General Travel

Booking sites: The ups and downs

Hotels-they’re the focal point of every vacation. Every time a family or couple plans a special getaway-a weekend or longer, finding the right hotel is the number one priority. The right hotel pertains to the right rate, the right amenities, with adequate distance to local points of interest. Booking sites including Hotels.com and Booking.com are …

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Disney’s lucky countdown: The top seven thrills, chills, and spills

When it comes to the summer season, there is no better destination than the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. It’s 2019, and there are new attractions due to be opening up in the Fall. At the Walt Disney World Resort, there are still those famous attractions that keep guests on their toes. There …

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Amtrak’s summer: Trains, fun, and sun in one.

It’s that time again. It’s summer! School is out! The swim wear, the sun tan lotion, the sunglasses, sun shelters, the iced tea, lemonade, and crisp cold beer are out again. When summer rolls around, it’s time to hit the road. Did someone say “road”? Summer time is also “train time”. There are a handful …

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Pittsburgh: A new lecture coming soon!

Pittsburgh is among the dozens of cities across the United States that are arguably considered as being the absolute finest. Cities brag about their history, their culture, the character of their people, their fine restaurants, and above all-their sports teams. Every city has something to brag about, one way or another. With an industrial history …

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Bicycle Heaven: The ‘wheel’ deal in Pittsburgh

In the great Steel City of Pittsburgh, PA, there is much fun and excitement to be discovered. From Pirates baseball in the summer, to Steelers football in the fall, to Penguins hockey from the fall thru spring, it’s a sports fan’s dream. For those with heavy appetites, legendary Primanti Bros serves up its iconic sandwiches …

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Pittsburgh, PA: Where history, excitement, and steel flow together

There are dozens of cities in the northeastern United States that are visited by millions. There’s New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Boston, and Newport, RI. Each and every one of these cities have their own special claims to fame. They range from nightlife, to cuisine, to historic points of interests, to famous lifestyles. There …

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Celebrating with travel parties

In December 2013, I created the web site, DEKTravelJournal.com. To this day, the site features articles about my travel experiences, travel news, popular destinations, and valuable traveling tips to inspire fellow travelers’ around the country. In January 2015, I started producing travel lectures to bring my passion for travel to life. Among my popular lecture …

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