Watercolor Travel Blog

BENEFITS OF PACKING LIGHT

Packing Light cannot be underestimated, especially on an itinerary where you will be moving and changing locations a good bit. In fact, it can be the difference between an enjoyable vacation and a miserable one! You will never meet anyone who says, “I wish I had packed heavier” when they return from a journey. Rick Steves, the Public TV European travel guru, only allows the…

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YOUR US PASSPORT

  Do you have questions about your US Passport? Here are some questions I frequently receive from my clients. Hopefully, your questions will be answered here. If not, I’m always available to help! 1. What is a Passport? How does it differ from a Passport Card? A Passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies your identity and…

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7 TIPS FOR BREEZING THROUGH THE AIRPORT

  Airports are busier and busier these days. Many of my clients say that the absolute most challenging part of the vacation journey is simply surviving the airport experience. Here are 7 suggestions to eliminate hassles at the airport and keep your blood pressure at a safe level. 1. Sign up for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry! This is my favorite recommendation…

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TOP 3 REASONS TO VISIT IRELAND

  1. Landscape From the jagged cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way to the mysterious yet stunning Giant’s Causeway, the coastline of Ireland is one of the most magnificent coastal routes in the World.  And, wow — the charming villages and pastoral countryside are as welcoming as the delightful people of Ireland.  Plus, a ride around the Ring of…

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WHOSE TEAM ARE YOU ON?

  Though my team did not make it to the Superbowl this season, I enjoyed watching the game and the entertaining commercials. Something that impressed me during the game was the fact that the Eagles won without their #1 quarterback. When Nick Foles stepped onto the field, he was definitely able to carry out the game plan with “a…

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WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD VACATIONS

The topic of Travel Insurance is one of my biggest challenges as a Travel Professional. No matter how extravagant or low-budget your trip may be, there are many things totally outside of your control that could turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. I have seen so many situations over the years that have affected my clients’ (and even…

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DREAMING OF TUSCANY

1. Florence Known as the “Birthplace of the Renaissance” and the capital city of Italy’s Tuscany Region, Florence is home to an abundance of Renaissance art and architecture. The beautiful Basilica di Santa Croce is the final resting place for Renaissance painter Michaelangelo and scientist Galileo Galilei. A visit to Florence would not be complete without seeing Michaelangelo’s “David” Statue…

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ROLLIN’ DOWN A RIVER

  Day 1: Museums / Embarkation A visit to the Van Gogh Museum started our day, and it did not disappoint.  I have always been fascinated with Van Gogh’s use of color and simple designs, at least on some of his well known works of art. Our next stop was the incredible Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum of arts…

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TO BALI AND BEYOND

Guest post by Andy Davis BALI: For some “off the grid” R&R, unplug and recharge in the tropical paradise of Bali.  In spite of the “Eat Pray Love” buzz that made it a top travel destination in the past few years, there are still many spots on the island that feel like a well-kept secret.  Canggu (pronounced “Chan-goo”) is…

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