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Packing for a Luxury Cruise

Pack for where you’re going. Your cruise may be stopping at a wide range of places, so it’s important to have clothing packed for each weather condition you’ll be going to. Some places may be more humid and warm while others are more chilled. Pack what you think is appropriate for where you’re headed. Make sure to pack shoes that …

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Top 10 Reasons for Using Betty Obrien as your Travel Consultant

By Kyra Boyle Well, that’s where you’re missing out. Here are ten really good reasons to give Betty Obrien, a travel consultant a call. The convenience of one-stop shop. Instead of making a different online account for the hotel, the cruise, and the travel arrangements, all of that is organized through Betty. Planning a trip is not so overwhelming if …

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The Cruise Price is What?!!!!

When the internet cruise web site says, “You can cruise for $549.00”? Does it seem too good to be true? Think about it; 7 days of non-stop food, and entertainment, a nice cabin and maid service and a variety of places to see for $549.00. Let’s look at this more carefully by comparing apples to apples: A 7 day Canada New England cruise on …

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How to find the BEST Cruise for You

How to Find the BEST Cruise Adventure for You Find a knowledgeable travel professional to ask questions and book for you like us. If booking online beware that all of the information that the supplier or website is providing may not be provided. For example, they may not quote port charges or taxes. The price may look inviting, but by the time the online …

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Travel Insurance. Is it Necessary?

Let’s talk this week about Travel Insurance. Everyone is asked if they want to take travel insurance for every booking, but is it necessary? In my mind I say yes, and I put travel insurance on all of my personal booking. Your vacation can be spoiled completely by an unexpected mishap or illness or canceled flight or weather issues. That is also not to …

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Fun Facts about Kenya

FUN FACT #1: Kenya is the world’s 47th largest country – about the size of Texas and features 23 terrestrial National Parks, 28 terrestrial National Reserves, 4 marine National Parks, 6 marine National Reserves and 4 national sanctuaries. FUN FACT #2: Coffee is the biggest income generator for the country as an export product – if you have not tried …

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Hopping to see all the unique sights of Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia and consists of seven major regions. The island offers a variety of activities for visitors, from wildlife tours to snorkeling, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are five things to see and do on Kangaroo Island: See some kangaroos: A trip to Kangaroo Island wouldn’t be complete without seeing …

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Things to Remember When You Travel

Here is an article that I found which I thought had some very helpful hints for traveling. I hope you think so to. Things You Shouldn’t Forget on the Day of Your Trip Even the most experienced travelers fall victim to missed flights, long delays or just plain paranoia that they forgot to turn off the coffee maker. Here’s how to stay calm, …

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Valletta, Malta

What is so special about Valletta Malta? Well it is one of the most beautiful ports which we were lucky enough to visit. It has the castle which was refurbished for Mussolini during WWII. City is in 2 parts; the old city is walled and on the coast and next to it is the new modern city. We concentrated on the old part …

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