The Caribbean: Evolving Vaccine Requirements

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection 

One of my favorite Caribbean Islands, Turks and Caicos, recently announced you must be fully vaccinated to visit their island (this applies to ages 16 years and older).  This may seem extreme to some, but I suspect we are going to see a growing number of islands make this same decision. … Read More »

Italy – Audra’s Re-Cap and three fave things!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’m not normally so forthcoming about my personal life and family trips but I just couldn’t help sharing Italy with everyone.   Here’s why:

  1. I wanted everyone to realize Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs actually does plan all of my big vacations and she is amazing.   This time my brother and I decided to let our parents oversee all the decisions and Danielle worked with Mom and Dad to plan the PERFECT trip for us.  
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Where’s Audra? She’s in …. Open to Find Out!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection with a little help from Audra who traveled all the way across the world to take photos for this giveaway 🙂

She’s in Rome!  Angela Rodda was randomly chosen as the winner of everyone who guessed Rome from her gorgeous photos below!  Angela has won a $25 Giftcard from Village Burger!… Read More »

Where’s Audra? She’s on the Amalfi Coast – Read All About It!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection with a little help from Audra who traveled all the way across the world to take photos for this giveaway 🙂

She’s on the Amalfi Coast!  Jennifer Morris was randomly chosen as the winner of everyone who guessed Amalfi from her beautiful photos below!  Jennifer has won a $20 Giftcard from SOHO Office! … Read More »

Where’s Audra? She’s in Tuscany – Read All About It!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection with a little help from Audra who traveled all the way across the world to take photos for this giveaway 🙂

She’s in Tuscany!  Kim Gavlak was randomly chosen as the winner of everyone who guessed Tuscany from her gorgeous photos below!  Kim has won a bottle of Michael’s Wine from Vino Venue. … Read More »

Where’s Audra? She’s in Rome – Read All About It!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection with a little help from Audra who traveled all the way across the world to take photos for this giveaway 🙂

She’s in Roma!  Valerie Burke was randomly chosen as the winner of everyone who guessed Rome from her envious photos below!  Valerie has won a $25 Giftcard from Village Threads! … Read More »

13 Best Georgia State Parks For Gorgeous Fall Leaf Color

From 365 Atlanta Traveler

Looking for the best in fall foliage? Georgia State Parks offer fantastic options for viewing fall leaf color!

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources gave us the scoop on which of our state parks offer the best fall showing — and when.  Generally, you’ll see fall color in Georgia starting in October and into early November — but we know you may want specifics! … Read More »

I’m leaving….where do you think I’m going? And do you think I’ll make it back? ~Audra

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My one and only sibling works for Delta Airlines.  He is so good at his job, he was offered four free plane tickets to anywhere Delta flies.   Not the difficult standby tickets, but 4 REAL tickets to wherever he wants to go. He’s so amazing.  He invited me and our parents to take this reward trip with him!  … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Luxury Scenic Train Option in The U.S. Launched on August 15

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Who doesn’t LOVE train travel!!  Europe has perfected this by making train travel easy, relaxing, scenic, and efficient.   I am not sure if we will ever get to that level, but the U.S. railroad system has introduced a new train experience that may satisfy lovers of train travel!!… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Where in the world is Audra?

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Note from Audra:   Danielle is busy with clients so I’m taking over Travel Tuesday today.    It’s definitely appropriate since I’m going to be traveling outside Dunwoody for 18 days between now and Labor Day!  11 of those days have been planned exclusively by Danielle!   We’re going to play a game while I’m gone whereby I’ll post pictures to Instagram and Facebook sharing pictures taken by me and my travel partners and letting people guess where we are…..at… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Italy’s Green Pass

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

The Delta Variant is becoming a concern for many travelers.  Having a crystal ball would be extremely useful at the moment, as it is my most asked question right now…” what do you think about the Delta Variant and my trip?” 

This is a personal decision, as everyone has different views on what is considered a risk. … Read More »

Vacation with Lauren: Asheville, North Carolina!

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Our family was lucky enough to take a summer getaway to Asheville, North Carolina. My husband and I had visited many years ago, but we have never been with our children. Since it was really a trip for my husband, I opted to stay in a VRBO about 20 miles from Asheville on a 40-acre horse farm and not a hotel downtown.… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ GLAMPING…IS IT FOR YOU?

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

How do you define glamping?  It can mean different things for different people.  I read several definitions, but my favorite is from the Urban Dictionary…”satisfying your craving for the outdoors and your penchant for a good meal, nice glass of wine and a comfortable bed.” Read More »