Category Archives: Travel Tips

Practical Tips for Visiting Family-Friendly Niagara Falls

Here are some things to know before you visit Niagara Falls: The hotels with views of the falls on the Canadian side are a lot more expensive than hotels only a little farther away (with no view).  We stayed at … Continue reading

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Practical Tips for Visiting LDS sites in Kirtland, Ohio

We visited Kirtland in August of 2013.  The weather was cool and beautiful.  It was past “peak” season, so it was not crowded at any of the sites.  We were there on a Sunday, so we attended sacrament meeting at … Continue reading

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Separated at the Sistine Chapel!

I never dreamed (or had a nightmare) that when I finally got to see the famous Sistine Chapel, I would remember it more for what happened to pull me away from it than for the amazing artwork I saw inside … Continue reading

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When in Rome, Stay with the Nuns!

Rome hotels are expensive. As I was looking for an economical way to stay there for 4 nights, my friend, who had lived in Italy suggested staying at a convent. Many convents rent rooms to tourists for a reasonable price, … Continue reading

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Booking hotels online: Watch out for 3 things

Booking hotels online is convenient and easy–that is how I book most of my hotels–but here are 3 things to watch out for. 1.  Rates–it used to be that you could always find the lowest rate available online.  But that’s … Continue reading

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Hotels-Suite deals and free breakfast make a great value!

I’ve spent a LOT of time booking hotels in my life–too much time–because I agonize over finding just the right hotel with just the right amenities for just the right price. And I want all those things for a screamin’ … Continue reading

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