When we booked our weekend trip to Japan, the agenda was pretty much wide open. We knew our base was going to be near Narita Airport, as hotels there are quite cheap and come with a lot of amenities including free transportation throughout the area and a shuttle from the airport. My friend was also Read full post »
Perhaps the two most popular attractions in Iceland are the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. While there are boatloads of tours to both of these attractions, they should definitely be done on your own, assuming you have a car (which is a must if visiting Iceland). Below, I will chronicle our recent experiences visiting Read full post »
As I was researching my recently completed trip to Iceland, I began to realize that I could not travel there and simply limit my stay to the Reykjavik area. With so many wonderful sights to visit, it was essential that we included at least one other region of Iceland in our trip. The question was Read full post »
A few weeks ago, my husband and I embarked on an eight-day journey through Italy. We spent a few days in Rome, a few days in Tuscany, and some time in Venice before flying home, and it was amazing! Of course, we paid for the majority of our trip with credit card rewards. For just Read full post »
Most travel shows are trade shows that can be attended only by travel professionals and are not open to the public. There are a few travel shows, however, that we can all attend. While many of us get our travel information online, nothing beats talking to the travel professionals in person to learn about their Read full post »
I’ve never taken a vacation to a nude or clothing-optional destination. The details of an incident where I was close to being nude in public will remain secret as I have plenty of dirt on the only living friend who could tell about it. I do think nude vacations are quite alluring, however, as they Read full post »
Energizing, exhausting and oh-so-worth-it is how I’d describe the 2015 Chicago Seminars. Rick created this fantastic event six years ago and the past two, I’ve had the pleasure to serve as the organizer. Sharon makes the charity raffle a bigger success each year. Rick led a packed session on credit cards to the entire conference. Read full post »
Although my friend and I recently secured a business class fare to Buenos Aires, Argentina at a cost of less than 25% of the normal fare, we still exceeded our normal travel budget. Exploring Buenos Aires without breaking the bank was going to be our next challenge. Here’s how we found the frugal side of Read full post »
I love good entertainment when I’m traveling, and it’s especially nice when I unexpectedly discover a special performance. Here are a few memorable moments I’d like to travel back to see again. 1. The Whirling Dervishes of Istanbul In a dark back room of the historic train station in downtown Istanbul, the transformational Sufi ritual Read full post »
When you’re into points and miles, it’s easy to end up with rewards across a whole bunch of different programs. Most of the time that’s a great thing, but occasionally you may fall short of the miles needed in any one program. The good thing about transferrable points currencies like Citi ThankYou Points, Chase Ultimate Read full post »
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