BACK TO SCHOOL: A Guide to a Smooth Transition and Exciting Start


BACK TO SCHOOL: A Guide to a Smooth Transition and Exciting Start

Ah, the back-to-school season – a time filled with mixed emotions, new beginnings, and a hint of nostalgia. As a travel advisor and parent, I understand the excitement and challenges that come with the start of a new school year. It’s a time of preparation, anticipation, and the promise of growth and learning. Whether your child is starting kindergarten or heading off to college, this blog post is here to guide you through the back-to-school journey, offering valuable insights and practical tips to ensure a smooth transition and an exciting start.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Top 5 Family Destinations for Winter Break


Hey there, fellow adventurers! It’s Cyndi Morgan here, your friendly travel guru, ready to spill the beans on the best family destinations for your upcoming winter break. As a parent myself, I understand the importance of finding the perfect spot where the whole family can create magical memories. So, let’s dive into the top 5 family-friendly winter wonderlands without further ado!

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Let your dreams fuel your travels

Your dreams can take you anywhere your imagination leads. They are like a compass, guiding you towards new horizons and endless possibilities. When you close your eyes and let your mind wander, you may find yourself exploring exotic lands, achieving great accomplishments, or experiencing moments of pure bliss. Your dreams have the power to transport you beyond the boundaries of reality, allowing you to embrace a world where anything is possible. So, dare to dream big, for it is through your aspirations and determination that you can transform your dreams into a beautiful reality. Let your dreams take you on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and fulfillment.

Honeymoon Havens


“Honeymoon Havens: Top Destinations to Explore During Hurricane Season”

Welcome, lovebirds, to a guide specially crafted for adventurous honeymooners! While hurricane season might not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your dream getaway, it can still be a fantastic time to explore certain destinations. Embrace the unexpected and embark on an unforgettable journey with your partner. Cyndi Morgan, your friendly travel guide, presents a handpicked list of the best places to visit during hurricane season. Get ready to discover the magic!

1. Riviera Maya, Mexico:
The stunning Riviera Maya is ranked at the top of our list, known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant culture. While hurricane season does bring occasional storms, the region’s excellent infrastructure ensures a quick recovery. Take advantage of fewer crowds, discounted rates, and enjoy breathtaking sights like the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and the vibrant underwater world of the Great Maya Reef.

2. St. Lucia, Caribbean:
Escape to the tropical paradise of St. Lucia and indulge in its natural beauty during hurricane season. This Caribbean gem offers lush rainforests, stunning waterfalls, and picturesque beaches. Immerse yourselves in the warm local culture, hike the iconic Pitons, and rejuvenate with a couple’s massage at one of the island’s world-class resorts. While storms may occur, the island’s location minimizes the chances of direct hits.

3. Bali, Indonesia:
If you’re seeking a truly exotic honeymoon experience, Bali is the answer. This Indonesian island is a haven for honeymooners, offering a perfect blend of spirituality, culture, and natural wonders. While the rainy season coincides with hurricane season, it brings lush green landscapes, vibrant festivals, and incredible surfing opportunities. Explore ancient temples, relax on stunning beaches, and indulge in the island’s renowned wellness retreats.

4. Maldives, Indian Ocean:
Dreaming of a honeymoon in paradise? Look no further than the Maldives, where idyllic white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and luxurious overwater villas await you. While the Maldives experiences occasional storms during hurricane season, the resorts are well-prepared to ensure your safety and comfort. Dive into the mesmerizing underwater world, enjoy romantic sunset cruises, and create unforgettable memories in this tropical oasis.

5. Cape Town, South Africa:
For honeymooners seeking a unique blend of adventure and natural beauty, Cape Town offers an incredible experience during hurricane season. While hurricanes do not directly impact this South African gem, the season brings milder weather and fewer tourists. Explore the iconic Table Mountain, visit the penguins at Boulders Beach, and savor delectable cuisine in the vibrant city center. Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on a thrilling safari adventure nearby!

6. Seychelles, Indian Ocean:
Escape to the Seychelles, an archipelago of paradise islands in the Indian Ocean. While the region experiences some rainfall during hurricane season, the islands remain a haven for honeymooners. Picture-perfect beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush greenery await you. Explore the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, island-hop through the stunning archipelago, and unwind in luxurious resorts that cater to your every need.

Embrace the unexpected and embark on a honeymoon adventure like no other during hurricane season. From the stunning beaches of Riviera Maya to the exotic allure of Bali, these destinations offer unique experiences and unforgettable memories for newlyweds. Remember to stay informed about weather conditions and follow the advice of local authorities to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Cyndi Morgan, your trusty travel guide, wishes you a blissful honeymoon filled with love, laughter, and beautiful discoveries!

Alaska Land & Sea:


” A Wild Adventure for the 40+ Traveler.”

Hey there, fellow travelers! It’s your girl Cyndi Morgan, and I’m here to talk about one of the most epic adventures you can have in the great state of Alaska: the Alaska Land & Sea tour. This tour is perfect for those of us who are 40+ and looking for a wild adventure that combines the best of both worlds: land and sea.

Let’s start with the land portion of the tour. The Alaska Summer Land Tours are a must-do for anyone who wants to experience the rugged beauty of Alaska up close and personal. You’ll get to explore the stunning Denali National Park, home to the tallest mountain in North America, Mount Denali. You’ll also get to see the breathtaking glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park and the charming town of Talkeetna, where you can try your hand at fishing or just soak up the local culture.

