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Tips to Survive the Red Eye

Tips to Survive the Red Eye

True confession, I don’t fly well. My nerves get to me, and I’ve convinced myself that I can’t sleep on a plane — not a good combination. Long haul flights are physically and mentally demanding. The combination of boredom, dehydration (my personal obsession), sleep...

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Ten Tips for an Amazing Trip to Ireland

Ten Tips for an Amazing Trip to Ireland

Ireland is a lovely country, with friendly people, a vibrant art scene, history everywhere you look, fantastic food and pubs, and writers (so many outstanding writers).  I last visited the "Emerald Isle" in 2017, and I barely scratched the surface of seeing and...

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Ten Tips to Avoid Vacation Crowds in Europe

Ten Tips to Avoid Vacation Crowds in Europe

Photo by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash The best-known places in Europe will draw crowds. Not surprising, we all want to see the world’s most famous attractions. Overcrowding is such a problem at some popular tourist destinations local governments are taking action to...

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Travel and the Joy of Living

Travel and the Joy of Living

Joie de Vivre! I recently attended the GIFTE (Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs) conference in Charlotte, N.C. I learned a ton, both the practical, like the nuts and bolts of running a business, and the more cerebral (aka mindset).  I also danced a lot (it’s a...

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Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

I’m just back from a family trip to Costa Rica, and it was amazing. The vacation was my first trip to Central America, and now I understand why Costa Rica is so special. Each region offers something surprising to discover, and the Costa Rican people are warm and...

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Five Reasons to Try River Cruising

Five Reasons to Try River Cruising

Photo by Keszthelyi Timi on Unsplash Every day I hear about a new mega cruise ship. For many, the bigger, the better when it comes to cruising. Personally, traveling on a ship with 4, 5, or 6,000 people is too much for me. Choices are a good thing and given a choice,...

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A Sweet Treat – Boston’s North End

A Sweet Treat – Boston’s North End

Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash Home to generations of Italian immigrants, Boston's famed North End is a bustling neighborhood of historic sites, Catholic churches, and mid-19th-century buildings. Boston's oldest neighborhood is also a required stop for anyone who...

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