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Sailing in the British Virgin Islands

Just a few weeks ago, I found myself aboard a 45 foot sailboat for 5 days in the amazingly beautiful British Virgin Islands. Up until that point, I had never been on a sailboat. I never came from a sailing family, nor had a desire to sail. But there I was, spending all kinds of money to travel to the islands and live five days aboard a chartered boat. I had no idea what to expect, no idea if I would like it, had worries about becoming claustrophobic, nor had I any idea that my body would tolerate the motion…

How to Use Airbnb – Everything You Need to Know!

When going on vacation, how likely are you to stay at a hotel? Probably pretty likely. Hotels have taken care of weary travelers since ancient Rome. Offering travelers a place to sleep and usually a meal, hotels fulfilled a vital niche for those on the move. However, now hotels aren’t the only places to stay while on the road. Vacation rentals were popular long before the internet, but really have exploded since the mid 2000’s.  The most popular vacation rental website, Airbnb.com, started in 2008, and offered travelers accommodations in people’s homes, initially…

Flying Spirit Airlines

Everything You Need to Know about Flying the Super Budget Airline When it comes to super budget airlines, Spirit Airlines is the biggest name around. Famously known for their fleet of bright yellow planes with black lettering, Spirit has often gotten a bad name in the travel business. At the time of booking travel, travelers love Spirit’s cheap, no-frills prices. However, once they get to the airport or hop on-board the plane, uneducated fliers get a big wake up call. Passengers get upset and complain about all of the extra fees, not knowing that almost everything…

Why You Need Travel Insurance

It’s that time of year again, when your summer vacation starts calling and you begin to dream of exotic destinations and adventures in far away lands. And whether your summer looks more like the Maldives or a cross-country road trip, one thing you should always consider is travel insurance. Many people still choose to treat travel insurance as an optional expense, when in fact, making sure that you have the right coverage in place should be the first item on your trip checklist. Even though not getting insured saves you a bit of money, you’re potentially…