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Find Vacation Spots That Are HOT All Winter Long

Find Vacation Spots That Are HOT All Winter Long

“I want to vacation someplace where it’s HOT this winter, where should I go?”  How many times have I been asked this question? – more than I can count!  Well, there’s finally a great website that answers – Where’s Hot When – or even warm or rainy, all in a brightly colored topo map.  (Oh […]

November 13, 2008 | By More
Organize and Digitize Your Old Vacation and Family Photos The Easy Way

Organize and Digitize Your Old Vacation and Family Photos The Easy Way

We all have them… shoe boxes filled with prized snapshots from past adventures and family trips – smiling faces bursting with the enthusiasm of being on vacation. The more industrious of us have patiently affixed piles of precious photos into now dusty albums.  Well the digital age is here and it’s time to convert all […]

October 13, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Teach English Around the World and Be Paid To Travel

Teach English Around the World and Be Paid To Travel

Most anyone who speaks English well can be trained to “Teach English As A Foreign Language” through the well known TEFL organization.  TEFL Certification courses are offered all across the globe and usually require a 4 week commitment to study the course curriculum and do a bit of practice teaching.  This international program enjoys wide […]

September 29, 2008 | By | Reply More
Where To Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches and Don't Forget the Christmas Tree

Where To Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches and Don't Forget the Christmas Tree

It’s harvest time again all across the country.  Farmer’s fields are bursting with juicy ripe fruits and everyone is anxious to bring in the bounty before the first hard frost.  It’s almost your solemn duty to rally the kids (or borrow a few if you have to), throw on an old pair of sneakers and […]

September 24, 2008 | By | Reply More
Tricks to Finding the Best Hurricane Trip Cancellation Insurance

Tricks to Finding the Best Hurricane Trip Cancellation Insurance

The season for tumultuous weather is here. From June 1st until November 30th, (aka the hurricane season) all eyes are tuned to the weather channel on the lookout for seasonal storms that can totally disrupt your carefully planned vacation. Smart travelers take steps to secure Trip Cancellation Insurance to protect their vacation dollars in the […]

August 25, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
How To Avoid Taxi Cab Rip Offs

How To Avoid Taxi Cab Rip Offs

If you’re like me, there’s always an unsettling feeling when you hop into a taxi cab that you’ll be taken “for a ride” on a convoluted route to your destination just to bump up the fare. Here are some basic taxi cab safety tips to avoid this situation: #1. Do Your Homework. Before venturing off […]

August 4, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More
How To Travel and Work Overseas

How To Travel and Work Overseas

Who hasn’t dreamed of leaving their ho-hum existence behind to go adventuring in another country, working, playing and sightseeing for months at a time, immersed in another culture. Student exchange employment programs have sprouted up all across the globe, offering anyone over 18 (and enrolled in a college or university program) the opportunity to work […]

May 30, 2008 | By | Reply More
Where To Find Lowest Around-The-World Airfares

Where To Find Lowest Around-The-World Airfares

Now that millions of the Boomer generation are reaching retirement age, it’s time for folks to make their dream of circumventing the globe a reality. How many of us have dreamed of winning the lottery and taking off on a trip around the world? It may surprise you to learn that an around the world […]

May 14, 2008 | By | Reply More
Dial for Emergency Help Worldwide

Dial for Emergency Help Worldwide

Quick, how do you dial 911 in Europe? Nearly everyone brings or rents a mobile phone to use while traveling, but do you know how to dial emergency services in another country? Here’s a list of prominent destinations and the emergency services number: 000 in Australia (112 by cell phone) 100 in India, Israel 107 […]

April 15, 2008 | By | Reply More
Plan Your Own Cruise Shore Excursions – Save Time and Money

Plan Your Own Cruise Shore Excursions – Save Time and Money

Planning and booking private shore excursions can not only save money, but more importantly save you from waiting in long lines, herded like lemmings in and out of €˜authentic’ reenactments and opportunities to buy the finest gift items (reproduced in China) that you’ve ever seen. (Yes, I’m jaded; I’ve been on one too many tours […]

April 8, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
10 Ways to Save Money On Board a Cruiseship

10 Ways to Save Money On Board a Cruiseship

You’ll need these money saving tips while on board your next cruise because we all know the cruise reservation price is just the beginning! The cruise lines are hoping you’ll spend twice your initial expenditure on fine wines, pool side drinks, shore excursions, at the gift shop and in the casino. It’s all about finding […]

April 1, 2008 | By | 7 Replies More
Someone Help Me – What Should I Wear on Vacation?

