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Budget, Luxury, or Value Traveler….How do you allocate funds for Travel?

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What Matters Most to You? We all travel differently.  Mainly because we value different things.  Where do you put your emphasis?  How do you spend the dollars that you’ve allotted for your vacation?  It’s something to think about and plan for.  Perhaps if you put less dollars into getting there you could stay longer.  Or […]

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Top 25 Dive Travel Questions, #21, What is Nitrox Diving?

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Nitrox.  What is it? Do I need it?  Where can I get it? Nitrox (or EANx Enriched Air Nitrox) has become a part of mainstream recreational diving over the past 10-15 years. Yet there are many divers who do not yet understand what it is or when or how to use it. Nitrox is essentially […]

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Top 25 Dive Travel Questions, #4 How do I pack to keep my luggage under 50 lbs with dive gear?

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On our list of the top 25 questions asked about dive travel, the luggage question is high on the list, especially with baggage fees going up and up and up! The first question is do you want to? Depending on the airline and the cost, it may simply be easier for you to mentally add […]

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Airline Baggage Fees – Are they ever going to end?

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A Very Brief History of Airline Baggage Fees United Airlines started the party in 2005 by instituting airline baggage fees but things didn’t go into full swing until 2008.  Two years later, the airline industry has more than 7.8 BILLION reasons annually to continue charging ancillary fees and a proven business model to do so.  […]

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Scuba Equipment: To rent or not to rent on my next Dive Vacation?

Should I rent or bring my own scuba equipment on a dive vacation? The question of renting or bringing your own scuba diving equipment on vacation becomes more and more relevant each day as the airlines keep hitting us in the wallet with fees. Here are a couple of things to consider about renting… Are […]

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How to Choose a SCUBA Diving Destination

How to Choose SCUBA Diving Destination There are many things to think about when choosing a SCUBA diving destination. Here we explore the key ones including: Timing Matching location with Experience Time vs. Distance What else Do I Want to Do on My Diving Vacation? Finances TIMING is everything in choosing a diving destination There […]

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Allergic to Travel?

Got allergies? Don’t let them keep you at home – a few simple precautions can make nearly any spot on the globe accessible. Dr. Erik McLaughlin writes the informative Adventure Doc blog.  He says that packing both oral and topical antihistamines (something like Benadryl capsules or cream) makes sense even if you don’t think you […]

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Last Flight Out- Changing Adventure with the Season

Last Flight Out Last flight out. To me the connotation has nothing to do with airplanes, it has to do with being engaged till the last note of the concert, getting the most of the every day, sucking the marrow out of life as Henry D. Thoreaux would say. Sometimes, on the last flight out […]

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Who Needs Travel Insurance?

Do you really need travel insurance? Maybe – maybe not. Trouble is, you won’t know that you need it until something goes wrong. Imagine that you’ve dreamed, saved and planned for the trip of a lifetime. You’re on your way, and something goes terribly wrong. It can start as something minor – like a delayed […]

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Duct Tape vs My Video Housing

Some Things I’ve Learned about the Uses of Duct Tape Writing blogs is an education. Why, just today, I learned some interesting and important things about “duck” or “duct” tape. The first and of course most important thing is that the California Energy Commission says, “Duct tape is good for many things, but not for […]

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