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Things to Do at Amelia Island in Winter

A barrier island stretching along the northeast coast of Florida, there are so many things to do at Amelia Island for a relaxing romantic weekend or fun road trip during the chilly shoulder season. Car Rentals from $8.98 A Day: 7 Major Car Vendors, 15,000 Locations, Save Up to 40%. The island, named for Princess […]

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Albanian Wine

Albanian Wine: Europe’s Oldest and Possibly Best

Albanian wine is no stranger to Europe. Archeological evidence near the capital of Tirana indicates traces of tannic acid, which produces the bitter taste in wine, dates back to a 6,000-year viniculture, making Albania arguably the oldest winemaker in Europe. Albania, a small country bordering Greece on the Adriatic Sea, has four separate wine regions, […]

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Jacksonville Beach - when you just want to chill

Jacksonville Beach Events and Amusements

I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy.  So when I decided to take a “chill weekend” to recharge, I decided to try someplace new:  Jacksonville Beach – a relatively small beach community on Florida’s northeast coast.   And we were not disappointed. The Hotel Hands down, the best place to stay is at the utterly […]

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At the King and Prince, You’re Treated Like Royalty

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that will leave you wanting more time, look no further than the Golden Isles of the state of Georgia. St. Simons Island, 18 miles long and just a mile and a half wide, the landmass rests amicably on the Atlantic seaboard, beckoning visitors through its moss-dripping oaks to […]

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Scuba Diving Cancun at the Underwater Museum

It’s nothing short of surreal… A man “on fire” with fire coral flaring out of his eyes, nose and ears… A small smiling girl looks up to the surface… A group of businessmen with their heads in the sand, oblivious to the world around them… No, these are not real people, but just a few […]

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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling: Is It the Best Spot in Hawaii?

Hawaii is well-known for its many azure and aqua beaches that offer prime snorkeling opportunities.  If you are looking for a location teeming with marine life, head to Hanauma Bay on the southeast side of Oahu. An easy 10-mile drive from Waikiki, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is actually the floor of a volcanic crater, believed […]

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Dalmatian Islands

Ultimate Guide to the Croatia’s Dramatic Dalmatian Islands

They sit shimmering in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia, mostly unknown to American tourists. Island hopping around these undiscovered gems onboard a small ship cruise is discovering paradise, over and over again. Bustling marinas, medieval town squares, sapphire, and turquoise beaches, boutique hotels, al fresco dining, and chic bars are all part […]

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers [Travel]

I was so excited to learn that I’d been chosen as a member of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers group by my friend and colleague, Alison Abbott of Green with Renvy. I met Alison in April in Barcelona, Spain, right before the TBEX conference that we were both attending in Costa Brava. Alison is […]

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50 best travel quotes

50 Best Short Travel Quotes of All Time

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 Payne […]

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advantages of traveling

Advantages of Traveling: Be Healthier, Happier and More Productive

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. Physical Benefits Taking time away from work is not just fun, but […]

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