Tag: Travel Tips

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What is REAL ID?

What is REAL ID? If you haven’t already heard, your driver’s license may not be used as a valid ID at airports starting October 1, 2020 unless it is a REAL ID license. The Real ID Act was passed back in May 2005, but won’t be fully effective in Utah and Idaho until October 1, […]

Disneyland

How to Make Traveling More “Kid-Friendly”

Taking your kids on vacation is one of the best things you can do. Immersing them in different cultures provides children an education unlike any other all while making family memories that can last a life time. While traveling with little kids in tow is not always the easiest feat, there are a few things […]

Maui

6 Fabulous Beach Essentials

Anything that makes vacationing easier, count me in! I’m all about bringing things that are practical and affordable and I think I just may have found the perfect list of essential beach items. Not only can they be easily stowed away in your luggage, but you can find an inexpensive selection of each item at […]

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What to do Before Leaving the Country

You can hear me singing my lungs out every time I head off to explore another foreign country! I’m always so excited in fact that there have been times when I have forgotten key things that could have saved me time and avoided stress if I had only remembered them. Learning through experience, I’ve now […]

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5 Benefits of Escorted Tours

Have you ever thought of taking an escorted tour before? While the do-it-yourself vacation can be fulfilling, there is just something about escorted tours that you don’t get with any other type of vacation. So, what is so great about escorted tours? I’m glad you asked! Say goodbye to waiting in long lines! You know […]

Patagonia, South America

What to Ask: Purchasing Travel Protection

Purchasing travel protection is highly recommended when going on vacation, even when there is no foreseeable obstacle in the future. However, travel protection policies are not created equal. So how do you know what you are purchasing? Is it going to cover everything you can think of and more? Here are 3 questions to ask […]

Disneyland

The Disney Experience

No matter what kind of Disney experience you have, whether it be on land or at sea, it is worth every penny. When you add everything up (food, accommodations, etc.), you may be surprised at what vacation holds a better value and what is advertised with a lower cost! Let’s check it out, shall we? […]

Dominican Republic

3 Ways to Choose an All-Inclusive Resort

You have decided to stay at an all-inclusive resort. And I mean, why not? You get the best value for what you are going to pay. While many all-inclusive resorts include your hotel room, entertainment, tips, gratuities, some non-motorized water sports, food, and beverages, many resorts also offer a variety of water parks, exercise and […]

Cruise

You’re On Board, Now What?

The long awaited moment has finally arrived! You have completed the cruise check-in process and have stepped onto the ship. Now what? Embarkation day is my favorite day. It means that my cruise is just beginning and everything around me is new. Plus, all of my shore excursions at various port destinations are just around […]

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Marriott Data Breach: The Next Step

Any time there is a massive breach of what was believed to have been “secure,” there undergoes a major re-evaluation of security measures. It is no different in the case of Marriott’s recent data breach alert that lasted between 2014 and September 10, 2018 at its Starwood properties. Previous Starwood guests, approximately 500 million, may […]

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