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Preparing Your Plants for a Long Vacation

Preparing Your Plants for a Long Vacation

I’ve left my treasured house plants for up to a month using this method.  Water your plants well and place them in a large rubber basin (or more depending on how many plants you have).  Make sure the pot bottoms have holes to let water in.  Place the basin on the floor below a window […]

March 18, 2009 | By | Reply More
Find WiFi Hotspots With Ease

Find WiFi Hotspots With Ease

Perhaps the most comprehensive directory of WiFi Hot Spots worldwide resides at JiWire.com.  Search with ease either by city name or by clicking on the map.  What I like most about the directory is that the hot spots are identified as free or not.

March 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
Avoid Staying Near Embassy Row

Avoid Staying Near Embassy Row

When planning a visit to New York, Washington DC, London, Rome, Paris or any major foreign city , be certain to locate where your embassy is located and how to contact them, but don’t choose a hotel in the embassy neighborhood.  Unfortunately these days there’s always an increased risk of demonstrations or violence in those […]

February 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
Israel Launches Tourist Hotline

Israel Launches Tourist Hotline

One number will connect you to all the vital information you need while traveling in Israel.  Simply dial *3888 from any cell phone or land line while in Israel and you will be connected to information on local attractions, airports, visas, or emergency assistance.  Assistance for the “Tourphone” is provided in English and French.

February 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Tour The City By Public Transportation

Tour The City By Public Transportation

Here’s a wonderful site for finding your way around major US cities (New York, Boston, Chicago, SFO, DC (and others) by public transportation whether its by bus, subway, taxi or even on foot.  HopStop.com is an easy to use resource for finding the best route within these cities.  Just enter your origin and destination and […]

January 21, 2009 | By | Reply More
Safety Card for Travelers to Costa Rica

Safety Card for Travelers to Costa Rica

If you’ll be vacationing in Costa Rica soon, look for a Costa Rica Safety Card distributed at  Juan Santamaria (San Jose) International Airport.  The card, produced by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute, lists a 24 hour hotline to report problems and receive travel tips.  There’s a phone number answered in English and another in Spanish.  […]

January 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Credit Card Safety When Traveling

Credit Card Safety When Traveling

When traveling as a couple, split the credit cards between you, with each person carrying a different card.  This way if one person has their wallet stolen, the other person will still have an uncompromised card to  use.  It’s also a good idea to list your credit card numbers and the customer service phone numbers […]

December 24, 2008 | By | Reply More
Reduce Your Company's Business Travel Expenses

Reduce Your Company's Business Travel Expenses

American Express Business has a FREE offer for you and your company.  Their consulting group will provide a free analysis of your company’s T&E costs.  Their program analyzes online booking, useage of nonrefundable tickets and company policy complience.  Amex says it has helped save North American clients over $1billion in 2007.  Contact Amex by January […]

December 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
Remember Your Parking Space or Hotel Room Number

Remember Your Parking Space or Hotel Room Number

Whether you’re bouncing city to city on business staying in a different hotel room every night, or scrambling around town on endless errand runs, here’s a tip to help you find your way back to your car or hotel room.  Before strolling away, whip out your cell phone and take a quick picture of the […]

December 10, 2008 | By | Reply More
Always Be Lint Free While Traveling

Always Be Lint Free While Traveling

Here’s a simple way to always be prepared to remove lint from your favorite black outfit while traveling. Pack a few of the stick-on clear shipping windows that you find at FedEx, UPS or USPS locations.  When you need a lint remover, slip your hand inside the window and peal off the paper protecting the […]

November 28, 2008 | By | Reply More
The Cheapest Week To Travel

The Cheapest Week To Travel

Without a doubt the least expensive weeks of the year to travel are the first two weeks in January.  Why?… everyone is so stressed out from the holidays, that they can’t even think about packing.  If you get your holiday’s under control early this year and plan to skip out the door right after New […]

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Full Moon and Sunset Watching on St. John

Full Moon and Sunset Watching on St. John

Pack your picnic basket and take a hike to Ram Head on the Southeast side of the island to watch the sunset.   Start at Salt Pond Bay and wind your way to the rocky outreach stretching 200 feet above the crashing surf.  The blazing sun will set on your right as the full moon rises […]

November 18, 2008 | By | Reply More
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