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Spend a Week in the Italian Riviera or a Tuscan Castle with Perillo's ItalyVacations


We currently have a member of our team, Kristina, touring France, Italy and Spain right now with her family, so I thought it would be fitting to share some great travel options if you are looking to visit Italy yourself.  These deal are offered by Perillo Tours' sister-brand, Perillo's ItalyVacations:

It's Okay To Give "Classic" Gifts



It’s often said that it is better to give than to receive with gifts. Sometimes it can be hard to believe this is anything more than propaganda from the gift industry. It’s a saying that makes you keep buying more, chasing that elusive gift-giving high.

Hidden Fees on Cruises - What You Need to Know and How to Get Around Them

We were hosted by Carnival Cruise Line.


While on our recent Mexican Riviera cruise with Carnival, we were able to meet up with a family member who lives in Cabo San Lucas six months out of the year.  She mentioned that she would never do another cruise because there are too many hidden costs.  This got me thinking...

Las Caletas Beach Hideaway, Kids Adventure Park, Puerto Vallarta 2017


If you are visiting Puerto Vallarta on a cruise ship, Las Caletas is my absolute favorite excursion that I recommend you experience.  I have now visited Las Caletas via Vallarta Adventures twice and it never disappoints.  This excursion is loaded with lots of beach time, amazing food, endless drinks, animal encounters and so much more.

4 Things You Need To Do Before Your Trip To Venice



Venice in the south of Italy is something of a magical destination. It is located out in a lagoon, which you have to travel over by boat to reach. As you approach it, small island seem to appear out of the water some with trees, other with ruined buildings on. Until you finally get to Venice proper which is a marvel of medieval architecture canals and bridges. As you can tell you in for a wonderful time! But to make your trip even more wonderful, there are a few thing you need to do before you get there Read on to find out what they are.

Birthday on a Budget




Let’s face it: after Christmas, birthdays are some of the most expensive occasions in the year. Of course, we don’t feel begrudging of treating our nearest and dearest to the finer things in life one day a year – but it can be a little taxing on the wallet, particularly if you have a big family. Here are some tips to help you save on money for your family birthdays this year.

The Meticulous Mayhem of Moving



When you move to a different place - whether it’s a new state, a neighboring town or another country - there are a lot of things to consider in terms of paperwork. It’s not the most fun of activities, but being diligent about registering at all the places you need to before it’s either too late or at a time of pure inconvenience isn’t the best thing that could happen. Plan properly and effectively, and you won’t have any trouble at all.

Educate The Kids With The History Of Geneva



If you are well overdue a holiday or simply feel the need to take a break from your busy life, in order to relax, reconnect with your family and reassess the focal points of your life and family which you may have not been able to give your all to for a while, then the first step you should take is to think about what sort of holiday you want, what sort of place you want to visit, and whether the culture and lifestyle in that location fits within your budget.

Healthy Habits On A Busy Schedule (Take Advantage of Smart Slow Cookers)



Many of us are fighting a constant battle between making sure we’re living a healthy lifestyle, and keeping on top of all the other responsibilities we feel weighing down on us. As much as we want to make healthy choices in life, it’s easy to feel that you simply don’t have the time. When you’re rushing to get to work, it’s much easier to grab a pain au chocolat than to whip up a nutritious veggie dish. Believe it or not, being busy and being healthy can go hand in hand. Here, we’ve listed some easy habits you can make coincide with your busy day-to-day routines…

Bringing Happiness To Your Home


Have you moved recently or is your house not quite a home yet? We all long for homes that make us feel secure and enable us to start every day with a smile on our faces. If your house isn’t quite delivering yet, don’t give up hope. Here are some simple ways to bring happiness to your home.