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Final Payment! Things to Know About Paying for Your Vacation

By Lara Catton | Jan 7, 2022

Planning a vacation is exciting, as you get to dream and look forward to the experience you’re tailoring.  Obviously, your plans have to be paid for at some point before you travel and it can

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3 Travel Ideas to Decompress and Recharge After the Holidays

By Lara Catton | Jan 2, 2022

The gifts are given, the dinners eaten, parties cleaned up, and the decorations tucked away until next year.  How exhausted are you?  The holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Years, can be both joyous and

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Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Review

By Lara Catton | Oct 28, 2021

If you are tired of the same ol’, same ol’, this may be an option for your next vacation.  We recently spent 5 nights on Virgin Voyages cruise line’s inaugural ship, the Scarlet Lady, and

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

By Lara Catton | Apr 24, 2021

Have you ever heard or seen referenced the term “UNESCO Heritage site,” or simply “UNESCO site,” when looking at destinations or travel itineraries, wondering what that means?  It’s actually a very interesting designation given by

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Alaska – An Angler’s Dream

By Lara Catton | Feb 27, 2021

The great Alaska wild draws you in with it’s wide-open spaces, towering mountains, and abundant wildlife.  Oh, and fishing.  Fishing in Alaska is on the bucket list for most anglers, regardless of experience and skill.

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Lowest Price vs. Better Value

By Lara Catton | Nov 6, 2020

Have you ever booked a room or flight on a discount or budget site, thinking you were getting a great deal, only to regret your purchase?  Several years ago, we booked a flight on a

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Travel In a Post-Pandemic World

By Lara Catton | Oct 27, 2020

With COVID-19 still very much on our lives, we can never say with certainty what the future holds and wanted to dispel some of the rumors that are out there and give you the straight

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New Years Day 2020 – Resolutions for a New You

By Lara Catton | Jan 1, 2020

I don’t normally make resolutions for the new year, mostly because I figure if it’s worthy of doing at the new year, it’s worthy of doing any time of the year.   Many people stick to

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Making Your Dream Vacation Affordable

By Lara Catton | Dec 26, 2019

Hawaii, the Caribbean, Italy, Alaska.  You see the Instagram posts, the Pinterest boards, magazine articles or ads and start dreaming about THE vacation.  You may think it’s a dream forever but here are some simple

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SPOTLIGHT ALASKA: Cruise Season Fishing

By Lara Catton | Dec 25, 2019

One reason Alaska is a “bucket list” destination to many is that it is an angler’s dream!  Cruise ship guests can get a taste of the Alaska wild while in port by either taking the

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