Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel Set to Reopen by June 10th
May21

Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel Set to Reopen by June 10th

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The governor of the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico announced in a public address that the state would reopen to tourists in the June 8-10 time frame. Quintana Roo, which is home to popular tourist destinations such as Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya, depends on tourism for much of its income. With 80,000 jobs affected by the current pandemic, the return of tourists to these popular destinations is essential. To...

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Carnival Cruise Line Announces Return of North American Cruises
May05

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Return of North American Cruises

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In a press release sent out on May 4th, Carnival Cruise Line announced that there would be a phased-in resumption of North American cruises this summer. Beginning on August 4th, eight ships from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston would resume cruises: Galveston: Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista Miami: Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation Port Canaveral: Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation From...

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North Carolina’s Outer Banks Through the Unfiltered Lens of Instagram
Nov12

North Carolina’s Outer Banks Through the Unfiltered Lens of Instagram

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One of the aspects of Instagram that I appreciate is its focus on visual storytelling. On our recent trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I tried to expand on that by lengthening my comments beyond the typical “this is a picture of fill in the blank at blankety blank location” notations. I find that I appreciate it when visual storytellers include a detailed description of the moment, going beyond what the picture is of and...

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15 Images That Will Make You Wish You Were Traveling to Roatan
Jun19

15 Images That Will Make You Wish You Were Traveling to Roatan

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Even since I learned about the island of Roatan, located just off Honduras in the Caribbean, I’ve wanted to travel there. I don’t know that there’s anything that particularly sets it apart. Although it’s on the western edge of the Caribbean Sea, the island contains all of the same characteristics that draw visitors to its eastern counterparts. It even has a lively beach bar scene on its western tip, making that section of the island a...

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How to Visit Four Anguilla Beaches in One Day for $70 … And Not Drive
May21

How to Visit Four Anguilla Beaches in One Day for $70 … And Not Drive

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When I started planning our day trip to Anguilla and its beaches (you know, for beach bar “research”), I reached out to various online groups for advice on getting around the island, specifically via a taxi service. As any longtime readers of this blog know, I’ve vacationed on the island twice before. I know it’s easy to get around, I know that the locals will help you if you become lost and I know that they drive on the wrong side of...

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Bloodline, The Dock and The Moorings – Reel Life in the Florida Keys
Mar01

Bloodline, The Dock and The Moorings – Reel Life in the Florida Keys

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If you’re a fan of the Netflix series “Bloodline,” chances are you’ll recognize this dock. Located in Islamorada in the Florida Keys at The Moorings Village on Upper Matecumbe, it is the dock often featured in the show’s episodes. As with the rest of the property at The Moorings Village, it stood in as the home of the Rayburns, the family the series revolves around. If you haven’t watched “Bloodline,” you need to check it out if just...

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