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This Week in Armchair Explorer: Caribbean cocktails, Mexican art and more

ARMCHAIR EXPLORER:  travel inspiration + your imagination This week’s armchair-ready journeys and travel-inspired stories cover many topics, from tropical drinks you can make at home and Mexico’s exciting art scene to spending three perfect days in the Berkshires. With any vacation, it’s important to embark on the journey with complete peace of mind. If anything should go
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This Week in Armchair Explorer: Florida beaches, whale watching and more

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 ARMCHAIR EXPLORER:  travel inspiration + your imagination We’re back again with more ideas from the Armchair Explorer — along with a message of hope — to encourage effortless explorations from the comfort of your armchair. As the current global situation continues to affect travel plans, it’s a good reminder how a travel advisor is
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Welcome to Armchair Explorer, your weekly burst of travel inspiration

ARMCHAIR EXPLORER:  travel inspiration + your imaginationA good dream should never be rushed. It takes time to explore the places our dreams take us, time to appreciate the escape and let that joyful serenity sink into our bones.Due to our current global situation, time is something many of us have more of lately. It’s an
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Vatican Museum

Why you should visit the Vatican Museum

The Vatican Museum!  Rome has so many amazing sites to visit but one of the most asked for tours when booking an Italian vacation with Life is Better Traveling is the Vatican Museum.  The Vatican museum has an incredible collection showcasing painting, sculpture, frescoes, tapestries and classical antiquities including Roman, Greek and Egyptian.  This huge
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Flying with kids can be stressful!

Flying with kids can be stressful! Here are 5 tips on how to keep your sanity when taking kids on a plane trip Having two little ones myself I find that my anxiety for flying increases a few days before the flight.  It is not because I am afraid to fly but how will my
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Mary Yohannan

Why NOT to arrive on-time for your next cruise…

Don’t get on your cruise too early you might run into this… When it comes to traveling we try our best to get to the airport, the port of embarkation, or the car rental place before our scheduled time.  Now when it comes to your flights I always suggest you be there on-time. In fact,
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This Ancient Italian City is Worth the Visit

Pompeii, Italy should be on the list of 100 places to see before you die.  If you ever take a Mediterranean cruise this is always one of the optional tours or included as a portion of one of the optional tour.  Pompeii is very close to Naples.  To get there by bus it usually takes
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Beware of booking online…

Beware of Booking Travel Online.  Read the fine print. I recently had a friend ask me what to do when she needed to change their flight that they booked through one of these large travel booking engines or in the travel business what we call an Online Travel Agency (OTA).  The problem was that the
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Tulips in Amsterdam

What an amazing site to see, tulips in all colors carefully landscaped to look like it is a river of tulips.  Not many people know about the amazing Tulips that bloom every time this year in the Netherlands.  If you love flowers, then I highly recommend that you make a trip to see the tulips
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