On this day in 0044, Julius Caesar was assassinated by high-ranking Roman Senators. It is called the Ides of March because it referred to the middle of the month, rather than the beginning or the ending.

According to William Shakespeare, Caesar was warned to "bewar...

I am going to Italy in May, and am really looking forward to it! In honor of that trip, I will be periodically posting "today in history" items that relate to what I will see when I am there.

On this date in 1513, Pope Julius II died. He is the man who commissioned Mich...

Most of you have probably heard by now that an airline cancelled some flights between Mexico and Minneapolis last weekend due to Winter Storm Xanto (yes, I am a weather geek - although I do think naming winter storms is stupid!). OK, that happens. But what made these c...

Raise your hand if you have ever heard of an Economy fare on an airline? Most of you probably have your hands in the air, because many people take advantage of those fares when they fly. We know the drill - many times the fare is non-refundable, and for those flying on...

As a frequent traveler, I have always paid attention to stories involving airlines, hotels, resorts, etc. As a travel consultant, it is now also my job to pay attention, and to use my knowledge to guide my clients' choices in their own travel.

Today I want to focus on t...

I am one of those unfortunates who needs near-perfect conditions to get a good night's sleep. I have been that way since I was a kid. I disliked sleepovers because I had to sleep in a sleeping bag, on the floor, and people were talking all night long. The result - I go...

Visiting the wine country (any wine country!) is one of my favorite things to do. The experience varies drastically depending on the time of year you are traveling. I have been at the height of the season (called The Crush) in September and October, and in January/Febr...

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