The TWA hotel at JFK, A luxurious layover

There isn’t a need to dread a long layover at the JFK airport any longer, no more will you have to wander up and down your terminal looking for things to do, you don’t have to stress about how you will entertain your children or sleep sitting upright when you crave an in-between flights nap. My daughter and I had an overnight flight from Seattle to NYC, with an upcoming 8-hour layover before a flight…

Cape Flattery, Washington State

I’m not exaggerating when I say that the west side of Washington State has some of the most breathtaking views in all the World. Honest. Breathtaking. I lived in Washington for just under a year and if it weren’t for my adult children all conglomerating in Texas, I’d still be there. It’s just THAT beautiful. THAT peaceful. THAT astonishing. When I visit now, my lovely sister in “love”, my brother and niece always trek us…

Welcome to my new blog, TLC Travel Journey!

Welcome to TLC Travel Journey! I have met people all over the world. Amazing people, with a multitude of rich cultures, different religious beliefs and eclectic points of view. All of which I never would have been able to experience if it weren’t for travel. Traveling opens minds, it reaches your heart and it heals past assumptions. I have been blogging off and on for years now, but I want to step it up a…

10 Eco-friendly tips for traveling with a lighter footprint

It only took the mention of “Green Travel”, to oust me from my non-blogging slumber – eco-friendly tips for traveling are kinda my thing . The planet and it’s health, has been close to my heart long before it was cool to be green. First, let’s be completely honest. Travel isn’t good for the planet, unless you’re going to walk or swim to every country you visit, you will, in some way, warm the planet…

Shipping your pet with Pet Safe — United Airlines

We recently moved from Washington State back to Texas. It was a tough decision, moving from breathtaking views that can match those in Ireland. But alas, my 3 adult sons still live in Texas, and I couldn’t take a moment more of being away from them. I mean… all 3 in the same State, that’s lucky for a mom who has military kids! Our car and our things had been loaded onto a trailer and…

Getting from Paris to London by Bus

It was a mother and daughter trip to Paris, we had been in Ireland, and decided to hop over to Paris for 3 days. When in Europe, you can literally do that– Just hop on a plane for a short journey to another country, sort of like we do here in the states, flying from state to state. On our return journey, I decided it would be fun to travel from Paris to London by…

The Museum of Flight, Seattle

Do you have to force… bribe… your kids to get some culture in their lives?I use persuasive coercion on my son, He’s 16, He’s not one for most museums.  We traveled from Olympia, WA to Seattle on many occasions so that my son could see specialist doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital. When we would go to the city, my boy would complain about being in the city, he would say he wanted to go to…

Flying Frontier Airline

Whenever I fly a new airline, especially one that I have never heard of, the first thing I do is hit Google up. I want to know if the airline has ever had a crash and I want to know it’s safety rating, because we all want to get through the clouds in one piece, right? With the cheaper airlines, I always think to myself “How exactly is this airline able to provide so many…

Dairy Free Apple Pie

Is there anything better than warm apple pie? Apples and cinnamon piled on a flakey crust… Topped with a scoop of Vanilla almond milk ice cream? Yes there is – a dairy free apple pie! For my family though, the problem was, apple pie crust is full of butter and so is the filling. I wanted to make an alternative that my dairy-free son could also enjoy, but I didn’t want to use just another…

Dairy Free Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

I have been on the quest for Dairy Free Food since my son was diagnosed with a dairy allergy in 2015. Many people confuse this with being Lactose Intolerant, but he actually has, a full blown allergy to dairy. So since then, I have learned to cook dairy free, such as these dairy free pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream frosting. And I have also learned how to read a label with a fine tooth comb.…