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I’d never heard of The Yacht Week (TYW), but when a friend invited me to join her 6-person crew, of course my ears perked up. How could a week of sun, sailing, and partying be anything but fun. Add to …

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Part One of my Yacht Week adventure ended with a Tuesday evening party in the middle of the sea. On Wednesday morning, we set sail for Hvar, also known as the St. Tropez of Croatia. We arrived around noon and …

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Lol. Being on the water for a week was amazing, but I did need a vacation after... more
nadeen says:
Wow! that all sounds like so much fun! But I would need a vacation after my... more

I’ll make this one short and sweet. This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for great family and friends, good health, freedom, and the ability to travel with my passport. That little blue book has opened up a whole new world for me …

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Tate Nanje, thank you for sharing that list of affordable accommodations. It... more
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I want a Round the World ticket too! more
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After months of anticipation, the day finally arrived. At 7:00 am on a Saturday morning, I flew from Rome to Split, Croatia.  After exchanging some U.S. dollars to Kuna, the local currency, I took a cab to the Kastela Marina …

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It’s a fun time. I recommend it. more
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It was a great time! The biggest expense was airfare to Europe which tends to... more

Mexico: A Day in the Land of the Maya

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Fresh off the heels of Italy and Croatia (and still a bit jet lagged), I went to my first travel bloggers conference, TBEX in Cancun, Mexico. As part of the pre-conference activities, I went on a Cultural Mayaville tour sponsored …

 

Southern Italy

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I finished my tour of Italy in the South. I took the Trenitalia fast train from Rome to Naples (about 70 minutes), then transferred to the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento (about 1 hour). I had rented a furnished …

 

My First Trip to Rome

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I arrived in Rome on an early Monday morning. After breezing through customs, I purchased a ticket for the Leonardo Express train, then hopped on board for my ride to the city. Following a scenic ride, we arrived at the …

 

Loíza: Puerto Rico Off the Beaten Path

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Many tourist guide books completely omit Loíza or tell you to avoid it because it’s too dangerous and poor. However, locals and adventurous tourists know that Loíza is the Afro-Caribbean soul of Puerto Rico and it’s worth a visit, especially …

 

Easter in Puerto Rico

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At the last minute, my sister and I decided to go away for Easter this year. We wanted sun and beach but weren’t particular about location, so we looked for airfare sales. When we found round trip tickets to San …

 

Exploring Ghana

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My last stop on the African continent was West Africa, namely Ghana. Since this was my first time there and I only had a week, I decided to use a tour operator rather than navigate the country on my own. …