The Best Gift You Can Give Your Family

It takes a lot of work to plan a family trip. Picking specific destinations, finding lodging, securing transportation, booking flights, scheduling visits with friends or family — all while trying to maintain some semblance of your normal routine, especially if you have younger kids, can take hours and hours. In the press and hectic pace […]

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All-Inclusive Resorts – Caribbean

All-inclusive resorts, as mentioned in my previous post, are a great alternative to cruises with some of the same benefits.  Let’s cover a different part of the world where all-inclusive resorts abound.  There are still other areas like in the Tahiti, Bora Bora and other exotic locales.  I thought I would just talk about those […]

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All-Inclusive Resorts – Mexico

All-inclusive resorts are a great alternative to cruising, with some of the same benefits.  They are available all over the Caribbean.  The benefits are that the meals, beverages and sometimes entertainment is included in the price.  The ones listed here are just a sampling of those available in Mexico. These resorts are luxurious and cater to […]

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Fathom Cruise Line – A Different Kind of Cruise

Fathom is a cruise line owned by Carnival.  It’s moderate luxury and a moderately priced fare.  But it’s different in that it involves volunteerism.  It is for those that want to make a difference.  Right now it travels to the Dominican Republic and will be going to Cuba in the future.  You will sail aboard […]

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Luggage – 5 Questions to help Choose

Almost all travelers have a Nightmare Luggage story. You spent a lot of money on a fancy brand-name bag that broke on the first leg of the trip. Or you skimped on the spending and got exactly what you paid for. Or the bag that you thought would be comfortable and versatile turned out to […]

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River Cruise Lines – Part 2

A river cruise is a great way to immerse yourself in the areas you are visiting.  Be it local cuisine on board, shore excursions where you learn how to cook local cuisine, visit a family on their farm or take a bike trip on your own.  In my last post I talked about some of […]

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River Cruise Lines – Part 1

River cruising is a great way to see Europe.  There are various river cruise lines available to choose from.  Almost all of the river cruise lines are all-inclusive and much more intimate with a small number of passengers.  This means they include meals, entertainment and shore excursions.  Most river cruise lines include bicycles so you […]

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Travel Insurance – Five Things You Need To Know

Travel insurance is confusing to even the most seasoned travelers sometimes — what’s out there, what it covers, whether or not they need it. While coverage and policies vary from state to state, of course, here are some basics of travel insurance to get you started: There are five main types of travel insurance. What […]

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Ocean vs. River Cruising: Which One Is For You?

When it comes to taking a cruise on a river or the ocean, it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports. But each one comes with its own unique perks, and depending on your specific needs for your next trip, you might find that […]

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