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Get a passport

There are so many opportunities for travel today that it would be a shame if you could not grab some deal just because you did not have a passport. Since even travel to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean, places where … Continue reading

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Fear Factor

My eldest kid always had trouble making decisions. I read the parenting books and when he was two years old, I offered him a choice between two pairs of shoes. When he was three, we upped the ante to a struggle over … Continue reading

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The Challenge to the Frugal Traveler

So much as been written since the $5 A Day series back in the early 1960s on how to travel within a small budget that it seems that there is a competition to see who can pay the least. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Same Old Same Old Could Use a ChangeUp

What do you do for vacation?  Let’s imagine you have always gone to your family’s house each year but your spouse finally indicated some new scenery is in order.  What next? Sometimes it’s as early as THAT when people get stuck. They … Continue reading

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Boston Lodging Gem-The Bertram Inn

Overnight lodging in a major city like Boston can end up being pricey and for travelers trying to maximize their trip budget it is important to find a place to spend the night that offers a safe and comfortable environment … Continue reading

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College Road Trip-The Actual Event—University of Vermont

I started writing about planning a college road trip for my 17-year-old son, Sam back in the  winter. Over the months the plans changed to include the wants and needs of two friends, adds and drops of some universities in … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Get going on your summer vacation planning

Time to get moving.  Springtime is the last best time to plan for your summer vacation. Of course you can plan something later, closer to the time you want to go. But you may have to take your second or third or … Continue reading

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Where should we go this summer?

In the past, by the end of February I usually have had my summer vacations already planned. The fun part is in the discussion and then the nitty gritty research to find THE magical place for this or that. In … Continue reading

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Vegan Cooking Class

We are fortunate that our local community college has a culinary program because they offer classes to the public. Tonight Graham and I attended a demonstration of vegan recipes. We are not vegan; not even vegetarian, but we attended this … Continue reading

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Planning a college road trip — Take THREE

Here we are about one month before the trip and I do believe the guys have finally settled on the schools they want to visit.  Perhaps there will be no more changes. I can only hope. I got my son Sam thinking … Continue reading

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