Category Archives: Travel Tips

Volunteering for travel vouchers, is it worth it?

We were recently in Montreal visiting our families and heading back to Miami when the ticket counter started calling out for volunteers since the flight was overbooked.

Over the intercom we heard: “We need five volunteers because the flight is oversold! $500 is being offered.” A few minutes later it was $700 and as the departure time approached it turned into $1,000. This was starting to sound interesting. That’s a trip to Hawaii we thought… Continue reading Volunteering for travel vouchers, is it worth it?

Recheck your shore excursion descriptions upon boarding

If you read the fine print on your cruise documents, all excursions are subject to change and of course you do not have much say in the matter. Whether this is due to weather, lack of sufficient booking or perhaps equipment issues with the provider—we’ve experienced all of the above and been forced to scramble making last minute arrangements. Continue reading Recheck your shore excursion descriptions upon boarding

South Florida Beach Guide

South Florida has a multitude of well-equipped beaches all along its coastline making it a pleasure for locals and visitors to partake in oceanfront beach activities. As we learned ourselves, the beaches are not always easy to find, and it’s not always obvious where to park or what facilities exist. It is our hope to document and present these spots in an easy to access guide so that our neighbors and our visitors alike can enjoy these wonderful spots. Heading up and down the coast to take pictures and document beaches is hard work,  but somebody has to do it, why not us  Continue reading South Florida Beach Guide

Keeping your money secure while traveling

Once when riding the bateau-mouche sightseeing boat in Paris someone got my train pass right out of my pocket. Despite posted warnings about pick pockets and my trying to be careful, boarding the boat, looking at the sights, being a little groggy from a long flight and enjoying the ride brought down my guard. This happens in a split second. Continue reading Keeping your money secure while traveling

Should you get an International Drivers Permit? 

We were recently in the Cayman Islands where we rented a car and the rental car counter asked us for 20$ extra for a local license. This had happened to us once before in Rarotonga also where they actually issued a plasticized picture ID driver license from New Zealand (ready in 10 minutes), which made for a great souvenir!

The recent experience had us thinking about some of our upcoming international trips, and I realized that we had taken for granted that we could rent a car with our US drivers license worry free. Is that really the case?  Continue reading Should you get an International Drivers Permit?