Spotlight on Jamaica

Today I thought I’d share a little “Jamaica Mon” with you. This beautiful Caribbean island offers lush green mountain landscapes, white sand beaches, crystal blue water, and a setting for romance and relaxation.  Here’s the home of reggae music and delicious jerk chicken.  Jamaica has several resort areas within easy distance from the Montego Bay airport with accommodations ranging from[…]

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Idyllic islands of Maldives

Located along the equator in the Indian Ocean lies the beautiful island country of Maldives.  This archipelago is made up of 1,120 low lying coral islands southwest of Sri Lanka. Photo: Underwater restaurant at Conrad Maldives You’ll find some truly breathtaking resorts in the Maldives offering over-water and beachfront bungalows.  Resorts range from moderate up to the most extravagant (and[…]

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The kids are grown, now what?

Your kids are out the door after a summer of chaos.  The house is suddenly quiet and you find something very new and novel — time on your hands!  Ah, this is what we’ve secretly been envying our single, kid-free gal-pals all these years — time for yourself.  So, now that you got it, what are you going to do[…]

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Europe: what’s your travel style?

Summer is just around the corner, and Europe is proving to be a popular destination this year. There’s more than one way to experience Europe based on your energy level, interests, budget, and length of stay.  Here’s an easy way to break down your options. City Stay – Stay in one hotel, one city for the duration of your stay. […]

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Spotlight on Hawaii’s Big Island

One of the six major islands in the chain, the island of Hawaii is nicknamed “Big Island” for good reason.  It is formed from five separate shield volcanoes, three of which are still active.   And at twice the size of all other Hawaiian islands combined, there’s no shortage of things to do.  It is here that you’ll find rainforest,[…]

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Spotlight on Cozumel

Just off the Riviera Maya coast line is the charming island of Cozumel.  Ever since Jacques Cousteau filmed from the coral reefs near Cozumel in 1961, this island has been best known for world class diving opportunities on the Playacar Reef which is part of the Meso-American reef system.  Most resorts have dive shops onsite, and many are PADI 5-star[…]

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A week in the tropics

If you are entertaining the idea of getting away for a week, here are some suggestions: Cancun Mexico — offering all-inclusive resorts in the moderate to luxury range.  This destination is more suited for adults, but there are still some family friendly options in the Hotel Zone for all price points.  If you haven’t been to Cancun in the last decade,[…]

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