Give Me the Traveling Bug

There’s nothing that gets my travel bug itching more than watching a movie about some exotic place and the protagonist gets to travel and have fun adventures.  I’ve found some sites that list their favorite travel movies. At the end, I’ll give you my list of favorites.

The Best Travel Movies

The 20 Most Memorable Travel Films

Top 10 Travel Movies to get you Going

Top Ten Time Travel Movies

Best Travel Movies

Top 10 List of Time Travel Movies

And, here are some of my favorites, not in any particular order:

The Terminal

The Long, Long Trailer

Roman Holiday

Gulliver’s Travels

The Chronicles of Narnia

Eat Pray Love

Under the Tuscan Sun

Knight and Day

Around the World in 80 Days

My Life in Ruins

Alice in Wonderland

Leap Year

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Silver Streak

Star Trek Series

Star Wars Series

Jurassic Park

The Holiday



The Incredible Journey

The Cannonball Run

Romancing the Stone

The Bucket List

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Time Bandits


The Frisco Kid

Undercover Blues

Thelma & Louise

Cast Away

I could go on and on with more movies, and I may come back and add more later. But, what I’d like to know is what is your favorite movie about travel?

Valentine’s Day Getaways

Whether you are looking for peace and quiet or head banging fun, the sky’s the limit if you start planning for your Valentine’s Day getaway now. I’ve done some research on the top spots and Valentine’s Day planning and compiled it here for you. I’ve included the best and the most wallet-friendly spots depending on how extravagant you want to get.

Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

Everything Valentine’s!

STEP ONE: Plan the event!

How to Plan a Cheap Romantic Getaway

How to Surprise a Man with a Weekend Getaway

How to Plan a Surprise Romantic Getaway

How to Give your Partner a Romantic Surprise

Planning a Surprise Getaway

Valentine’s Day Party Themes

Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

Plan Ahead for the Perfect Valentine’s Day

Planning the Perfect Valentine’s Day

How to Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Getaway

Plan a Valentine’s Day Trip

STEP TWO: Choose your romantic spot!

5 Most Romantic Places for Valentine’s Day

Favorite Valentine’s Day Getaways

Wallet-Friendly Valentine Getaways

Top 10 Romantic Destinations

Valentine’s Day Getaways

Romantic Getaways

Top 20 Romantic Getaways in the U.S.

10 Romantic Trips for Valentine’s Day

STEP THREE: Choose the right gift!

Perfect Gifts for Her

Perfect Gifts for Him


Valentine’s Day Bestsellers

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Vermont Teddy Bears

STEP FOUR: What to do? (Yeah, besides THAT!)

Cute Things to do on Valentine’s Day

Spoil Your Sweetheart

Well, I’ve given you enough ideas and starting plans that you should have no trouble at all planning the perfect getaway for Valentine’s Day for you and your sweetheart. If you have other ideas, why don’t you make a comment and leave a tip!?!


Traveling Grandparents has a great resource center for the traveling grandparent. It’s chock full of family friendly travel tips for traveling with the youngsters we call grandchildren.

This is a great site, all around. It has activities for a grandparent to share with their grandchild and even helpful tips and ideas for staying close when your grandchild lives far away.

World Wildlife Fund Travel blog

Here are the top 10 posts about WWF Travel. Amazing photos and stories!

WWF Travel Blog

I don’t support every cause on the planet, but I do support the WWF with as much as I can. I believe they are trying to do right for our animals of the world.


40 Years Young – Disney World

It seems like it’s always been here. Disney World. But, it’s rather young. 40 years to be exact. Florida’s most famous theme park turned 40 this weekend.

I never went as a child, but have been a few times since I’ve become an adult. I even went with my mom when I was in my 40’s. One of the best times I ever had at a theme park. To learn about the history of Disney World, check out the Wikipedia excerpt.

Check out The Internet’s Largest “Unofficial” Guide to Disney World.

At Disney World with mom and Jack

Out with the Old & In with the New!

What were some of the worst talked about travel debacles? Smarter Travel has the answer right here.

12 Most Ridiculous Travel Moments in 2011

Smarter Travel also looks at the top destinations for 2012.

Destinations to Watch in 2012


A Look Back at 2011 Travel

I’ve gathered some links from around the world wide web to show some of how travel has changed for the good and the bad during 2011.

Smarter Travels Thoughts

Twittweb Thoughts

Fare Compare Thoughts

What was it for you that was great or awful about 2011 Travel and what are you looking or NOT looking forward to in 2012?

For me, the airlines and TSA are far away from putting together a proper set of Passengers’ Rights. We are not cattle. We are not just a “shipment number.” We are human beings, and I think it’s time to bring more humane treatment back into our TSA and airline behavior.

And, please, do away with all the greed. If I ever get on a plane that requires me to PAY before I PEE, I’ll start driving to my destinations.

I don’t care how long it takes me to get there. The scenery’s better on the ground anyway.

Waterfalls in Hawaii

The view is breathtaking. Looking at a multi-story tall waterfall, from the safety of a helicopter, hundreds of feet in the air. The WHOMP WHOMP of the helicopter blades along with the air rushing in your ears, there’s nothing like it. I added the waterfall photo to the bottom right corner of the page. If you click it, you will go to my husband’s webpage with lots more pictures of Hawaii and underwater marvels.

Happy New Year! We welcome 2012 travelers to our midst.

Can I roll over a week?

A lot of you are either rushing to take your last vacation days before you lose them, or you’re begging your boss to find a way to let you roll over some days, even a week or more. Why don’t we take vacation more often? It’s not like we’re not entitled to it. Other countries, it’s mandatory to take a certain amount of time off from work. But, us in the United States seem to take pride in saying, “Gosh, I can’t remember when the last time I took a vacation.” It’s not a badge of pride. It’s a sign that we are too obsessed with work and too insecure to let go and let someone else take over while you are gone. Many people have that “The Place Will Fall Apart Without Me” mantra floating through their head when they think about taking a vacation.

Doubtful. Highly Doubtful.

It’s not job security to have perfect attendance for 365 days and a nervous breakdown as your “gold watch.” Take the time. Even if you can’t afford a lavish vacation, consider taking time to explore your local area. If you can, take the back roads and side roads someday when you have a free moment. See what’s on the other side of your life window. Take time to take care of yourself.

Vacations are healthy. We all know it’s more mental than anything else, but taking vacation for mental health is a great way to keep your mind, body, and spirit in sync with your job. Take time to be with friends and family.

Shoot, even I get tired of being and looking in the same places every day. If you’re bored, you’re not happy. And, one of my best “get happy” remedies is to take a break. (And, no, I don’t mean like the “Ross and Rachel break.”)

Take time off to give your mind and body a rest from what it does normally. Find time to do something different. Learn a new craft. Find a new restaurant. Listen to new music.

Find yourself.

So, next year, let’s hear you say, “I don’t have any vacation days to roll over.”

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