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This Week in Armchair Explorer: Caribbean cocktails, Mexican art and more

ARMCHAIR EXPLORER:  travel inspiration + your imagination This week’s armchair-ready journeys and travel-inspired stories cover many topics, from tropical drinks you can make at home and Mexico’s exciting art scene to spending three perfect days in the Berkshires. With any vacation, it’s important to embark on the journey with complete peace of mind. If anything should go
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Welcome to Armchair Explorer, your weekly burst of travel inspiration

ARMCHAIR EXPLORER:  travel inspiration + your imaginationA good dream should never be rushed. It takes time to explore the places our dreams take us, time to appreciate the escape and let that joyful serenity sink into our bones.Due to our current global situation, time is something many of us have more of lately. It’s an
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Mary Yohannan

Weekend Getaway: Enchantment of the Seas

Well, we made it to the port and I breathed a huge sigh of relief!  Luggage taken by attendants, carry-on in hand, time to get through security. If you have never taken a cruise before, security is very much like the airport security.  You have to present a government issued photo identification, passports preferred, and
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Disney World for All Ages

Typically when you think of Disney you think of little children running around to get pictures with Mickey Mouse or their favorite Princess.  It is one of the most fun places to take children and grandchildren but it can also be fun for adults.   Disney World has many resorts that will fit all types of
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Planning Ahead….

It is 2018 but not too early to start planning for your 2019 vacation.   There are several steps you take when planning a vacation and you may not even realize you are going through them.  Here are some of the initial travel planning steps…..   Step 1 “The Thought”:  Do we want to take
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The Top 3 motivators for purchasing Travel Protection, which one do you say?

In my last newsletter I discussed the importance of making sure to give your friends, family, or neighbors a printed copy of your itinerary in case something were to go wrong on your vacation.  It is great that they have this, but what do YOU have to protect yourself and your family when something goes
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Passport Card vs. Passport Booklet

Passport Card vs. Passport Book Which one is better? I recently read an article on Facebook about a lady whose daughter booked her and four of her friends on a week-long vacation to Turks and Caicos.  The daughter booked everything through an Online Travel Agency (OTA), which I will not name, but an OTA is
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Hotel Rooms, how to tell if they are clean

What is REALLY in your hotel room?  5 Places You NEED to be Checking   Recently I have been traveling a lot which means I have been staying in a lot of hotel rooms.  Some of the hotels received not so good reviews, so I was cautious as to what to expect in staying there. 
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I use a Travel Agent for the same reasons you do…

I use a Travel Agent for the same reasons you do… I have not always been a travel agent.  Before I was a travel agent, I used a travel agent to book my vacations.  I needed help, support, and understanding of the “W’s.”  Where, What, and WOW.  I always wanted to make the most of
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All inclusive resort, what does it mean?

What does it REALLY mean to an “all-inclusive” resort? You found an amazing deal on a travel website for an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, so you decide to go for it.  You get to the resort and it is as beautiful as the pictures.  After settling into the room you decide to head down
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