We went looking for Dracula but instead fell in love with Romania…

We went looking for Dracula but instead fell in love with Romania…

Yes, believe it or not I had spent an entire week in Romania traveling around the country with a guide in his very tiny vehicle, while enjoying the country of Romania.  How did I come about taking this journey through Romania?  One word…Dracula!  I absolutely love Halloween and so one year my husband had the
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5 LESSONS we learned about having sick kids on vacation

5 LESSONS we learned about having sick kids on vacation

Imagine, you have been planning a vacation for several months and the time has come to finally take it. You get there and the place is beautiful. Everything is planned down to the hour, and you feel excited that after months of preparation you are finally here. You get out your schedule and gather the
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Lost Luggage : It happened to me.

Lost Luggage : It happened to me.

When packing your carry-on bag for your next vacation, a good rule of thumb is to have two days of clothes packed.  The thought is that if your checked baggage would be lost, you would have two days’ worth of clothes, and the clothes you were wearing, until they found your luggage.  After many trips
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New U.S. Travel Advisory Reaffirms Mexico’s Major Tourist Destinations are Safe to Travel

New U.S. Travel Advisory Reaffirms Mexico’s Major Tourist Destinations are Safe to Travel

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the important updated U.S. State Department Travel Advisory system, classifying Mexico’s major international tourist destinations as safe for travel. This week, the U.S. State Department introduced a new system for alerting Americans about possible security risks while traveling abroad. This system classifies every country based on
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Warning! Is your PA Driver’s License good to get through TSA?

Warning! Is your PA Driver’s License good to get through TSA?

I probably get one person a week ask me if they will be able to get through TSA with their current Pennsylvania driver’s license after January 2018.  For a few months I had to say no, and they would be required to either bring their passport booklet or passport card with them to get through
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Kids Cleveland… so many activities

Kids Cleveland… so many activities

A few weeks before school started our family decided to take a day trips outside of Pittsburgh. We thought it would be a fun way to end the summer and I was excited to go somewhere new.  We had heard amazing things about Cleveland, Ohio.  After looking up a few places to take the kids,
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Inside tour of Buckingham Palace

Inside tour of Buckingham Palace

The best time to visit Buckingham Palace is in the summer months…   A visit to London wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of England’s most famous landmarks, Buckingham Palace.   This royal palace has served as the official London residence and administrative office of the British royal family since the 19th century. However,
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Tips to surviving a Hurricane

Tips to surviving a Hurricane

Would you know what to do during a hurricane while on vacation?   With so many hurricanes this season, it seems like as soon as one moves through we are concerned about the next one. We are watching various weather outlets to determine if the path will be near us or even go through us.
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Tips to Traveling Safely

Tips to Traveling Safely

Are you becoming nervous to travel?   Here are some tips on how to feel more confident when you travel   We recently had a booth at the Wine and Food festival showcasing wine-themed river cruises.  I love talking about Europe, as we have traveled to 19 countries in Europe, and I love talking about
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Deposit, when to put it down.

Deposit, when to put it down.

When to Put Down that Deposit on Your Next Cruise   The best cruise prices come when you book in advance!  This is especially true when you book 12 to 24 months in advance.  I recently sat down with a business development manager of a huge cruise line, which I am not going to name,
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