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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How Not to Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

He probably thought he wasn't being disrespectful, or maybe he didn't think about it at all. But when he answered his cell phone in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, not only was it impolite, it was rude. It was...

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My Road Trip to Cape Cod with HomeAway

My love of travel keeps me daydreaming about places I have yet to check off on my bucket list. Usually, as soon as I get home from one trip I am already plotting the next. However, when the opportunity...

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7 Things You Absolutely Must Do In Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is a unique vacation spot. As I found out on a recent trip to the area, there is something for everyone to do no matter what their interests may be. Along with their burgeoning food and drink scene, the city is...

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What You Need to Know Before Taking Your First RV Trip

Taking an RV trip has been on my family’s travel bucket list for years. The idea of exploring several places in a short amount of time—without having to unpack and repack—appealed to us. It seemed similar to taking a...

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How to Choose the Perfect Summer Vacation Rental

Most families take a vacation at some point during the summer. With school out for a few months, it is an ideal time to take a road trip, go to Europe or head to the beach for a week. Hotels...

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Why You Should Visit St. Simons Island, GA

St. Simons Island is the largest of the four barrier islands that make up the Golden Isles. Located on the southern tip of Georgia's coast, the island's shoreline is dotted with historic landmarks, museums, galleries, and hotels. With miles...

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