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8 Reasons Why We Will Always Be Part-Time Travelers

Next week, we embark on our longest trip to date–a  5 week trip around Europe. It’s 5 weeks and 7 countries. It’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. So, as we run around like chickens with our heads…

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When Boomers Travel With Millennials: Lessons Learned

Usually when we travel, it’s just Mike and I.  It’s a pretty easy gig–1 suitcase, 1 backpack, a fanny pack , 2 meals,  drinks at 4 and itinerary planned.  I worry about him, he worries about me, simple as that.…

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10 Reasons Why Cruise Ships Are Not For Me

We just finished a 7 day cruise to Alaska and obviously from the title I didn’t love it.  Let me begin by saying Alaska was gorgeous! This is not about Alaska, this is about being aboard a cruise ship as…

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The Art Of Boarding A Cruise Ship 

I never realized there was an ‘art’ to boarding a cruise ship.  Most ‘cruisers’ are veterans and know all the ins and outs of getting on board easily.  Here are 5 things I learned that would have been helpful to…

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8 Travel Blogger Poses You Should Try: Make Your Next Vacation Pics Fabulous!

“…..travel bloggers always have such artistic pictures. Besides, the awesome photography, many enliven their pics with imaginative poses. I think it gives the photos more character a joie de vivre quality. Try these 8 poses to make your vacation pictures better!”

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Caledonian Sleeper Train: How To Get From Scotland to London in 12 Hours

Many times I wonder if I am taking the same train, driving the same roads, booking the same tours as everyone else–because what I read, and what really happens never seem to be the same experience.  Take for example this…

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How To Fall In Love With Edinburgh In 3 Days

Edinburgh was our first stop on our 2 week jaunt around Scotland. Even in the 3 days we were there, we absolutely fell in love with the city.  It’s so easy to do and here’s how: 1. Ask A Wee…

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Do You Really Need To Carry Your Passport With You At All Times?

Before our last trip to Paris we were in a conundrum.  We couldn’t decide whether to carry our passport on our body at all times or just leave it in the hotel.  So of course we did what all human…

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Paris Myths Uncovered

So many people want to tell you their horror stories about Paris but you never seem to get the good stuff.  Actually, for the sake of full disclosure I had 2 friends tell me some good stories but 90% were…

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A Day Trip from Paris to Versaille

We wanted to venture out of Paris so we planned 2 different day trips with a tour company.  The company shall remain NAMELESS because both trips were substandard at best  and I don’t want to give them any advertising.  They were…

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Travel Journal: Paris-(Mona Lisa, Love Locks and 284 Stairs)

Yes, we saw her.  It wasn’t as crowded as we thought so we walked right up front. Before I go on about The Louvre..here she is- barricaded in glass and behind a wooden barricade—Ladies and Gentleman….The Mona Lisa.  She’s a…

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Travel Journal: Paris- (Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle and City Tour) 

BONJOUR!  We were up early thanks to Mr. Trash Truck at 6:45 am.  We had breakfast in our hotel of croissants and coffee, which is  a requirement in Paris I think.    This is the coffee it looked like syrup…

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