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The 7 Wonders of the Northeastern USA

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The Northeastern United States is a must see region for all types of travelers. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun filled family vacation this area has it all. Known as the birthplace of America, the Northeast is home to beautiful and diverse scenery, bustling with so many quintessential vacation towns that you could stay busy traveling …

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Top 3 Must See Europe Destinations For 2020!

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I have so loved exploring more of Europe in the last year and the best part is..  I know there is still so much more to explore! Three of my absolute favorite countries to visit , all of which I highly recommend are the following …  #3 – Iceland  – There is for sure NO place like Iceland. This is …

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12 Day Romantic Greece Getaway

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Recently my favorite travel partner and I spent 12 days in Greece and I absolutely loved our itinerary! I highly recommend every location, hotel, tour and restaurant listed below. As always I would LOVE to help you and your special person with your next Greece getaway (abisack@travelistatravels.com) Overnight flight JFK – London Heathrow (with a 12 hour layover) I purposely …

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Ideal 4 Night Iceland Itinerary

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The Chica Travelista’s 4 night Iceland Vacation Day #1 – Arrival Day – Blue Lagoon Pick up your rental car and head to the Blue Lagoon! (Blue Lagoon is on the way to all the hotels in Reykjavik) Book the Blue Lagoon Comfort Package (best way to go!) Enjoy Lunch at Lava Restaurant Head to your hotel in Reykjavik and …

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Top 3 Reasons Why YOU Should Use A Travel Agent??

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TOP 3 REASONS TO USE A TRAVEL AGENT! 1) EXPERIENCE- As Travel Agents its apart of our job to also be travel experts. We are constantly traveling around the world to gain firsthand knowledge about resorts, excursions and the top vacation spots so we can best advise our clients. If we haven’t personally been to a destination you better believe …

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New Oceanfront Luxury Resort in The Florida Keys

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Isla Bella Beach Resort in Marathon, Florida is the ultimate beachfront property for guests visiting The Florida Keys. The newly opened resort sits on the perfect location right in the middle of the Keys, between Key West and Key Largo. Marathon Key allows its guests to enjoy incredible beaches, some of the best sailing, world-class fishing, snorkeling, diving and more! …

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Boquete, Panama – Los Establos

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https://youtu.be/JnLJOPmfYXQ Travelers visiting from all over the globe are calling Boquete, Panama "the Switzerland of Central America" and its no wonder why.. the natural beauty of this area is incomparable and there is no better place to stay when adventuring around this destination then at Elite Island Resorts new property, Los Establos Boutique Inn.
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A Private Island Oasis

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32 Islands Make up St. Vincent and the Grenadines but only one is a private island escape.. voted one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean, Palm Island Resort is the ultimate private and romantic destination! Want to see Palm Island for yourself? We would LOVE to help get you there!! Contact: abisack@travelistatravels.com

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2019 Top 10 Honeymoon Resorts Around The World!

In Belize, Caribbean, featured, French Polynesia, Gallery, home page, Mexico, New York, Travel Blog, USA by The Chica Travelista

As a Luxury Travel Consultant and Travel Blogger my favorite type of vacation to plan and to write about are honeymoons! Planning the trip of a lifetime for a couple as they begin their journey together as life partners is a task I eagerly enjoy to take on. With many different types of honeymoon spots to choose from it can …

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Top 3 Secret Must Dos in Italy!

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When traveling to Italy there are tons of fabulous tour options and endless amounts of sights to see! Choosing the perfect tours for your trip can be tricky and totally time consuming. Here are our suggestions for 3 tours that will not disappoint during your Italy getaway.   Small Group Amalfi Coast Day Cruise from Positano with Blue Star Positano …

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Visit to Margaritaville Resort, Grand Cayman

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Check out Jimmy Buffet’s Brand New Caribbean Resort!!  Margaritaville Beach Resort, Grand Cayman    Travel Blogger and Travel Agent of “Travelista Travels” Amanda Bisack visits Margaritaville Beach Resort, Grand Cayman! Lets get planning your next vacation now! abisack@travelistatravels.com www.thechicatravelista.com www.travelistatravels.com    

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What’s The Point Of Using A Travel Agent?

