Travel Paris Painlessly Ride a Velib’

Riding a Velib' bike down a Paris street

Want to explore Paris without having to deal with crowded buses and metros? Walking and public transit isn’t your only option these days. The “City of Romance” offers a pick up, drop off bike venture that is sure to please. It’s easy to use and so much fun! Look for …

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Best Travel Hacks

Classy airport lounge

Trying to find the best travel hacks before you travel is beneficial. This is a dynamic world, especially in travel where its good to keep up on the ins and outs of easy travel. Here is our short list to make your trip a little less stressful. Airport parking hack …

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Caparena Hotel and Wellness Club

The pool is one of the best parts staying at the Caparena Hotel and Wellness Club

  Traveling with an escorted tour you have to trust that your tour company will put you in a good hotel. Book a good tour company and chances are you will have a nice room. Taking a Trafalger Tour through Italy and Sicily almost all of our hotels were 3 star or better. …

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Asleep at the Wheel Over Iceland

Aircraft in sky flying above the clouds

Planning our 4 month honeymoon to Europe was no easy task. It took a year to get it right! We were so excited and actually were looking more forward to the honeymoon than the wedding ceremony. As a present we received tickets on Icelandic Airlines from Los Angeles to Luxembourg with …

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Best of Belgium

Belgium, a land of fairytale castles, the best artisan chocolate, flavorful beers and notable museums and architecture. Located on the North Sea it is part of the Benelux countries with Belgians speaking three distinct languages, French, Dutch and German. This small country is about the size of Maryland and within …

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Top 10 Captivating Places in Europe

Place de la Concorde Fountain in Paris France

There are so many wonderful places in Europe that have atmosphere, beauty and fun it was hard to decide. Some are well known while others are less traveled but it doesn’t mean one is better than the other, just different draws to the imagination. While one city may draw romantic …

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Hidden Oahu (part 3)

Secluded beach in Hawaii

Here we go, hidden Oahu part 3 and it’s another 6am day. Today I think will be one of my favorites. We heard from a local my son met about a lava phenomenon called the “Mermaid Caves”. What is this you may ask? It’s a large lava flow sliding towards the ocean. …

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Making European Train Travel Easy

European train in the country

European train travel might just be a destination in itself. Passing by lazy small villages its fun to find the focal point which is usually the tall spire in the middle of town, the church. Traveling next to a busy river filled with river cruise ships and small boats carrying …

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Hidden Oahu (part 2)

On the beach below Diamond Head Lighthouse in Honolulu, Oahu

The alarm woke us at 6:00a.m, it was so hard to roll over in bed to turn it off.  Now why would we want to wake up so early on what would normally be a relaxing vacation? What was the plan? To discover more of the hidden Oahu! Today we needed to …

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Finding the Hidden Oahu (part 1)

Tropical grass hut Hawaiian's used to use hundreds of years ago in Hawaii

Oahu might have changed a little from what I remember when I lived there, but we still found a few hidden places I never even knew were there. That’s why I thought for our second day I would show you some of the hidden Oahu. Places not all tourists go to. This …

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