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Can you take the heat?

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 1:00:00 pm

I’ve decided there are two types of people in the world.  Those who like the heat and those who like the cold.

For a person who’s in the Caribbean no less than 7 times a year, you’d think I like the heat.  You’d be wrong.

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Spring Break and Documentation Tips

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30:00 am

Every year it’s always the same. By March we all have cabin fever and want some sun, warm weather and warm water. The problem is, so does everyone else.

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CUBA is open and ready for business, sort of

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:28:00 am

Do you love a big, crisp green salad?  Well, if you’re going to Cuba odds are you aren’t going to get one.

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Hawaii 101

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11:00:00 am

The moment you get off the plane, you notice the change. The air is soft and sweet – nothing like the sterile air you’ve been breathing during your flight. It’s different from home, too. You’ve arrived somewhere magical, a place that soothes the soul. Yes, you’re in Hawai‘i.

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Doug and Joy in Paris

Journey vs Vacation

Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 6:00:00 pm

Vacations are for relaxing.  A journey is for those who want to be moved.

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Best Zip Line EVER at Mystic Mountain

Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 4:15:00 pm

There’s just nothing like flying through the air suspended by a couple of thin cables.  The wind is whistling past your ears and the ground seems so very far beneath you.  It’s a rush like very few other adventures.

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Swimming with Whale Sharks

Swimming with Whale Sharks

Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 4:00:00 pm

We are hanging over the edge of a ridiculously small fishing boat. We’ve been speeding along for a full 30 minutes.

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Barcelo Maya Palace

Barcelo Maya Palace

Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5:00:00 pm

I still remember back in December 2007 when my friend Tony Stone called me from the Riviera Maya and said “Joy, you’ve got to get down here and see this new place. It’s amazing.”  

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Atlantis Paradise Island

Atlantis, Paradise Island

Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00:00 am

We’ve all seen those fabulous commercials on TV about the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  Believe me when I tell you, it’s even more overwhelming in person than it is on TV.

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Buyer Beware

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00:00 pm

Hope you need a laugh, because I’m about to give you one.

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Avoid Costly Travel Mistakes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:00:00 pm

Getting a great deal on a wonderful vacation is all for naught if you don’t avoid these costly mistakes.

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Viking is coming to America

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm

Viking River Cruises Chairman Tor Hagen is following through on his plans to start operating on the Mississippi River, revealing plans to base six river ships in New Orleans starting in late 2017 for his first voyages in North America.

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Travel Safety

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00:00 am

Let’s talk about personal safety

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Let's get real

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 9:00:00 am

Knowledge is power and I am here today to give you a big old dose of power. I also hope to give you a chuckle or two in the process.

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Timeshare Beware

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00:00 am

When is the last time you heard about a timeshare program? They got a bad name years ago and are now hiding behind less obvious names, but believe it or not, timeshares are still out there.

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Other great 2015 choices

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 8:00:00 am

Last week I gave you my number one choices for your 2015 travel. However, I have some “runner ups” that are worthy of your time and consideration as well.

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Azul Beach

Number One Choices for 2015

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

The Joy of Travel Team is on the road much of the year, traveling tens of thousands of miles so that we can bring to our customers an insider’s perspective and base our recommendations on personal experience.

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First Day in Prague

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:00:00 pm

Have you ever had an experience that so completely surpassed your expectations you were literally at a loss for words?

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Moon Palace Mega Resort

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

How big is too big?

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Azul Sensatori

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:00:00 pm

Last but not least, during our last trip to Mexico we also stayed at Azul Sensatori, another Karisma, gourmet all inclusive, family friendly resort.

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Azul Beach

Perfect Family Resort

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9:00:00 am

Great resort, great beach, great vacation.

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Let's experience Hawaii

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:00:00 pm

Hawaii is a dream destination for most Americans, and there is no more all-inclusive way to see it than via a Norwegian Cruise.

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El Dorado Maroma, my idea of paradise

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:30:00 am

We just returned from our third trip to Mexico this year.

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The Last Great Frontier

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm

Fall is such a great time of year here at The Joy of Travel. Every day the mail lady brings me new brochures for the upcoming year, and every day I find something in a new brochure that I really, really want to do.

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Read The Stars

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

Do you have any idea how resorts and hotels qualify for the star rating they receive through various rating agencies? Do you know what differentiates an all-inclusive property from an “ultra” all inclusive property, or a “gourmet” all inclusive property?

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The Joy of Travel

We hear what you're saying

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 11:00:00 am

When you ask us a question, it's always for a deeper reason

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It's a matter of Opinion

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm

It’s a matter of Opinion.

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9 great tours under $1000

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:00:00 am

9 tours under $1000

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Vacation vs Journey

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm

Vacations are for relaxing. A journey is for those who want to be moved.

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Nuremberg to Regensburg, Germany

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm

Bratwurst puts it over the top

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