December 12, 2015 The Traveling Gals

Making a List and Checking it Twice! It is that time of year again!  Gift giving can be a challenge, and sometimes we end up giving gifts that are, well, kind of stupid .  The Traveling Gals are excited to share some of our suggestions for the special people in your lives with our gift guide! Carol Vita Mix Roomba Roo Sport Fitness and Travel Pouch Cruise Stateroom Upgrade or Hotel room Upgrade Smartphone Upgrade Cooking or Wine Appreciation Class Running Shoes Wine of the Month Club Television Streaming Device Fitness Tracker Kary Forks Over Knives DVD Uber Gift Credit Day Pass…

December 3, 2015 The Traveling Gals 2Comment

Weekend Getaway: Universal Studios Orlando [UPDATED FOR 2017!] Of course we are unashamed big fans of Disney World. It is our favorite place to go, and we just love love love it. There is another theme park in Orlando that we also love, and that is Universal Studios. On some websites we have found that many Disney fans hate Universal and think Disney is far superior. While we think Disney exceeds Universal in certain aspects, we think it is a little ridiculous to say one is better than the other. They are different and we absolutely think you should spend…

November 19, 2015 The Traveling Gals 1Comment

The Versatile Bloggers Award Another award for our blog! Very exciting! Thank you to Taylor’s Tracks for nominating us for the Versatile Bloggers Award. Here are the rules of the award after being nominated: Display the award on your blog Express thanks to the individual who nominated you. Share seven different facts about yourself. Nominate 15 blogs of your choice. Provide links to your nominees and notify them that they have been nominated. (more…)

October 28, 2015 The Traveling Gals

Halloween brings out all the ghouls, goblins, horrors, and hauntings. None do it quite as well as Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Studios Orlando. Considered one of the top Halloween events in the world, this event transforms the park into a seriously scary place with haunted houses, scare zones, and shows. This year being the event’s 25th anniversary, they did it up big which meant a scary good time for everyone attending. Because we have premier passes to Universal Studios Orlando, one of the great perks is one admission into HHN on select days. We decided to go on a Sunday so that…

October 14, 2015 The Traveling Gals 3Comment

These are the rules: 1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post. 2. Answer the 3 original questions then the 3 new questions from your nominator given to you. 3. Pass the award on to 6 or more other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you and add 3 new questions for your nominees. 4. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog, please never alter the logo, never change the 3 original questions and never change the Award rules. Please don’t delete this…

October 6, 2015 The Traveling Gals 25Comment

Post by Ashley Tips for Fighting the Post-Vacation Blues You get home from the airport. It feels so great to use your own bathroom and sleep in your own bed. You head back to work, get back into your routine, and all of a sudden it feels like you never even went anywhere. Anyone who has been on a trip, particularly a long trip, knows this feeling. It is kind of strange when you are sitting work thinking, ‘Wow last week at this time I was snorkeling/hiking/lounging next to the pool drinking a Mai Tai.’ Would rather…

October 1, 2015 The Traveling Gals 13Comment

Ireland Did you know Ireland is considered the place where Halloween originated? The Gaelic pagan festival called Samhain marked the end of summer and beginning of winter, which was considered the darker half of the year and meant death for many. This period is when the dead were thought to return so villagers would light fires to ward off spirits. Irish immigrants brought the idea of All Hallow’s Eve to the USA. By: Kathy Popular Events Banks of Foyle Halloween Carnival in Derry Bram Stoker Festival in Dublin The Masquerade Mystery at Malahide Castle Family Fun at…

September 17, 2015 The Traveling Gals 6Comment

Liebster Award Nominee Thank you Hannah from London Girl Lost for nominating The Traveling Gals for the Liebster Award! Since getting more into blogging I have seen other Liebster Award nominees’ posts and thought it was a great idea and now I get to write my own post! Liebster Award is an exclusive online mark of recognition given to new bloggers by other bloggers. It is a way to discover new talents and help promote them. Those who have been nominated and choose to accept the award, should follow a set of general rules that come along. The Rules: Write…

September 2, 2015 The Traveling Gals 17Comment

5 Things I Learned Traveling Through Ghana Post by Ashley While I was in school I had the opportunity to travel through the beautiful country of Ghana. I visited Accra, Kumasi, and Bolgatanga. I also crossed the border into Burkina Faso. If you don’t know where any of these places are, it’s okay. They are not well known countries. While I was going through airport security the TSA officer had never even heard of Accra. I hope to inspire some to at least learn more about Ghana and its culture! This trip quickly became one of the most interesting I…

August 10, 2015 The Traveling Gals 11Comment

Top 3 Things To-Do In Sarasota, FL Post by Ashley We moved from Chicago to Sarasota about 6 years ago. Although we love the big city, we hate cold weather and were looking for a change of scenery. While Sarasota may not be on your radar when you think of Florida, this small city has a lot to offer! If you are planning a trip to this coast of Florida, you definitely should make a stop here. Check out our top 3 things you should in Sarasota. Downtown Sarasota: The downtown area of Sarasota is quickly growing and expanding with…