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Last Minute Trips and Vacation Deals

Sometimes I randomly check airfare and hotels in certain destinations just to see what the prices are like and occasionally I find a great deal.  I often find better deals during the summer to places that are hot – like Phoenix, Austin, Las Vegas or Palm Springs.  Steve and I really weren’t planning to go… Continue reading Last Minute Trips and Vacation Deals

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Dream Hotels – Caribbean Edition

Steve and I are between trips right now and our next getaway isn’t until the last day of June when we head to Las Vegas for a long weekend.  So, whenever I am in the travel doldrums, I start thinking about where would I like to stay one day?  This gave me the idea to… Continue reading Dream Hotels – Caribbean Edition

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Turks & Caicos – Prior Visit

Two years ago we spent a week in Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean.  Specifically, we stayed on the most popular island, Providenciales, or “Provo” as its popularly called.  Turks & Caicos is a small island chain halfway between the Bahamas and Puerto Rico.  Most people only visit Provo and it has the major airport… Continue reading Turks & Caicos – Prior Visit

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My Favorite Hotels to Date – Luxury to Budget

My dad is an accountant so I grew up constantly being told “money doesn’t grow on trees” and “turn the lights off – we aren’t the electric company around here.”  Needless to say, I grew up with an appreciation for the value of a dollar and when we travel, I tend to book a mix… Continue reading My Favorite Hotels to Date – Luxury to Budget

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Favorite Meals of 2016

Thinking back over 2016, I realized that I had eaten several good meals while traveling (and a few bad ones) and thought I’d share a few of the ones that came to mind. The picture on the heading is actually of the BBQ shrimp entree at Mr. B’s Bistro in New Orleans – we didn’t… Continue reading Favorite Meals of 2016

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Antigua – Days 4-7 and some very, very bad food

So, after 4 nights at Sugar Ridge on the southern side of the island, we packed up our things and drove an hour to the north side of our island to our next hotel, Blue Waters Resort.  Blue Waters is independently owned and is one of the few hotels on the island that allows you… Continue reading Antigua – Days 4-7 and some very, very bad food