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Cruising Concerns

In spite of the rapid growth in the popularity of going on a cruise, many have concerns about taking such a vacation.  And I want to address and perhaps allay any such worries. First – Fear of getting seasick.  This is hardly ever a problem on a river cruise, but even on an ocean cruise, […]

Orlando Trip Planning Aids

It all started with Walt Disney World, but today there’s a lot more to do and see in Orlando.  Yes, there are theme parks galore:  four in Disney World alone; plus Universal Studios features two theme parks; then there’s Sea World; and also Legoland.  In addition, you can visit the Kennedy Space Center, and on […]

The Getaway Guru’s Favorite San Francisco Eateries

Many people love San Francisco, including The Getaway Guru, and lot’s of folks know he came from the city by the bay, visits it as often as he can, and loves to eat in its myriad of great restaurants.  Here’s a list of The Guru’s favorites. SEAFOOD: Tadich Grill at 240 California Street is a […]

Alaska is HOT

One of the hottest selling vacations right now is an Alaska cruise.  The season is short – last week of April through September – and so, in spite of the fact that almost every cruise line sails Alaska, choice cabins are going fast.  Amazingly, prices today are lower than they have ever been. Note:  You […]

The Dollar is Flying High Internationally

 Now is the best time to take a vacation overseas!  In short:  the American Dollar is gangbusters compared to the Euro, the British Pound and the Japanese Yen. WHAT HAS HAPPENED?  Those aforementioned currencies have fallen like a rock in comparison to the U.S. dollar.  Here is how they compare: The Euro = $1.13 – […]

Cruise Lines Gone Crazy

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line says in spite of the fact that they are booking more cruise passengers than ever, they are actually making less money this year than a year ago.  Why?  Because there are so many competitors offering so many discounts and perks, they have had to offer huge specials of their own in […]

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