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10 Reasons to Visit Dubai

10 Reasons to Visit Dubai

March 4, 2013 | By

I recently visited the United Arab Emirates and toured the country. I found Dubai to be the most interesting and decadent of all its cities. With the recent opening of the tallest hotel in the world, the JW Marriott Marquis, another level of luxury was added. Aside from the exaggerated extravagance displayed …

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Iceland Adventures: Snorkeling in a Glacier Lake

Iceland Adventures: Snorkeling in a Glacier Lake

February 28, 2013 | By

When people think of Iceland, a couple of things come to mind: snow and volcano eruptions. Both are true at times, but there is also a great deal of adventure to enjoy in this amazing country, whether you travel in winter or summer. One of the most interesting adventures I …

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Take Advantage of Airlines’ Comfort Economy Seats

Take Advantage of Airlines’ Comfort Economy Seats

February 26, 2013 | By

Many years ago I flew to Europe on British Air and I purchased the “premium economy seats”.  My husband and I are both tall, so we dread the long haul flights crammed into coach seating. So I paid (at the time) a few hundred dollars more and got seats that allowed …

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South Africa Hotel Review: River Lodge at Kariega

South Africa Hotel Review: River Lodge at Kariega

February 21, 2013 | By

I have just returned from an amazing trip to South Africa to the malaria-free area of the Eastern Cape. The River Lodge in Kariega is a wonderful representation of the local hospitality and fine cuisine. Upon arrival we were greeted with cool towels and a cool drink to refresh us …

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My Travel Experiences in Reykjavik, Iceland: Not cold at all!

My Travel Experiences in Reykjavik, Iceland: Not cold at all!

February 14, 2013 | By

Iceland in the winter? Well, this country may not be what you think. There is ice there, yes. There are glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, thermal springs, lava tubes, glacier lakes and so much more. The city of Reykjavik is the main entry to this country and there are flights from many …

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Happily Lost While Traveling Ireland

Happily Lost While Traveling Ireland

February 12, 2013 | By

There’s nothing like getting a little lost while on vacation, especially in Ireland.  There’s always a pub nearby that you can wonder into to ask for directions.  You’ll be met with a smile, some fine conversation and eventually some well-meaning driving directions to where you are headed. My husband and …

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Luxury Hotel Review: One & Only Cape Town, South Africa

Luxury Hotel Review: One & Only Cape Town, South Africa

February 5, 2013 | By

On my recent trip to South Africa I was fortunate enough to stay at the One & Only Cape Town. The service from start to finish was over the top. Our room was gorgeous with a view of the island that houses the spa restaurant. There is a wonderful pool …

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Australia Day celebrates a beautiful and diverse country

Australia Day celebrates a beautiful and diverse country

January 31, 2013 | By

Article written by Rosie Holliday (an Andavo affiliate agent), as published in the Vail Daily on January 25, 2013. Since it’s Australia Day today it seems appropriate to talk about Australia in this article! Australia Day celebrates the arrival of the First Fleet into Sydney Cove in 1788 and the …

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The Ireland Gathering 2013

The Ireland Gathering 2013

January 16, 2013 | By

2013 has been designated as the “year of the gathering” for all those of Irish descent.  Special events and clan gatherings have been planned. Now’s the time to use that Ancestry.com website to find out where your family hailed from. Mine are from County Cork and County Kerry with names …

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Luxury Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Luxury Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

January 15, 2013 | By

If you are looking for a quiet getaway not too far from home, I’d highly recommend a visit to the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.  Amelia Island is about 40 minutes from the Jacksonville, FL airport.  The Ritz-Carlton is a beautiful hotel that sits atop the dunes and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. …

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