Tips and Tricks

Remembering Dominica – Scary Roads and Mosquito Borne Viruses

Dominica was my dream island.  I researched it until there was no more research to do.  2nd largest boiling lake in the world, 365 rivers, internationally recognized snorkeling…  The Nature Island of the Caribbean was going to be perfect!

…and then it wasn’t…  Hot nights, a wrecked rental, mosquito borne viruses, crazy roads…  What an adventure! (more…)

Best Sites to Find Vacation Packages

What is easier than bundling your flight and lodging into a single purchase while at the same time saving money?


Sometimes the easiest answer is also the best answer when it comes to travel planning.  Travel sites make money based from their reservations for cars, hotels, and flights, and are willing to give an extra discount if you buy more than one of those from the same company.  With so many companies vying for your business, which one is best? (more…)

Update: Surprise Summer Trip 2015

Question: What is the best thing about non-refundable tickets?
Answer: Once they are bought, they must be used!

That’s right, the flights and lodging for our 2015 summer vacation are now paid for and I cannot wait to fly her away!

Unfortunately, despite my own tips and tricks on the subject, I learned some very valuable lessons.  When I wrote that you should learn from my mistakes, I didn’t expect the classes to start so soon… 🙂 (more…)