Packing for Summer Road Trip

As travel slowly resumes, it looks like more and more Americans are thinking of sticking closer to home this summer. I hesitate to bring back the term stay-cation, so let's call it a near-cation. This means if you are...

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Staying in a Hotel During Coronavirus

I was pretty excited to pack my suitcase and spend the night in a hotel. Like most people, I have not been traveling during the coronavirus outbreak at all. I’ve been grounded for eight weeks, in a travel writer‘s...

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Coronavirus and Cruising: Statements, Policies, and Updates

When will everything go back to normal? Originally cruise lines voluntarily and temporarily suspended cruise ship operations from and to U.S. ports of call for 30 days. However, as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address...

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5 Packing Hacks Under $10 for Toiletries

What can I bring on the plane? By now you should be familiar with cramming a week's worth of liquids and lotions into one transparent quart-size travel bag. The TSA 3-1-1 rule has been in place since 2006. While...

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Expert Packing Tips for Your Next Cruise

Packing for a cruise requires thought and proper planning. You will need dressy clothes, casual options, bathing suits, shoes for multiple occasions and more. Your stateroom storage options might be limited so it is best not to over-pack. Use...

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My 3 Favorite Unplugged Vacations

While there are certainly times you need to be online and accessible, it shouldn’t be while you are on vacation. Everyone needs, and deserves, to unplug from the stresses of everyday life to recharge their human batteries. You will hardly be...

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Where to Eat Local in Vermont

No matter where you choose to eat in Vermont you will find most restaurants have a food philosophy that incorporates a myriad of local products into their menus. Farm-to-table isn't just a movement in Vermont, it is a way...

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5 Things I Always Keep Packed in My Suitcase

I travel a lot and am often asked what to pack or the best ways to pack. Hands down the best way to pack and stay organized are in packing cubes. What to pack really depends upon where you...

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Affordable Luxury on the Gulf Shores of Alabama

Do you love to hear the sound of waves crashing on the beach while you are on vacation? I know I do. I can see myself, toes in the sand with a good book. However, sometimes staying in an...

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9 Unusual Things to Do on Maui

The best things to do on vacation aren’t always the most well-known things to do. For me, the more uncommon and off the beaten path the activity is the better. If you prefer to find non-touristy things to do...

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