Paige Conner Totaro

Paige Conner Totaro has written 388 posts for All Over the Map

Thinking Bigger

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It has been a crazy career path I’ve taken. I know that. And I’m not even sure what I have now is actually a career. But it’s getting there. I do have a business that is growing every year, even though the plan is constantly changing. One of my main goals this year was to increase the more »

Stylish Small Hotels in Paris

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Stylish Small Hotels in Paris This post is brought to you by XL Airways. Do your summer plans include a trip to Paris? I wish mine did. If you’re going to the most stylish city in the world (according to an unscientific survey of just me), don’t just stay in a boring old hotel room. more »

Do You Know the Emergency Numbers in Brazil?

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911-112-110-155-191-999-191-997-998-999-115-114-113-119-118-117-111-000-120-119-110-999-110-119-911-115-116-105-107-100-911-123-15-17-18 Wondering what sort of odd coding appears above? These are the emergency numbers for each of the countries I have visited in the past 5 years. If you’re planning to attend the Olympic games this summer, do you know the emergency numbers in Brazil? When we were traveling around the world for 11 months, more »

Joshua Tree National Park

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Thanks to our guest author Karen Schwarz of Essaymom.net for sending us this story about her family’s trip to Joshua Tree National Park. We’re just back from a great spring break trip to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California with our daughter, and wanted to spread the word about this fun and fascinating family more »

Podcast: How to plan a college tour

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In today’s episode, Karen Schwarz from EssayMom.net talks about how to plan a college tour with a teenager, and we find some deals for saving some money along the way. All Over the Map Travel Talk Paige Conner Totaro of All Over the Map and Veronique Autphenne of Pax Travel Design talk travel in this semi-regular, ever-entertaining more »

Want to see Christo’s Floating Piers This Summer?

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See Christo’s Floating Piers Do you want to see Christo’s Floating Piers installation this summer in Lake Iseo, Italy? Then join me on a tour this June! We’ll be visiting the lovely Lake Iseo, where Christo is constructing a mile-long floating pathway across the lake. We’ll join the throngs of contemporary art fans walking across more »

Solo travel plans

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I tend to hibernate in winter. The cold just makes me bitter about not being able to go outside in sandals and a t-shirt, and I bury myself in blankets. It’s not unusual for me to spend days in my pajamas in winter (a perk or a problematic result of being a writer), but even more »

How to make the most of Norwegian Air’s cheap flights to Martinique

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With Norwegian Air starting direct flights from Baltimore, New York and Boston to Martinique and Guadaloupe this winter, and with fares as low as $49 each way, the opportunity to take a quick getaway in the sun just got a lot greater. We were lucky enough to be on the inaugural flight from Baltimore’s BWI more »

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