It's taken me awhile to get back into the swing of doing a lot of travel, so I had to re-learn a few painful lessons about must have carry-on items that need to be ready to go in my suitcase, for every single trip. Here they are… 1. When You Need ...
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Must Have Items That Go In My Carry-On Every Time and more...



Must Have Items That Go In My Carry-On Every Time

It’s taken me awhile to get back into the swing of doing a lot of travel, so I had to re-learn a few painful lessons about must have carry-on items that need to be ready to go in my suitcase, for every single trip. Here they are… 1. When You Need Them, You Need Them I always pack a swimsuit and a compact umbrella. When there’s an opportunity to go swimming, or simply sit in the...

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Cape Breton Music: Essentials for Exploring

Cape Breton music rises from landscape and from community. It connects that landscape and those communities. It makes those connections stronger, and helps them evolve over time How can you learn what Cape Breton music has to say about the land and from people of Cape Breton? Consider the land itself, for starters. This island in the far north of Nova Scotia in Atlantic Canada is a place where...

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Cape Breton Autumn: Celtic Colours Music and Magic

Cape Breton autumn. The leaves turn to gold and red, the evenings become cool and crisp, the sunsets have their own flair as the light changes in Cape Breton autumn Cape Breton autumn. Gaelic, Mi’ kmaq, Acadian communities join in celebrating traditions of the season through food, stories, dance, and music. Cape Breton autumn. . Celtic Colours. After two years of doing an outstanding job of...

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Reviewing the Sleeper Buses from Buenos Aires to Merlo, Argentina

Sleeper buses around the world have wildly varying levels of quality, so I was curious how an overnight sleeper bus from Buenos Aires to Merlo in San Luis would compare. Argentina is a massive country, spanning over 2,000 miles top to bottom, so you can imagine that the rides are several hours, or even several days. Our journey was over 8 hours, so I opted for the most expensive, fanciest sleeper...

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When a Vacation Rental Goes Wrong

When a vacation rental goes wrong, like an Airbnb or Vrbo, what is missing that you DO get with a hotel? Accountability. My first experience with a vacation rental started out with my family standing around in a Michigan beach town a little after 9 p.m. this summer, wondering if we were ever going to get a passcode or key to the house we’d rented there. Texts, phone calls, emails –...

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