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The cruise vacation cheat sheet

Winter time is cruising time. The outside temperatures have hit uncomfortable and painful all-time lows. With that in mind, everyone wishes they would be someplace far warmer. That’s very true. Whether it’s The Bahamas, the eastern or western Caribbean, or the Hawaiian islands, the warm weather cannot be a more appropriate surrounding. What better way …

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A sea of green: Helpful tips for on board charge accounts

Cruising! It is the most exciting vacation experience anyone could have. Cruising is not just about monster-size ships and all the great activities included. There is a whole lot more than meets the eye. There are the shore excursions, shows, and most important-duty-free shopping. Further, that stateroom key card becomes very hot, if anyone gets …

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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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New lecture, “The Bahamas: Islands of curiosity” coming soon!

Everyone needs a quick getaway from the stresses of the real world. There’s the  Caribbean, Disney World, and Hawaii. The one tropical destination which invites millions from around the world is the Bahamas. There’s Nassau, Freeport, Lucaya, and Grand Turk. The Bahamas has it all.  Tourism is its driving force. A new presentation is underway. …

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The one-day pass: Life made easy for Metro riders

Springtime is “one-day pass time” in Washington, DC. The cherry blossoms are out in full bloom. The seasonal tours have officially begun. The Spring and Summer months can’t be a better time to visit the nation’s capital. Yes, it’s a great time to visit. Yes, it’s a great opportunity to go museum hopping around the …

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Amtrak Guest Rewards points

Amtrak Guest Rewards: Keeping ‘track’ of points

Everyone has traveled on Amtrak before. Amtrak provides service in forty-three states, with 21 major routes. Amtrak Guest Rewards is one of the finest passenger loyalty programs in the travel industry. It  allows avid Amtrak travelers to earn points for every trip and every dollar spent on ticket purchases. With the Amtrak Guest Rewards Mastercard, …

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Dear President Trump: End the airline baggage fee madness!

As we have already heard and read, the airlines have imposed new baggage fees. This time, it’s in regards to carry-on baggage. Flying is growing more and more impossible by the year. The airlines keep finding more ways to inconvenience passengers. No more hot meals in coach class, a fee to check in baggage at …

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