the recipe site Six Sisters Stuff.  I’ve been on several cruises over the years, so I’ve learned what does and doesn’t work and I wanted to share some of my BEST tips […]

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The POWER of small REWARDS

I wanted to post this post in honor of my upcoming Power of You cruise with the Six Sisters and Alicia Richmond from Chic on a Shoestring.  This is a post from my Facebook friend and favorite financial advisor Chellie Campbell. I am fascinated with her concept of the power of small rewards. By the […]

Organizing for a Trip

Since I just got back from my trip to DC, travel packing is on my mind.  I’m actually something of a fanatic about packing – I can’t stand to be without something I might need, so I really put a lot of thought and effort into it when I pack for a trip.   TIMING – […]

More Fabulous Caribbean Cruise Pictures

We did have one big bummer on the cruise.  We were supposed to have a day in Grand Turk, but the weather was bad.  It was sunny and pretty, but there were severe winds.  The captain tried 3 times to bring the ship in, but he couldn’t get it in there safely.  We understood that […]

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Cruises

Just got home from our cruise with Carnival a couple of days ago.  Oh man, what a blast!  I think that is the most fun week we’ve ever had! Formal night in the ship’s Ivanhoe theater My husband doing Karaoke with a friend we met on the ship.  Pretty awesome! Ironically, I’m the more musical […]

More Cruise Pictures – Formal Night

We didn’t take a lot of pictures of the ship. Now, I wish I had so I could show you how ugly the decor was on the ship. Some of it wasn’t bad, but most of it was really pretty ghastly. Lots of red marble with purple neon and overly eye-catching accent pieces.  However, they […]