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Does and Donts on Flights

Does and Don'ts on Flights

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00:00 am

As a person who seems to be in an airport every few weeks, may I offer some observations about travel etiquette, especially air travel?  Know in advance that I’m writing this with humor intended-people can be so funny!

Worst of the worst:

Body Odor.  I will never forget boarding a flight back from Ireland and my friend John H. was seated a couple of rows in front of us.  He asked the flight attendant if he could change seats, and gave us a strange smile when he walked past.

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Are You Looking for a Reason?

Are You Looking for a Reason?

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00:00 am

Life is very good at giving us reasons to celebrate, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a trip.

Did you know that 87% of people travel to celebrate their wedding anniversary?  What better way to say “I still love you” than to set aside special time for your special someone.  There are some simply divine adult only resorts a short flight away that would be perfect for just the two of you.

 

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Raising Children with Wanderlust Explorers Club

Raising Children with Wanderlust

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00:00 am

I know this is going to sound crazy to some of you, but I have always budgeted for family vacations and considered it to be an education expense.

I’ve talked to thousands of people about travel over the course of my 13 years as a travel professional (and 30 years traveling the world) and one thing is clear, people who have traveled have a more open-minded, optimistic opinion of our world.

They’ve been places, they’ve experienced other lifestyles and cultures, and they’ve learned that people around the world are basically the same.  We all love our children, we value safety and security.  We laugh, we cry and we are amazed at the great wonders of the world.  We all want the world to be a better place.

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Cruise Considerations: What’s of Primary Importance?

Cruise Considerations: What’s of Primary Importance?

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00:00 am

As a woman who was a single mom with 3 kids to raise for over 12 years I know the importance of a vacation budget.  Let’s talk about factors that are almost as important as budget when you consider a cruise vacation.

To me the most important factor to consider are the ports of call.  I base my decisions on both ocean and river cruising around the ports of call I’ll get to experience. 

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Wine Appreciation Destinations are Huge

Wine Appreciation Destinations are Huge

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00:00 am

Everyone I know seems to be having a love affair with wine, and not just what it’s their glass.  They are also intrigued by the history, the culture, the romance.   If you ever dreamed of visiting some of the premier wine regions of Europe here are some great guidelines.

My first experience with awe-inspiring vineyards was in the Tuscany region of Italy.   Tuscany is easy to access; it’s just a short drive north of Rome.  You can opt to stay in a villa and explore the area independently with your own car, or you can experience the area on an escorted tour for a few days before going on to the next regions.  Either way, if Tuscany isn’t on your bucket list you should add it today.

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