Archive for the ‘TIPS&SECRETS’ Category

Truth or Fiction: Are Parisians Rude to Tourists?

Truth or Fiction: Are Parisians Rude to Tourists?
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. Paris is swarming with tourists! I did my research before leaving and read several articles on different websites. This one here, Why Paris Sucks by Bellanda in Paris, about how the city can and does suck sometimes, is the funniest. Given...
April 13th, 2012 | TIPS&SECRETS, STAFF, SERIES, EUROPE | Read More

Smart Tips for Your First Time in Paris

Smart Tips for Your First Time in Paris
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul & Ian Fraser. IF YOU EVER visit a city of which you don’t know the language, I advise you to do proper research before leaving. It may or may not be that mild case of OCD I suspect myself of having, but nonetheless I think it’s...
October 31st, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, EUROPE, TRAVEL PREP, ★ Rewind 2 | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Costa Rica Highlights

Becoming Location Independent: Costa Rica Highlights
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. WHEN JON AND I told friends and family we were coming to Costa Rica for three months, it was incredible how many people had been here—or knew someone who had. Statistics show that approximately 2 million visitors come to this tiny country every...
October 12th, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, DINING, Critters & Wildlife, COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT | Read More

How I Spent My 12 Hours In Vienna

How I Spent My 12 Hours In Vienna
By guest blogger Samantha Wilson. Photos Copyright © Samantha Wilson. ON A RECENT trip to Europe, I had a layover in Vienna, Austria. I must say that I wish I had included the city on my holiday’s itinerary. Vienna is absolutely gorgeous and offers so many wonderful sights and attractions. Though...
October 7th, 2011 | TIPS&SECRETS, GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE | Read More

Considering a career break? Here’s the scoop.

Considering a career break? Here’s the scoop.
Reprinted with permission from BootsnAll. Graphic used with permission. HOW MANY TIMES have you thought “I could get used to this” while mid-vacation? Every time? Yeah, us too. If you currently have a case of the cubicle blues, you might want to consider a career break. What is a career break?...
October 5th, 2011 | DEALS, TIPS&SECRETS | Read More

Finding an Oasis in the Desert – Review: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona

Finding an Oasis in the Desert – Review: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona
By guest blogger Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. BOOKING A TRIP to Tucson, AZ, was never on my “bucket list.” But with a daughter who decided the University of Arizona is the place she would like to attend college, it suddenly became important for me to figure out where the rest...
October 3rd, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, HOTELS & MOTELS, KID-FRIENDLY, Reviews | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Expectations and Reality

Becoming Location Independent: Expectations and Reality
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. This is the fourth post in a series by Lisa Carter about an experiment in becoming location independent. Links to the other three in the series can be found in the first paragraph below, and at the end of the post. Here we are! After careful decisions,...
September 28th, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT | Read More