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With all the online booking engines available today people are quick to book their own travel and as a Travel Agent I often get the question “whats the point of booking with a travel agent when I can book on my own?” , I LOVE that question! And my answer is the following .. 1) WE ARE EXPERTS IN PLANNING …

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My Unico Experience! Mexico’s Finest!

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    Last month I visited Unico 20°87° which was recently voted as the #1 Adults Only all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. This tropical paradise was also ranked as the #1 Hotel on TripAdvisor! Set on the pristine white beaches of Riviera Maya, Unico 20°87° truly gives its guests a taste of the regions culture. From the locally-inspired cocktails and fine dining …

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The Hutton Hotel: My Top Pick In Nashville!

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As an enormous country music fan and world traveler, there had been a US hotspot that I had been itching to explore! A place where live music 24 hours a day is the norm and indulging in some of the world’s finest BBQ is a MUST.. Im talking about the home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry”, the Country Music …

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Visit Syracuse – All The Must Dos!

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As a Travel Expert not only do I book luxury tropical getaways, BUT I also love helping my clients plan fun weekend trips all over the USA.    I recently worked with Visit Syracuse and explored all that this destination has to offer!  Syracuse, New York provides the platform for inviting adventures and some of the countries top dining options, not …

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Weekend at Gurney’s

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As a fellow New Yorker and a proud participant of all the hustle and bustle, I know that so often our crazy hectic lives get jam packed and busy making it feel nearly impossible to go away on vacation and take a breather. You’re likely reading this thinking “boy how I would love to get away, even just for a …

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Hurricane Irma: Update on the Caribbean!

In Aruba, Bermuda, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, featured, Gallery, home page, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Travel Blog, Turks and Caicos by The Chica Travelista

Dear Travelers & Vacation Lovers,        For all of us who love the Caribbean, seeing all the photos of destruction in the wake of Hurricane Irma is completely heartbreaking. Terms such as “devastation” are a perfect description for SOME of the Islands such as Barbuda and St. Martin/Maarten where the majority of all structures have been damaged. Several …

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The Grand at Moon Palace & Cancun Adventures!!

In Caribbean, featured, Gallery, home page, Mexico, Travel Blog, Video by The Chica Travelista

The Chica Travelista, travel blogger and travel agent visits The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun and adventures through Cancun with Cancun Vacation Experts and Ocean Tours!  

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How To Spend The Perfect Day In Turks & Caicos!

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While the primary attraction on Turks and Caicos is its unparalleled beaches as a Travel Expert I highly recommend adventuring off your resort and exploring the sights and attractions of Providenciales… and the Top Tour Company to do this with is OCEAN VIBES. Ocean Vibes is a native owned adventure company specializing in showing visitors the best that Turks and …

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TOP 5 MUST DOS IN LOS CABOS!

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Join me as I explore Los Cabos, Mexico and share with YOU the TOP 5 MUST TO ACTIVITIES when visiting Los Cabos, Mexico! BEST Tour Companies: Blue Sky Tours – www.blueskycabo.com Palmilla Golf Club – www.palmillagc.com Browns Private Services – www.brownsprivateservices.com Wild Canyon- www.wildcanyon.com.mx     For help with booking these tour companies does hesitate to contact us – thechicatravelista@gmail.com

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Back From Los Cabos, Mexico!!!

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  Here is a sneak peak of my TOP 5 MUST DO activities when visiting Los Cabos, Mexico!! Thank you to Blue Sky Cabo, Palmilla Golf Club, Browns Services and Wild Canyon for making this possible! ** Full Length Video Coming FEBRUARY 16th!!    

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A Taste of New York TV Show!

In Caribbean, featured, Gallery, home page, Travel Blog, Video by The Chica Travelista

From surfing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to tasting Pisco in Peru and Chile, museum-hopping in Bogotá and exploring the world-renowned sanctuary of Machu Picchu — and so much more in between — the Caribbean and Latin America offer endless experiences for every kind of traveler. I was lucky enough to talk with two of the top chefs from Marriott …

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Exploring the Island of St. Lucia!

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Join me as I explore the magical Island of St. Lucia! During my visit I’m staying at Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa and dining at the best restaurants on the Island such as Jaques Waterfront Dining, Rituals Sushi, Masala Bay and Spice of India. I will be adventuring around the Island with Real St. Lucia Tours, Jus’ Sail and …

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Top 3 MUST Do Excursions in St. Lucia!

