Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card: Trip Insurance 7 Ugly Truths

***UPDATE 6/15/17-  CHASE PAID OUR FULL CLAIM ! *** No one plans an emergency on vacation.  Unfortunately, it just happens.  It is one of the worst fears for travelers– becoming ill on a trip, or someone you love becomes ill and you have to rush home. So, when we applied for the Chase Sapphire Reserve

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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 a mode of transport to my destination.   Here’s why I wouldn’t do it again.

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Quick-Fire Travel Tips: 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 know before hand. 1. BRING CARRY ON Who knew carry-on would be the easy way

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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!”

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 train, it should be called ‘sleepless’ train, not sleeper train.  Maybe my glasses are just

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Renting A Car And Driving In Scotland: Everything You Need To Know

Take a few guesses. Yep—- that’s exactly what we said. Try figuring those out when you’re driving on the left side of the road, with a hysterical wife going 50 miles/hr and 1000 cars lined up behind you. YES, LADIES AND GENTS WE  DECIDED TO RENT A CAR!! I’m here to tell you, it’s not

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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 Question You definitely need to engage with the locals because they are some of the

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Snapchat Spectacles Hack: Changing Lenses

I promise this will be my last post about Snapchat for awhile especially since we leave for Scotland, London and NYC in 5 days . Snapchat Spectacles  are finally available online so I ordered a pair 3 weeks ago hoping to get them before my trip. Well, they finally arrived!   You can read all about what

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Snapchat 101 : Part II The Basics (Lenses, GeoFilters, and Text)

Hi Everyone!  I am back for Part II of Helping Old People Use Snapchat “Snapchat For Boomers”.   I hope last week was helpful and not too confusing.  Hopefully, you had fun playing around, using the camera, finding friends, torturing your family, and most important–making people laugh with your antics!  Today we move on to

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