But the real magic of the Alaska Land & Sea tour happens when you hit the water. The Alaska Cruise Ports are some of the most picturesque in the world, and you’ll get to experience them all on this tour. From the charming town of Ketchikan to the bustling city of Juneau, you’ll get to see the best of what Alaska has to offer. And let’s not forget about the glaciers! You’ll get to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of glaciers up close and personal, and maybe even see some calving (that’s when chunks of ice break off and fall into the water – it’s wild!).

But the real stars of the show on this tour are the Alaska Wildlife. You’ll get to see all kinds of amazing creatures, from majestic bald eagles to playful sea otters to massive humpback whales. And if you’re lucky, you might even spot a grizzly bear or two (from a safe distance, of course!).

Now, I know what you’re thinking – “Cyndi, this all sounds amazing, but what about the accommodations?” Don’t worry, my fellow travelers – the Alaska Land & Sea tour has got you covered. You’ll stay in comfortable lodges on the land portion of the tour, and then switch to a luxurious cruise ship for the sea portion. And let me tell you, the food on the cruise ship is out of this world. I’m still dreaming about the fresh seafood and decadent desserts.

So, my fellow 40+ travelers, if you’re looking for a wild adventure that combines the best of both worlds, look no further than the Alaska Land & Sea tour. You’ll get to experience the rugged beauty of Alaska up close and personal, see some of the most picturesque cruise ports in the world, and witness some of the most amazing wildlife on the planet. Trust me, this is a trip you’ll never forget.

Cynthia’s Top 10 Must-See Attractions in Alaska for Families


Hi there, fellow adventurers! As a travel enthusiast and a mother of two, I know how important it is to find the perfect destination that caters to the whole family. That’s why I’m excited to share with you my top 10 must-see attractions in Alaska that are perfect for families. With its breathtaking natural beauty and unique culture, Alaska is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family vacation.

  1. Denali National Park and Preserve – This is a must-visit destination for families who love the great outdoors. Denali National Park and Preserve offers a variety of activities, such as hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Your family can take a bus tour through the park and see the majestic Mount Denali, the highest peak in North America.
  2. Alaska SeaLife Center – Located in Seward, the Alaska SeaLife Center is an aquarium and marine research facility that offers a hands-on experience for families. Your kids will love the interactive exhibits and getting up close and personal with sea lions, otters, and other marine creatures.
  3. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve – This park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the most stunning glaciers in the world. Take a boat tour through the bay and witness the beauty of nature as you see glaciers calving and wildlife such as humpback whales and sea lions.
  4. Alaska Native Heritage Center – Learn about the rich culture and history of Alaska’s indigenous people at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Your family can participate in traditional activities such as storytelling, dancing, and making crafts.
  5. Mendenhall Glacier – Located near Juneau, the Mendenhall Glacier is a popular destination for families. Take a hike to the glacier and witness its stunning blue ice. You can also visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to learn about the glacier’s history and geology.
  6. Kenai Fjords National Park – This park offers breathtaking views of glaciers, fjords, and wildlife. Take a boat tour to see whales, sea lions, and puffins. You can also hike the Harding Icefield Trail for a challenging but rewarding experience.
  7. Anchorage Museum – The Anchorage Museum is a great destination for families who want to learn about Alaska’s history and culture. The museum has interactive exhibits and displays that showcase Alaska’s art, science, and indigenous culture.
  8. Chena Hot Springs – Take a break from the cold and relax at the Chena Hot Springs. This natural hot spring is located near Fairbanks and offers a variety of activities, such as dog sledding and snowmobiling.
  9. Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race – If you’re visiting Alaska in March, make sure to catch the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. This annual race covers over 1,000 miles and is a true testament to Alaska’s rugged terrain and the strength of its sled dogs.
  10. Alyeska Resort – If your family loves skiing and snowboarding, then Alyeska Resort is the perfect destination for you. Located in Girdwood, this resort offers a variety of winter activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.

There you have it, folks – my top 10 must-see attractions in Alaska for families. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or cultural experiences, Alaska has something for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable family vacation in the Last Frontier.

What Families Want in a Vacation


As a Family Vacation Expert, I understand what families want in a vacation. First, today’s families tend to have highly packed schedules The thought of spending weeks planning a 10-day family vacation can be more trouble than it’s worth. That is why hiring a travel advisor that specializes in family vacations is a lifesaver.

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The Benefits of Working With A Travel Advisor


The key to a great adventure begins with a Trusted Travel Advisor. Anyone can book a vacation online, but what happens if you are stranded due to a canceled or missed flight? Is the online vacation DIY site going to be able to get you on a different flight or offer lodging possibilities? Sadly, in most situations, there isn’t time and level of service with these sites like there is with a Trusted Travel Advisor.

I know how tempting it is when you see what appears to be a fantastic deal for your dream destination to book it without looking at the fine print. They don’t show you the restrictions, blackout dates, and cancelation policy. Those items are there, but you must know where to find them.

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Adventures With My Daughter In Atlanta


Fun In the Dug out at Truist Field

Adventures With My Daughter In Atlanta

I recently had a wonderful time with my daughter in Atlanta, GA. Regardless of age, Atlanta is an ideal destination to enjoy with your kids. My daughter Sophia, who is 16 years old and I spent a week in Atlanta at the end of January visiting friends. We had a great time exploring Truist Park…

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Our Experience at runDisney Marathon Weekend


Our Experience at runDisney Marathon Weekend

If you are a runner looking for a fun running experience for the entire family, I’ve got one for you. In 2014, my then-boyfriend and now-husband Kevin went to the annual runDisney Marathon weekend. I wasn’t a runner at the time, but I wanted to experience watching him run the Disney Marathon.

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