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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6 Misconceptions About Airlines

There are many misconceptions about airlines, many of them due to changes in the industry. We didn’t discuss the carry-on rules or have baggage concerns until they started charging us for them. With prices going up and extra fees adding up, it’s wise to know what is what. Vouchers If you are […]

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Traveling

You always want your trip to be perfect, and with a little planning and common sense, it will be. Here are just a few tips on how to make sure everything runs smoothly. Forgetting to Research Don’t just book a hotel, research it. In these times with the internet at […]

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Shopping in Cancun: Coral Negro Flea Market

In Cancun, located in the hotel zone right on Kukulcan Blvd. near all the big nightclubs, this market is where you can get all those souvenirs you’ve been wanting to bring back home. Easy Access If you’re staying along the hotel zone shopping is just an easy bus ride away. […]

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Transportation from Airport to Hotel: Public or Private

It doesn’t matter if you land in a major metropolitan area, with trains, buses and cabs, or in a foreign land with rickshaws and bicycles, you need to get to your hotel and you don’t care to mess around. The Train Some cities have had the foresight to build trains […]

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Swimming in a Big Hole: The Ik Kil Cenote of Yucatan, Mexico

If you wish to see the swimming hole to beat all swimming holes you need to head about 190 Kilometers (120 miles) north and west of the world famous resort town of Cancun, Mexico to the Ik Kil Cenote. What is a Cenote? Pronounced “Z- not” by the ancient Mayans […]

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Getting Through Customs Without a Hassle

You’ve been on a plane for hours and just want to get to your destination. The last thing you want to deal with is a search of your luggage at customs. Even if you’re not carrying any contraband or undeclared items, which none of us would ever do, you just […]

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A Chichen Itza Day Trip: Only 200 km and 1400 Years From Cancun

Located about 190 km north of the world famous resort town of Cancun on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, Chichen Itza has become one of the most revered archaeological sites in the world. Considered one of the seven wonders of the Modern World, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site this […]

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Emergency Medical Treatment in Foreign Lands

Hey, accidents happen: with me, more likely than not. Whether it’s a fall in the shower or an unexpected illness, if you need medical attention it can get to be a sticky situation in some countries. Stuff Happens Yes, stuff happens. I admit, I have slipped in the shower in […]

Planning Out That Vacation Itinerary

Planning Out That Vacation Itinerary

You want to get up and go, see the sights and experience the local flavor; your companion wants to lie around the beach. Hopefully there’s time for both and here’s how you do it. It’s Time to Relax After dealing with today’s transportation hassles and delays, the first day is […]

Veterans Day Parades Across the U.S.

Veterans Day Parades Across the U.S.

  Veterans Day, which originally commemorated the Armistice or cessation of hostilities in World War I, is now a celebration and commemoration of all U.S veterans and of all of the nation’s conflicts. There are many ways we celebrate this day, but everybody loves a parade. Here is just a […]