Ports-of-call: The guests’ ten commandments

On any cruise vacation, there is nothing more exciting than stopping at all of the ports-of-call. There’s sunny Puerto Rico, majestic St. Maarten/Martin, romantic Barbados, and the ever so rejuvenating U.S. Virgin Islands. Wherever the ship ties up, ports-of-call offer plenty for all guests-a wide variety of activities from duty-free shopping, to shore excursions, to …

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Changing engines: Love and rail travel coupled together

Traveling by train is the most relaxing way to travel from one city to another. It sure beats driving, and sure beats bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highways. Taking the train relieves all of the stress, and allows any traveler the opportunity to appreciate the great scenery outside the window. From the point of departure, to …

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The cruise vacation cheat sheet

Winter time is cruising time. The outside temperatures have hit uncomfortable and painful all-time lows. With that in mind, everyone wishes they would be someplace far warmer. That’s very true. Whether it’s The Bahamas, the eastern or western Caribbean, or the Hawaiian islands, the warm weather cannot be a more appropriate surrounding. What better way …

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All board, the Amtrak packing cheat sheet!

Man, has this late January weather been brutal! Has anyone lighted their fireplaces, fire pits, or just wrapped up in an Afghan blanket and watched their favorite show? In due honesty, this is not weather to be sitting at home, watching the Patrios and Rams pull off such improbable victories on Sunday. This is the…