Travel Tips

Identify Your Travel Needs

February 4, 2013
Snorkel adventure

Everybody wants to get the most out their vacation. A great first step to that end is to identify your personal travel needs. Take a look at these four types of vacations and answer these questions: What type of vacation sounds like bliss to you? Which has you most excited? Perhaps more than one of […]

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What to Look for in a Travel Agent

February 3, 2013
Snowed-in at Atlanta airport

You never realize just how valuable a travel agent is to your vacation until disaster strikes. A few years ago, I was traveling to South America to take a cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula. This was the first time I had done something like that so my travel companion and I planned for eventualities. We […]

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Festive London: Three of the Best Santa’s Grottos

January 7, 2013
Santa's Grotto London

Those with kids will know that a visit to Santa’s grotto is a Christmas institution. However, choose carefully. There’s nothing more disappointing than a bad Santa, and one obvious beard can be enough to ruin the magic for little ones for good. If you can get to London then you’ll be spoilt for choice for […]

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Wander to Southeast Asia and Travel on the Cheap!

December 10, 2012
Ride an Elephant in Cambodia

As J.R.R. Tolkien wrote so many years ago, not all who wander are lost. Maybe those who wander are just filled with a little more wonder than the average person. If you think you are this person, well, the world abounds in low-cost places to travel. One such place is Southeast Asia — Vietnam, Cambodia […]

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Travel Green: Ways to Offset Your Carbon Footprint on Your Next Cruise Holiday

November 25, 2012
Cruise Holiday

While your primary focus of taking a cruise holiday may be to experience the wonders of nature, laze in the glistening sun or do some on-board shopping, there are also a great number of environmentally friendly reasons to why cruising is a great holiday choice. Nowadays, more and more people are becoming concerned about their […]

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The 20 Most Popular Tourist Spots in New York City

June 14, 2012
Times Square

1. Statue of Liberty A gift from the French, the Statue of Liberty once greeted every immigrant coming into the United States. 2. Central Park Take a walk through the world famous central park, which includes gardens, forest, hills, lakes and a very large lawn. 3. Times Square Located right in the middle of the […]

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Collectors: What is Your Favorite Travel Souvenir?

March 17, 2012
Travel souvenirs

I don’t know about you, but when I travel I like to collect a few things each time depending on what I can find and where I am going. First I try to find something uniquely that country’s like a Mayan Calendar when I went to Mexico or Murano Glass Jewelry when I went to […]

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Quick Travel Tip: Rome, Italy

March 9, 2012
Trattoria Melo near Trajan's Column

The popular catchphrase “When in Rome, do as the Romans do!” applies perfectly today to this quick travel tip. When I was in Rome in 2011 and visiting with my friends who live there (we had met on a previous cruise to Antarctica) we did a lot of sightseeing together and sitting down to eat. […]

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Travel to St. Petersburg: 10 Things You Gotta Do!

January 29, 2012
Keira and friend in the Palace Square before the Alexander Column

1. The Palace Square – At the center of the Palace Square is the Alexander Column. This column with the angel on top, was built to celebrate Russia’s victory over Napoleon. When I was in St. Petersburg in 1997 Boris Yeltsin was visiting the city too. He came through the zone with an ambulance following […]

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Quick Travel Tip: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

January 13, 2012
Penguins at Gypsy Cove

If you get to Port Stanley at the Falkland Islands you probably want to see the penguins on the islands. So this quick travel tip is not only going to get you out to see them but it is also going to get you out to see them in the most frugal way possible. In […]

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