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5 Best Fall Getaways

The crisp air of autumn and bright colors are enough to inspire anyone to embrace the outdoors. While your playtime at the beach may now be limited, the cooler weather has some advantages of its own. Hiking and road trips are the perfect things to do during the weather change. Here are 5 of the best U.S. getaways for fall. …

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“Travel” is The Best Investment

Most people are always in pursuit of happiness. Studies show that people who spend money on experiences rather than things are overall much happier. More often than not, however, people choose to chase happiness through things, buying the newest this or that, because they think that this stuff somehow says something about them as people. The inner monologue might go …

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The Authentically Diverse Caribbean

The Caribbean Islands are NOT all the same.. and here is why! As a Travel Blogger, Travel Agent and Caribbean Lover it drives me NUTS when I hear people say that the Caribbean Islands are all the same! While the mainstays of great weather and beautiful beaches are a constant on every island, each of them offer their own unique characteristics, …

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How to Choose the Best Excursions

How to Choose the Best Excursions Excursions can be a lot of fun and are a great way to explore a destination. The options, while stunning, can be endless. Some things may be out of your control, like your tour guide. However other important details shouldn’t be left to chance. Before you sign up for your next excursion, check out …

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Why Use a Travel Agent

Why Use a Travel Agent? Taking time to get away is always a wonderful thing. But sometimes the planning and organizing that goes into a trip can kind of suck the fun out of the adventure. This is where having a travel agent comes in handy. A travel agent takes care of various time consuming things, like researching online for …

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Puerto Rico – Beyond San Juan

Ah, it’s the summertime. And you know what that means? Vacation time! You’re probably sitting at your desk, imagining sipping a cool drink in the Caribbean, or dipping your toes in the white sandy beaches, and crystal blue waters now, aren’t ya? There are so many amazing destinations in the Caribbean, but have you considered Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico is …

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The Chica Travelista’s Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations!

The Chica Travelista’s Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations It’s that beautiful time again: wedding season. Couples across the United States are forming together, choosing to build a life together. And now comes the next step, the first BIG decision: where will you go on your first “official” vacation as a married couple? As you know: this is your first forage into …

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The Chica Travelista’s 8 Tips to Survive a 5 + Hour Flight!

These days, I find myself in the air more and more often—always earnestly awaiting arrival at my next tantalizing destination. Of course: these flights are usually an agonizing FIVE PLUS hours—sweeping me from my Native New York to the hot spots along the coast and into the islands! At first, I pulled my hair out at around hour three. As …

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The Chica Travelista’s Top 6 Must-Do Adventures in Jacksonville Beach, Florida

As luck would have it, my Chica Travelista adventures took me back to stunning Florida (during this incredibly grey, New York March). I spent a few days sunning, exploring, and adventuring-it-up in this coastal town before darting out on a CRUISE to the BAHAMAS! These are my Top 6 Must-Do Adventures in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Seriously consider it for your …

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An Absolute Don’t Miss: The Jamaican Dreamer Catamarans Cruises: The Chica Travelista Takes to the Sea!

On my last Chica Travelista adventure, the Montego Bay-based Dreamer Catamaran Cruises completed my Jamaican travel experience, sending me off on a tour of the surrounding turquoise seas, my eyes to the horizon (and a Jamaican rum in my hand!). While on one of their remarkable catamarans (one of three Gold Coast Yachts, all with these illustrious sails that churn …