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Happy New Year!! As I reflect back on 2014,  I’m happy I was blessed to have another year of amazing travel adventures. In April, I journeyed to the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico. In June, I made my first …

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Before The Yacht Week I had never even been on a yacht, much less spent a week on one. If you’re also a first-timer, then you’re probably wondering exactly what you should pack. My best advice is to pack lightly …

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1.  Choose the Largest Yacht You Can Afford. Catamarans are a Yacht Week favorite. They’re big and they have lots of lounging space on deck, so they’re best for large groups on The Yacht Week. But, they’re also the priciest. …

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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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The Yacht Week Croatia 2014 (Part Two)

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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 …

 

Happy Thanksgiving

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 …

 

The Yacht Week Croatia 2014 (Part One)

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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 …

 

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 …