Travel Tips

Favorite Podcasts to Listen to While Flying or Exercising

October 23, 2015

Do you listen to podcasts? One third of Americans ages 12 and older have listened to at least one podcast, according to the Pew Research Center. I was late to join the party, resisting podcasts for years. When one of my favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin, started the Happier podcast with her sister Elizabeth Craft earlier this year, […]

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Packing Advice for a First Cruise (to the Caribbean)

October 19, 2015

A first-time cruiser named Morgan asked for our advice as to what to pack for her 7-Day Caribbean cruise. Here is Mr. Jones’ packing checklist as we are heading out the door for a cruise or any kind of trip anywhere in the world: “Got your passport?” “Got your credit cards?” If my answer is “yes” […]

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How to Use Pinterest for Travel Planning

September 22, 2015

Are you planning your next cruise or other travel adventure? We always like to have at least one “next trip” in the planning stages. It gives us something to look forward to, and new destinations to focus on for pre-trip research. We like “getting in the know” before we go. According to Dutch research, planning […]

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How I Traveled and Dined Out While Following #Whole30

September 3, 2015

During the first 30 days in August, I completed The Whole30 Program, an elimination diet that has followers avoid consuming certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy, alcohol and legumes) for 30 days. The idea is that one or more of these food groups could be having a negative impact on your health, and by eliminating […]

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