June 25, 2016 Melinda

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June 17, 2016 Melinda

Swimming with pigs in the Bahamas is Definitely on the Bucket List!   It’s funny how returning from a big trip leaves me feeling energized and excited to plan for the future. I’d think I would feel tired, content and satisfied that I had ticked off of one of my travel goals  When I got back from Japan all I could think about was my next trip! I have spent the past couple of weeks defining some goals for the blog and my future in travel. I don’t want to come here and portray myself as…

June 11, 2016 Melinda

On my last couple of trips, I discovered the joy of staying in a vacation rental house or apartment. I love shopping at the local markets and cooking unique breakfasts while we get a lazy start to our day. Nothing beats feeling at home in a new neighborhood and getting a private glimpse of how the local residents live. Many of these rentals come with amazing amenities, including swimming pools and spas. Hot tubs at ski chalets in Mammoth and private pools in Costa Rica offer great opportunities to relax and keep grandchildren entertained for hours. However, I am reading about…

September 20, 2015 Melinda

I’ve lived in Santa Barbara for many years and never get tired staycationing in this beautiful California coastal community. The Spanish architecture, temperate climate, and fabulous surrounding wineries, make this an ideal location for a fun, relaxing vacation. As a child, I remember swimming in the ocean on my Christmas vacation. I can’t imagine doing that now! Our water is quite cool compared to other more tropical destinations.  Santa Barbara has been dubbed the “American Riviera” and our beaches often make the top 10 lists of most renowned in the world. Here are a few of my favorites, along with…

September 11, 2015 Melinda 1Comment

On my first trip to Europe in 1980 I only visited London but made memories that will last a lifetime. I won’t lie, though, I had a bit of a rocky start. I got off the train from Gatwick Airport at Victoria Station and nervously hailed a cab. I read out my hotel address and the cab driver drove me the two blocks to my hotel! Clearly, I had a thing or two to learn. I settled in and was thrilled to visit the classic museums, hang out in the parks and shop in the iconic London department stores. I…

August 29, 2015 Melinda

When we booked our flight to Europe this May, we were only thinking about the lowest fare and not our first destination. We chose Copenhagen because the seats were cheap! Our original plan was to fly in and out of Copenhagen using it for a launching site to Sweden and Germany. When we arrived at our hotel in the middle of the night we conked out, exhausted from a long day of travel. I woke up at four in the morning and peaked out the window for my first look at the city. Just as I was taking in the…

August 17, 2015 Melinda

Two years ago on the first day of our Europe trip, we enjoyed a fabulous day exploring Dublin with the Hop on Hop off bus. We didn’t realize how lucky we were until later in the trip when Dubliners kept telling us how unusual the warm, sunny weather was. On this beautiful day we explored Trinity College, Grafton Street, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Guinness factory. The pre-recorded audio guide helped us to see more of Dublin than we ever would have on our own and we were free to decide which sites we most wanted to view up close….

August 8, 2015 Melinda

I love to take it easy. I started A Comfy Seat Travel Club after a wonderful trip to Denmark and Sweden with my two adult children. They had all the energy and enthusiasm in the world to take on adventures and it was fun to watch them explore and come to love new cities. They weren’t impressed with wheeled suitcases, Tempur-Pedic mattresses or seats near the bathroom. Getting lost in the Citadel in Copenhagen and adding a couple of extra miles to our hunt for the Little Mermaid didn’t faze them at all.  Quickly, it became clear that my priorities…