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Virtual reality technology isn’t just a Star Trek episode, but a useful tool becoming more and more mainstream by the year. Though currently more of a luxury travel feature, as with most technology, it’s expected to filter down into all types of travel eventually. Stay on top of this rising trend by learning how you…

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You might think that January’s cold drudgeries and brown landscape would be enough to convince someone to daydream their way into taking a vacation. Yet as more Americans work later in life, many group travel planners may find it challenging to convince employed potential travelers to take a break from the office and sign up…

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How do you appease both the beach bum and the avid explorer? An all-inclusive resort in a fascinating destination can pacify all types of travelers. Plus, it gives your more independent boomer travelers the autonomy to choose whether they would like to relax or seek out a memorable adventure. These all-inclusive resorts can function much…

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Even if you never turn on a computer or television screen, just walking through any major retail store will inform you of the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie. “Star Wars” ice cream, makeup, bathrobes and even oranges line the aisles of shops as part of one of the most successful marketing campaigns ever….

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You finally made it to Australia, a country you’ve wanted to explore your entire life, but the 20-hour flight has left you sick in your bed. This unhappy scenario occurs often for passengers whose bodies can’t handle the hardships of long flights. Between the dehydration, restriction of movement, food temptations and nasty germs at every…

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Eliza Myers

Remember the Moon

Posted by Eliza Myers in Travel Thoughts on November 19, 2015

 
 

“Ga?” My 10-month-old daughter asked her question while pointing up into the sky. I was hurrying to get her inside while carrying a large bag so I quickly glanced up. It was the moon. I forgot it was up there. After really looking hard at the glowing moon with my daughter, I remembered that the…

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Stuck on an Alp

Posted by Eliza Myers in Switzerland, Travel Thoughts on September 17, 2015

 
 

Truth be told, I did not like the idea of sleeping in a chicken coop. However, as I jumped over boulder after boulder in search of the gondola about to ditch me on an alp in Switzerland, this seemed like best option if I ended up stranded for the night. Sometimes travel plans gone awry…

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I’ve noticed a phenomenon in airports that seems to occur frequently. Perfectly polite people enter the doors of the airport and leave their common courtesy behind. I realize the high level of frustration involved in every visit to the airport. However, when you have to deal with rudeness on top of waiting in long lines,…

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Looking at the clock as soon as I walked off the plane, I determined that I had nine hours to kill before my connection flight left New York. Since there is only so much a person can do in an airport, I had already decided to make the most of my day in the Big…

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“Just try it,” said my mom, offering me a taste of her boiled cabbage. “It’s not like it’s going to hurt you to just try it.” I looked at the mushy, green cabbage she was offering and quietly disagreed. It must be admitted that boiled cabbage can look pretty scary no matter how you feel…

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