Barge Cruising: A Guide for First Timers

Barge cruising is one of the most relaxed and luxurious ways to see the European countryside. Barge cruises are vastly different than other types of voyages such as a river, small ocean or windjammer cruises. First-time barge cruisers...

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Where to Eat Local in Vermont

No matter where you choose to eat in Vermont you will find most restaurants have a food philosophy that incorporates a myriad of local products into their menus. Farm-to-table isn't just a movement in Vermont, it is a way...

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Best Vacation Rental Homes Around the World

I know a thing or two about vacation rentals because I have been renting them for several years. Right around the time our kids were no longer willing to sleep in the same bed, it stopped being fun to...

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Affordable Luxury on the Gulf Shores of Alabama

Do you love to hear the sound of waves crashing on the beach while you are on vacation? I know I do. I can see myself, toes in the sand with a good book. However, sometimes staying in an...

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9 Non-Touristy Things You Should Do on Maui This Year

The best things to do on vacation aren’t always the most well-known things to do. For me, the more uncommon and off the beaten path the activity the better. If you want to avoid tourist traps, the next time...

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Beach House Dreams on Alabama’s Gulf Shores

Can you picture yourself relaxing on the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico? I sure can. This winter I will be heading to Alabama to check out this unbelievable eight bedroom Gulf Shores vacation rental. However, I am...

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Why You Must Ski Out West This Year

“Have you ever been skiing out West?” -- I have been asked this question a hundred times. My answer is always the same. I grew up in New Jersey and skied in the Catskills. After I got married I...

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Discovering Torrance: A Southern California Gem

Located just down the road from the popular Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beaches, you will find the best beach in Southern California. Torrance Beach is just a sliver of the SoCal shoreline. At only one and a half miles long,...

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Where to Stay and What to Do in Conejo Valley, California

With Southern California's seemingly endless days of sunshine, it is a great place to visit any time of year. If you are looking to escape from the crowds in Los Angeles, plan a visit to Conejo Valley. It is conveniently...

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Viking River Cruise Longship Overview

I am not much for crowds, especially while on vacation. That means when I cruise, I tend to favor small luxury cruise ship lines that carry just a few hundred passengers. You won't find me on a mega-ship with thousands...

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