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  Having trouble thinking of some great gifts for a loved one that frequently travels? Maybe you need to find a killer gift for someone in an attempt to suck up to them so you can get a promotion.  Either …

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It’s already that time of year – as I write this, many of the 45 million turkeys consumed at thanksgiving are being killed (Fun Fact: PETA prefers the term “murdered”).    Most people enter into this holiday season with visions of …

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Like a bunch of toddlers, hotels are constantly fighting for your attention in an effort to fill their rooms.  Years ago, offering a pool and HBO on a color TV was enough to entice a weary traveler to book a room.  …

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When planning a trip, it is always important to stay true to your budget.  Rates in any area usually have peaks and valleys.   Below are some locations for you to consider if you are on a budget and would like …

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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT: BRUGES, BELGIUM

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TEMPERATURES: Fairly mild throughout the year.  From about 41 degrees in the winter to about 68 in the summer.   It’s not unusual to experience snowfall and a sunburn in the same day. COST OF LIVING: After taxes, the average monthly …

 

A MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE to JOAN CRAWFORD

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To my blog readers: I know you are accustomed to having me blog on travel-related items.  However, given that Mother’s Day is approaching, I am going to go off the rails and write about one of the greatest mothers that …

 

HOTEL SPOTLIGHT: Legoland Hotel – PARENT-FRIENDLY!!!

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Many adults remember Lego toys being a mainstay of their childhood.  Even with the abundance of video games and other electronic gadets for today’s children, Lego still remains a popular toy.  Today’s kids can now have their Lego experience elevated to …

 

BELGIUM BEER TOUR in the Works!

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We’re currently working on a package tour which will highlight various beers found in Belgium.    Jill just went on a tour of the country and has some great events planned.  We will travel to 3 different cities in about 6 …

 

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT: FLORENCE ITALY

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TEMPERATURES: Year-round temps range from 50-87 degrees POPULATION: Approx. 370,000 residents COST OF LIVING: A family of four would need about $4,000 per month to live comfortably PRICE OF WINE: A Decent bottle in a grocery store will only set …

 

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT: BARCELONA, SPAIN

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As I get ready to immerse Proto Planning into a bona-fide travel agency, you lucky subscribers will see more blog posts relating to travel!  Any topics you want me to cover?   Just email me! BARCELONA TEMPS: Year-round temps range from …