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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Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Travelers

The best holiday gifts are the ones that actually get used. Frequent fliers are always searching for things that make their travels easier. This could mean the latest and greatest gadgets, ways to stay organized, or even items that...

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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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Staying Connected on a Cruise

Cruise ship Wifi is notoriously poor, leaving passengers to wonder how they can get reliable internet at sea. These are some of your best options for staying connected on a cruise. WiFi on a cruise is typically slow and sporadic...

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48 Hours In Berlin

Berlin is an underrated city and less expensive than many of the other larger European capitals. If you are interested in history, particularly World War II and the Cold War, then Berlin is an ideal place to visit. I...

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Top 10 Things to Do in the Outer Banks Now

The Outer Banks is a 130-mile stretch of barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina. Commonly referred to as the OBX, this National Seashore is one of the most ideal places in America for a family vacation. With...

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Why You Should Vacation in Costa Rica

Did you know that Costa Rica has no army, a 98% literacy rate, and married women keep their last name? They also have great coffee and live the Pura Vida life. These are just some of the reasons to put...

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Winter Driving Safety Tips in Vermont

These days you can never be sure when the next nor’easter will blow into Vermont. Weather can be unpredictable, and winter can catch even the most-experienced drivers by surprise. Having many winters behind you is helpful, but having a...

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Why Windstar Cruises are Beyond Ordinary

Windstar Cruises maintains that they are 180 Degrees from Ordinary. After sailing with them four times, I cannot refute that statement. In fact, they are extraordinary. Recently my husband and I set off from Dublin, bound for Lisbon, on their flagship vessel...

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Top 5 Things to Do In Porto

It is hard to believe I almost missed visiting Porto for the first time. During a recent Windstar cruise, I sailed from Dublin to Lisbon on Windsurf. Porto was one of the last stops on our itinerary. We were...

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