The outdoor pool deck on a Celebrity Summit cruise

Cruising Paradise: A Celebrity Summit Review

We love to cruise. While some people say that cruising isn’t really traveling, we think there is a time and a place for it. Every year, we take a multi-generational trip during the holidays and cruising is perfect for this purpose. Everyone gets to do exactly what they want. For the first time, we chose Celebrity Cruises as we visited idyllic locations in the Southern Caribbean.

Buckingham Palace and its gates with gold crests seen on a long Heathrow Layover

Seeing London on a Long Heathrow Layover

Imagine you’ve booked a vacation and end up with a connection through London’s Heathrow airport – resulting in a 13 hour layover. How much of London can you see on a long Heathrow layover? As it turns out, the answer is a lot.

Scenes from Mayberry painted on a wall in Mt Airy NC

14 Things to Do on a Weekend in Mayberry

Mount Airy, North Carolina–affectionately known as Mayberry–was Andy Griffith’s hometown and the inspiration for the setting of The Andy Griffith Show. This charming town offers good eats, excitement in the great outdoors, and unexpected history lessons, with a bit of moonshine thrown in.