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Planning trips can be confusing to the inexperienced.  But if there is only one thing that you take from this post let it be this: "Booking your flight is the absolute first thing that you must do when planning your vacation."  Why?  Because airfare will arguably be the most volatile expense that you will incur.  The cost of gas (as...

How Believing in Yourself Might be the Biggest Risk You Could Take Recently, I've experienced a significant number of losses in a relatively short span of time. I guess it's inevitable that such things would give anyone pause and start them on a journey of self-evaluation. It becomes clearer and much more magnified how fragile life truly is and it makes us...

Traveling can sometimes be a lonely endeavor.  Sometimes, you’ll find yourself in a strange town surrounded by people you don’t know.   At dinnertime, you will call down for room service, pull out a menu from one of the local restaurants from your hotel nightstand or you venture out into the darkness hoping that something will spark your interest. Well, it doesn’t...

 Helpful Tips for Planning Your Next Vacation  Plan ahead! * The sooner that you decide where you want to go on vacation, the more likely you are to realize your best deals. Visit travel-oriented websites like Frommers, Fodors, Virtual Tourist, Lonely Planet and Rick Steves among others to get solid ideas of where you would like to travel. Once that has been established,...

Today we are continuing with the second installment of our three-part series that breaks down the choices one has in booking accommodations for vacations or holidays. We will now look at mid-range options for those travelers who want a little more comfort than hostels can provide but at a more reasonable price than hotels. If you think you are up to the...

6 Easy Steps to Propagate Hydrangeas I used to hate hydrangeas.  And roses.  But, let's stick with hydrangeas for now because I hated them for the same reason.  My mother had so many that I became immune to their beauty.  They shared equal billing with kudzu and weeds, something else that we had a lot of.  Like many kids, I hadn't yet developed...

Now that you've actually booked your cruise, it's important to make sure that you take care of a few things before leaving.  Here's a handy cruising checklist to assure that you will be ready before the ship leaves: Check with your medical and renter’s/homeowners insurance to see if you and your belongings are covered by your current policies when traveling...

What should you expect on cruise day? Alright.  You've decided that you want to give this cruising thing a go.  You’ve determined where you’d like to go and have already booked your cruise with your preferred cruise line.  What should you expect on cruise day? How do I check in? Each Cruise Line is different but Celebrity allows you to check in well...

Helpful Tips for Booking Your Cruise When you consider how busy people are these days, it’s no surprise that Cruising is one of the most popular modes of traveling.  Think about it.   Literally, you will have 3+ days of pure bliss on a floating resort, practically any type of food you’d like, be treated like royalty by staff, participate in daily...