My Prescott, Dolly Steamboat & Tortilla Flat Day Trip Adventures

Prescott, Dolly Steamboat Cruise and Tortilla Flat were all covered today in Part 2 of my 3-part Arizona day trip travel series on the fun Arizona Daily Mix morning show. I was so lucky to get to write an awesome guest article for the amazing twowanderingsoles.com travel site! This site receives submissions from all over […]

Guest Post: How To Elope In Joshua Tree National Park

With travel and weddings on my brain lately (our son gets married this year!), when guest writer Ryan Horban asked to write about eloping in beautiful Joshua Tree National Park, I agreed that this would be an interesting and fun article. Ryan is an award-winning destination wedding photographer based in Southern California. Ryan says: Engaged? […]

Travel & Spa Lovers Check Out These Unique Massages From Spas Around The World

I love to travel and I love the health benefits massage offers so when today’s sponsored guest writer offered to write about unique massage techniques from around the world, I said yes. Travel and spa lovers, take a look… Guest writer Lera writes: Looking for a unique and quality spa experience when you travel internationally? […]

My Favorite Arizona Day Trip Shared In Morning Show Segment

I’m still smiling remembering the awesome guest article I wrote for the amazing twowanderingsoles.com travel site! Be sure to read my 15 Exciting Day Trips From Phoenix article on the top notch twowanderingsoles travel website! And check out my recent AZTV morning show segment on the high energy Arizona Daily Mix Show to see my […]

My 15 Arizona Day Trips Guest Post On Awesome International Travel Blog!

I’m so excited to share my latest empty nester adventure! My 15 AZ Day Trips Writing/Reporting Adventure! I recently took 15 Arizona day trips to write a guest post for a terrfic international travel blog that you travel lovers should know about! Twowanderingsoles is the website I submitted my application to in hopes of being […]

Packing Hacks & Tried and True Travel Tools: My Arizona Daily Mix Morning Show Segment

Planning upcoming travel? Read this and see my morning show segment to see my tried and true travel tips. I put a bunch of travel stuff to the test to help you have a less stressed travel adventure. Take a look at my top tips…and then see the article below the videos to get more […]

My #1 Travel Quick Tip – Surprisingly Simple Process To Get My TSA Precheck

I couldn’t believe the ease…only two days and $85 later from when I applied, I had my official TSA (Travel Security Administration) precheck number.  It’s the best thing since sliced bread, as they say.  The $85 fee is the membership cost that lasts for five years.  So, my quick tip today is my favorite travel […]

Quick Tip: $200 Later-Know Before You Go To Airport Covid Test

Yes, you read that headline right!  A recent rapid Covid test at my local airport cost $200 a person!  Since a visit to grandparents was on the travel itinerary, a fast and convenient rapid Covid test at the airport pharmacy would give peace of mind for a safe trip around others.  I chose the airport […]

My 3TV Morning Show Segment: Quick Tips For Checking Into Hotels During Pandemic

Headed to a hotel soon?  Proceed with caution since the Covid numbers are surging again.  I recently checked back into a hotel. It was great to be back out there, however this segment was taped a few weeks ago before the virus numbers started to rise again.  If you are preparing to book a hotel, […]

Quick Tips: My 3TV Segment – Flying During Pandemic

Flying in 2020?  This segment was taped a few weeks back before the Covid19 numbers surged again so I’m not advocating flying right now…but if you choose to get back in the air, here are a few helpful tips that made my recent return to the skies less stressful and…hopefully…a little safer.  I did not […]

Checking Back In Hotels During Pandemic – My Marina del Rey Hotel Stay

I love to stay at hotels.  Always have.  Always will.  So when I decided to finally venture back out there in the midst of the pandemic we are forced to continue to still live with, I decided on The Marina del Rey Hotel located in pretty…you guessed it…Marina del Rey, California.  So, what is travel […]

Quick Tips For Flying During The Pandemic

Last week I did two things that I have missed so much.  I flew and I checked into a hotel.  It was great!  But it was different.  Now that I’m back home, I want to share my personal quick tips for flying during this pandemic.  I also want to compliment the two businesses that I […]

Rachel Recommends-Tips For More Organization & Less Stress

As seen in my KTVK Your Life Arizona segment today.  More organization and less stress are my New Year’s Resolutions.  So far, I’ve been slowly but surely tackling this goal.  It works!  I’m feeling less stressed.  Less clutter means more calmness.  Look at some of my tried and true tips and tools as well as […]

Rachel Recommends: Downtown LA Hotel Indigo Delivers

Looking for a good hotel to stay in that is in downtown LA?  Last weekend I discovered a great one that is now my new favorite downtown LA property. The Hotel Indigo delivers and exceeds expectations.  Located close to LA hot spots like the Staples Center and LA Live, this boutique hotel is convenient, comfortable […]

Our Sofitel Stay In New York City

My first visit to New York City two weeks ago included a little French flair.  This is because we stayed at The Sofitel Hotel.  My husband has stayed there for business so he decided that is where he would return and we would kick off my (and our daughter’s) very first visit to the Big […]