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Celebrating Holidays Internationally

Pitigliano, Tuscany, Italy

July 4th, 2011.  In the United States it was a holiday celebrating the 235th anniversary of the country’s independence. Back home friends had get-togethers with family and friends.  There were steaks, chicken, and burgers on the grill.  There was time for a game of baseball, badminton, or maybe a little time to be out on […]

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Travel Tip: 10 Places to Find Someone Who Speaks English

International travel can be uncomfortable for people because of a belief that a language barrier will keep them from getting around and having a good time.   It’s one of the travel fears cited for traveling in non-English speaking countries. Unlike most of the rest of the world, average Americans only speak English.  We may have […]

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Visa Waiver Countries

The Visa Waiver Program has been around for over 20 years, although it has reached greater awareness and prominence in the post-911 era of travel.  The program has been modified over the years, with additional countries added to the list and an electronic travel component added, but the underlying purpose of the plan remains the […]

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Driving in Italy: Not for the Faint of Heart

While normally I am a big fan of public transportation, and opt for trains, planes, and buses while on vacation, our trek to Italy and Croatia required covering a lot of ground to remote locations.  A car was a necessity. Although the driving was left in the hands of the guys, we’ve covered enough ground […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]