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10 Days in Costa Rica (part 1) Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica is a tropical country in Latin America with gorgeous coasts on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides.  Dense with rain forests, it is also home to hundreds of volcanoes, five of them active.  Its a peaceful and democratic nation, and no Visa is required for U.S. Citizens at this time.  “While it may… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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