Someone Help Me – What Should I Wear on Vacation?

Ladies, this one is for you! I’ve packed and repacked a dozen times in my mind. Clothes are stretched out on the bed of the guestroom at the ready, but I just can’t commit. I’m off to a new destination and am in a quandary about which outfits to pack. Can I wear my favorite […]

February 14, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
How To Learn Local Customs Before Your Trip

How To Learn Local Customs Before Your Trip

Move over Emily Post and Miss Manners, Wikipedia is the new global authority on what delights and what offends when visiting foreign lands. Part of the charm of traveling is appreciating the differences between cultures. But where is a peck on the cheek essential to saying hello, and where is it an invasion of personal […]

February 7, 2008 | By | Reply More
Travel Safely With Food Allergies – Travel Alert Cards

Travel Safely With Food Allergies – Travel Alert Cards

According to the International Food Information Council, approximately 11 million Americans have life threatening food allergies (Shellfish, Nuts, Eggs, etc.) . A far greater number have food sensitivities and in tolerances (Lactose, Gluten, MSG, etc). And even more of us have dietary restrictions (salt free, sugar free, etc.) If you or a member of your […]

January 23, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Family Emergency and Bereavement Airfares – Where To Find Them

Family Emergency and Bereavement Airfares – Where To Find Them

Family medical emergency and bereavement fares have become harder to find in the past year as some airlines have eliminated them altogether. The excuse is that competition among airlines has brought prices down to the point that they just can’t afford to reduce them any further – yeah right! We all know that last minute […]

January 21, 2008 | By | 19 Replies More
How to Find A Pet Sitter While Traveling

How to Find A Pet Sitter While Traveling

A growing number of folks love the company of their pets and are reluctant to leave them behind when they go off on vacation. Thankfully many hotels and airlines have adopted pet friendly policies. But on occasion when you want to take an excursion or go off for the evening it would be nice to […]

January 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
How To Find Lowest Priced Caribbean Vacations

How To Find Lowest Priced Caribbean Vacations

Fly me away for some sun and fun! Everyone loves to find a great deal on their next vacation. Whether you know which Caribbean island you want to scoot off to, or you’re just scanning for a great deal, here are the top online sites for finding deals on Caribbean vacations. Follow these 5 steps […]

January 14, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
How To Find the Lowest Cruise Prices

How To Find the Lowest Cruise Prices

Cruising has become one of most desired vacation activities in both the United States and throughout Europe. The proliferation of new cruise ships is unprecedented. Each year sees the introduction of half a dozen gleaming new vessels. The good news is that in recent years supply has kept pace with demand, and in some cases […]

January 14, 2008 | By | Reply More
Make Your Own Guide Book

Make Your Own Guide Book

Here’s a new trend among travel publishers – create your own travel guide. More and more travel content and advice is moving out of printed pages and onto the web. Publishers like Fommers, Fodors, Rick Steves, Lonely Planet and Eyewitness have duplicated much of their guide book information and put it on their websites where […]

January 12, 2008 | By | Reply More
Find Vegetarian Restaurants On The Road

Find Vegetarian Restaurants On The Road

It’s always a challenge to find welcoming food when traveling. The highways seems to be populated with fast food burger and fried food joints galore. Thanks to a little technology, it’s a simple matter to find restaurants offering vegetarian selections wherever you are. Here are two websites offering worldwide directories of establishments offering Vegetarian food: […]

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