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Tips & Tricks

So I married a Tour Guide; The Art of The Time Share

So I Married a Tour Guide, Tips & TricksDean JacksonComment

Imagine if you will; you and your significant other seated at a Formica table in a large and well-lit room, the rumble of muted conversations surrounding you as you sip a weak mimosa and poke halfheartedly at a stale bran muffin. You glance at your watch as you ponder the question….”so how much money do you think you’ll spend on vacations in the next ten years?” Is that $50 Shell gasoline gift card really worth sitting through yet another time share presentation? Did I mention that my wife plans and runs tours for a living?  Do you get the impression that we have been to a few   of these presentations? How, you may ask, are these two disparate pieces of information related?

Visiting Santa Monica for a Perfect Summer Getaway

Day in the Life, Tips & Tricks, Travel InspirationDebbie FranksComment

The seemingly endless rains of Seattle and Portland. Dallas and Phoenix’s encroaching heat. New York and Atlanta’s oppressive humidity and bugs—or Chicago or Boston’s blizzards. Wherever you’re from, there are times of the year when you seek an escape from your usual climate, a place where you can embrace the new while feeling comfortable in your own skin. If your mind has begun wandering to travel, visiting Santa Monica, California just might fit the bill.

5 Benefits of Group Travel

Tips & TricksEmmy Bill3 Comments

Traveling is one of the most fantastic ways to spend your time. The thought of seeing the world and experiencing the unknown is top of mind for many people. When you finally decide it’s time to venture out to a foreign land, the question arises whether to travel solo, or with a group.  So what are the benefits of group travel? Let's find out...