What’s Your Hotel Evacuation Plan?
December 21st, 2011

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon. Twice in the last three months I’ve stayed in a hotel where the fire alarm has gone off. Once it was at 3 AM and someone came over the hotel intercom saying to stay put until further instructions. The second time we weren’t evacuated, but [...]

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2011 Travel Resolutions – Pass or Fail?
December 13th, 2011

Last year as the new year approached, I wrote a blog on travel resolutions for 2011. They were partly for me, and partly a general suggestion for travelers based on my work as a travel planner and travel experiences. As the year comes to a close, I thought I’d share just how I did on [...]

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How to Create a Travel Plan
October 25th, 2011

One of the difficulties with travel, at least for many, is choosing a destination. I notice the same struggle for many of my clients when they first speak with me. There are so many possibilities and travelers may feel that they won’t have the opportunity to visit every place they want to explore.  Furthermore, there’s [...]

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Hotel Connoisseur – Luxury Choices
September 28th, 2011

I’m a hotel connoisseur, if there is such a thing. I love hotels. One of my favorite aspects of  traveling is finding a great place to stay. I thoroughly enjoy exploring the property – however large or small it may be, dropping down on the bed to feel how cushiony the mattress is, playing with [...]

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Hotel Connoisseur Part 2 – Luxury Stand-Alone Hotels
September 28th, 2011

In a pervious post, I mentioned that I’m doing a two part-blog about some of my favorite hotels around the world. As I focus on luxury travel, most of these hotels fall into the upscale/luxury category. In the first post, I focused on hotels that are part of a chain or group. In this post, [...]

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Flight Tips From A Travel Planner
September 6th, 2011

While in Philadelphia International two weeks ago waiting for my delayed flight, I joked that I could charge a few bucks to offer advice to all those passengers that were completely confused by all the changes and I could make a mint.  I believe this is probably both illegal and immoral and I wouldn’t actually [...]

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Choosing a Flight? Keep These In Mind
August 26th, 2011

While in Philadelphia International last week, waiting for my delayed flight, I joked that I could charge a few bucks to offer advice to all those passengers that were completely confused by all the changes and I could make a mint. While I believe this is probably both illegal and immoral and I wouldn’t actually [...]

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Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Travel
August 16th, 2011

1. The world is very big, and very small at the same time. It’s amazing the differences you can find in nearby destinations, and the similarities you can find in human kind half way across the world. 2. Those things that you might be the most nervous about or wary of might just turn out [...]

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Oops!…Embarrassing Travel Moments
June 8th, 2011

With all of the breathtakingly beautiful, terrifically exciting and utterly relaxing travel moments comes another type of less sough-after moment… embarrassing. We’ve all done it – getting to the airport and realizing you forgot your passport, walking into the opposite sex bathroom because you can’t read the sign in a foreign language, opening your luggage [...]

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Summer Packing: Don’t Forget Your…
May 24th, 2011

I have an oddly large number of packing tips. Maybe it’s because I do a lot of packing for travel, or because I keep a continuously updated packing list on my computer or simply because I’m generally over-organized when it comes to travel. I have a packing tips that I offer clients specifically for summer [...]

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