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How to Avoid Costly Fees on Your Smartphone while Traveling Internationally

          Get a US-based voice over IP (VOIP) number of some kind (i.e. Skype, Google Voice, Tango, or Line 2).  Choose one that forwards voice mail to email and/or converts to text. Forward your “regular” cell … Continue reading

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How to Add Value to a Family Vacation and Maintain a Budget during Peak Seasons

Families should consult knowledgeable travel agents who can provide not just ideas of ways to stay within your budget but vacations that will add value through unique experiences.  For example: Cruising—a family cruise can be a great way to maximize … Continue reading

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Taste of Travel Theatre Cooks up a Culinary Challenge

Crafting delectable dishes in challenging conditions should come as second nature to any professional chef worth their salt. This theory will be put to the test this month, when World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo throws down the gauntlet … Continue reading

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Ways to Make Time For Yourself When a Vacation Is Not Possible

You can achieve extra time through diligent planning. How? Add an hour to the typical workday which would allow you to leave at 1pm on Fridays. Once you have built this extra time, try one of the following ideas to … Continue reading

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Holland America Line’s Culinary Arts Center to Host More Than 60 Food and Wine Experts in 2012

Television personalities and award-winning authors enhance enrichment program In 2012 Holland America Line’s Culinary Arts Center Program will host an all-star line-up of more than 60 celebrated chefs, cookbook authors and television personalities from the culinary world, including YouTube culinary … Continue reading

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What can a Travel Agent Provide that Online Service Cannot?

Travel agents: Can handle complicated trips especially international travel or emergency situations that disrupt vacations Have easier access to much more travel information Can offer expert advice especially cruises and tour packages Can advise on what a particular city has … Continue reading

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Egypt: The Appeal Proves Eternal

Despite the culture and political strife, Egypt remains the most intriguing destination for American travelers.  The US Tour Operators Association recent survey revealed that itineraries will increase in 2012 to countries that are recovering from negatively impacted tourism.  Egypt is … Continue reading

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AAA Adds Nine Hotels and Seven Restaurants to Five Diamond List for 2012

An exclusive 179 establishments across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean attained the travel authority’s highest property rating. AAA announced today the 126 lodgings and 53 restaurants that earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Award® designation for 2012. These select … Continue reading

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