Going Down Under – The Itinerary

As I mentioned in my “Family Trip Planning” post, I turn 30 next year.  I considered several “dirty 30” vacation ideas before booking an Australia and New Zealand cruise.  The cruise is booked – now it’s time to plan, budget, and save! Before the Cruise With any cruise, I always recommend flying in at least the day before the cruise departs. Doing so gives you some wiggle room in case of delays, missed connections, or any other potential travel mishaps.  For this particular trip, I’m planning to fly into Sydney three days prior to the cruise departing.  This will give me Read More

California Here I Come

“California, here I come, right back where I started from…” Ah, California.  Nashville may be home now, but California was home first.  I was born and raised in California, living there until I was 16 years old.  No, I didn’t go to the beach every day.  No, I’m not super tan.  No, I’m not a “valley girl” and no, I definitely didn’t meet any movie stars.  To be honest, I haven’t been to most of the tourist sites that people are excited to see when they go to California so when my plans recently changed for my trip in September, Read More