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Margaritaville Beach Resort: 5 O'Clock Somewhere

Relaxed Luxury at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort: Relaxed Luxury in South Florida We recently stayed at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida and loved the relaxed luxury vibe. The property is cool, fun, and still has a new resort feel (it only opened in November 2015). You will feel your troubles melt away as soon as you you enter the casual but functional lobby. […]

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Great Travel Couples to Follow

Many great travel couples inspire, entertain, and educate me with their travel stories, photos, and adventures. Here are some great travel couples who should be on your radar and part of your travel network. Included are links to their websites, social media channels, and, for many, their interviews with McCool Travel. Great Travel Couples to Follow Bonvoyageurs […]

McCool Travel interview with Sarah Gallo, The Five Foot Traveler

5 Minutes With Sarah Gallo

For McCool Travel’s 125th travel profile, I am happy to introduce you to Sarah Gallo. Sure, Sarah Gallo has been to several dozen countries on all 7 continents. One of her quotes in her website bio struck me the most: “I want to leave my footprint on the world, all while smiling, laughing, and discovering our extraordinary planet.” Please read […]

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JUCY Campervan: Big Sur California Road Trip

For my latest California road trip—mostly through the Monterey Peninsula and down Big Sur—I experienced the funness of a JUCY campervan. JUCY is a New Zealand company that started operating in California about 5 years ago. JUCY USA currently has three locations: San Francisco (San Leandro), Los Angeles (Lawndale), and Las Vegas. With its eye-catching logo, color scheme, fun layout, […]

McCool Travel interview with Kim Orlando, founder of TravelingMom, TravelingDad, and SheBuysCars

5 Minutes With Kim Orlando

For McCool Travel’s 124th travel profile, I am happy to introduce you to Kim Orlando. You know I love Twitter chats, right? Well, Kim Orlando is responsible for one of the best Twitter chats, #TMOM. I know it does not seem like a Twitter chat in which I should participate; but it is! The #TMOM members are very passionate and […]

Great Travel Couples: Scott and Collete Stohler, Roamaroo

5 Minutes With Scott and Collette Stohler of Roamaroo

For McCool Travel’s 123rd travel profile, I am happy to introduce you to the inspiring, happy traveling couple behind Roamaroo, Collette and Scott Stohler. Roamaroo‘s bio: Scott and Collette Stohler of Roamaroo Hometown… Collette is from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey and Scott is from Pendleton, Indiana. We met in Las Vegas and now live in Hermosa Beach, California. Always in my luggage… 1. Our […]

Amin Casa: Relaxed Luxury in Palm Springs, California

Amin Casa: Relaxed Luxury in Palm Springs

Amin Casa: Relaxed Luxury in Palm Springs, California During a recent visit to Palm Springs, California, we stayed at Amin Casa and were completely and pleasantly astonished by the magnificent property. Known as the Gloria Swanson Residence (the silent film Hollywood actress owned the property)—and more recently known as Arenas Gardens Hotel—Amin Casa has been impeccably refurbished, modernized, and improved by […]

Solo Kayaking in Antarctica with Vantage Adventures

7 Sensational Reasons to Book a Travel Adventure Tour

A travel adventure tour offers the opportunity to visit exotic places and experience exciting pursuits under the guidance of persons familiar with the place and knowledgeable about the activities. You still experience adventure but without the angst of wondering if you are on the right path or doing something wrong. Plus you can save a lot of money, time, and stress. […]

McCool Travel interview with Mike Ragsdale, founder of 30A

5 Minutes With Mike Ragsdale of 30A

For McCool Travel’s 122nd travel profile, I am happy to introduce you to Mike Ragsdale, the founder of 30A. Have you heard of 30A? 30A celebrates small-town beach life along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30-A and is positively one of my favorite travel brands. It has been too many years since I have driven highway 30-A but I was thrilled to have the chance to […]

McCool Travel: fun reasons to drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata

5 Fun Reasons to Drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata

It was not hard to find fun reasons to drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible. After working with DriveShop to test drive the Mazda CX-3 in July, I requested a convertible for October, hoping it would coincide with fantastic Virginia fall foliage. A brand new Mazda MX-5 Miata was loaned to me for a week so that I could test drive it and share my […]