The Adventure Mindset – and how it can change everything

The Adventure Mindset – and how it can change everything

Nobody loves standing in long security lines, and I don’t know one person who is thrilled by the fact that most airline seats only recline about four inches if you’re lucky. But I do know people who love to travel, door to door — not just when they arrive at…

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A Proven Way to More Happiness

A Proven Way to More Happiness

We know that travel comes with a host of great benefits: you get to spend time with people you love; you get to see new things and try new things; you get to relax away from the pressures of work and everyday life; you get the thrill of realizing dreams…

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Grab Some Sweet Deals in the In-Between Holiday Time.

Grab Some Sweet Deals in the In-Between Holiday Time.

 Grab Some Sweet Deals in the In-Between Holiday Time. Have you ever considered a non-Holiday holiday? With November, December, and January stuffed with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s, sometimes it doesn’t occur to people to take a break around this time. But in the travel industry, the weeks between…

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Are Key Cards a Thing of the Past?

Are Key Cards a Thing of the Past?

While vacationing over the holidays at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, MI I was surprised to see that there was an option to have my cell phone open my hotel room door. I was intrigued so I downloaded the Hilton Honors App and logged in. I am a member of Hilton’s Honors Club…

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Discover Your Travel Profile for the Perfect Getaway

Discover Your Travel Profile for the Perfect Getaway

The truth is, there are thousands of possible trips out there. There are plenty of great trips to choose from — and then there are trips that are great for you. Being honest about what you want and need and getting to know your own personal travel profile can save you from…

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Do you hate waiting in lines? Want to travel faster? Read on…

Do you hate waiting in lines? Want to travel faster? Read on…

It is hard work traveling. Pre-departure there is a whole list of things you must do. Pay your bills, take the animals to the sitters, hold your mail, turn down your heat and water the plants. If you are a busy professional there is all the work that goes into…

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Value versus Cost. Which is Really More Important?

Value versus Cost. Which is Really More Important?

Value versus Cost This is something that has been rattling around in my brain for a while. People often ask me for a “good deal” at Disney, Universal or Cruises. People think that the cheapest vacation is what they want. Most of the time, though, it isn’t. Let me explain.…

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Ocean vs. River Cruising: Which one is right for you?

Ocean vs. River Cruising: Which one is right for you?

When it comes to taking a cruise on river or ocean, it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports. But each one comes with its own unique perks, and depending on your specific needs for your next trip, you…

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It’s a Tough Job….or My Top 6 Tips for Saving Money at Walt Disney World

It’s a Tough Job….or My Top 6 Tips for Saving Money at Walt Disney World

1 Mardi Gras Parade, 2 Theme Parks, 3 Days, 4 Resorts, 10 Restaurants, 16 Miles, 20+ Attractions & 300+ Photos This past weekend I was with 10 other Travel Agents and one Universal Studio District Sales Manager. Our goal was to learn as much as humanly possible about Universal Studios…

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5 Simple Steps to the Best Travel of Your Life

5 Simple Steps to the Best Travel of Your Life

People are always talking about taking their “dream vacation” — but largely what people mean when they say this is that every detail of the trip was planned flawlessly, everything went according to plan, and the service and food were stellar. But what if the key to having the best…

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