Travel to Virginia: Southern Charm and Hipster Vibe in Roanoke
Oct01

Travel to Virginia: Southern Charm and Hipster Vibe in Roanoke

Oh, Roanoke. What have you done to me? Months after my spring visit, your traditional Southern charm and hipster vibe are still in my heart.

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Choose Your Perfect Australia Destination With This New Interactive Tool
Sep14

Choose Your Perfect Australia Destination With This New Interactive Tool

Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand have teamed up to help visitors discover and plan their vacation. They’ve creative an interactive infographic map based on travel styles and tastes.

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Up Close and Personal with the Amish on New York’s Amish Trail
Aug17

Up Close and Personal with the Amish on New York’s Amish Trail

During my summer trip to Buffalo, my parents and I set out on our next adventure, New York’s Amish Trail. My fascination with the Amish probably began before I was 5 years old when my family made road trips to visit friends in Titusville, located in Western Pennsylvania.

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Travel to Japan: How to Use a Japanese Toilet
Aug04

Travel to Japan: How to Use a Japanese Toilet

Traveling to Japan? Be prepared on how to use a Japanese toilet and understand the etiquette of peeing in Japan. Peeing should not be hard. It’s a natural function. But just like everything in Japan, there’s certain etiquette to follow. I spent a month in Japan and one of my biggest challenges was conquering the Japanese toilets to become queen of the throne.

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Did I Score Big on Concert Tickets From ScoreBig.com?
Jul27

Did I Score Big on Concert Tickets From ScoreBig.com?

Did I score big on concert tickets from ScoreBig.com? Summertime means outdoor concerts and earlier this month, for one night I felt like a giddy teenager again (except for the beer in my hand). On a steamy Florida night I was dancing like a fool and singing at the top of my lungs as Def Leppard and KISS rocked the stage of the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, thanks to ScoreBig.com.

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Travel Gear Review: ChargerGenie, the World’s First Charging Tote Bag
Jul05

Travel Gear Review: ChargerGenie, the World’s First Charging Tote Bag

Last year I shared with you information about ChargerGenie, the world’s first charging tote bag, being funded through the crowd funding site Indiegogo. I’m thrilled to share I’ve received one – in Pink and Black Cheetah Print, no less – to review and it’s pretty nifty.

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TV Show Casting to Give Missed Travel Connections a Second Chance at Love
Jul05

TV Show Casting to Give Missed Travel Connections a Second Chance at Love

If you’ve ever connected with someone during your travels, felt a spark, then lost touch and down the road wondered “what if,” listen up. A major cable network series is NOW casting for a TV show to give missed travel connections a second chance at love.

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Book Review: Only in Spain by Nellie Bennett
Jul02

Book Review: Only in Spain by Nellie Bennett

Thank you, Nellie Bennett. Because of you I’m now dreaming of grabbing a floor-length skirt layered with ruffles and heading off to Spain to learn flamenco. Before reading “Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love” the idea never crossed my mind but because you so eloquently shared your sacrifices to follow your passion to learn authentic flamenco, I want to run away with gypsies, too.

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Ways to Save on Travel with Your AARP Membership
Jun17

Ways to Save on Travel with Your AARP Membership

Are you saving on travel with your AARP Membership? I left AARP Life@50+ in Boston this spring AMAZED at not only the travel discounts but the value AARP Members receive.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for Staying Safe When Traveling to Brazil for the World Cup
Jun10

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for Staying Safe When Traveling to Brazil for the World Cup

All eyes are on Brazil this week as the country welcomes the world to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and in two years, Rio de Janeiro will play host to the Summer Olympic Games. If you’re one of the estimated 3.7 million people traveling to Brazil, remember in all the thrilling excitement to take time to play it safe in Brazil.

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*CLOSED* Giveaway: $500 Club Carlson Visa Prepaid Card and Club Carlson Gold Status
Jun09

*CLOSED* Giveaway: $500 Club Carlson Visa Prepaid Card and Club Carlson Gold Status

To celebrate spring and summer travel, I have a Golden Giveaway from Club Carlson (SM) Premier Rewards Visa® Signature card. Oh, it’s pretty suhweet!

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Business is Business. Haggling is an Art Form in Guatemala
Jun08

Business is Business. Haggling is an Art Form in Guatemala

“I’ll make you a deal. Business is business and I’m a businesswoman,” said Clara, the street vendor outside the Porta Hotel (Antigua). Haggling is an art form in Guatemala.

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VIDEO: Sweet Reaction From Kids in Guatemala When They See Their Photos
Jun01

VIDEO: Sweet Reaction From Kids in Guatemala When They See Their Photos

There’s nothing more precious than a kid’s genuine smile. I met amazing people during last month’s trip to Guatemala with Clean the World to distribute recycled used hotel soap and educate people about the importance of hygiene. Although I (still) don’t speak Spanish, I was reminded of the power of a smile in communicating.

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Sizzling Websites and Apps for Planning Your 2014 Summer Vacation
May24

Sizzling Websites and Apps for Planning Your 2014 Summer Vacation

If you’re like me, you can’t WAIT to get a jump start on planning your summer vacation. Following are sizzling websites and apps to make planning for your summer vacation fun and easier.

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Have a SummerBlast! at Hilton Bonnet Creek this Summer
May15

Have a SummerBlast! at Hilton Bonnet Creek this Summer

Don’t just have a blast this summer, have a SummerBlast! There’s no disputing Central Florida is the theme park capital of the world but that doesn’t mean it’s the kids who have all the fun. In fact, this summer I’m looking forward to checking out the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland as well as Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in Universal Orlando.

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