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Sunday Stories for May 17th, 2015

Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand

I haven’t done a Sunday Stories round up for awhile as I’ve been busy with travel. That means I have less time to peruse my interests online as well as less time to sit down and share what interested me. The round up today covers several weeks of reading. I hope you’ll find something you […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is St. Valentine’s Day. And while I’m sending out lots of hug and chocolate kisses to you, I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you that romance – and more specifically, romantic travel ideas – don’t need a special calendar date. So enjoy the romance of the holiday and then make some special […]

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Disney Terms to Know Before You Go

Mission Space uses FASTPASS

Anytime is a great time to visit Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.  Trips in the fall offer foodies not only fabulous weather, but a feeding frenzy at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival.  Winter visits provide even more excitement with the park beautifully decorated for the holidays and a chance to maneuver the theme […]

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How to Get to the Airport?

I have a lot of summer time travel coming up, starting with TBEX 12 this week (time in Denver and Keystone, Colorado) through TBEX Europe (in Girona, Costa Brava, Spain) in September.  In between there are plans for short trips around Washington and Oregon – summer is a great time to enjoy the Pacific Northwest […]

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Hotel Tipping Guide

tipping in a bar

In a perfect world, service industry employees would be paid what they’re worth, rather than having being relegated to a minimum wage (if that) and set to grovel for tips.  Until that day arrives, the reality is that hotel service employees rely on travelers to supplement their income into becoming a living wage. This guide […]

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8 Tips for Traveling with Newborns

new born baby hand

It may have been a long time since you’ve traveled with a newborn, or perhaps you never have at all.  I hope these tips from today’s guest blogger will give you the tools to need to take on this travel opportunity.   1. Bring your own formula and diapers. You shouldn’t rely on being able […]

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Travel Tip: Hold Your Mail

mail boxes in snow

This is one of the travel tips that’s worth repeating with some regularity.  Especially, perhaps, during the holiday season when so many people are traveling away from home.  And there are folks among us, more unscrupulous than most of us, who are watching closely to see just which ones of us are away and leaving […]

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4 Tips to Plan a Ski Holiday

ski lift

If your idea of the perfect vacation includes fresh powder, crisp mountain air, and long days on the slopes, it’s time to book your holiday ski vacation. Skiing holidays are the perfect option for any group, large or small: Families, work and corporate retreats, and singles groups can bond on and off the slopes and […]

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Cruising: Understanding Cabin Selections

Cruise ship cabin selection

For many people, cruise holidays represent the best of travel – it’s as much about the journey (your time at sea) as it is the destination (your ports of call).  Deciding to take a cruise is just the first of many decisions you’ll need to make, and like all travel decisions, this is where research, […]

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Save Money with a Museum Pass in Four U.S. Cities

exterior MoMA Manhattan NYC

Museum admission can be expensive.  Sure, you can try to time it so you go on that one free day of the month or evening of the week.  But if that’s your work day, or the timing doesn’t otherwise match up, you’re left with missing out on some great exhibits or digging deep into your […]

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lotus at Kenilworth Gardens, DC

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Books to Read on Your Next Flight

In honor of World Book Day, I’m updating my progress in the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge – and in […]

A Dozen Gardens From Around the World

Since the flowers in my garden are not terribly impressive yet - things will be in full color in another few weeks - I turned to some of my blogger friends to get a take on some of their favorite gardens around the world. I selected a dozen of them, one for each month of the year, and hope you can work a visit into one of them during your next vacation.

The days are getting longer, and with flowers blooming in the yard along with a few peeks of the sun […]

Celebrate World Wildlife Day

Today, March 3rd, is UN World Wildlife Day. The UN General Assembly made this proclamation four years ago as a […]