Archive for the ‘TIPS&SECRETS’ Category

There’s a Passport with Your Name on It

There’s a Passport with Your Name on It
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Milli Thornton. Today, Saturday, September 17 is Passport Day in the USA 2011. How wonderful that there’s a day not only to commemorate it but also to expedite the process for people who’ve been meaning to get around to it. I’ve had a passport...
September 17th, 2011 | STAFF, TRAVEL PREP | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Technology, Business and Personal

Becoming Location Independent: Technology, Business and Personal
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. This is Part III in a series on becoming location independent. In Part I, Lisa shared the process of deciding when, where and how to start the experiment. In Part II she talked about arranging the essentials, such as accommodation and what to...
September 13th, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Arranging the Essentials

Becoming Location Independent: Arranging the Essentials
By guest blogger Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. This is Part II in a series on becoming location independent. In Part I, Lisa shared the process of deciding when, where and how to start the experiment. WHEN JON AND I could no longer sort through the myriad decisions required to take our freelance...
September 7th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, SERIES, COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Decisions, Decisions

Becoming Location Independent: Decisions, Decisions
By guest blogger Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Lisa Carter. LAST JANUARY, my partner Jon and I were just back from a five-week trip, and my feet were already itchy. But not for a vacation. This time, I was ready to put our talk of becoming location independent into practice. We had long wanted to...
August 21st, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, SERIES, COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT | Read More

Sailing in the Bahamas: Beautiful . . . and Dangerous

Sailing in the Bahamas: Beautiful . . . and Dangerous
By guest writer Vicki Lathom. Feature photo © Vicki Lathom. Not often do I see a view that takes my breath away—one that makes me want to pinch myself and say, this can’t be real. That was my reaction to seeing the Atlantic Ocean from the Abaco Inn in the Bahamas. Barry and I looked at the view,...
May 14th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Boating, ISLANDS, SAFETY | Read More

Review – Instant Immersion: French Deluxe

Review – Instant Immersion: French Deluxe
Reviewed by Milli Thornton WE WERE OFF to Québec for the Montréal Jazz Festival and I wanted to learn some French. I knew I didn’t have time to become fluent in the language, but I was hoping to at least learn some small talk: how to ask directions, order off the menu and exchange pleasantries...
May 7th, 2011 | DEALS, STAFF, LANGUAGES, Reviews | Read More

Review: Cheaptickets.com Vacation Package

Review: Cheaptickets.com Vacation Package
Reviewed by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THERE ARE SO many discount travel sites on the Web these days, it can be overwhelming trying to single one out. BookingBuddy, Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak, Priceline . . . and those are just some of the big guys we’ve all heard of. My solution...
April 2nd, 2011 | DEALS, FINANCES, HOTELS & MOTELS, QUEBEC, Reviews | Read More