Travel Tips

  • The Traghettos of Venice

    The Traghettos of Venice

    Whenever Michon and I travel, we like to learn new stuff and pass that along to others.  And very often, what we learn becomes part of one of our custom adult trips.  The inside knowledge that we pick up in spots across the globe is too cool not to share […]

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  • Venice by Morning Light

    Venice by Morning Light

    Venice is magical.  Its many moods, and its bustling, winding streets and alleyways are unique in the world.   Michon and I have found that the best way to have the city to ourselves is to rise early, and venture out for a couple of perfect hours.  The sights are […]

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  • Employers love travelers.

    Travel and your job prospects

    It’s the age-old decision.  College or a job is ending, and you’re not sure what you’d like to do with your life.  How do you decide, and where do you go from here? Well, if you are listening to employers, the answer might be to travel. In a survey of […]

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  • The Amsterdam to Paris Express

    The Amsterdam to Paris Express

      I love this shot.  Simply put, it illustrates the reasons I love to travel.  Just read the sign. 8AM, Amsterdam, waiting for the arrival of the TGV to Paris.  Anticipation, excitement, spontaneity; it’s all there in the picture.  If truth be told Michon and I were up late the previous […]

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  • Europe Anyone?

    Europe Anyone?

    Norwegian Airlines is back at it, and that means good news for U.S. travelers eyeing a trip to Europe. The airline was just approved to operate a slew of new flights starting in June between the northeast U.S. and European destinations.  And as travelers from some key west coast cities […]

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  • Your Pocket Concierge

    Your Pocket Concierge

    You’ve been there.  I know we have.  Michon and I arrive in a new city, and set out to see the sights.  That’s great, of course.  But we are also interested in meeting and interacting with the locals.  Where are they?  What are they doing?  Hard to say when you’re new […]

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  • Lovely sunset at Lakeside Beach.

    Lake Tahoe’s Secret Gem

    California’s spectacular Lake Tahoe is certainly most famous as a winter wonderland, the home of ski resorts like Squaw Valley, Heavenly Valley, Northstar and Kirkwood (nearby).  But surprisingly, summer is actually the more popular season at Tahoe, in terms of visitor numbers.  Michon and I like to bask in the clean mountain air, often 30 […]

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  • Surprises Await on the Tiburon Ferry

    Surprises Await on the Tiburon Ferry

    Most people jump on the Ferry to Alcatraz Island when they visit San Francisco, or head to the City from the Larkspur Ferry to enjoy a San Francisco Giants game. But a hidden gem of the ferry system, is the Blue and Gold Fleet ferry from Tiburon to San Francisco […]

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  • 4 Things Travel Shoes Must Be

    4 Things Travel Shoes Must Be

    When you talk about shoes for travel, you’ve hit a hot spot for most of us.  We have our favorites, and we’re sticking with them.  Or we have our list of the worst shoes we’ve ever owned that we will never travel with again.  But what constitutes a great travel […]

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  • Scandinavia Anyone?

    Scandinavia Anyone?

    Here at Road Expats we’re always on the lookout for great fares to Europe.  Now, Norweigian Air is breaking from the low cost pack with an unusual strategy that’s already delivering amazing roundtrip airfares to Northern Europe. The airline is offering the low airfares by focusing on smaller cities instead of major […]

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