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I Love Cancun and I’m Not Afraid to Admit It

"Isn't Cancun just a bunch of resorts?" "There's nothing to do there except go to the beach!" "That's not real Mexico." I'll confess: the first time I went to the Riviera Maya, I was simply in search of a tropical vacation and an excuse to use my passport.  My sister and I found it, but we also discovered that the area has more to offer than just sun and … [Read More]

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The Truth About Group Tours

Before this year, the last group tour I went on was a trip to Ecuador back in 2005.  I was brand new to international travel -- or to be honest, travel without my … [Read More]

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Bereavement Fares

One of the joys of having family and friends all over the country is the chance to visit them and get a change of scenery all at the same time.  On less happy occasions, having family and friends spread out is an expensive obstacle and a logistical burden when … [Read More]

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North to Alaska, Introduction to a Success Story

Post courtesy of Becky's husband, Mike. For starters, I am the polar opposite of my wife.  Before I met her, travel to me had two components: when and where, and cost was not much of a consideration.  My former ignorant self thought ,“it costs what it costs … [Read More]

Schloss Neuschwanstein as seen from Marienbruecke

Spectacular Neuschwanstein

We arrived in Hohenschwangau in the late afternoon after a scenic drive through the countryside. We instantly knew that we were in for a treat – from a scenery perspective, there is no doubt that this area was the most beautiful we visited. With the gorgeous … [Read More]

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Three Reasons to Add Your Birthday to Your Accounts

I tend to share as little personal information as possible in reward programs, but a few months ago, Points, Miles & Martinis inspired me to add my birthday to my accounts.   Sure enough, now that it's my birthday, I can vouch for a few reasons why it's … [Read More]