In Caribbean, featured, home page, St. Lucia, Travel Blog by The Chica Travelista

While there is so much to see and do on the magical Island of St. Lucia there are three specific tours I highly recommend to make your trip the best!   Jus’ Sail – There is always a ton of excitement and activity that comes with traveling. With so much to see and do in a new destination it can be …

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World Wide Photo Tours Interview!

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The Chica Travelista interviews Joanne Henig, co-founder of Long Island Photo Gallery and World Wide Photo Tours where she shares photography knowledge with other photographers while helping them build a stunning portfolio to share with the world.

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Boca Flyboard – A Must in Boca Raton!

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Boca Flyboard is a must do if you are in or around the Boca Raton, Florida area! Boca Flyboard made my flyboarding experience the best ever! Gil was an amazing instructor and made the entire time a complete blast. If you are in the Boca area I HIGHLY recommend trying this out. Its such an incredible time and for sure …

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Sunset Lodges on Lake Winnipesaukee in N.H

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Sunset Lodges is a year-round, family-owned lakeside resort in Mirror Lake, New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee’s peaceful Basin bay. Since 1950, Sunset Lodges has been a beloved destination for families and couples that enjoy New Hampshire’s natural beauty and quaint small-town lifestyle. Check out more at www.sunsetlodges.com

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A Hidden Gem In Miami : The Zoological Wildlife Foundation

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 The Zoological Wildlife Foundation was a GREAT find!  After years and years of traveling to Miami I recently discovered the most incredible adventure one could ever have when visiting Miami, FL.  I promise you this is an experience that will leave you with lifetime impressions! The moment you being your journey to The Zoological Wildlife Foundation you’ll instantly find the grounds to be …

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Two Free Tickets with On Location Tours!

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  The Chica Travelista has teamed up with On Location Tours & we’re giving away TWO FREE TICKETS usable for any of their tours! What is On Location Tours?        On Location Tours is one of the worlds largest TV and movie tour companies and the ONLY one operating in multiple cities. On Location Tours provides tours to around several cities, stopping …

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Give Your Pet a Vacation!

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I know that a pet is a big part of any family and it can be sad and difficult to leave your fur baby behind while traveling. I found the purfect option for all travelers living in the NYC area! I’m very happy to announce that The Chica Travelista has teamed up with the NY Dog Spa & Hotel to …

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How to Spend the Perfect Weekend on the Hudson River

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New York is a State with undeniable scenic diversity, and it is for that very reason that my weekend on the Hudson River was so special. For those looking for a truly unique New York experience keep reading and do just this..   You’re spending the weekend away from home right? So this is considered a Vacation right? And what …

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Visit Islamorada!

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Hey guys, I wanted to tell you all about my recent travels to Islamorada, Florida. Islamorada is part of a village of islands situated in the Florida Keys. The name Islamorada means, “Purple Island” and it’s also the sport fishing capitol of the world. More on that later. There is a great respect for wildlife, and the food is out …

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5 Best Fall Getaways

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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

In Caribbean, featured, Gallery, home page, Promotional, Travel Blog by The Chica Travelista

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

In Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, featured, home page, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Travel Blog by The Chica Travelista

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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 …

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3 Reasons I Love Island Transfer and Tours: The Chica Travelista’s Montego Bay Adventure

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3 Reasons I Love Island Transfer and Tours: The Chica Travelista’s Montego Bay Adventure Jamaica is all color and vibrant adventure. The small, sun-drenched island involves full days spent on the beach; full nights spent dancing, a bright drink in your hand. And it necessarily involves all-day adventures through its stunning rainforests and mountains. During my recent trip, I was able …

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Staggering Mystic Mountain Rain Forest Adventure: The Chica Travelista Takes on Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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Beneath the simmering Jamaican blue sky, you have one option only:  You MUST Carpe Diem. (This means seize the day, for any of you not particularly fluent in that old dead language, Latin) And thusly, you must understand the following: Jamaica isn’t all sunset, relaxation, and luxurious beach walks. Rather, Jamaica’s amazing terrain forced this explorer into the RAINFOREST to …

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3 Health Benefits of Traveling

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Traveling is my life. It’s all I do; it’s my true purpose! I love to feel the sun on my face; I love to feel like the entire world is sort of spinning just for me, you know? That euphoria is essential to my very being! And you certainly know what it feels like to go on vacation, yeah? You …

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Finding The Perfect Vacation

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I hear you: you're ready to book a vacation! Unfortunately, you suddenly find yourself in love with 5 different islands, 4 different countries, and no clue how to choose the "PERFECT" spot—the best vacation spot. Decisions; decisions! Listed below are the FIVE steps I use when finding the best vacation spot! 1) Distinguish which type of vacation you want to ...
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Give The Gift of Travel This Holiday!!

