Archive | April, 2009

Scenes From 17 Mile Drive

If you’re a golf enthusiast or you are traveling with one (as I am), then you have to do the 17 Mile Drive when you’re in the Monterey/Carmel area. The 17 Mile Drive is a scenic loop that takes you through four golf courses, including the world-famous Pebble Beach. You have to pay an admission […]

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I’m Hot for for Car Rentals

Let's face it. Booking a rental car is the least exciting part of planning a vacation. And it can really increase the cost of the trip, as you've got the daily rate of the car plus hefty taxes and insurance fees. When we were planning our trip to Key West in February, we had already […]

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Guest Blogging about Manuel Antonio at

Today I’m over at the Travel Blog guest-blogging about Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. I described what the town is like and weighed in on the debate of whether or not to hire a guide to see the park. And of course, I raved about the white-faced capuchin monkeys you’ll find at the beach in […]

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The Anywhere, Everywhere Travel Carnival Debuts

Before I started blogging, I had never heard of a blog carnival. Unlike a regular carnival, there are no rides, cotton candy or funnel cake. But similar to carnival, it’s a lot of fun and you never know exactly what to expect. For the very first Anywhere, Everywhere Travel Carnival, I received lots of submissions. […]

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Sounio: The Best Place to Start Your Vacation in Greece

I am terrible at sleeping on overnight flights. I am normally an excellent sleeper, but the combination of excitement to get to my destination plus the pressure to fall asleep plus the uncomfortable coach seat almost always results in a frustratingly sleepless night. So last year, when I was planning my trip to Greece I […]

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