7 Safety Tips For EVERY Traveler

1. Make Hard Copies — Keep important phone numbers & addresses written down in several places on paper.  I like to keep a page of my notebook dedicated to important addresses/phone numbers of the places I am staying. I also have my bank information, emergency numbers for the country I am in, and family & friends information written…

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Guide To Florida Keys

FLYING IN — Arriving to the Florida Keys via airplane can through a direct flight to one of the key’s local airport.  The more affordable option is through Miami Int’l Airport or Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood Int’l Airport.  I decided to come through Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood Airport.  From there we picked up a rental car to drive the rest of…

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The Real Scuba Steve

Just the other day I fired up a chat with a man at a local pub in Indiana.  He was about 50 years old and looked like he had a story to tell.  We had a mutual friend at the pub and I asked how they knew each other and he mentioned that they met through the…

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Reconnecting In The Florida Keys

Pick a key, any key!  We decided on Marathon, Florida for our holiday landing-spot on Vaca Key.  The city itself actually sits on seven different keys and is home to the only coral reef in the continental U.S.  It is about half way to Key West and has oodles of fun to offer!  The days have…

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Exploring Rotorua, New Zealand

After spending a day at Rainbow Springs with my two wonderful hosts, we stopped in the town of Rotorua, New Zealand.  It was a Saturday and a bagpipe competition was taking place!  This is, apparently, something that is very common in New Zealand but nothing I had ever seen before.  After relaxing under a shade-tree…

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