Costa Rican Treasures
October 31st, 2009

Welcome to Destination of the Week! This is a new feature I’m adding to my blog which strictly explores specific destinations. Sometimes it’s linked to an event that recently occurred or a trip that I’ve recently taken and want to share. Other times it reflects destinations that will make good vacation spots in the coming [...]

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How Do You Say Vegetarian In….
October 29th, 2009

This post was inspired by, you guessed it (or maybe you didn’t), my lunch yesterday. I was eating my salad with ingredients fresh from my local farmers market and it stuck me that despite being vegetarian since the time I was 11 years old, I have never done a post on vegetarian travel (not that [...]

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Terrifying Tours
October 28th, 2009

I love a good ghost story. I watch ghost hunters, I read “true” ghost stories (if you’ve not read the Myrtles Plantation and are a ghost story fan, I highly recommend it). There is even some legend that the house my parents grew up in is haunted, and though I have never seen or heard [...]

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A Different Type of ShoreTrip
October 22nd, 2009

In my last blog, I spoke about vacation add ons that can really increase the quality of your trip. I focused specifically on private shore excursions and land trips that can be added onto your cruise of independent vacation, as opposed to group options offered by the cruise line or group tour companies. I also [...]

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Alternative Shore Excursions
October 20th, 2009

I attended multiple seminars at the Home Based Agent show which focused on the additional benefits that we can pass on to our clients. Some of these are newer concepts, perhaps driven by the change in airline rules and other industry standards, and some are familiar ones with a different twist. Whatever the case, they [...]

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La Dolce Vita
October 15th, 2009

Everyone deserves a little pampering – especially these days when we’re working harder days and longer hours for less reward. La Dolce Vita Retreats provides the opportunity for just such pampering, and I recently spoke with the owner, Janice Briggs about the retreats and her company. Can you briefly describe La Dolce Vita Retreats? In [...]

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Must-Have Amenities
October 13th, 2009

I love hotels. I may be one of the few people that says that. I also love airports as long as I don’t have a twelve hour layover or am sleeping on the floor because I’ve missed my connection. Being in the travel industry, I’m constantly taking in what my hotels and airports have to [...]

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Eating, Drinking & Soaking up the Northwest!
October 5th, 2009

As you may know, I recently took a road trip through the Pacific Northwest, starting in Seattle for a family wedding, heading to Oregon and finally down to Eugene before backtracking up to Seattle to fly home. First, let me say that Washington and Oregon are two of the most beautiful states I have visited. [...]

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