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Dancing With Grandmom in the Shadow of Thomas Jefferson at The Omni Homestead
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Dancing With Grandmom in the Shadow of Thomas Jefferson at The Omni Homestead

The reservation wasn’t for a few more minutes. I was early as usual and no one else from my dinner party was yet there. Leaning against the ivory tower of the maitre d stand, I listened to Kendall talk about his golf game. The executive chef “beat him up and […]

Hard Rock Riviera Maya Rock Royalty Lets You Vacation Like A Star
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Hard Rock Riviera Maya Rock Royalty Lets You Vacation Like A Star

Just as in my past life hawking small cap stock mutual funds and government issued bonds, past performance is not indicative of future results…but, man, isn’t this the exact same deal with every travel story? Like, here’s what I experienced, it was awesome, you might like it too, I bet […]

How to Travel the World Cheap, Like A Pro and Without Going Into Debt
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How to Travel the World Cheap, Like A Pro and Without Going Into Debt

This post is sponsored by Lexington Law Big travel doesn’t have to cost big bucks. Anyone who tells you it does is trying to sell you a bloated tour package. Run far away from that. Here’s how to travel the world cheap, like a pro, without going into debt. You […]

Cruise Packing List and Best 1st Cruise Day Itinerary for the Symphony of the Seas
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Cruise Packing List and Best 1st Cruise Day Itinerary for the Symphony of the Seas

The Best First Day Itinerary on the Symphony of the Seas After 7 cruises, most recently on the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas, I am prepared to declare myself a bit of a cruise expert. I’ve scoured each and every ship, tasted nearly all the food, did almost all […]

Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Day in Naples Italy
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Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Day in Naples Italy

So the cabin door slammed behind us. It was midday, it was fine. We collapsed onto our respective beds, me a king in the air in front of the 46″ flat screen embedded into the wall; her a twin trundle on the floor by the balcony facing Italian islands our […]

12 Things I Love from Our First 36 Hours On Board the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas
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12 Things I Love from Our First 36 Hours On Board the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

Our first 5 hours on board were spent fretting over the luggage American Air didn’t load onto our plane to Barcelona Friday night. Not the ideal beginning. The teen, to her credit, kept the faith while I imagined isolating between two outfits for the next 7 days…and doing a little […]

The Shore Path
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The Shore Path

I walked away. I’ve been doing this more often of late. Leaving my family on a park bench in Bar Harbor’s bucolic Village Green, with ice cream cones in hand, I set off down Albert Meadow in search of two scoops of private tranquility, away from the sound of other people’s […]

What It Feels Like To Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida
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What It Feels Like To Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida

There I was, at 6:45 on a balmy Wednesday morning in mid-July, not quite ‘up and at ’em’, squeezing myself into a thick wet suit, 5mm for better buoyancy to make a passive swim with manatees more of a reality; second skin if I were a walrus. My private manatee […]

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