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does eco tourism do more harm than good
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

Top 3 Pet Peeves About Eco Tourism

Common sense tells me that eco tourism is a good thing.  Right?  That’s certainly what I’ve always believed.  But, when I talked with people about their eco vacations and what they did and witnessed first hand the behaviors of people and tour companies, it really started me thinking. What did I discover?  Not only that I have some pet peeves about bringing tourists into these…

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are you taking your travels for granted?
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

How to Know You’re Taking Your Travel for Granted

If you love to travel as much as I do, you’re gone as often as you get the chance.  I wasn’t always this lucky, however, and didn’t get to travel much until my 30’s.  I was recently talking with a friend and she asked where I’ve been off to lately.  I listed my recent trips, California, Hawaii, Florida, sailing in the British Virgin Islands, all…

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booking a vacation for the family
in Travel Done Well

Top 7 Reasons to Pick Vacation Rentals Over Hotels

Traveling is a huge part of our lives.  We travel for fun, for vacation, for fly fishing, for work, for triathlons, to see family, and sometimes just because.  Finding the perfect place to stay always take priority, because where you stay plays a very important role in your overall vacation experience. Whether we are staying one night or two weeks, we want to be comfortable,…

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what are the benefits of the american express platinum card
in Fabulous Finds, Travel Done Well

Is Paying For a Credit Card Worth It?

  If you are a traveler and you carry the Platinum American Express, we think so and here’s why… Airport Lounge Access We are lounge junkies and often book our travel and layovers based on the lounges.  We would much rather be in an American Express Centurion Lounge than many others.  Fresh food, good wine, specialty drinks and unique features are all the pluses. Dallas…

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how to avoid jet lag
in Fabulous Finds, International, Life Tips, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Tried and True Tips to Avoid and Manage Jet Lag

When I lived in London for several years, I actually sort of commuted.  While my husband lived there full time, I would come and go every 10 days to two weeks.  We also did a lot of traveling around the world during this time.  Not only did I rack up the frequent flyer miles and get to know a lot of flight attendants personally on…

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sailing the british virgin isles
in International, North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

You Know It Was a Great Vacation When…

  There are vacations and then there are VACATIONS!! I certainly hope you’ve experienced the difference in your travels.  My husband and I recently went on a 9-day sailing adventure around the British Virgin Isles with another couple and can’t stop thinking AND talking about it, we had such a fantastic time.  And that’s what spawned the idea for this post. YOU KNOW IT WAS…

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traveling with other couples can end well
in Cruises, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

How To Make Traveling With Couples End Happy

We recently spent 9 days traveling with another couple, 7 of which were spent on a sailboat.  It could have been a disaster or pure bliss.  It’s hard to know going in which it will be.  You could be the best of friends for many years and then be constantly at each other’s throats on vacation together.  It only takes one bad comment, adverse event,…

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in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Tips for Spring Cleaning for Travelers

Spring is finally here and as you clean out your closets and homes, don’t forget to do the same to all your travel needs. Think about it…We pack our clothes, personal care items, shoes, dirty clothes, and so much more in our suitcase and bags within our suitcase.  We then place our suitcases, carry-on bags, and what not on planes where so many people touch…

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celebrating international women's day
in Fabulous Finds, International, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well

How I’m Choosing to Celebrate International Women’s Day

I see no better way to support International Women’s Day on March 8 than supporting the women who strive everyday just to survive and eke out a living for their families.  Let me explain… Currently, I am spending a wonderful vacation in Belize.  I am in the southern most district of Toledo, staying at the beautiful Belcampo Belize.  I am having a fantastic and eye…

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teens and drinking when they travel
in Fabulous Finds, Kids & Family, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Talking to Teens About Drinking When You Travel and It’s Legal

It happens. Kids grow up and then they are 18 and legal to drink in many countries where you may travel. The summer after my twins turned 18, they traveled to Europe and India together and were legal to drink. As they were staying in small hotels and hostels, we knew they would be asked regularly if they wanted a drink and so, we knew…

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6 essential items not to leave home without
in Good Eats, Travel Done Well

Make Sure to Pack These 6 Food & Wine Essentials When You Travel

  I find myself on all types of adventures; work, visiting kids, being with family, on vacation, and so on.  While I’m on these adventures, I like to have a few of my own essentials that make my life happier and easier.  So, there are a few odd items I rarely leave at home.  Now, I’m not talking mascara, camera, and shoes.  I’m talking food…

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