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Booking Flights for Children Under Two

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Booking Flights for Children Under Two

When in doubt, call the airline. We recently booked a summer flight to Taiwan on China Eastern Airlines and my first inclination was to just buy two tickets. One for me, one for my wife. Our son will be joining us (we got him a baby passport!) but on many airlines, especially domestic airlines, a […]

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How to Find Great Staycation Ideas

May 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on How to Find Great Staycation Ideas

If gas goes up to five dollars per gallon as projected, don’t count on airline ticket prices going anywhere but sky high too. After all it’s not like planes run on marshmallows, they use fuel and lots of it. Add the exhausting exercises of long drives and surviving the intimidatingly intimate gauntlet of airport security […]

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Watch Sea Days on Cruises

December 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Watch Sea Days on Cruises

I recently stumbled onto a great deal on a 9-night Royal Caribbean Cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas out of Baltimore, MD (our home port) for $435 per person and $75 in on-board credit. That works out to around $50 a day, before taxes and fees, which easily crushes my measure for a good […]

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Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and Caribbean Passport Requirements

July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and Caribbean Passport Requirements

For years you could travel between the United States and Canada armed only with a driver’s license. It was great because it meant you could take a quick trip to Canada without bothering to pay the hundred bucks or so for a Passport! Unfortunately, that all ended several years ago and now travel between Canada […]

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The Skinny on Baltimore Cruises

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on The Skinny on Baltimore Cruises

A few years ago, when Baltimore was unveiled as a cruise departure port for several cruise lines, they offered a fantastic residents deal of a 7-night cruise for less than $500 per person. We didn’t take advantage of the deal because of a conflict but many of our friends did and had a fantastic time. […]

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Visit a Local Winery

May 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Visit a Local Winery

With the economy still recovering, long weekend vacations are being replaced with shorter, in-town staycations. One of our favorite things to do is visit a local winery or vineyard. By visiting a local winery, you get to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, see the lovely grounds, and enjoy some wine when the weather is nice. Oftentimes […]

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National Cherry Blossom Festival 2010

April 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on National Cherry Blossom Festival 2010

After living near DC for most of my adult life I decided that this year I would go down to see the cherry blossoms in bloom during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It was beautiful! It is a free event that occurs every year for about two weeks during end of March to mid-April. (It […]

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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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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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Capturing Memories in a Photobook – Inkubook

March 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Capturing Memories in a Photobook – Inkubook

As any woman will tell you part of the fun of taking a trip to cool places is purchasing souvenirs!! But once you get home its the age-old question of where do you put them and how many shot glasses and picture frames do you really need? On our trip to Europe we limited the […]

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