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Tripmasters Review: Italy and Greece

Tripmasters.com is a website we’ve used for a number of years to book trips to not only Europe, but also South America and Asia. A cost-saving engine that provides great deals, you may have even read our thorough review on Tripmasters earlier in the year. However, a recent trip to Italy and Greece with Tripmasters gave us an opportunity to evaluate this cost-savings booking… Read More


Review: The Harding Hotel in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a vibrant, walkable city, and the best area in which we’ve found to stay surrounds the Temple Bar area in the city center. The Harding Hotel is the perfect Irish hotel – right in the heart of the city and convenient to tourist attractions and local haunts alike. Take advantage of their welcoming and warm accommodations and get to know the heart… Read More


Review: Lisbon’s Miraparque Hotel

Lisbon is a subtle, stunning city along the Atlantic coast of Portugal in which you can find many wonderful surprises. When choosing a hotel is this gem of a city, you want something that is going to provide access to the best food, music and drinks the city has to offer. You want a location that will enable you to experience all that Lisbon… Read More


Review: Amsterdam’s A-Train Hotel

No matter where we travel, we look for the same three things in the hotel where we stay – location, affordability and security. We’re far from high-brow, mind you, as what we’re really seeking is a trust-worthy location that allows us to enjoy the area in which we’re traveling. Sometimes, however, we get surprised by the small, boutique establishments where we call home during… Read More


Review: Ibis London City Hotel – Shoreditch

London is a city with endless possibilities for discovery and entertainment, as well as art and history. With tourism continuing to rise significantly over recent years you’ll also have endless choices for hotels! On our most recent trip across the pond we stayed at the Ibis London City hotel, a funky and accommodating place near the Whitechapel area of the city. A few steps… Read More


5 U.S. Airlines We Love (And 2 We Don’t)

We fly a lot. We haven’t always, but whether through business, seeing family or traveling, Tracy and I have spent a lot of time in the air over the past few years. New travelers have a hard time telling the difference between good and poor carriers, as they should, but it doesn’t take long before you can start to separate the wheat from the chaff…. Read More