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The Howey Mansion in Florida might not be as well-known as other mansions from the 1900’s era. It might not be as famous, as big or as opulent, but it is packed with rich history, a fascinating story and it’s been renovated to capture the original luster. A massive fan of mansions, palaces, and stately homes, visiting the Howey Mansion has been on my Florida bucket list for a while. I was eying it up when it was [...]
On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2019, the USA finally grounded all Boeing 737 MAX's following the latest deadly crash in Ethiopia. If you have not read about it, here are the cliff notes: Flight 302 left Ethiopian on Sunday, March 10th, it crashed shortly after killing all 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. The aircraft was a Boeing 737 MAX This is [...]
Every cruiser lusts after the raved about balcony room. What if I told you there are some serious advantages to an inside cruise cabin that you might not have considered? I just took my 8th cruise. I don’t think of myself as a cruising fanatic by any means, but I am not a novice cruiser. I’ve stayed in inside cabins, window view cabins, [...]
Located two and a half hours away from Auckland, the Waitomo Caves are famous for being filled with glowworms. While the main glowworm cave is an unusual attraction, most people don’t realize that the other Waitomo Caves are as impressive! Visiting the Waitomo Caves is a full day out, and there is plenty to see and do once you are there. The Waitomo Caves [...]
Chances are if you are visiting the northern island of New Zealand, you will visit Rotorua. Known as the regions geothermal area, it attracts tourists in droves. As a fan of geothermal activity, this appealed to me, and we combined this with our trip to Hobbiton. Rotorua is an hour south from Hobbiton, so it made sense to combine the two. This area [...]
Every fan of Lord of The Rings wants to visit the lush pastures of The Shire at The Hobbiton Movie Set. Even if you are not a fan, if you are in Auckland this should be on your list of things to see. And, if you’ve not seen the trilogy watch it on your flight over. If you don’t, well you were warned. [...]
Learn how to stay at a Disney Resort for at least half the listed price! All Disney enthusiasts dream of staying on site at a Disney World Resort. It’s a dream for most because Disney World Resorts are pricey. While Disney World does offer resorts in all budget categories, they are still out of reach for some. This post may contain affiliate links. [...]
Tucked away in the corner of North of Yorkshire, Britain lies a spa town called Harrogate that is home to the last completely fully working Victorian Turkish Bath in England. Locals and tourists alike flock here to see have tea at Betty’s Tea Room, admire the historical buildings or shop in the boutiques. Many do not know that there is a Victorian Turkish [...]
The Dome Houses of Cape Romano History The Dome Houses of Cape Romano are not technically on Marco Island Florida. They are on the next Island down called Ten Thousand Island which is only accessible via water. The island belongs to a larger group of Ten Thousand Islands. Built by Bob Lee, a now-deceased retired oil producer in 1980. The self-sustaining solar-powered dome homes started [...]
One of the questions I frequently get asked is what to do if a flight is canceled and what are my airline passenger rights? People want to know what their rights are when it comes to a canceled flight, and how to handle the situation if their flight is canceled. In the United States and Europe, government regulation establishes airline passenger rights. However, in [...]
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