It’s Shoulder Season!!

St George's, Grenada

The time to buy is now! Shoulder season is approaching for many locations, especially in Europe. What is shoulder season? Shoulder season is the time between peak and off-peak seasons. This means fewer crowds, and lower prices. With fewer travelers, expect to see lower prices for both hotels and … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Travel Talk with Terri: Basic Travel Photography Tips

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Those of us who enjoy travel photography and are either pursuing it professionally, or are just enthusiasts put a lot of time and energy into learning their camera and their craft. This involves continuing education, workshops, and a huge amount of time actually practicing taking photos. In the … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Travel Talk with Terri: Hotel vs. Apartment Rentals

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How do I decide whether to stay in a hotel or to rent an apartment? I have three main criteria, and only one of them is cost. This question is answered in this episode of Travel Talk with Terri: Hotel vs. Apartment Rentals. Do you have travel related questions? Are you looking for travel tips? If … [Read more...]

[Infographic] Stats for African American Leisure Travelers

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I created this infographic from a study that was conducted by Mandala Research in 2011 to break down the basic statistics for African American Leisure Travelers and their travel habits. I found the report informative, and educational. I, as a well traveled black traveler, was surprised at how many … [Read more...]

Travel Tips For Visiting The Gateway Arch

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St. Louis' Gateway Arch is impressive. I remember seeing it on Interstate 70 when I was 10 years old. My father, mother, brother and I were on our summer family vacation, driving from California to Virginia. My father pointed it out as we drove past it. I don't remember thinking any more about it … [Read more...]

Road Trippin’: Rules For Being Shotgun

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  In my family, I'm the driver.  I don't mind, I like to drive.. But, just because a person isn’t driving doesn't mean they get to sit there all brain dead, looking out the window like they’re watching a moving picture. I’ve actually had to tell someone this, which is why I’ve decided to … [Read more...]

Don’t Lose Your Family Vacation Photos!

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In May 2009, we (Rolle, My Mama, Her Friend, & Me) went on a 17 day European Vacation. We started out in London, stayed there for four days then we hired a car to take us to Southampton for the start of our 11-day Mediterranean cruise. The ports of call on the cruise were (in this order) Vigo, … [Read more...]

My Top 7 Cruise Travel Tips

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I didn't think I would like a cruise vacation. My thoughts were I don't want to spend time getting there that I could spend being there. Well...that changed 3 cruises ago. I like a cruise vacation because I can visit cities I might not go to otherwise. Also, it can be a truly relaxing way to see … [Read more...]

Girlfriend Getaway Survival Guide

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"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." - Mark Twain I have found that this could not be a truer statement. I love a girlfriend getaway. Girlfriend getaways can be great. It is an opportunity to strengthen … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Travel Tip: How To Eat Healthy While Traveling

St. Kitts Fruit Stand

Check out this video with myself and Emily, the Tofu Hunter.  We talk about the best way to eat healthy while on the road.  You can check out her other healthy food tips and vegetarian restaurant reviews at: http://tofuhunter.blogspot.com/   … [Read more...]