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What to Pack for Turks and Caicos in 2022 for Men & Women
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What to Pack for Turks and Caicos in 2022 for Men & Women

Wondering what to wear/pack for your trip to Turks and Caicos? This post features must-bring items for both men and women in 2022.  Turks and Caicos was an interesting destination to pack for. Not because the dress code is too crazy or anything –  it was just a place where I really didn’t want to…

The Coolest Airbnbs in Illinois Featuring Cabins With Pools, Treehouses, Houseboats & More
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The Coolest Airbnbs in Illinois Featuring Cabins With Pools, Treehouses, Houseboats & More

Searching for the best Airbnbs in Illinois? This is the post for you!  As a Wisconsinite, we always associate Illinois with crazy traffic and big city life. However, Illinois, of course, isn’t all Chicago and offers plenty of fantastic outdoor experiences as well. Whether you’re searching for luxury lakefront cabins with pools, quirky treehouse stays…

Traveling to Turks and Caicos During COVID-19 – What to Know Before You Go
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Traveling to Turks and Caicos During COVID-19 – What to Know Before You Go

Attention! As of May 1, 2022 Visitors and residents will no longer be required to: Apply for Travel Authorisation Provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival Complete a health screening questionnaire Present evidence of travel insurance which covers COVID-19 medical costs and full hospitalization, doctors’ visits, prescriptions and air ambulance. Wear masks/face…

Honest Beaches Turks & Caicos Review: EVERYTHING You Need to Know Before You Book
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Honest Beaches Turks & Caicos Review: EVERYTHING You Need to Know Before You Book

This post is my honest review of our stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos  – an all-inclusive, luxury family resort. All photos and videos in this post were taken by me. NO stock photos or Resort photos were used in this post. My husband and I decided for our first international trip since COVID hit,…

Best Overwater Bungalows Around the World According to Travel Bloggers
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Best Overwater Bungalows Around the World According to Travel Bloggers

While many folks aren’t traveling at the moment, there are still plenty of us who are planning our next trip once things start going back to normal. Although, “normal” will likely take a different form when it comes to traveling.  For me, personally, crowded cities and famous monuments are not going to be on my…

The Ultimate 3-Day New Orleans Itinerary for First-Time Visitors
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The Ultimate 3-Day New Orleans Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

New Orleans is a city bubbling with excitement and history at every turn. With some of the most delicious food and drinks in the country, amazing music and very entertaining nightlife, it’s a city that deserves to be at the top of any United States itinerary! Hotels.com had asked me to share my ultimate 3-day…

Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – Honest Review of Their Luxury Rooms, Spa & Restaurant
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Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – Honest Review of Their Luxury Rooms, Spa & Restaurant

Hotel Retlaw is a recently renovated luxury hotel in downtown Fond du Lac, Wisconsin with nearly 100 years of history. It first opened in 1923 with Walter Schroeder as its original owner. (The name of the hotel is Walter spelled backward!) The recent renovation has updated the hotel for the modern traveler, but the hotel…

25 Photos of Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center (Updated 2019)
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25 Photos of Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center (Updated 2019)

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! Visiting the Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is becoming a yearly tradition for my family and me.  Each room of this historic estate is transformed into scenes from the Nutcracker fairy tale and it is absolutely beautiful. If you’re in the Oshkosh area, this…

Sandals Montego Bay vs Negril – Which Is the Better Resort?
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Sandals Montego Bay vs Negril – Which Is the Better Resort?

This post will explain the differences between Sandals Montego Bay and Negril Resorts in Jamaica, as well as Sandals Royal Caribbean. I was fortunate to experience all of these resorts and thought it might be helpful to share some firsthand photos and knowledge of our stay…. in case you just can’t decide which Sandals resort…

Honest Sandals Montego Bay Resort Review + Butler Service Review
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Honest Sandals Montego Bay Resort Review + Butler Service Review

This post is my honest review of our stay at Sandals Montego Bay Resort – a luxury, all-inclusive, adults-only resort in Jamaica.  Sandals Montego Bay is a gorgeous, luxury resort that is much larger than the previous resort we had stayed at in Jamaica – Sandals Negril.  Sandals Montego Bay is also located VERY close…