The Perfect Ireland Itinerary

The Perfect Ireland Itinerary

Our first self-driven European vacation was 8 days in Ireland with a couple of good friends.  I wanted to make this post just to share some tips, our thought process along the way, and our route.  We loved every minute of this journey, and we think you will too....
Pro Tips: Using Your Smart Phone Abroad

Pro Tips: Using Your Smart Phone Abroad

It’s often the bane of the international traveler’s existence, the thorn in his/her side, the unscratchable itch.  It’s the dreaded international data charge!  These days, humanity is more connected than ever, with smart phones and tablets being more of an appendage...
Pro Tips: How to Get Cash in Europe

Pro Tips: How to Get Cash in Europe

Novice travelers to Europe often have a bit of trepidation when it comes to obtaining local currency abroad.  While there are several solutions to this dilemma, I thought I’d take a moment to discuss what we’ve found to be a best practice in getting Euros, Franks,...
Pro Tips: Best Credit Cards for Maximizing Miles

Pro Tips: Best Credit Cards for Maximizing Miles

A friend directed a question my way today.  His question was, “Which credit card for earning miles would you suggest?”  Some of you may know that Stephanie and I manage to keep feeding our travel addiction by flying almost exclusively on awards flights.  If not for...
Save Money on Your Next Cruise

Save Money on Your Next Cruise

The common perception (and misconception) these days is that using a travel agent costs you money.  You may be surprised to know that using a travel agent may actually SAVE YOU MONEY.  One specific type of travel where using an agent can save you money is cruising. ...