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10 unusual things to do in Maui

10 unusual things to do in Maui

Like everyone else, you’ve maneuvered the twisting road to Hana, braved the cold for sunrise at Haleakala, taken a sunset catamaran cruise, enjoyed the more authentic Old Lahaina luau, snorkeled off a famous beach. Are you ready for something a little more offbeat? We... read more
How to see Budapest in two days

How to see Budapest in two days

More and more people now want to visit Eastern Europe, and that puts Budapest and Prague near the top of their travel list. Given enough time, Vienna is the perfect third stop. But what if you are limited to only a week? I will show you how to see the highlights of... read more

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Why pay extra to fly nonstop?

Why pay extra to fly nonstop?

We needed to sign the papers the next day on our new home in Princeton, New Jersey. So what were we doing holed up in a motel outside the Cleveland airport, where we would be trapped in a snowstorm for two days? I prepaid for a luxury hotel room in Chiang Mai,... read more
Why not take a staycation?

Why not take a staycation?

Staycations are harmonious with our philosophy of “Upscale Travel on a Budget.” Why? If you realize that the greatest extra expense incurred on a trip is transportation (airfare, rental car, etc.) and lodging (hotel, Airbnb), then on a staycation you have... read more

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