Travel & Tourism

This page contains links to all of our articles about travel and tourism. Included are tips for preparing to hit the road, frequent flyer strategies and program details, info on vacation destinations, sightseeing suggestions, and more.

How to Keep Delta SkyMiles from Expiring

by Michael on January 20, 2011 · 0 comments

We recently received a letter from Delta Airlines stating that, in the absence of further account activity, our six year old’s Delta SkyMiles would expire at the end of January. Yikes! Time to act fast and save those frequent flyer miles…

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Things To Do in Destin, Florida

by Michael on November 8, 2010 · 0 comments

During Spring Break this past year, we went spent a week on the beach in Destin, Florida. And yes, we were literally on the beach, as we splurged on a beachfront condo at the Destin Gulfgate. All in all, we had a very fun and relaxing week.

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In late August I mentioned the Garmin nuvi battery recall. Unfortunately, our Garmin nuvi 260W was in the “small subset” off affected units, so we sent it off for service. Better that than have our battery start a fire, right?

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As a quick followup to last week’s post about whether or not you need a power converter for travel to Canada, I thought I’d round things out and talk about the power situation in our neighbor to the south… Good ole Mexico.

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I’m about to head out for a short trip to Canada, where I haven’t been in ages. As I finished packing, I freaked out for a minute because I couldn’t remember if you need a power converter in Canada. Stupid, I know. Oh well, what can I say?

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Garmin nuvi GPS Battery Recall

by Michael on August 26, 2010 · 0 comments

If you have a Garmin nuvi GPS, then listen up. I just received an e-mail from Garmin about a product safety recall relating to a potential risk of the battery overheating in your GPS unit. Bummer, huh? Here’s the scoop…

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Our Trip to St. Augustine Beach, Florida

by Michael on August 11, 2010 · 0 comments

Our kids go back to school every year in early August, so we’ve made a tradition of taking one last trip to the beach at the end of July. This year, we headed to St. Augustine Beach, Florida. It was a great trip, and fun was had by all.

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Garmin nuvi 260W Text-to-Speech Not Working

by Michael on January 18, 2010 · 3 comments

We have a Garmin nuvi 260W, and we love it. The wide screen and text-to-speech functionality make navigation a snap. We were thus very disappointed when our GPS suddenly stop reading of the street names.

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