Category Archives: Travel

Summer Travel – Beach Planning Time

Unofficial Start of Summer Summer is fast approaching and soon the heat of this season will be upon on us. If you haven’t started planning your summer vacation, yet. Consider doing soon. Before we know it, the first major holiday will be upon us.  The  long awaited unofficial start of the Summer, Memorial Day weekend means people are planning to

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Mansfield Plantation – A Must Stay

Mansfield Plantation This 1,000 acre old rice plantation sits about 1.8 miles off the main road near the historic downtown of Georgetown, South Carolina. Now, a lovely bed and breakfast, Mansfield Plantation offers luxury comfort in a quiet and beautiful setting.  During the first weekend of February, we visited this historic plantation that dates back to 1718 as the weather was

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Tipping Advice

Tipping in the US I once read about advice for tipping in the U.S. when Eater published “The No-Tipping Point.” The article is a mix of funny and infuriating stories about people who defend why they don’t tip their waiters and bartenders.  The article gives a glimpse inside an entire subculture of diners who don’t care about the fact that in

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A Visit To Barcelona

 Barcelona Barcelona has something for everyone. This city is steeped in authentic history including the Catalan culture.  You will also find the wildly bizarre here. Each neighborhood in Barcelona has its own personality and plenty of secrets to discover. This is guide includes some of the most popular areas to explore during your time in this wonderful city along the

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Madrid

First time visitors to Spain often include Madrid or Barcelona and sometimes both of these vibrant cities.  I would recommend exploring both and then, adding Selville or the coast region to your itinerary, if you the time allots.  Spain can’t be done in just a few days. We have been here a couple of times and need to get back

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Happy New Year

2020 and Beyond Another year has passed and we are heading into a new decade that will hopefully be filled with many adventures small and large.  Personally, I don’t set any resolutions for each new year.  I am where I want to be and thus, the point of looking back at another year with regret and what ifs is not

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Our Footprints of Travel and The Impact

A tourist  provides an incredible economic boost to the places they visit. Sometime with their best intentions, tourism can lead to harmful effects to the local environment.  Of course, this isn’t news as many headlines have noted the concern of overtourism. Unfortunately, very few places (cities, historical sites, national parks, and the list goes on) are immune.  The question is

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