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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: 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 […]

Iceland photos Fjaðrárgljúfur

8 Great Iceland Photo Destinations

These 8 great South Iceland photo destinations offer inspiring landscapes and incredible nature, perfect for amateur photographers and sightseers.   I was thrilled when I first learned that my family and I would be taking our annual vacation to Iceland. The weather suited me and it was the perfect mix of an urban lifestyle and […]

8 Great Decisions to Help You Travel Happy

15 Fantastic Sunrise and Sunset Photos

In the #ExpediaChat Twitter travel chat last week, Rick Griffin (a chat host) and other fun travel friends were sharing beautiful sunrise and sunset photos. I tweeted a few of my photos and, of course, everyone was in awe of my photos and said they were the best (wink wink). Anyway, I joked we should have our own […]

Mazda CX-3 in scenic Virginia

5 Fun Reasons to Drive the Mazda CX-3

A 2016 Mazda CX-3 was loaned to me for a week so that I could test drive it and share my thoughts and experience with my network. During my one week test drive, I drove my Mazda CX-3 around town (errands), on highway and small country roads, and on some fun unpaved roads. Categorized as a subcompact crossover, the Mazda […]

Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida: Boca Resort

8 Great Boca Resort Relaxed Luxury Features to Enjoy

In the mid 1920s, Addison Mizner, a preeminent architect of South Florida mansions, built what was then one of the most expensive and lavish properties in the world. Celebrities, wealthy, and upper class moguls considered Mizner’s retreat as “THEE” place to people watch and be seen. Imagine The Great Gatsby and the Roaring Twenties. [ OK, I am […]

Budapest mosaic art

8 Great Budapest Sights

My wife and I recently visited Budapest, at the end of our Viking river cruise and four days afterward. It was nice to remain in one spot for a few days and experience these and other Budapest sights. Following are some Budapest sights we enjoyed, certainly not everything we saw, nor everything Budapest has to offer, nor the “best” […]