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FC Live from the Carnival Liberty Cruise Ship

Have you ever wanted to take a cruise, but just weren’t sure if it was really something you’d want to do or not? Or do you...

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10 Tips on Becoming the Perfect Houseguest

“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” ―Benjamin Franklin I lived in Laguna Beach, California and hosted many...

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Israel: In Search of Miracles

Israel itself is a sort of miracle. A land of constant surprises. The first thing I notice when I come out of the airport in Tel Aviv is...

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Now is the Winter of Our Discontent

After more than thirty years, I have come to loathe New England winters, specifically the ones in the Hudson Valley where I reside with my...

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4 Makeup Must-Haves When You Travel

Planning a trip? Let me help you pack. Here’s the challenge… it’s hard to have that romantic “it’s all about the journey”...

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Best Guest Etiquette

You’ve heard the cliché: houseguests, like fish, go off after 3 days.  Here are a few tips to ensure you stay on the right side of...

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A Case for Volunteer Travel

Pack your bags, you’re going on a guilt trip. Many of us have resorted to spend time with our families. This resort style vacation with...

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It’s Been Hell and It’s Been a Ride

How do you cram 60 years worth of living in 200 words or less?  Let me try. It’s been a hell of a ride or as my older sister likes...

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Confessions of a Cocky Cross-Country Commuter

For anyone that has seen the 2009 George Clooney movie Up In the Air, you’re already well aware of the kind of life I’ve been...

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Babes in Borneo: The Search for Mary

This is the story of a group of wild women I am fortunate enough to call friends. They were all living in Indonesia 20-some years ago....

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Incredible India: Rhinos, Rats, Potholes and the Taj Mahal

I have never been so happy to survive a vacation as I was my first trip to India. The roads of this enormous country should be classified...

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The Sophisticated Traveler Costa Rica Style

Trends in international travel are changing, drastically.  I experienced this first hand as proprietor of Bella Vista Lodge in Dominical,...

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