General Travel

TSA Pre-Check: A traveler’s best $85.00 investment

Everyone has heard on the news about the TSA (Transportation Safety Administration) encountering trouble at U.S. airports. They are warning about longer lines to come in the near future. They said that only nine million travelers have enrolled in the TSA Pre-Check program. This is a significant opposite to the twenty-five million they expected to enroll in …

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“The New Jersey Shore: A coastline of lifestyle, leisure, and living color” coming together

I cannot be happier with how my travel presentations have turned out. Whether it was only two, eight, twelve, or even twenty-eight in attendance, it has been a true pleasure sharing my wealth of knowledge with the public. Over the past year, my cruising presentation has made a huge splash. My program on Amtrak travel …

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“Newport, RI: A city built to entertain, educate, and inspire”, is underway

Everyone has their favorite town to visit. Whether it is for a day or a weekend, there’s always something about that town that brings you to your senses. Whether it is for recreation, a little peace of mind, or just that opportunity to get away from the bustle of everyday life, you feel connected to …

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My presentations: Looking back and looking ahead

It’s amazing how quickly this year has blown by. Back in February of this year, I did my very first presentation, “Cruising: Making Waves & Sense”.  My goal was to reach out to novice cruisers and those seeking helpful hints for future cruises. I did the presentation at the Wyckoff Public Library. It was an immediate …

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“Washington, DC: A destination of ‘monumental’ proportions” is ‘history’ in the making

Washington, DC is one of the most beloved cities in the northeastern United States. It’s respectfully referred to as our nation’s capital. Within our nation’s capital are many iconic buildings including the White House, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial. In addition are the world-renowned museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Aside from all …

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It’s official: New Amtrak lecture is complete and “rolling”.

This January 2015, I added to my writing repertoire by doing a lecture on cruising. Out of my experience working at the NY area cruise terminals and my travel writing came my program, “Cruising: Making Waves & Sense”. It is geared toward novice cruisers and those seeking helpful hints for future cruises. It has been …

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Quantum cruising: Royal Caribbean’s greatest leap yet

For more than 40 years, Royal Caribbean International has had the pleasure of WOWing millions of cruise passengers. From its top-notch on board service, to its world class on board cuisine, Royal Caribbean has provided that unforgettable experience for all to treasure. From belly-flop competitions, to on board ice rinks, to having an aqua show …

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Mansion mania: Newport, a living symbol of New England history

If you could think of all of the historic towns you could visit, many come to mind.  There’s Colonial Williamsburg,VA, Old Sturbridge Village, MA, Saratoga Springs, NY, and Hershey, PA.  Every one of these towns share a great assortment of historic techniques, traditions, customs, and depict the old style way of life which we as …

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Avoiding pick pockets: European travelers could use a “lift”

There are thousands who have traveled to Europe.  Also, there are some who enjoy traveling to European countries on a yearly basis.  I have been to Europe five times.  In 1994, I traveled on a twelve-day high school bus tour through five countries, including a two and a half hour ferry ride across the English …

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