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A Family Cruise Is A Great Way to Maximize Vacation Time

If you’ve never taken a cruise vacation, guess what?  You are in the majority.  According to CLIA, the Cruise Lines International Association, only 24% of Americans have taken a cruise vacation.  People give a lot of different reasons for not cruising, but the one I’m going to address today is:  “I’ll get bored” or “I’ll… Read More »

A Long Week-end at Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms

The Wild Dunes Resort may be one of the sweetest spots on the Carolina coast.  Its situated on an expanse of beautiful beach in the quaint little town of Isle of Palms, and a short 2o minute drive to Charleston.  Since our summer of fun with guests from far away kept rolling, my sis and… Read More »

North Beach Plantation, An Upscale Resort in North Myrtle

This year, summer arrived for our family with a ton of visitors from Colorado.  And what do those land-locked mountain lovers want to do when they visit the Carolinas in July?  Hit the beach of course! For our first round of guests, we entertained Scott’s parents, along with his sister and her family, for a… Read More »

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

Before sharing thoughts about Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, I went back and reviewed my review of Sandos Playacar from 2009.  You see, technically Scott and I began this blog last spring in 2013.  But since I’ve been working in the Travel Industry since 2008, I’d already made attempts at blog years ago using the free… Read More »

My ‘Simplify Your Life’ Packing List

Hanging from the wall in my kitchen is a platter that reads ‘Simplify Your Life’.  Its a mantra I embrace, although not easily.  I tend to accumulate stuff.  I am by no means a hoarder, and nothing falls on top of you when you open my closets (anymore), but I have a lot of ‘stuff’… Read More »

Its about the experiences

Lately my mind has been contemplating the value of experiences.  How much they impact our perspective on life, how much they affect the person we become — even the person we want to become.  We’re all born into a certain family at a certain place and at a certain point in time.  But once we… Read More »

Sophia loves to ski Appalachian!

APPALACHIN SKI MTN :):):):):) I think Appalachain Ski Mountain is a really cool place :o). This is where I basically learned to ski.  When I was about 5 I took a lesson, but forgot almost everything. Within my second time going to Appalachain, I was going on the blue slopes (and they were awesome!!) Appalachain… Read More »

Disney Hilton Head — and the Kids Say…

And the Kids Say “Disney Vacation Club is really fun” Scott and I have been encouraging our girls to start blogging.  We still haven’t created their own user logins for our site yet, we can barely remember our own passwords to the myriad of social channels we tune in to!  But here’s a start.  These… Read More »

A Week-end Getaway in Charleston, SC

I admit I’ve kinda got a crush on Charleston, SC.  Its got everything I look for in a city:  beautiful architecture, the ocean, public transportation, excellent dining choices, friendly folks, and ghosts. Say what?  Yea, I’m into haunted history.  If strolling down a picturesque block I spy an old church with a creepy looking graveyard,… Read More »

Amy’s Airfare Booking Tips

As a travel agent, booking air is the thing people most often come to me with the ‘so do you have any deals’ question.  And I never do.  My deals come when travel is bundled through my vacation packagers, or through the cruise lines.  And since airlines no longer pay agents any commission, I’m not… Read More »

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