Articles written by: Michael Ryan

Michael is a full-time musician and freelance writer residing in Morrison, Colorado. He enjoys downhill skiing, traveling and attempting to play golf. He excels in the sport of extreme napping so if you must call, make it after noon.

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7 Tips on When to Take That Vacation

Anytime is a good time for a vacation—one sounds good right about now—but some months, or days even, are better than others. Price, weather and crowds come into the equation when deciding when to go. Here are a few tips we hope will help. Pick the Right Days When flying [...]

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Delays, Breakdowns, and Meltdowns: How to Handle Yourself When Your Flight is Cancelled

Maybe I’m not the best to write this, but the last time we had a delay, breakdown, and meltdown (yes, I had a meltdown), we did get a night at a resort with dinner, breakfast, and a flight out the next day. Delays Delays are inevitable if you travel often [...]

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How to Get Your Money’s Worth at an All-Inclusive Resort

If you spend a week at an all-inclusive resort and don’t gain at least 6 pounds and 1 or 2 waist sizes, you’re not doing it right. What is All-inclusive? Started by the Club Med chains, all-inclusive resorts have become more and more popular with the vacation crowd and are [...]

Cash, Charge or ATM:How to Handle Money When on an Overseas Vacation

Cash, Charge or ATM:How to Handle Money When on an Overseas Vacation

Yeah, I’m an old guy and I miss Traveler’s Checks. They were accepted almost anywhere (just like the commercials said,) and safe, handy, and easy to carry. I’m sure a lot of you have no idea what I’m talking about so we’ll move on to Cash, Charge or ATMs. Cash [...]

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Booking That Perfect Vacation

There are so many options for booking trips your head will spin. How you go about it depends on much time, and or money you’re willing to spend. Travel Agents Yes they still exist but are hard to find. The brick and mortar travel agent is probably on someone or [...]

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How to Get Along on a Road Trip

Road-tripping is fun, economical and a great way to see the countryside. It is also stressful, confining, and a sure way to start a fight. There is an art to road-tripping; getting along while enclosed for hours on end in a speeding hunk of metal is not always easy. Travel [...]

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7 Tips on Packing For That Caribbean Vacation

You don’t need much, honestly. Wasn’t a main reason for going there in the first place to get away from it all? But alas, there are a few essentials you won’t want to be without. Clothing for the Pool Sunscreen is a must for everyone. Some of us tend to [...]

International Flights: Some Dos and Don’ts to Make them Bearable

International Flights: Some Dos and Don’ts to Make them Bearable

Until we can have Scotty beam us up, we’re in for long hours when flying internationally. Here are a few tips that will hopefully help make it bearable. Stay on Schedule Don’t try to get a jump on time zones by changing your schedule before the trip. Living on London [...]

Cruising For Dummies: The Dos and Don’ts For a Successful Cruise

Cruising For Dummies: The Dos and Don’ts For a Successful Cruise

We don’t mean you’re looking for dummies, though with over three-thousand other passengers that shouldn’t be hard to do. Here are some tips, gleamed from experience, that should help you have a successful cruise. It’s all in the Name If you’re sailing on a cruise ship remember, it’s a ship, [...]

Paris in One Day and Night

Paris in One Day and Night

It’s hard to do and you’re going to miss so much, but if this is all the time you have, you should at least check out these few places. The LouvreOriginally built as a fortress in the late 12th century, the Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most [...]