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50 Best Travel Quotes Ever

  Here are the 50 best travel quotes of all time (in my humble opinion).  Some of them may seem to be more inspirational than travel, but in my world, the two are intertwined. 1.  “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.” ~ Roman […]

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Travel Makes You Better

For those of us who love to travel, it’s difficult to comprehend why somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of Americans do not use all their vacation days. Studies show that people who take vacations enjoy a multitude of benefits to their well-being. Travel makes you healthier, happier and more productive. Click To Tweet Physical […]

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Valentine’s Day: Dinner, Diamonds or Destination?

Full disclosure, I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day.  It’s just too forced and commercial for my liking.  But for many, the dilemma of a Valentine’s Day gift can be stressful. Dinner? Too impersonal. Diamonds? Too committal.  Roses?  Meh. But what about… DESTINATION?  Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Why not create a perfect Valentine’s […]

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Some days are like that, even in…..the Midwest

Tell me…. do I look dangerous to you?  Apparently the TSA still thinks so. Rapid City Regional Airport.  Just another nondescript launching pad in the life of a travel writer.  Or so I thought. But it turned out to be a no-good, very bad, terrible day. As I’m going through security in the small but […]

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Breasts = Lethal Weapons?

Apparently the TSA thinks so. I was on my way from New Hampshire to Oregon a couple of weeks ago.  I wasn’t in a particularly good mood to begin with, having had to extract myself from my nice, warm, thick microfiber sheets at 3:30 a.m. in order to catch a 6 a.m. flight.   I was […]

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Fun Family Vacations

  When my kids were growing up, there is nothing I enjoyed more than our family vacations — a time when we could leave our laptops behind (or in the hotel room) and disconnect from our cell phones (or mute them).​The key lies in being resourceful and creative and to be keenly aware of what excites and […]

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10 Tips for a Long Layover

As a frequent traveler, few things annoy me more than the tight layovers, which these days can be 35 minutes or less. These short lag times can result in missed flights or lost luggage. On the other side of the coin, a longer layover can occur because of a mechanical issue. I now look at […]

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The Suitcase Secret

As a travel writer, I’m on the road a lot and have gone through more luggage in the last few years than the average person goes through in a life time. Along the way I’ve learned some lessons and am happy to share my finds (and mistakes!) with you. Read The Suitcase Secret, Published 11/07/12 […]

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