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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 »

Travel Apps To Keep You on Track

In this post we’ll take a look at two great travel apps that can simplify the management of your travel plans.  I’ve used the first one extensively for the last couple of years and have started to utilize and compare it to the second app recently as my company’s new travel agency promoted its use. … Read More »

A Cool Day in Hilton Head, SC

Our first review in our ‘home state’ is about a cool day we spent on Hilton Head Island.  Ok South Carolina has only been our ‘home’ for 18 months, but in that short time we’ve visited a ton of cool places:  Lake Norman, The Biltmore, Asheville, Carowinds, Myrtle Beach, to name a few.  Hilton Head… Read More »

“Do you have a hug for your ol’ man?” – Only at Camp SOAR

Hi I’m Scott, Amy’s husband and partner on  I mainly focus on the technology.  I’ve been considering writing posts myself, so here goes. This evening I came across a post from a person that I hold in high regard. His name is Darren Hardy and he’s put out some great content including his book… Read More »

A Cool Review of Disney Hilton Head from ‘Grandma’

Hello. I’m Cynthia, and I’m new to this site and to the Plan Cool Trips family. My husband and I  love to travel and have vacationed often. We use timeshare, generally for beach vacations and for Disney World, which we have enjoyed sharing with our children and grandchildren.  My husband and I also love visiting Europe … Read More »

Disney Hilton Head Resort a Cool Review

There’s something special about a multi-generation family vacay, and we know Disney always delivers.   We spent 3 nights at Disney’s Hilton Head Resort with our kiddos, and my parents.  We chose it for 3 reasons:  location, fun for kids, and enough space to comfortably share.  The resort is part of Disney Vacation Club.  To check… Read More »

How to Choose a Cool Cruise

Choosing Cool Cruises Cruising is a fun way to see a lot of the world in one cool trip.  You can visit multiple islands, ports, and countries in one week’s time.  Cruises range in length from quick 3 or 4 night jaunts to islands like the Bahamas, to upwards of month long voyages to distant… Read More »

Cool Excursions on the Riviera Maya

Cool Tours on the Riviera Maya Cancun and the Riviera Maya are loaded with culturally significant historical sites and gorgeous natural parks and aquatic features.  In this article I’m going to highlight a few of our favorite excursions, and let you know if you should take a tour, rent a cab, or arrange a trip… Read More »

Planning a Couples Getaway to Las Vegas

Planning a Cool Couples 40th Birthday Bash Vegas Style As a travel lover and planner, I was excited to take on the challenge of planning a group birthday party in Las Vegas.  Scott has had a close knit group of friends since childhood, college, weddings, births and finally:  40th birthdays. Everyone had traveled to Las… Read More »

Hawaiian Islands Tour part 2 – Kona, Kaui, Honolulu

Welcome Back! And on with our tour . . . Wednesday: Kona This was our most ‘relaxing day’ on the Hawaiian Islands. We started out with a ride on the Captain Zodiac raft (ok that part was not relaxing) around the Kealakekua Bay — and did some of our best snorkeling near Captain Cook’s monument.… Read More »

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