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Easy money: SoFi debit card new account / referral bonuses

In a nutshell, this is a debit card account that has no fees and a number of benefits (including a $50 new account bonus when you deposit $100 within 14 days of account opening and a $100 referral bonus when referring your friends). With no monthly fees, no minimums, no deposit requirements, ATM fee reimbursement worldwide, and a current 1.8% APY on your money, this looks to … Continue reading Easy money: SoFi debit card new account / referral bonuses

Cruising France on a Barge

More and more folks are turning to cruising as a way to see the world. But cruising isn’t just about big, fancy ships. Barge cruising is an idea that’s not very well known with American travelers. Popular in France, it’s somewhat similar to a river cruise. I was sailed with CroisiEurope, and my barge, the Raymonde, had just 11 cabins, with a maximum of 22 people and six crew. For folks that have never even considered cruising because they don’t like the idea of crowds, barge cruises can be a game changer.

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What I Want Saturday

Most companies are using folding screen tech to make book-like gadgets. Motorola has other plans: to use it as the key component in a resurrection of one of most beloved phones ever. The Moto Razr 2019 has yet to be formally introduced, but these renderings — based on patents filed with the WIPO — give a good idea what to expect. It retains the flip-phone … Continue reading What I Want Saturday

Pretty Places Friday – We Bike Athens

We had explored Ephesus in a heavy thunderstorm, walked in grooves formed by chariot wheels in the streets of Pompeii, thrown a coin in the Trevi Fountain and climbed 414 steps to the top of the Campanile (Giotto’s Tower) for a bird’s-eye view of Florence. As family vacations go, our European adventure was a complete success. Athens was the final stop on a 10-day European cruise aboard Carnival’s new ship, Vista, … Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – We Bike Athens

TBT – Kids in Hawaii – Kaanapali Beach

Mention Ka’anapali Beach to my teenagers and a smile immediately comes to their faces. In its simplest terms, this stretch of Maui is a happy place for traveling families. Its sand, sun and warm surf are all popular with swimmers and friendly sea turtles. A family could easily spend days along Ka’anapali Beach, either without a set plan or packed chock-full of activities from sunup to sundown. My advice? … Continue reading TBT – Kids in Hawaii – Kaanapali Beach

Throw Back Thursday – Family Travel Memories At B&Bs, Guest Houses, And Hostels

As a general rule, when I plan vacations to destinations, I don’t typically stay at high-end luxury resorts. I seek out places I think other Americans might not find. Nothing’s really off limits: small hotels, B & B’s, guest houses and yes, even hostels. My family has experienced, and most of the time, enjoyed them all.  Read more HERE. Continue reading Throw Back Thursday – Family Travel Memories At B&Bs, Guest Houses, And Hostels

Segway in the Sonoma County Wine Country

When you think of the Northern California Wine country, chances are you think of wine. Maybe even grapes. But not kids and not Segways. Things are changing in wine country. Visitors of all ages are welcome. Gone are the days of leaving the kids at home. Families are on a roll and sipping their way through adventures worth bragging about to family and friends.  Read … Continue reading Segway in the Sonoma County Wine Country

Colonial Williamsburg with Kids

It doesn’t matter where you go, or how old you are, traveling is about learning. Whether you discover a new culture or a foreign food, you come home knowing something you didn’t know before. A family trip to Colonial Williamsburg takes the learning to a whole new level. The largest living history museum in the world, it offers a playground to the past.  Read more HERE. Continue reading Colonial Williamsburg with Kids