What Will Be Missing From This New Luxury Cruise Ship?

cruise ship

There’s a new kid on the block in the cruise ship industry, and his name is Richard Branson. Yes, Sir Richard has a reputation for shaking things up, and when Virgin Voyages launches its first vessel in 2020, people will notice a difference.  The ship will accommodate 2700 passengers, or “sailors” as Virgin will refer … Read moreWhat Will Be Missing From This New Luxury Cruise Ship?

Discover An Awe-Inspiring Ancient City

Machu Picchu

Our Places & Pics feature today is Machu Picchu, Peru. Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru.  Built in the fifteenth century Machu Picchu was abandoned when the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century.  It was not until 1911 that the archaeological complex was … Read moreDiscover An Awe-Inspiring Ancient City

Places & Pics – Is Your House This Colorful?

Sighisoara, Romania

Places & Pics – Sighisoara, Romania Are the houses on your block this colorful?  They probably are if you live in Sighisoara, Romania!  This small town is located in the Transylvania region of Romania.  You know….Dracula?  Right.  Anyway, this town has a history that dates all the way back to the 1100’s.  It’s a beautiful … Read morePlaces & Pics – Is Your House This Colorful?

One of the Most Beautiful Castles in France – Chateau de Chenonceau

chateau de chenonceau

The Places & Pics location today is the Chateau de Chenonceau. The Chateau de Chenonceau is a French château spanning the River Cher, near the small village of Chenonceaux in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. It is one of the best-known châteaux of the Loire valley.   This Chateau is one of … Read moreOne of the Most Beautiful Castles in France – Chateau de Chenonceau

Riomaggiore – A Cinque Terre Jewel

Riomaggiore Italy

Our Places & Pics image today is in Riomaggiore, Italy. Riomaggiore is one of five famous colorful, cliff-hanging villages of the Cinque Terre in the Italian Riviera. It is situated along the ridges of the two terraced hills that descend steeply into the water, and is characterized by the colorful facades and slate roofs of its … Read moreRiomaggiore – A Cinque Terre Jewel

Real ID Act – What It Means For Domestic Travelers

Real ID Act

The Real ID Act is causing a bit of confusion for travelers in the U.S.   If you’re like many people, you’ve never even heard of the Real ID Act and have no idea what this is all about.  Especially if you life in a state that is already compliant. What is the Real ID Act? … Read moreReal ID Act – What It Means For Domestic Travelers

Lonely Planet’s World’s Best Region Rating Goes To…..

World’s Best Region According to Lonely Planet, this designation should go to Belfast and the Causeway Coast!  That’s why they’ve rated rated this region the best in the world to visit for this coming year. They praised it’s “timeless beauty and high-grade distractions” – golf, whiskey and some of the world’s most famous rocks.   This … Read moreLonely Planet’s World’s Best Region Rating Goes To…..