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
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
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?
Unlike much of North America, Europe basically runs on trains. We’ve had a lot of positive experiences using trains in the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Here trains are frequent and seats are roomy. You can often get a discount when buying tickets on line in advance; many lines offer Continue reading Getting around by train in Europe
Doing these 7 things before leaving on a trip will save you time and money… Continue reading 7 things to do before leaving on your trip
We are just back from The New York Times Travel Show! This is one of the biggest travel shows and attracts over 30,000 visitors every year. While we wish it were held a few months later with warmer weather, we were happy to get to New York for an extended weekend. Continue reading Attending The New York Times Travel Show
If you are lucky enough to be going on a long trip or extended vacation we are excited for you. For a variety of reasons we’ve always been somewhat restricted from taking long trips. Limited work vacation windows, pets to get back to, or simply limited time or money have held us back.
We’ve often thought, especially on those far away trips, that after traveling 20 or more hours to get to a destination, you really only start to Continue reading Going on a long trip: here are 12 tips on how to prepare
So you’re in the store, and there are no prices, you like the wooden carving and can picture it in your den, the color matches perfectly with those two bronze pieces you brought back from China. “How much?”, you ask pointing to the piece.
The store clerk, likely the owner, smiles and rubs his hands together in glee saying: Continue reading The Art of Haggling: 10 tips for getting the best price and enjoying doing it!
The following is an article written by fellow blogger, Derek Cullen. He’s traveled all over Africa and as you will read he’s quite passionate about organizing and offering great day tours.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
Travel will change the way you see the world
Riding a bicycle through Africa was to be the most profound experience that would change everything about Continue reading Organizing day tours
The first question might be whether to bring your car to the airport at all. Airports used to be notorious for car thieves lurking in the shadows but today’s video surveillance and security have certainly curbed much of that. Having a car stolen is a terrible experience. It happened to me once, and I actually saw the thief drive away on the surveillance camera after the fact. This all came as a flashback to me recently when returning from a trip and looking for my car only to find that the remote door opener was not generating any beeps. My heart sank Continue reading Getting to the Airport