Category: Travel

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What to Do When You Can’t Take Your Four-Pawed Companion With You

Sometimes it’s just impossible to bring your dog or cat with you when you travel. If you need to go cross-country, days traveling in a car isn’t the best thing for your pet, and flying them on a plane can be very expensive and traumatic for both them and you. Our furry little friends have become...

Why Planning a Backpacking Trip is So Essential

What Should I Pack?

When you work in the tourism industry, as I did for many years, you learn to be able to distinguish the seasoned travelers from the rookies, on sight. The experienced globe-trotter has packing down to an exact science. There is nothing lacking in what they’ve brought along, nor is there even one item extra. Everything has...

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Vacationing in Your Own Home Town

Maybe you need a break, but going far away is out of the question. It’s expensive, there’s the issue of having to organize rental cars and hotels, not to mention the fact that flying anywhere is a huge hassle these days. Also, you only have two days off from work, and you don’t want to spend...

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Traveling with Your Kids on the Plane (You Can Survive!)

For the past five years I’ve traveled cross-country from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle with my two children. The husband came with me sometimes, and I was calm and actually slept on the plane without any worries. Last summer, however, the children and I went alone. I was nervous. I chose an evening flight because I thought...

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Tips on Tipping

I used to be one of those people that would walk into my hair salon, get a great cut and then dread going home. Every time I’d get to the front reception desk I’d fidget and play with my keys, take them out of my purse, put them back in. I’d play with the stuff in...

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Making the Best of a Travel Fiasco

We’ve all been there — you spend weeks, months, or even years planning a dream vacation, expectations are high… and then, from the moment you leave your house, things start going wrong. You get a flat tire on the way to the airport. Your flight gets delayed six hours. The hotel has lost your reservation. It...

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Is it Time for a New Set of Wheels?

So, you’ve been driving your vehicle, Bessie, for many years and she is starting to look, and feel, every bit her age. You are hearing noises you’ve never heard before. Things are starting to fall off that use to be otherwise secure. You take her in for a routine service and find out that just about everything is needing...

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Is an All-Inclusive Resort Right for You?

Most people stick to one kind of vacation. Chances are, you either think of yourself as a person who likes beach vacations, or city vacations, or maybe skiing vacations, and you’ve gotten in the habit of doing the same basic thing every time. Likewise, you probably have a preference about hotels — five-star luxury, bed and...