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is there a wide range of activities on small ship cruises
in Cruises, International, Travel Done Well

Could Small Ship Cruises Become Your Favorite Way to Vacation?

Imagine being so close to a humpbacked whale you could literally touch him, but don’t… Imagine being in your kayak within feet of an iceberg when it breaches… Then, imagine having a world renowned National Geographic photographer giving you photography lessons in the Antarctic… If you’ve ever thought about going on a cruise, but were scared off by being on board with 3,000 fellow passengers,…

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what are some unforeseen costs of flying budget airlines
in International, North America, Travel Done Well

What You Should Know About Flying Budget Airlines

We love certain airlines and we try to stay loyal with a few exceptions. Maybe there’s a great flight option or our airlines do not service where we are going. Also, we give up loyalty a lot when flying internationally. Truth is, Business and First Class with most airlines these days give you the benefits of loyalty on long-haul flights. BUT, we do not fly budget…

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in Cruises, International, Travel Done Well

Top Cruise Destinations You Won’t Want to Miss

So, you’ve decided to take a cruise vacation. Making the decision to spoil yourself with the trip of a lifetime is the easy part. The difficult decision is deciding where you will set sail. With so many ports of call waiting, the possibilities are endless. We’ve tried to narrow it down just a bit with these top cruise destinations you won’t want to miss. Alaska…

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in Food & fun, International

Great Places to Eat in Queenstown New Zealand

Queenstown is a scenic wonderland filled with a variety of outdoor activities to please everyone. Whether you are headed to upcoming Ironman races in New Zealand or just lucky enough to be going for a vacation, you’ll also need some great ideas for places to eat in Queenstown. We were just in New Zealand for my once-in-a-lifetime vacation and spent a few days based in…

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sunset in belize
in Caribbean / Mexico, International, That's Life, Travel Done Well

4 Reasons to Vacation at Copal Tree Lodge Belize

There are way more than 4 reasons you need to call now and make your next vacation at Copal Tree Lodge Belize, but I hope these 4 convince you.  Formerly Belcampo, my hubby made this pick for us as a couple and he outdid himself!  I loved everything, including getting there.  It’s a short plane ride from the states and then a short hop on Tropic…

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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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what should i consider if i want a quick getaway
in Caribbean / Mexico, Fabulous Finds, International, North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

5 Elements For The Perfect Quick Getaway

We would love to always be able to plan way ahead for our vacations, but all too often life intervenes and we aren’t allowed this luxury, so we head off for a quick getaway.  And, hey, sometimes travel spontaneity is really the way to go, especially if you’ve had the week from hell and really, really need to leave it all behind and unwind. When that…

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in Caribbean / Mexico, International, That's Life, Travel Done Well

5 Favorite Caribbean Islands For A Quick Getaway

Update 2018: Please be sure to check with any of these islands on the status of tourism as many were hit hard by last years hurricanes. Getting away for us is not always about planning a big vacation. With our busy lives, we often are planning last minute getaways. But, finding locations that are warm, relaxing, and filled with luxury wasn’t always easy until we…

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what are some tips for traveling as we age
in Ageless Living, Fabulous Finds, International, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Amazing World Adventures for Ageless Living

Travel as we age can pose a whole new set of issues ranging from finances to our health to how far away is the destination. But, it certainly doesn’t mean that armed with a little knowledge, we still can’t have amazing adventures. For some, nothing actually will change much at all, but those are the lucky few. For the rest of us, some adjustments in…

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is jamaica a good mulligeneration destination
in International, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Keep ’em Happy: Luxury Multigeneration Travel

Traveling with family members  can be challenging, especially when members have different perspectives of luxury, different needs and wants, and different budgets. That’s why Jamaica is the answer for everyone. Families can come together and all be comfortable with the activities, accommodations, and budgets given all of the options Jamaica offers. So, if you’re looking for a luxury multigeneration travel destination, here’s why Jamaica is…

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