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A Dozen Fun and Imaginative Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day

A Dozen Fun and Imaginative Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day

We’ll make sure you look for love in all the right places with – A Dozen Red-Hot Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Has Valentine’s Day been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates off the store shelf and picking up a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line?  Confess, romance has taken second […]

January 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Merry MunchThrough Beautiful Strasbourg – An Alsace Trip Report

A Merry MunchThrough Beautiful Strasbourg – An Alsace Trip Report

I am so happy to be back in Alsace, especially here in Strasbourg. I have not been here since the 90’s when while teaching at Boston Latin Academy, I was part of a French teacher exchange hosted by the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association of which I am a trustee. This […]

January 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
TSA Screening Changes May Ease Your Airport Angst

TSA Screening Changes May Ease Your Airport Angst

TSA screenings continue to be a hot topic as it seems hardly a day goes by without a fresh video appearing featuring a traumatized traveler getting a very personal pat down and inspection by airport security.  Most disturbing are the pictures of toddlers being reduced to tears as they go through the screening process.  It […]

January 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Celebrity Vacation Homes To-Die-For

Celebrity Vacation Homes To-Die-For

But to-die is the last thing you’ll want to do in these ultra-swanky celebrity vacation homes. Here’s a fun infographic from the vacation rental site FlipKey with fascinating facts and descriptions of celebrities’ eye-popping getaway homes. Read it and swoon!

January 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
What I Learned While Volunteering Abroad

What I Learned While Volunteering Abroad

When I graduated school, like many of my generation, I had no idea where I wanted to go. No aspirations on what I wanted to be. A friend suggested that volunteering abroad teaching English as a foreign language could help me get away from my problems and get a fresh perspective on things. I had […]

December 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
New Books To Thrill The Travel Lovers On Your Christmas List

New Books To Thrill The Travel Lovers On Your Christmas List

Without a doubt, Lonely Planet has become one of my favorite go-to publishers for entertaining travel books.  We all know they publish terrific travel guides, but now they also have a series of really wonderful ‘coffee table’ travel books.  Recently they released a number of extraordinary books that will tempt you to keep a copy […]

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
The World’s Most Beautiful Vineyards

The World’s Most Beautiful Vineyards

The World’s Five Most Beautiful Vineyards   A holiday to a wine resort is one sure-fire way of guaranteeing a good time. Wine inexplicably tastes better when you’re drinking it whilst admiring the vines that created it. Of course, with good wine, comes good food and luxurious accommodation. And then there’s the educational aspect of […]

December 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Take The Kids On A Fossil Hunting Adventure In Great Britain

Take The Kids On A Fossil Hunting Adventure In Great Britain

Prehistoric Britain – Great places to take the kids fossil hunting If you’re looking for a bit of a different family outing next summer, why not go fossil hunting? The UK is absolutely packed to the rafters with fossils and it isn’t just trained archaeologists that can go hunting for them – you too can […]

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in the UK

A Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in the UK

If you are looking for something unique this Christmas but really don’t fancy slogging it out on Oxford Street, why not enjoy your shopping with some of these magical festive experiences at the best Christmas Markets in the UK. London Southbank This market always offers a festive log cabin experience. Why not take a trip […]

November 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Fun Thanksgiving Infographic

Fun Thanksgiving Infographic

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Here’s an infographic with some very entertaining fun-facts about how we celebrate the day.

November 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals for 2012

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals for 2012

Here’s a rundown of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that have appeared in our in-box.  While everyone else is fighting the crowds at the malls trying to save a few dollars, smart travelers will land some of the best travel deals of the winter, saving hundreds of dollars.  Major hotel companies, airlines […]

November 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Top Ways To Stay In Touch While Travelling

Top Ways To Stay In Touch While Travelling

What’s New In Top Communication Devices and Apps for Travellers Keeping in touch is never more important than when travelling far from home, and thankfully, it has never been easier or cheaper to do. The latest travel communication apps and devices not only help you talk, send pictures and texts, but they also help you […]

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Photo Etiquette – 12 Practical Tips For Travelers

Photo Etiquette – 12 Practical Tips For Travelers

A great picture is the best souvenir you can bring back from your travels to someone at home. No other souvenir can spell the culture of your travel destination as eloquently as a photo can. However, you cannot just go around snapping pictures of everything you see; there’s a certain photo etiquette that you should […]

November 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Free Vacation Stays for Vets on Veteran’s Day

Free Vacation Stays for Vets on Veteran’s Day

Now in its 4th year, this is a promotion I look forward to spreading the news about each  year.  On November 11th (Veteran’s Day) more than 1,000 Bed and Breakfasts across the United States and Canada are offering Vets a free night’s stay. The 4th Annual B&Bs for Vets program honors men and women who […]

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Castles, Vineyards and Bike Trails – Life Is Good Along The Mosel River Germany

Castles, Vineyards and Bike Trails – Life Is Good Along The Mosel River Germany

When my husband and I first moved to Germany we searched for that typical German town with ‘gingerbread houses’ and an old mystical feel to it.  After realizing most of that was in Bavaria, hours away from our house in Rheinland Pfalz, we stumbled upon the Mosel River.  A 30-minute ride from our house through […]

October 19, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
5 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid in Amsterdam

5 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid in Amsterdam

Amsterdam for Amateurs: How to Stay Safe When you think about cities where “anything goes,” chances are Amsterdam is among the first that comes to mind. Amsterdam tends to be far more lax when it comes to drug use, prostitution and other activities compared to other cities, either turning a blind eye or allowing things […]

October 17, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Lonely Planet Offers Free “Best of” Travel Apps

Lonely Planet Offers Free “Best of” Travel Apps

All of my favorites are included!  Just in time for the new iPhone 5, free apps for the very ‘best of ‘ are being offered free of charge for Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, and Rome by Lonely Planet, one the most respected travel publishers in the world.  Lonely Planet has earned the reputation of […]

October 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mayan Style Grilled Fish Steaks

Mayan Style Grilled Fish Steaks

Luxury hotel group Real Resorts in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico have shared one of their prized culture inspired recipes with us: Mayan Style Grilled Fish Steaks (aka Tkinxic).  In recognition of the importance of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, Real Resorts are presenting a Mayan Culinary Festival in each of their four all-inclusive […]

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Super Bahamas Vacation Deal – Old Bahama Bay Reduces Prices and Offers 3rd Night For Free

Super Bahamas Vacation Deal – Old Bahama Bay Reduces Prices and Offers 3rd Night For Free

Don’t put away the bikini and suntan lotion just yet!  One of my favorite spots for romance on the beach, Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, has a very temping fall travel promotion. From now through the end of October, this elegant intimate resort has reduced rates to just $150 per night with the […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
London’s Vintage Fashion Scene & Top Hipster Hangouts

London’s Vintage Fashion Scene & Top Hipster Hangouts

Here’s Your Guide To A Vintage Day Out in Paradise (aka London) Vintage Fashion, Markets, Streets and Hipster Hangouts…. Vintage fashion lovers and collectors travel from all over the UK to hunt out vintage treasures in London’s historic markets. In fact, people travel from all across Europe, and even America, to grab their own little […]

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More