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How to use points at two All-inclusives in Montego Bay Jamaica

I had the great opportunity of going to Montego Bay Jamaica and splitting a week between two all inclusive resorts, both on award points.  After writing individual reviews, I had friends asking…“how can I do that?”  If you’re interested in staying… Continue Reading →

Review:  Hyatt Zilara, adult only all inclusive resort, Montego Bay Jamaica

Formerly the Ritz Carlton, this property is now actually two five star Hyatt all-inclusive resorts, the family friendly Ziva and the adult only Zilara.  We spent three nights on the adult only Zilara side which comprises 234 guest rooms including swim… Continue Reading →

Review:  Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica – all inclusive

Located just 10 minutes from the Montego Bay’s Sangster Intl  Airport is the three star Holiday Inn Resort.  There are 8 different hotel room buildings housing 518 guestrooms featuring standard rooms up to one bedroom suites and kids suites.  There… Continue Reading →

What it’s like when traveling from a small airport

I live in a rural area.  Our town population is around 8000.  The closest bigger town is only 23000 people and over an hour away.  We are lucky to have a small airport literally two miles from where I live…. Continue Reading →

Beware of using credit card airfare credit when buying Delta e-certs

Several premium credit cards today offer some very large sign up bonuses and come with some nice benefits, like an airfare credit that renews each calendar year.  Two of those cards are the Citi Prestige card offering a $250 airfare… Continue Reading →

What’s next?

We’ve been homeless and unemployed for a week now.  We sold our business (our jobs) which was also our home.   We’re pretty happy about it. “What’s next?” is the question we’ve been asked most.  “Why?” is another question we’re… Continue Reading →

The pros and cons: two months of living in an RV

We’ve spent two months living in our 35 ft fifth wheel now.  It’s had it’s good and bad points – it’s ups and downs.  We are now on our way home, back to the cold and snow of the Upper… Continue Reading →

What’s it like to boondock at an RV show?

We took our fifth wheel to Tampa last week for the 2017 Tampa RV Supershow.  We’ve been to RV shows before but never with our camper.  It was a neat experience and I wanted to highlight my experience. First off,… Continue Reading →

Silver Springs State Park, Ocala FL

Florida’s first tourist attraction, Silver Springs, opened in 1878 and closed in 2013.  The state park system took it over after that and it is now a state park.  It contains the largest artesian spring in the world.   First… Continue Reading →

3 nights in El Dorado, Arkansas

We decided to head down to El Dorado in southern Arkansas to visit Jerry’s brother John and his wife Corina and hopefully to find some warmth!   It was only in the 30-40’s there too until our last day, Sunday,… Continue Reading →

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