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Photo courtesy of the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Escape Spring Break Madness in Isla Mujeres

The colorful serenity and conspicuous lack of spring breakers on this laid-back island can be an effective antidote to the bacchanalia, grinding bodies, and bottomless drinks ubiquitous in Cancun’s Hotel Zone during spring months. The small island—less than five miles long and one mile wide and visible from Cancun’s main […]

Gloucester Harbor
Chronological / Destinations / Massachusetts / United States

All’s Whale in Massachusetts

Waving pectoral flippers in the air while floating on its back for its amazed ocean audience, this magnificent Humpback Whale was the real thing – and only an hour after I left Gloucester Harbor under the watchful gaze of the Gorton’s Fishermen’s Memorial of fish stick fame (“they who go […]

Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris - Brasserie Lipp          (photo inyourpocket.com)
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Top Five Bistros and Brasseries of Paris!

Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris … by BonVoyageurs! Having lived and worked in Paris for a number of years in the 1970s and having been regular visitors to the French capital since then, we have had the opportunity to enjoy the Parisian bistro and brasserie experience over a […]

Courtesy Napa River Inn
California / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Wines & Spirits

What’s Old is New Again at the Napa River Inn

There’s nothing I love more than an immersive vacation experience—one that transports you to a time and place that connects you with the past in a palpable way while adhering to modern standards and expectations. This is what I encountered during my stay at the historic Napa River Inn in […]

Courtesy of Mayhurst Inn
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Virginia / Washington DC

Escaping for Romance

Thanks to the iconic, 46-year-old slogan Virginia is for Lovers™ emblazoned on everything from bumper stickers and license plates to postcards and t-shirts, travelers to Virginia know that this is an ideal destination for lovers – of every kind. Those with a penchant for fascinating history, succulent wines, or scenic […]

Laurel and Hardy Museum  sign
Chronological / Destinations / Georgia / United States

Fun at the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem, Georgia

Little did I know that Oliver Hardy had a connection to nearby hometown Jacksonville, Florida until I found myself in Harlem, Georgia, his birthplace and home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum. Harlem is located just outside Augusta in fast-growing Columbia County. The museum on Main Street pays tribute to […]

1973 Jag Roadster
Chronological / Destinations / Georgia / United States

The Almost Secret Ogeechee River Car Museum

You have to know its there and call for a reservation because this museum sits on private historic property. However, once you find Riverview Farms, you will delight in browsing and may not want to leave. Car enthusiasts should rev up their engines and head to the Ogeechee River Car […]

Snorkeling the Reef Anse Chastanet
Caribbean / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts

Coral Spawning in St. Lucia

In the weightless darkness of the warm underwater ocean night, I eagerly observed the confetti clouds of spawning coral floating up on cue like upward falling snow just days after the first August full moon. Exchanging glances with unusual sea creatures with glowing eyes that only come out at night […]

A complete shuttle stack in Space Shuttle Park
Alabama / Chronological / Destinations / United States

Travelling North Alabama

Over the years of travelling throughout the United States and Canada we have visited many popular landmarks, attractions, and diverse landscapes. Our recent RV travels brought us to the State of Alabama, particularly North Alabama, which led us to two unique attractions: The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville […]

Global Entry
Chronological / Writers' Tips

Global Entry, TSA Pre-Check: The smart way to travel

To enter the USA in a speedy fashion, look into one of the following four programs from the CBP; NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST and GLOBAL ENTRY.