Observations of a City – Seville Spain

I’m trying to capture some of my impressions of Seville, Spain before we move on in our trip. The Wife and I have wandered around here for almost four days, encountering the people and culture in various settings. If, like us, you prefer to explore a destination by foot… peering into windows and catching glimpses […]

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The Food of Seville Spain

Food is an interesting way to explore the culture and people of a particular place. You can learn a great deal about the hospitality ideals of a locale from the way the hotels there serve an international clientele. In places where hospitality is a primary consideration, a hotel breakfast bar will convey the welcome in […]

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The Great Baggage Fee Scam

That cheap ticket may be more expensive than you think. Check for baggage and other fees before making the purchase.

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Skipping the Line – Facts & Fallacies

The fact is, there is no such thing as “skipping the line”. There is only guaranteeing you will get into the venue… eventually.

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Jet Lag in Barcelona

I’m a big fan of stepping right into the new time zone. Wasting time during a business trip, or worse, a vacation – calculating what time your body “should” think it is, is an utter waste of time. I keep the curtains/blinds raised so the sun can tell my body when to get up, drink […]

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The Lost Art of the Itinerary

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to travel arrangements I like to be really clear on where I need to be, and when.

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Destination – Refuge Day Spa in Carmel Valley California

If you live in the Central Valley of northern Californi, Refuge spa is probably your best bet for a relaxing soak and a terrific massage.

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Ride Service Apps in Barcelona

I went to Trip Advisor looking for some basic info from a Barcelona local. Shame on the site admins for allowing the forums to turn into a place where bullying is acceptable “advice”.

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10 Anti-Theft Tips for Travelers

You want a vacation full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Having your purse or identity stolen should not be one of them.

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Saving Money on Car Rentals

I work from home most of the time, so we only have one vehicle. That means I rent when I need to drive to a business meeting a couple of hours away. This saves money and miles on our car. It’s also translates into about the same amount of money for my employer since they’d […]

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