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Useful things to know about passport application

Useful things to know about passport application If you are traveling anywhere international by air, you need a passport.  If you are boarding a cruise ship that travels to an international port or American territory, you need a passport.  If you are driving across the border to Mexico or Canada, a passport card will suffice. … Read More »

An All Inclusive trip is a cool way to visit the Riviera Maya

What to expect on an All Inclusive trip to the Riviera Maya An all inclusive vacation is a popular choice when traveling in the Caribbean, to destinations like Mexico, Jamaica, or the Dominican Republic.  We have such a great time — every time, that we’re writing an e-book on the subject of all inclusive travel… Read More »

Hawaiian Islands Tour NCL Pride of America – part 1

The goal of our Hawaii trip was not typical. Usually Scott and I like to kick back and relax, and while this trip didn’t exclude that notion, we really wanted to see as much of the islands as we could in one fell swoop. So we chose to see HI via Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride… Read More »

Spring Break at Hotel Marina El Cid, Riviera Maya

Last year for spring break we took a big ol’ family vaca to the Riviera Maya.  10 of us:  Scott, me, our girls, my sis, her hubby and 2 boys (4, 5), and our parents. We chose El Cid because its an All Inclusive Family Resort.  South of Cancun but only 20 minutes from the… Read More »

A cool way to get there using

We’ve been to Las Vegas for a couple of adult getaways.  There is nothing like it anywhere else.  From the heat to the lights to the over the top glitz and glam to the … crowds.  Have you ever been to Vegas? Ever waited in the cab line after waiting for your bags for 30… Read More »

Sandos Playacar Playa Del Carmen

For our Spring Break 2009 we headed to the Riviera Maya to spend a week at the lovely Sandos Playacar.  Sandos is a hotel group with resorts in Mexico and Spain, with plans to locate in the Dominican soon.  Playacar is not far from the Cancun airport, the nearest city is Playa Del Camen. It… Read More »

The Grand Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta

Originally written in 2009 . . . my how time flies! Our family stayed at the Grand Mayan, Nueva Vallarta in October of 2008. Scott’s parents have a timeshare at this resort, and they invited us to come down for the week. Airfare to MX was pretty darn pricey, so we ended up flying in… Read More »

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