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Our visit to Miami was purely by happenstance. We couldn't decide if we wanted to disembark from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami for our Caribbean cruise. After doing a fare search on Spirit Air, we decided it made (financial) sense to fly into FF and drive to Miami. We bid for and got a $15.00 per day economy car rental from...

Have you ever looked at a freight ship and wondered at what faraway port they would eventually dock?  Or thought about how they could possibly carry enough freight to fill such a large vessel?  Well, quite often than not, they have additional space on board for those who enjoy cruising at long intervals. Freight Cruising Freight cruising is a little-known way of...

Foodtography Sometimes, if a friend is planning to visit a city that I've already been to, they will ask me to recommend places where they can eat. I don’t necessarily see myself as a “Foodie” expert, but I do believe that sampling whatever that particular region is best known for is an integral part of the traveler’s experience. My palate isn’t...

Military Surplus Supplies Insulated hiking boots?  Check! Down-filled hooded parka?  Check! Multi-compartment backpack?  Check! Whether you love camping overnight in your local state park or backpacking around the world, purchasing the gear that you will need for either can become an expensive proposition. So, how does one get around this reality of increasing prices for recreational gear and stagnant incomes?  The good news is that...

Today, A View To A Thrill welcomes a new friend and fellow world-traveler, Sheridan Lucas, as a guest writer.  She will share her impressions of her splendid visit to the country of Tunisia in Northern Africa.  Sheridan is an aspiring writer who is always looking for fun-loving travel companions to roam the world with.  If you enjoy adventure travel and...

Your Housing Dollars With the US dollar growing seemingly weaker by the day, it's important to figure out inventive ways to stretch your hard earned and sometimes hard to come by housing dollars. Whether traveling overseas or to the next town over, everyone wants to feel as though they are getting the most for their money. When searching for affordable accommodations, consider...

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