Belle Louise Historic Guest House, Paducah, KY

I adore historic homes and dream about restoring one in retirement. Cary and Melinda Winchester got to live out my dream with the Belle Louise Historic Guest House in Paducah, KY. About the Home Built in 1879, this Italianate mansion was built by Lt. James Daniel Frazier and his wife Sarah Abigail Frazier for their… Continue reading Belle Louise Historic Guest House, Paducah, KY

How to Spend 24 Hours in Paducah, a Charming Little Port Town in W Kentucky

Shortly after moving to Nashville earlier this year, I casually mentioned to the DH that I wanted to visit Garden of the Gods in S Illinois. To my absolute surprise, he planned a visit there in conjunction with an overnight stay in Paducah, which is on the way. Designated a UNESCO Creative City in 2013,… Continue reading How to Spend 24 Hours in Paducah, a Charming Little Port Town in W Kentucky

Norwegian Getaway and NCL Peace of Mind

Today's post was designed to be about Norwegian Cruise Line's Peace of Mind Policy, but I realized I never blogged about our experience cruising with them before. Twice actually! So this post will be two-fold. Our most recent experience was our 2015 Family Christmas Cruise, a 7-night W Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Getaway. The… Continue reading Norwegian Getaway and NCL Peace of Mind

Family Travel Adventures LLC Turns 3!!!

Welcome to the official website for Family Travel Adventures LLC! This month, my little business turns 3, and I could not be more thankful for your support! I have been blessed to plan dream vacations all over the world for my family and friends and have poured my heart and soul into creating memorable experiences.… Continue reading Family Travel Adventures LLC Turns 3!!!

Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Portofino Bay and CityWalk

For our recent visit to Universal Orlando Resort, we stayed at Loews Portofino - one of three premier resorts on property. It was already dark when we arrived, so this was our very first impression - a moonlit bay nestled on the Riviera. Breathtaking! Loews Portofino was inspired by the quaint Ligurian fishing village in… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Portofino Bay and CityWalk

Universal Orlando Resort – Islands of Adventure

Remember how I mentioned I'd post my Islands of Adventure post tomorrow? Let's pretend the whole concept of time being a figment of our imagination applies to January as well. Ha! Over in Islands of Adventure, the areas are divided into mythical lands featuring superheroes, beasts, and magical creatures. It seemed to storm every time… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort – Islands of Adventure