The holidays are such a crazy, busy rush, I’ve never thought of taking even a short trip around this time. But I did take a few days to go to Branson this year and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Since Bram Stoker’s novel was published in 1897, Count Dracula has fired the imaginations of just about everyone. He’s one of the most portrayed film characters, second only to Sherlock Holmes. Take a trip with me now as we revisit some of the places dear to this international traveler. Even if you can’t actually go there, it’s fun and interesting to read the guidebooks.
Now that fall is almost upon us, my travel thoughts turn to the east coast where my father’s family is from. One of my fondest memories of visiting relatives back east is a camping trip to Maine, Old Orchard Beach to be exact, with my cousins and my Maine-iac uncle. Old Orchard Beach is know for its beach and amusement parks but that’s not all a vacation in Maine has to offer, not by a long shot!
August is festival time in Edinburgh, the city of romance, history, mythology, beauty and so much more. One of the oldest cities, it has continually reinvented itself until today it is a modern cultural and financial capital. Yet, history and tradition are still front and center, blending beautifully with dramatic scenery, warm gregarious people and a vibrant spirit.
High on my bucket list would be a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru, so I wasn’t surprised to read that it was voted by travel industry experts as likely to be one of the top travel spots in 2012.
One of my favorite things to do is look at photos of past trips. I love looking back over family vacations, trips with my just sister or just my kids. There’s always a memory that comes back with each great picture. Unfortunately, there’s also a lot of pictures that don’t mean a thing or make me wonder what in the world I was aiming at. So I decided to find out how to take better pictures and here are some things I learned.