Magical Maui Vacation

Magical Maui by Celece Seegmiller for The Spectrum, May 22, 2012 As I sat down to write my column this week, a quote from Mark Twain kept running over and over in my mind: “I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade…

Consider The Road Not Always Taken

Written by Celece Seegmiller for The Spectrum, February 7, 2012 It seems like just yesterday I was in my high school English class trying to memorize The Road Not Taken, a poem written by Robert Frost. At the time, I was a typical seventeen year old and I never really thought about what the poem…

Holiday Travel Tips

The holidays are steeped in family traditions, but nobody likes the traditions of holiday travel like inching the car through a traffic jam on the interstate and standing in an airport line that just doesn’t move. To maximize holiday travel happiness and minimize coal-in-the-stocking grief, follow these helpful holiday travel tips compiled by ASTA (American…

Beware Travel Agent Scams

“Did you know that as a travel agent you can get free vacations, have deeply discounted travel, and make money all at the same time?” This is just one of the many tag lines I discovered while investigating my new “hot button”, the travel agent “license”. It all started with a few telephone calls to…

Vacations Honoring Veterans

Vacations Honoring Veterans By Celece Seegmiller for The Spectrum Newspaper, November 5, 2013 In 1944, a brave high school senior left the comforts of home to fight in World War II. Thankfully, he returned home safely, married his sweetheart, and eventually became the man I call Grandpa Ned. For me, the month of November is not…

Don’t Forget The Honeymoon

The honeymoon is a special time for couples to enjoy together, before they return to the stress of everyday life. I often hear couples say that they are going to wait and go on a honeymoon later in life. They spend the wedding budget entertaining everyone else and forget about that window of time they…

Cancun…More Than Beautiful Beaches!

By Celece Seegmiller, for The Spectrum Newspaper/September 6, 2011 A few months ago, I had the opportunity to take my daughter Ashlie on a vacation following graduation. It was my way of rewarding her for all of the effort it took to graduate from Dixie High School and receive her Associate of Science degree from…