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Its that time of year again, to shop and shop!! How about giving the gift of travel this year!? Theres no gift like a travel memory, and for that reason I have created a great list of TOP VACATION PACKAGE DISCOUNTS for this holiday season. 1) Cyber Monday Super Sale! - Cheap Caribbean Save $75 on all 4 night or ...
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Coffee with Samantha Brown

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This Blog post is WAYYYY overdue, but better late than never right?! For those of you who dont know, Samantha Brown is a television host, notable for her work in several Travel Channel shows. She also has made her own travel luggage called Samantha Brown: Travel America. Beyond that she is a woman who has inspired me to do this crazy ...
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FEES AND MORE FEES.. UGHH!!

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We can all agree that most airlines are starting to get a little ridiculous with how LITTLE they include now a days.. No free checked bag, no free snack.. pretty soon we're going to have to pay to add a seatbelt to our seats!   I wanted to write an easy to follow blog post on which of the top ...
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Travel & Reward Points

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First off, thank you for checking out this post, I assure you it'll be valuable to you when planning your next trip! As a traveler who is always searching for the best deals and ways to budget, there is nothing more exciting to me than a good travel rewards card! Imagine this.. you're doing your regular day to day shopping, ...
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Dominican Republic – DO IT!!

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First off, this trip couldn’t have started any better then when the Airport Check-In Clerk got on the speaker and yelled to the entire Gate “WHOS READY TO PARTY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?!” and the crowd when nuts!! From then on we were all pumped up in party mode! Flying from Ft. Lauderdale to Punta Cana, DR over parts of …

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Five Steps to Finding the Perfect Destination!

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So you’re ready to book a vacation!? But then you find yourself in love with 5 different islands, 4 countries and no clue how to choose the “PERFECT” spot. Decisions , decisions! Here are the FIVE steps I use when finding the best vacation spot! 1) Distinguish what type of vacation your are looking to have. Are you seeking adventure, history …

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The Crystal River, Florida experience!

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During my visit to Crystal River, Florida I was hosted by the WONDERFUL resort Plantation On Crystal River. This place is truly a gem and I was totally WOWed by the amount of activities they offered right on-site! They have a beautiful golf course , beach volleyball, tennis, shuffleboard, a swimming pool , horseshoe, croquet anddd a hot tub (thats …

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My Cozumel Sailing Trip!

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During my trip to Cozumel I decided to try out the famous Tucan Sailing Trip! Through Cozumel Sailing (www.cozumelsailing.com) I set sail on a truly unique sailing adventure to the remote northern beaches of Cozumel. The “Tucan” is a very spacious 35′ trimaran. The boat holds up to 28 people, but they make the limit  16-17 passengers so there’s plenty …

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Working out while on vacation… It’s totally possible!

In Travel Blog, Uncategorized by The Chica Travelista

While I know many people go on vacation to get away, indulge , drink their faces off and totally let go .. which of course is fine and probably well deserved .. dont you think it is sort of a shame to let all that hard core pre-vacation fitness go down the drain.?? We work hard for weeks, maybe even …

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Top 10 Islands of The World

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Looking to experience a new Island?? Check out the Top Ten Islands of the World! *~* TOP TEN ISLANDS OF THE WORLD *~* By: TripAdvisor1) Ambergris Caye, Belize – The Official Page 2) St. John, U.S Virgin Islands  3) Bora Bora, Society  4) San Juan, Washington  5) Santorini, Cyclades  6) Isla Mujeres , Mexico  7) Moorea, Society  8 ) Koh Tao, …

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Travel Saving Tips

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  No matter where you are planning to travel, there are easy ways to cut expenses!  1) Sign up for a Travel-Related Credit Card : You can accumulate lots and lots of miles without even flying anywhere. I’ve been able to save enough points for a round trip airfare with my Capital One Rewards Card! 2) Have Flight Flexibility : You’re …