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Waiting for its journey at Waverley Station in Edinburgh
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Luxury On The Rails With The Royal Scotsman

To quote my husband, “If we have to do another whirlwind sightseeing trip and look at more cathedrals, shoot me now.”  Translation – time to find a trip that’s out of the ordinary or I’m staying home.  Challenge accepted. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had this romantic notion about taking a trip on the Orient Express.  We’ve all seen it in old movies.  I…

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are there any las vegas luxury hotel rooms deals out there like from Hotwire
in North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Yes! Las Vegas Luxury Hotel Rooms for $50

UPDATE 11/22/17: Not surprising, but this amazing deal from Hotwire has SOLD OUT!  Looking for one more getaway for the holiday season, but feeling the need for a bit of pampering? Well, we found the deal for you! Thanks to Hotwire and their Million Dollar Sale, you can get away this December for $50 a night. Just think of it…Rooms that usually average about $432…

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in Good Eats, Life Tips, North America, Restaurants, Travel Done Well

La Provence: A Taste of France in Beaverton Oregon

I am one of those restaurant goers who likes to find something different, out of the way, not the usual fare. In order to find these “pearls” when traveling, I rely on various sources; locals who are willing to share their favorite eateries, hotel concierges, newspapers, internet (of course), and family members. On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon to visit family, my dear sister-in-law…

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is kula bistro on maui worth the drive to eat
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Kula Bistro: A Charming Pearl On Maui

Last week, my husband and I headed to Maui, Hawaii for the sole purpose of checking out the island cuisine. With an amazing variety of food on the island, we wanted to find and enjoy the pearls. But, not just any pearls. We wanted those out of the way places not on the tour maps and full of local flavor. Happily, we found Kula Bistro….

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in International, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Tipping Tips Made Easy When Traveling In Europe

Tipping is rather different when you’re traveling in Europe. It is not as expected or as high as it is here in the US, even when service has been less than stellar. If you have never been or haven’t been to Europe in awhile, here are some tipping tips to help destress your vacation and give you one less thing to worry about. It does…

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does the ford ecosport have both green and luxury features
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The Ford EcoSport – Driving Green In Luxury

There are two words I love in any car I drive and luckily, both are easier to find together in today’s world; environmentally-friendly and luxurious. It has always seemed that in order to be more green and have less impact on the planet, you had to give up luxuries and pay more. This included size, comfy seats, drive distance, vehicle luxuries, and so much more. Then,…

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american express platinum card benefits
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We Love The American Express Platinum Card Changes

If you are an American Express Platinum Card holder, you should already be aware of the changes to the “Richer Travel Benefits”. We have been reading so much about everyone complaining and complaining, especially about the annual fee going up and the number of guests allowed in the Centurion Lounge going down. Well, hands up in the air and wave them all around, because we…

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what goes in a binder for travel organization
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Avoid The Crazies With A Bit Of Travel Organization

How many times do you plan vacations, get togethers, and getaways for your family and it’s like a crazy whirlwind of trying to get everyone at one place at one time? There are plane tickets, hotels, car transfers, train tickets, dog sitters, experiences, reservations, and don’t forget the food. I am crazy for detail and need to have a plan, then a backup plan, and then…

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