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  • Maui Photo Album

    Maui Photo Album

    Here’s a photo album featuring some of our favorite photos from our bucket list adventure in the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii. Our experiences included a helicopter ride, outrigger canoeing, paddle boarding, hiking along lava trails, learning to make poke, road tripping on the famous Road to Hana, and watching mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets.

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  • Galapagos Photo Album

    Galapagos Photo Album

    If you’re looking for a Bucket List adventure of a lifetime, I highly recommend a trip to the Galapagos Islands, particularly if you love photographing wildlife. I was fortunate enough to make the journey as an invited guest of International Expeditions. Everything about the journey exceeded my expectations, from the food on board the ship (appropriately named, Evolution) to the educational briefings, to the daily hiking and snorkeling experiences.

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  • Ten Commandments of an Authentic Italian Meal

    Ten Commandments of an Authentic Italian Meal

    Anybody who follows our adventures knows that we love to eat. We believe the best way to appreciate and embrace a culture is through its cuisine. I was recently hosted on a trip to Gargano, Italy by a local tourism group called Gargano OK. Gargano is the “spur of the boot” jutting out into the Adriatic Sea. It is a popular destination among Italians but it is not nearly as touristy as many of the […]

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  • The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

    The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

    Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to to be good. In fact, there are many quality wines for under $10, but there is an art to finding these gems. Though taking a chance on an inexpensive bottle of wine is hardly a risky undertaking, following these simple guidelines will help you with the art of finding great value wines. Research! The internet is full of awesome resources for wine lovers. One of my favorite sites […]

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  • Online Dating: Finding romance and companionship while traveling

    Online Dating: Finding romance and companionship while traveling

    An online dating service like ChristianMingle.com would be extremely helpful to the single travelers. So here are four reasons to use an online dating service for finding romance and companionship while traveling.

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  • Carrie Underwood, right, reacts to a comment at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. At left is Brig. Gen. John Pray, president and CEO of Operation Homefront. Underwood, Operation Homefront and Carnival Cruise Line announced a partnership to begin a new initiative to support U.S. military families. The effort between the three entities is to raise funds through a series of projects during Underwood's concert tour and aboard Carnival's ships as well as the company's website. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line/HO)

    Carnival Cruise Line partners with Carrie Underwood

    I was fortunate enough to attend the news conference announcing announcing the partnership between Carnival Cruise Line and seven-time GRAMMY-winning mega-star, Carrie Underwood to support military families through Operation Homefront.  I admit that it was quite thrilling to be be in the same room with Carrie Underwood, but what I found most impactful was the sincere commitment Carnival Cruise Line and Carrie Underwood share for our troops. Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said, “Military families represent a […]

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  • Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

    Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

    It may seem a bit strange that a grown man would put “Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile” on his bucket list, but life has no spice without a little quirkiness. Besides, ever since I first learned of the Wienermobile as a kid, it’s been something that I’ve wanted to do. When the opportunity finally knocked, I answered the door.

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  • Essential Home Maintenance to Prepare for Stress-Free Travel

    Essential Home Maintenance to Prepare for Stress-Free Travel

    How many exciting getaways have you already booked for 2016? Don’t just focus on your itinerary or what you should pack. Now’s the time to start preparing your humble abode for extended periods of vacancy! Read on for a list of essential home maintenance tasks you must perform before saying “Adios” to your hometown and hitting the beaches of Mexico. General Tips Have a plan for mail while you’re away Ask a friend or family member to […]

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