Welcome to my Travel Adventures!

Hi! My name is Tom, and I live in close proximity to the popular tourist destination of Destin in the Florida Panhandle with my wife Diane. We have recently graduated to empty-nesters and decided to start traveling to Europe. We’ve had a lot of fun, but despite the research we’ve still learned a few lessons. I’m hoping that by sharing the knowledge and experience gained from these adventures that I can save you some of the suffering so that you can go straight to the enjoying.

Learn from My Travel Mistakes So You Don’t Have To

This information is shared from the perspective of an over 50, English-speaking couple whose primary focus for travel is sight-seeing and experiencing the local culture. We’re in good health and, now that the kids are out of college, we have a little bit of money to be somewhat selective on where we spend the night (no youth hostels). I’ve always liked planning vacations, and tackling a two week adventure to a location in Europe can be one of the most rewarding efforts of a lifetime.

Posts Coming Up!

Enjoy the Beach - Even During a Destin Summer - Henderson Beach State Park

Henderson Beach State Park: Great Beaching without the Stress An Awesome Destin Summer Beach Experience - Totally Worth $6 a Carload

Destin was a sleepy fishing village with amazing beaches and very little development. The beach area has filled in significantly with beautiful homes, good restaurants and so-so shopping over the last 30 years with a single major roadway, US HWY 98, to get everyone, everywhere. In the summer Destin gets crowded. On the roads, on […]


A First Trip to Scotland Edinburgh, Stirling, Glenfinnan, Skye, Portree, Inverness, Pitlochry

Scotland – the next big trip!  Coming Soon!!! I dabble in genealogy.   Diane and I have both had the Ancestry DNA tests, and those reflected our reasonably fleshed-out family trees to be of a standard European-American mix that includes quite a bit of Scottish heritage.   Although going back to Italy is on the bucket list, […]


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