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Cuba? Yes!

By Jody Hanson Why visit Cuba? Because it is one of the most relatively unspoiled islands in the Caribbean with friendly people, great music, bland food and low prices. After the Americans imposed a trade embargo in 1960, the island went into a kind of time-warp stuck in the 1950s. Cars have been kept...

Traveling with Children

By  Alex Pejak While traveling with children can be a rewarding and memorable adventure, it equally presents an opportunity for all the joy to turn sour especially if the necessary precautionary measures are not taken. Before I say bon voyage let me offer you some informative safety tips you can rely on as...

How to Stay Safe and Healthy While Traveling

  Whether you are voyaging to the canals of Holland, or traveling to Paris to stand in awe at the Eiffel Tower, making sure you are safe and healthy will help ensure a smooth and memorable vacation.   According to the National Travel Survey, 63 percent of travelers get sick while on vacation, and most of...

50 Things To Do When You’re Stuck At An Airport Infographic

While I’m not wishing this on you, it frequently happens during the holidays, so this post seems appropriate. It was fortuitous to come across graphs.net where they disseminate interesting and some valuable information in a manner that is intriguing and fun. As a result, I am going to schedule one post a...

Staying Healthy While Travelling, Travel Tips

Usually, our articles are more stories than tips. However Jack’s tips on staying healthy while traveling are important.  ~MDH It doesn’t matter where you travel or how much money you have as your ‘travel’ capital. The important thing is that you are safe, secure and insured in case of any emergency. Now,...

Broads Abroad Launches

A friend shared her vision to launch this wonderful opportunity for women. I was so impressed with all the research, time, investment, and passion that took to develop this program, I was eager to share. ~MDH  Broads Abroad Travel Network   Great rock icon of the 80’s Annie Lennox couldn’t have said it...

Festivals in Chaviña, Ayacucho

By Emily Culver If you are looking for a trip that is truly off the beaten path in Peru, I highly recommend attending the Fiestas Patronales in Chaviña, Ayacucho which take place the 20th-24th of July each year and are full of dancing, traditional parades, bull-fights, orchestras and the friendliest people...

Arequipa’s Mysterious Retreat: The Monasterio de Santa Catalina

By Willa Ahlschwede Willa Ahlschwede was born in Omaha, Nebraska but currently lives, travels and writes from her homebase in Ollantaytambo, Peru. In the heart of historic Arequipa visitors can step through a doorway, back in time and into the quiet and peace of the Monastery of Santa Catalina. As it may...

The Festival of the Senor de Choquekillca in Ollantaytambo

By Willa Ahlschwede Willa Ahlschwede was born in Omaha, Nebraska but currently lives, travels and writes from her homebase in Ollantaytambo, Peru.   Hundreds of dancers twirl and stomp in a rainbow of masks and costumes. Whips snap, firecrackers pop and drums boom as the surging crowd of dancers and...

Visiting or Exploring Temecula – Try a Limo

Norm and I went to Temecula, California to hear Jesse Cook open the Jazz Series at Thornton Winery. This was a quick 1-night trip and we were staying with friends. We simply did not want to rent a car since our schedule had been crazy and we both were looking for relaxation.  Well, we certainly got it. We...

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