Why I love the window seat

Window or aisle? I choose window. Sure, you have a little less room than your neighbor on the aisle and the need to use the restroom mid-flight suddenly becomes a big ordeal, requiring the entire row to vacate. But you get a headrest in the form of the wall of the plane. Oh, and the view. You get the view, too.         … Continue reading Why I love the window seat

Becca Powelson: February 2014’s A Lady Away

Becca Powelson gets around. Literally. And this year’s American Airlines Road Warrior winner has no plan to slow down. An Ohio native, Becca graduated from Miami University in 2005 with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  “As a child I knew two things for certain: that I would be a teacher one day and that I wanted to celebrate every birthday at McDonald’s forever.” But, as many … Continue reading Becca Powelson: February 2014’s A Lady Away

Top Travel Moments from 2013

December 31st always tends to be a day of reflection: another year come and gone, a chance to look back on the highlights, lowlights and an opportunity to look toward the new year. 2013 has been a good travel year for me. I’ve made a list of my top travel moments from 2013, in no particular order. 1. Driving solo around Arizona In May I … Continue reading Top Travel Moments from 2013

Top 10 Moments From My European DTour

It was so hard to whittle this list down to only 10 highlights! I could have easily created a Top 10 list for each destination, or even each day! 10. Visiting the Charles Dickens Museum in London. Not only is Charles Dickens one of my favorite authors but I got to visit his former London home with fellow DTourist, Jen Lowthrop from She Gets Around! Since … Continue reading Top 10 Moments From My European DTour

Balloons over Cappadocia

Only a few hours after I arrived in the area I was given a grand introduction to the unique landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey – from a hot air balloon! From aboard the 12 passenger yellow ballon I both fulfilled a childhood dream of flying in a balloon and was awed by sights before me. The sunrise was long and soft and I was amazed at … Continue reading Balloons over Cappadocia

#DTour

Irene, my good friend in Kenya, always says the same thing to new visitors to her country: “Whatever you thought about Kenya,” she advises, “forget it! Forget all of your expectations right now!” And it’s sage advice to anyone visiting or experiencing a new destination. When I travel, I try hard not to have expectations – to accept each new experience as it happens to … Continue reading #DTour

DTour Anticipation

Whenever I’m a week out from a trip I start playing the “A week from now I’ll be…” game with myself.  I can’t believe it – the past month has flown by – but I’m now able to do that in anticipation of my DTour! Well, a week from now I’ll be in Costa Brava, Spain – flying over Emporda, sipping Spanish reds, scuba diving, … Continue reading DTour Anticipation

Europe-bound, DTour Style!

I have a confession: for the past two weeks I’ve been keeping a secret from you. A big secret, and I’m sorry I’m not sorry. It all started moments after my plane touched down in Toronto and I saw an email asking for last minute entries to Doubletree by Hilton’s DTour of a Lifetime competition. The prize was just too unbelievable to pass up: six … Continue reading Europe-bound, DTour Style!