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5 fun facts about Jamaica

Beach on Jamaica

It’s no secret Rick and I enjoy vacationing in Jamaica, we did both our engagement photos and honeymoon there! But this island, which about 2.8 million people call home, is so much more than a tropical vacation destination.  Though it does have amazing waterfalls, gorgeous beaches, and lush, mountainous rainforest to explore, the country is

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10 common travel mistakes

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Like anything in life, we only get better at traveling the more we do it. We all pick up some travel hacks along the way and we all learn from our mistakes and vow to never do them again – until it comes time to haul out the luggage for our next vacay. It all

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How to travel safely in 2021

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Going on an adventure is fun and should be worry-free, but there are risks and dangers out in the world and it’s easy to become a target for these dangerous situations when we’re outside our comfort zone. Now, there are ways to mitigate those risks and one of them is to follow these travel safety

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What it’s like to travel to Jamaica during COVID-19

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I know we’re all super excited to leave 2020 behind us and embrace the possibilities available in 2021 – especially around the hope the COVID-19 vaccine brings, but COVID-19 will still bring some challenges in the new year in how we go about our everyday lives and how we travel. Rick and I recently traveled

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10 unique Christmas traditions from around the globe

Santa-shaped chocolates

Putting up the Christmas tree and decorating it with lights and ornaments passed down through the generations, baking Christmas cookies and sharing them with friends, listening to carolers and going ice skating, and donning the most outrageous ugly Christmas sweater we can find, these are some of our favorite Christmas traditions here in the United

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How to travel with your family without killing them

Family at sunset

The holiday season is all about good tidings and cheer and showing your friends and family just how much you love them, but then a fight breaks out and you wonder why you came home in the first place and when the hell it’s appropriate to leave. While the holidays are great and bring together

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2020 travel gift guide

Red Christmas present

It’s time to deck the halls with boughs of holly, go caroling out in the snow, and rock around the Christmas tree! The holiday season is fully upon us and Christmas is right around the corner. While every store you’ve ever given your email address to is trying to tell you why all of your

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5 London travel tips

London and Thames River

London is one of my favorite cities in Europe and Rick and I will often try to start a European getaway here or end it in London – especially since there are convenient direct flights between London and Denver! London is a great travel destination as the city has an excellent public transportation system, has

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5 fun facts about Scotland

Scotland Kelpies

Did you know that Scotland is made up of the mainland and about 800 islands?  How about that there are more than 170 languages spoken here but the official languages are English, Gaelic, and Scots & British Sign Language?  Or maybe you’d find it interesting that the man regarded as the first private detective, Alan

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Commonly forgotten items for your packing list

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Packing can be a pain but pales in comparison to realizing you forgot to pack something important for your trip. There are great packing lists out there for different destinations or types of vacations that make sure you pack the things like: good walking shoes, a waterproof jacket, flip-flops, a swimsuit and cover up, and