Scottsdale

Guide to a Perfect Girl’s Weekend: Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale is a great location for a weekend away with the girls. Think of a day at the spa, followed by happy hour at the pool, foodie-worthy dining in the evening followed by dancing the night away. Scottsdale has something for everyone. Getting there One of the reasons Scottsdale was a finalist for our girl’s getaway was because it is…
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Cancun or Playa del Carmen

Cancun and Playa del Carmen are two fabulous vacation spots on the east coast of Mexico with vastly different atmospheres. You may be wondering which is the next spot for your vacation getaway so let me start by telling you a bit about each. Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen is about a 45 minute drive south of the Cancun…
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Costa Rica

Six Experiences You Must Have in Costa Rica

I traveled to Costa Rica in May of 2014 and it still remains one of my favorite vacations. Costa Rica is currently in that sweet spot of tourism and development where it is developed enough to be safe and have plenty of established activities without being overrun with tourist like Cancun. You can read my full trip report about Costa…
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Portugal

Portugal: Tips & Tricks

If you have not already please read about our four day trip to Lisbon, Sintra and Porto here. Here are some things we learned in Portugal that may help you plan your trip: Everyone spoke some English Uber is the best way to get around. All the local taxis we took overcharged, even the ones which the hotel arranged for…
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Portugal

Portugal Trip – Day 2 PM

Read part 1 The train ride back to Lisbon from Sintra was relatively uneventful and we appreciated the 45 minutes to rest our weary feet after all the mountain climbing we had done that day. The sun was just setting as we got back to Rossio Square and our hotel was a half mile uphill. As we pondered the best…
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