Bucket List Destinations

​​I admit that I watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. It is one of my many reality show pleasures that I partake in and even my husband has gotten into it. Oops! Was I not supposed to say that out loud and publish it on my blog? Well, he will never know if you promise not to share this with him okay? Anyway, one of the fun things about watching the show is seeing where they send those lucky guys and gals. Also, I notice an increase on travel requests to these exotic destinations so it helps me stay informed. Some of these destinations have been featured on my website so it is nice to get validation that these bucket list trips are right on target. St. Thomas I recently wrote a blog post

What is New in River Cruising 2017?

There are some big changes happening with the various river cruise companies this year. It is less about the newest ships being built but rather new itineraries, upgrades to existing ships and specialized cruise offerings. What hasn't changed? Having a travel agent help you take care of all the details. It doesn't cost more to use me, so there is no reason why you shouldn't. Here is what is new by cruise company: AmaWaterways They have a new 158-guest ship, AmaKristina, that will sail on Europe’s Rhine and Danube rivers in March. They are also continuing their relationship with Adventures by Disney with 15 family cruise sailings. They will even have a new adults-only food-and-wine-themed sai

Yuma, AZ and Palm Springs, CA

I was on Facebook today and it reminded me of these photos that I took last year when I took my family on a vacation to Yuma, AZ and Palm Springs, CA. My mom lives in Yuma for about half the year and has a house there now so I decided to go visit her. She is a snowbird (people who escape the cold winters and spend it somewhere sunny and warm) so we don't see her at Thanksgiving or Christmas anymore. There is a huge retirement community in Yuma and we definitely felt like the youngest people in town. We had lots of fun getting to know my mom's friends and her significant other's family too. I had also won a trip to Palm Springs through an event that I attended for my job. I attend these event

Caribbean Destinations Without a U.S. Passport

​Did you know that only 46% of Americans actually have a passport? It is hard for me to imagine since I have had a passport since I was 15 years old but I know there are a variety of reasons why people don't have one. The good news is there are some tropical places to visit in the Caribbean WITHOUT A US PASSPORT! This list is also handy for anyone who wants to plan a destination wedding, a family reunion, multi-generational trip, or a corporate reward trip. One of the biggest challenges is picking a destination when not everyone in your group has a passport. PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico is one of the biggest islands in the Caribbean, and it has much more to offer than rain forests. It also has bi

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