Bliss Travels Blog

Meandering the Mississippi

Day 1: The girlfriend road trip along the Mississippi has landed us at the 5 star Merrill Hotel in Muscatine IA! So far we have enjoyed walking the river, visiting historic downtown and of course the brewery’s on the river. Tomorrow the itinerary leads us to a...

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#staycation Minneapolis

Every now and then we could all use a #staycation. I checked  into (one of my favorites ) The Hotel Ivy for a wellness getaway and to enjoy this giant little gem in our city. The Hotel Ivy offers you a luxury stay in the heart of Minneapolis. I was welcomed in the...

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Travel Memories…..Venice Beach

A beach getaway for Minnesotans 90% of the time is in Florida.  For me, I head to Southern California, A quick 3 hour flight and I am transformed into the warmth of sunshine and energy of the SoCal beach community. My most recent beach escape took me to Venice Beach...

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Panama Delayed

Panama Delayed As a travel advisor I cannot tell you how much we look forward to visiting new places, new adventures, new parts of the world.  In April my husband and I were set to travel to Panama,  Covid-19 put a halt on this adventure and many adventures for many...

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France: Always A Good Idea

Having traveled Europe it seems odd to have never stepped into France, so when the opportunity presented itself I signed up for the journey. This tale is of my motor coach tour through France that begins and ends in Paris. I arrived in Paris on a chilly, wet November...

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Skyway Wedding

One of the perks of being an officiant is seeing the awesome places and venues a couple chooses to marry in. One of the perks of being a travel advisor is attending wine and food events at different venues. I have had the pleasure of attending a few such events at the...

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Glamping in California Wine Country

  Day 1: My husband and I are off on another adventure and as always we start the with Bloody Marys at the airport.   This time terminal 2 as we wait for our delayed flight on Sun Country (AARGH)!  It seems like a long time since we have escaped together.  My BFF...

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It was all about Cuba

  Here we go again.  Holly and I are off sailing Majesty of the Seas, on Royal Caribbean Cruise lines.   Our ports will be Key West and Cuba, Holly’s daughter Sissy will be joining us. Day 1:  Thank goodness for Priority Club and Sky Club memberships!   This is...

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JOY, JOY Norwegian JOY

April 7: This month my work “mates” and I will sail off on the Norwegian Cruise Lines new ship JOY. It has been many years since I have traveled for work and I am excited to get to know this ship and my co-workers up front and personal. Our journey will begin in Vancouver, a city the four of us are looking forward to exploring! I cannot wait to share with you all this ship has to offer as we cruise down the Pacific and California coast.

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“I Do” to Jamaica

My husband and I landed in MoBay to join our friends for a destination wedding.  Our All-Inclusive resort - The Secrets Wild Orchid. Upon check in we received champagne and headed out to the pool to join the others who were already in...

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Rustic Cottage #24

Once again my feet have landed in California.  Having lived here on and off for what seems half my life, Cali is my go to place.  This trip is a few days on the beach with my husband at rustic beach cottage #24 in Crystal Cove State Park.  This place is...

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Dirk Diggler Porn Star

I will never forget my words to my son saying. ":Don't ever bring that cat home, I can't believe you went out and got a cat." Jump ahead to finding out how cool cats can be. Those of you who know me, knew how Diggler took over our household and...

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New Orleans Warms the Soul

It's the middle of September 2016 and I have just landed in New Orleans for a girlfriend trip ( actually a working trip) with Holly.  I am to meet her at the hotel - The Hilton Riverside, as she arrived yesterday.Once outside to hail the cab, I...

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Weekend Trip – Chicago

Wednesday, October 21, 2015It's 3:00am on a seasonally warm October day.  What was I thinking when I booked a 6:00am flight  out of Minneapolis to Chicago.  We can't even check into our hotel until 4pm!  Hmmm, oh yeah, the $80.00 r/t flight on Southwest...

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Camping Colorado Style

Jun 20, 2015 Colorado Camping Trip:Friday June 12th, 2015.So many times this week I have come to the conclusion that getting ready for a cross country camping trip is so much work.What was I thinking on that cold February day when I booked this trip?????It...

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Taliesin

As I join the tour of Taliesin, I see a small group of tourist's if not for the entire weekend, at the least this day, and I too am one of them.  Our guide with 20 years experience certainly has a passion for this Frank Lloyd Wright design and...

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Happy Birthday in Ireland

Holly and I are beginning our journey!  Happy Birthday to us!June 16, 2013Today we landed in Shannon and were greeted by lovely, friendly locals, there aura seems to spread across the land because even the tourist's seem ready to be more than delightful!...

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