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What It’s Like Visiting Cuba on a People-to-People Program

This post has been updated due to changes in policy regarding travel to Cuba. Check with the U.S. State Department regarding current regulations about U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba.  Have ya heard the news? Americans can now travel legally to Cuba on people-to-people programs with licensed operators. Although it was about eight years ago, I Read More »

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Bridge Differences with Legal Travel to Cuba

Cuba was my forbidden fruit and in 2003 before President W. Bush pulled the cultural licenses enabling Americans to visit with licensed operators, I had to find a way to legally visit. Insight Cuba was the solution and I traveled with them for an extended weekend in Havana on a people-to-people program. Travel Bridges Differences Read More »

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Lecturing as Part of Edison State College’s Lifelong Learning Institute: Fall 2011

I’m so excited to announce I’ll be lecturing on travel to participants of Edison State College’s Lifelong Learning Institute on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, between 1 and 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Campus in Punta Gorda, Fla. Details will be posted on the Institute’s website in August including the full course schedule and pricing. (I’m Read More »

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Celebrate First Day of Summer with Free Admission into U.S. National Parks on June 21, 2011

If you visit this blog often, you know I’m a big supporter of our country’s national parks. Although admission is already a bargain, the U.S. National Park Service will be celebrating the beginning of summer with free admission into National Parks on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Find the list of participating national parks by state Read More »

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Well, Don’t Call Me Professor…Yet

Network, network, network. That’s how the world goes ’round these days and so does digging your well before it’s empty. I can’t definitely say networking is what landed me my most recent gig but am guessing it’s responsible for part of it. I have been asked to lecture on travel as part of the local Read More »

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#JapanLife – Raising Awareness 3/27 – 4/2

Today marks the first day of #JapanLife and through April 2, bloggers and Twitterers will be sharing experiences about Japan in an effort to raise awareness about the country and support recovery efforts following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Join the conversation on Twitter using the #JapnLife. You can donate to the Red Cross Read More »

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Remembering the ’95-’96 Government Shutdown

If you’ve been living under a news-free rock, there’s talk of a federal government shutdown which would be really, really bad for the country. If it happens and the same agencies who were impacted during the ’95-’96 shutdown are closed, the tourism industry is going to take another economic hit along with other sectors of Read More »

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Monograms Makes Independent Travel Simple

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Monograms. All opinions are 100% mine. My tentative big trip for 2011 will be a week in Alaska. While some people enjoy travel planning, sometimes I don’t have time for it. For these trips, I leave the planning to a travel agent or other Read More »

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Anti-Valentine Package in Vancouver, B.C.

Not sure about you but the thought of Valentine’s Day makes me wanna say, “Blah!” Thankfully, there are some places trying to make it a little brighter for single ladies, such as the Sutton Place Hotel in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. If you and your favorite gal pal are looking for a place to escape cupids, Read More »

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