Monthly Archives: February 2017

Three Cheers for Train Travel

by Wendy
Train travel can be nostalgic, modern, adventurous, efficient, rustic, glamorous, educational – provoking many combinations of potentially contradictory impressions. I love planes (and hanging out in airports), and I love road trips. But trains are also cool. And the European high-speed train network is super-cool. Continue reading

Unpacking Tips

by Wendy
A great vacation often results in a travel-high. You know, that glow from a beachy sun or hike in the fresh mountain air – or the inspiration from a different culture, geography, or language – or simply from the opportunity to relax and recharge. And yet…this feeling threatens to fade, often on the way home. If you’re not careful, your contentedness is quickly replaced by bewilderment as you prepare to face the first week back at work, the pile of mail, and the household chores.

When returning from a trip my Dad always cautions, “Don’t burn up on re-entry.” It’s good advice. Here are a few of my “unpacking” tips to help with the transition. Continue reading

Happy Second Blog Anniversary

by April, Sunny and Wendy
January marked the second anniversary of the launch of Looks and Leaps! We have a variety of authors writing about a variety of destinations – 2016 included Portland, Philadelphia, Disneyland, Disneyworld, Raleigh, Richmond, New York City, Washington DC, Dewey Beach, Iceland, London, and Dover, England. We love looking through the previous years’ archives, and hope you do too. A big thanks to all readers for stopping by, and anyone who has taken the time to share a (non spam) comment!

While our stories are primarily focused on travel, you’ll also find the occasional style tip, recipe or seasonal post. To celebrate this anniversary, we have a special treat: the Looks and Leaps pets! Interesting articles on travel are one thing, but there’s nothing like cute animal photos, right? We totally get it. Continue reading