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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

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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Have you tried a butler lately?

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:00:00 am

Butler Services put the crowning glory on any special vacation

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I love the nightlife

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:00:00 am

I love to boogie

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Gourmet All Inclusive

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 8:00:00 am

How to gain 6 pounds in five days at El Dorado Resorts

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El Dorado Casita Suites

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm

El Dorado Casita Suites, luxury amenities at affordable prices

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The Guarding Serpent, Kan Kanan

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

The worlds largest man-made reef is a short flight from here, and simply awe-inspiring.  Best of all, one of the finest gourmet all-inclusive resorts in the world sits right in front of it.

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Let's go gourmet all inclusive

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:00:00 pm

Why settle for mediocre food when there are fabulous gourmet food options available at some very well priced all-inclusive resorts.

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New Ancient Wonders of the World

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00:00 am

I remember as a little girl looking through my View Master at pictures of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World and deciding then and there I would grow up and see things like that firsthand.  Warning to parents-the toys you innocently give to your children can profoundly affect the course of their lives

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