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Welcome to my corner……of the world! It’s a great pleasure to join The Travel Mechanic team as a monthly guest blogger!  I invite you to travel along with me through my blog articles and many pictures. My love for travel started at a very early age through the wonderful opportunity to live, grow up and […]

Travel Tips

August 22, 2016

Jane’s Corner: Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia

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I’m just getting around to blog about our family vacation to Ireland this past summer… it was the perfect multi-generational family trip. Going abroad with a large family has many challenges. Finding the right type of vacation where toddlers can have as much fun as the grandparents can be hard to find. After much discussion, […]

Family Travel Tips from Ireland

November 12, 2015

Travel Tips

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Maybe you love him maybe you don’t, but you have to respect his obsession with good food and travel. I had the privilege of hearing him speak at a recent travel conference I attended and picked up some great tips. Anthony started out as a cook in NYC restaurants and struggled to find his way […]

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November 3, 2015

Top 5 travel tips I learned from Anthony Bourdain

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This is your newest “Floating Destination”. These ships are so amazing, it doesn’t even matter what places you visit, the ship is a destination in itself.   Travel agents like ourselves are seeing bigger ships emerging with an array of razzle-dazzle features. They keep making these ships bigger and better. Royal Caribbean was the first to bring […]

Travel Trends in Ocean Cruising

September 22, 2015

Travel Tips

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Our honeymoon specialist, Lauren Doyle was recently featured on the Michelle Wright Events Blog post and wanted to share it here as well! If you are interested in Michelle Wright Events, please visit her website.    Use a travel agent! Travel agents are experienced professionals who book vacations and honeymoons everyday…they know the right questions […]

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August 26, 2015

Five Ways to Plan a Fabulous Honeymoon

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Lynchburg, Virginia is a diverse historic city and in just under three hours drive from Raleigh, NC, I had the wonderful pleasure of going there this past 4th of July weekend for a mother-daughter getaway. No passport needed.  Many of you who follow our blog live here on the east coast and may have heard […]

Virginia is for Lovers

July 21, 2015

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My family (hubby, toddler and myself) just got back from one of my favorite southern cities… Charleston! It is the perfect mix of beach and small city feel with great food and local shopping! (Isle of Palm and Sullivan’s Islands are my favorite beaches) Before checking into our hotel, we made a pit stop at […]

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June 12, 2015

Southern Charm: Charleston

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  The M/S Paul Gauguin reflects the true essence of French Polynesia. After all, PG has called these waters their home since 2009. It’s also an all inclusive cruise so gratuities, select wines and spirits are all included in the fare as well as airfare from Los Angeles.   Despite the many accolades and awards […]

Back from Tahiti

April 17, 2015

Travel Tips

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1. Descend into a cenote, a fresh water sink hole that is a true natural work of art. Here you can swim or snorkel in the underground pools; the sacred waters of the Riviera Maya. 2. Take an eco-tour on the Sea of Cortez, a leader in adventure with its abundant sea life protected by […]

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January 16, 2015

Top 10 Things To Do in Mexico

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