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The Easy Hack To Save 6% On All Southwest Airline Tickets

Given all the nickel and diming the legacy US airlines are notorious for, I’ve been quite the fan of Southwest Airlines in the last few years. Sure, you feel like cattle when you’re boarding, but it’s a small price to pay considering the advantages you get with your ticket:… Read more >>

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What To See And Do In Cuba: Our 8 Day Cuba Itinerary

While visitors can spend as much time in Cuba learning every facet of the interesting country, I wanted to share our experience for those who have limited time to visit.  Read on for our itinerary, what’s really worth your time, and how much time to allocate to those cities.… Read more >>

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amanda - February 11, 2017 - 12:13 am

hi, i will be visiting Cuba this Dec. If you don’t mind, could you share how did you engage the private driver? thanks!

JustWanderlust - February 11, 2017 - 8:47 pm

Hi Amanda – I signed up for a private tour by looking at recommendations on TripAdvisor. Try looking at reviews and then just emailing the tour companies to see if they can put a private itinerary together for you. I’m pretty sure most would do that. 🙂

What You Need to Know About Money In Cuba

(We exchanged most of our money once we arrived.)

(We exchanged most of our money once we arrived.)

The other day, I was browsing Instagram and someone had posted about how expensive food is in Cuba.  This person reported that by their calculation milk was $7 and other foods were equally as ridiculously expensive. Seeing that, I realized immediately that this person was completely misinformed which compelled me to want to share some info on the dual currencies in Cuba.… Read more >>

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22 Tips For Traveling With A Baby/Toddler

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(Traveler #3’s first time on the beach in Hawaii at 4 months old)

It’s already December!  Where has the time gone?  I’ve been so busy preparing for Traveler #4’s arrival and then now attending to Traveler #4 AND Traveler #3 that I have had zero time to do anything else.  Here’s the public service announcement for the day: Do not move when you’re 8 months pregnant.  Don’t even THINK about moving. Moving does not jive well with the nesting instinct that hits you that late in pregnancy!

Anyway, now that the holidays are coming up, Mr. T and I have been … Read more >>

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Things You Should Know Before Visiting Cape Verde

An up-and-coming alternative to the Canaries, Cape Verde is made up of around a dozen islands in the Atlantic. In spite of its small size, this is a destination that promises diversity, with something to appeal to every kind of traveler. Here are some things you’ll want to know before you go:

Each island is totally different

Every island in the archipelago boasts a distinct landscape and an individual experience. For a beach trip, head to Sal – the resorts here offer everything you need for a hassle-free holiday. Buzzing Santa Maria, with its pristine white sands, is a … Read more >>

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