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Hotel reservations: Avoiding the inconvenience of 21st century communication

April 2011, I was attending an alumni event in Washington DC for my college Alma Mater.  I made my reservation at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The Crystal Gateway is located just minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport. Regardless of occasion, Washington DC is my favorite city to visit. The alumni event was …

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A two-ring circus: The “I do’s” and “I don’ts” of wedding travel

A wedding!  It is the happiest day for two individuals.  It is the happiest moment for two families.  It is the moment when two become one.  The champagne is on ice, there’s a monster-size cake, and everyone is dressed to the nines.  Ultimately, it is the day on which everyone is sharing in a memorable …

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All ashore: 5 tips to a successful disembarkation

To make disembarkation as easy as possible, guests should keep in mind five simple tips: 5) Tipping: For guests opting out on the automatic charge of $12.00 per day, envelopes are provided in the staterooms. Guests should be generous, with due respect to the waiting staff, stateroom attendant, and head waiter going over and beyond …

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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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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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“Walt Disney World: To the Mouse, the castle, and beyond!” is making magic

So many have attended my lecture, “Cruising: Making Waves & Sense”. It has been an immediate success and well-received. So far, three libraries have booked my latest program, “Amtrak: Staying On ‘Track’ With America’s Railroad”. I can’t be more excited to present the topic in late September. While my Amtrak presentation is picking up speed, …