I’m not going there

Destination marketers can spend a lot of time and money to get a traveler’s attention. Sometimes all it takes is the right video or ad to be the deciding factor in our next get away. But can that backfire? Have you ever seen a commercial or video for a travel destination that turned you off from going there? Maybe you …

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The best things in life are free

Vacations and travel are wonderful but can really take a toll on our wallets. Overspending can be stressful …which leads to us wanting another vacation to de- stress.Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive. They say the best things in life are free…so what you have done or seen when traveling that was free?Share your best free finds with us. Used …

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Some things were meant to be done alone.

Some things were meant to be done alone. Do you think vacationing is one of them? Most of us don’t have the luxury of vacationing often, so when that time comes around we try to make it very special. That could mean time spent with the family, alone time with a significant other or time all to yourself. I know …

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The Best Education

School will be out for the summer soon, but I believe that often the best education is outside of the classroom. Travel is a great example because it teaches us so much about ourselves, and the world. The experience helps us see how other people live by introducing us to different cultures and values. Being exposed to these new experiences helps us have an …

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Spring has Sprung

Don’t you just love this time of year? I can almost smell the sun tan lotion and anticipate those burgers and corn on the cob. It’s also time to think about Memorial Day weekend. It’ll be here in just a few weeks. The best travel advice: plan ahead. Last year approximately 37 million people took advantage of the long holiday …

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Isn’t that…

More than once I have been stopped and mistaken for a famous “housewife” on a TV show. People stare and then get the courage to come up to me. I thought it would be fun to hear from you- and to know if you have bumped into any famous people in a hotel, on vacation, or just out and about. …

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Plan on it

With the cold here, and snowstorms in many parts of the country, the holidays that many of us looked forward to are just a memory. We spend a lot of time preparing the holidays to make them special. Planning also helps us extend the fun. Things like selecting presents and thinking about new cookie recipes puts us in the spirit. …

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New year…new food

It’s the new year- a time when most people don’t want to even hear the word food. (Author’s note: If that’s you- you may want to skip today’s blog). I, on the other hand, am happy to talk or write about food or travel any time of the year. So today, I am writing about both. I was interviewed last …

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Announcing…

Because holiday time is full of gifts, surprises and travel, I thought it would be fun to hear how people announce to others they are going on a trip. For example, has anyone ever surprised you with a trip? Maybe a spontaneous weekend getaway? How did they surprise you? What about when you were little? What did your parents do …

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Thanks for Giving

Whenever I travel there is so much I am thankful for. The people I meet, the things I learn, the sites I see. With Thanksgiving around the corner, it seems fitting to take time to give thanks- to you. We have the pleasure of working with fabulous hotels and destinations worldwide. Behind them are wonderful people that we have gotten …

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