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Top Three Summer Hotel Amenities

If you’ve traveled throughout the US you know that hotel amenities can be hit or miss. Many resorts charge exhorbanant resort fees for some added benefits like free wifi, free parking, use of the spa, and other various benefits that…


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Top Three Carry-on Essentials

If you’re traveling this summer you should think about what you’re packing in your carry-on.  If you’re taking a long flight, red-eye or international trip, you might want to consider these carry-on essentials. I don’t leave home without these carry-on essentials and…


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Top 5 Founders Card Benefits

What is the Founders Card?  The Founders Card describes itself as  “membership organization with exclusive benefits and networking for entrepreneurial minds.” It offers a variety of benefits and discounts to those who pay to become members. How much does it cost to…


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Volunteer on Vacation Change Your Life

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans on August 29, 2005.  Having grown up in Florida, I’ve seen my share of Hurricanes and hurricane damage.  But this was different.  I had never seen anything like what was happening in New Orleans.  On August…






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Traveling With Friends Can Kill Friendships

Traveling can be stressful enough on its own!  Delayed flights, long waits at baggage claim, fatigued travelers and personal preferences are enough by themselves; add the dimension of traveling with friends, and you can have a recipe for disaster on…


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Don’t Get Caught In A Thailand Taxi Scam

I’ve never really been concerned, as a tourist, that I was a target for any real crimes in Thailand other than taxi scams. I’m sure, like all countries there are crimes that tourists fall prey to … but in all…


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The Westin Siray Bay Phuket Thailand Hotel Review

I have been to the Westin Siray Bay Phuket Thailand several times.  The hotel opened in August 2010, and my first visit was in December 2010. I am planning a trip back in July 2015 and can’t wait to see…


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Insiders Guide to Thailand

Since I absolutely love Thailand, and have spent a significant amount of time there over the past 5 years, I thought I’d share some of favorite places and things to do/see.   Where to stay Bangkok – Ultimate in Luxury…


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Bangkok Boasts Unique Hotels

Having spent almost 10 months in Bangkok over the last two years, I’ve seen just about every temple, palace and museum I care to see – twice. So what next? Tour hotels. When you start touring hotels you know you’re…



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To unpack or not to unpack, that is the question

On every trip, whether it’s for business or holiday, I am faced with the same question.  Should I live out of a suitcase? After 10 consecutive years on the road (and almost 3,000 nights in hotels), I have basically concluded that…


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Disney Vacation Club Bay Lake Towers: Review It’s Not All Magical

I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Disney Vacation Club Bay Lake Towers next to Disney’s Contemporary Hotel in Orlando Florida for the third time.  The first two stays were very good and I had looked forward to…