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Entries from March 2010

National Park Week: Free Admission to National Parks

March 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on National Park Week: Free Admission to National Parks

Did you know that there are nearly four hundred national parks? Did you know that all of them will offer free admission during National Park Week? Yep! National Park Week, April 17th to April 25th, is a program put on by the National Park Service and an opportunity for families to experience our nation’s parks […]

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Tags: Travel News

Jim’s NCL Norwegian Sky Cruise to Bahamas Review

March 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

The cornerstone of our trip down to Miami for Spring Break was a short three day cruise on the Norwegian Sky. It was first put into service in 1999, it was revamped in 2004 to become the Pride of Aloha to service week-long Hawaiian cruises for four years. Four years later, it returned to Miami, […]

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Eurorail Review: To Eurail or not to Eurail…

March 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Eurorail Review: To Eurail or not to Eurail…

When booking our trip to Europe I was torn between purchasing a Eurail pass or not. (Eurail is the correct spelling of what we Americans tend to call a “EuroRail” pass). Jim and I were going to be travelling in 3 mainland European countries only by train so it seemed like a good plan, but […]

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Tags: General · Money Tips · Travel News · Travel Tips

American Express & Southwest Airlines Membership Rewards Parting Ways June 30th

March 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I was opening my American Express statement the other day, it’s the only statement I still get on paper because of tax documentation reasons, and I was saddened to learn that effective July 1st, 2010, I would no longer be able to convert my American Express Membership Rewards points into Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards credits. […]

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Tags: Money Tips

Protect Ya Tings!

March 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Protect Ya Tings!

As we walked around Nassau, we noticed this sign. We know it’s serious, sexually transmitted diseases are no laughing matter, but we thought it was hilarious because pregnancy was thrown in the mix along with AIDS and other STDs. You don’t want to catch that pregnancy disease!

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Tags: Photos

Visiting Miami: Rental Car vs. Taxi

March 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Visiting Miami: Rental Car vs. Taxi

During our fun Spring Break trip to Miami and the Bahamas, we decided to take taxis instead of renting a car when traveling around Miami. We did rent a car for our trip to the Everglades, from Enterprise Rent a Car since the Everglades are ~1 hour away. Only using taxis seemed like a good […]

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A Completely Satisfied Enterprise Car Rental Story

March 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

For our trip to the Everglades (as part of our Miami Spring Break 2010 trip) we rented a car from Enterprise, the car rental company located in the Miami Convention Center. We chose them because our hotel, the Hyatt Regency, is physically connected to the convention center and it made the logistics much easier. We […]

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Our Miami Spring Break 2010 – Bienvenido a Miami!

March 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Last weekend we went for to Miami for a six day vacation that included a three day cruise on the Norwegian Sky and a few days hanging out in sunny, albeit windy, Miami, Florida. It was Martha’s Spring Break this week so we took advantage of it by going on a short cruise and extending […]

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Travelzoo Top 20 Email Newsletter

March 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Travelzoo Top 20 Email Newsletter

Travelzoo is website that lists all sorts of travel deals and one of their free services is a weekly top 20 deals email newsletter. Occasionally they will also send out breaking news type of deals specific to your home region, so we get a lot of Baltimore / Washington D.C. specific deals. The website is […]

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Tags: Money Tips

National Geographic Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit

March 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on National Geographic Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit

Last weekend, Martha and I went with her family to see the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in downtown Washington D.C. It’s a special exhibition going on now until the end of March and it showcases the Terra Cotta Warriors, an army of terracotta figures dating back to 210 B.C. and […]

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Tags: Historical Attraction