A Great Way to Bring Home Epcot!

ingred590The makings of a great bringing home Epcot experience!

December 12, 2013

Because of Southern Girl Travel, we get to travel together as a family often (but like most of us, we don’t get to travel quite as much as we might like).

If you have ever checked out Bringing Home Beaufortour project exploring one of the places we truly love to visit, Beaufort, NC – you’ll know that when we can’t travel, we do like to bring home the best of the places we love.
FB AdWe like to explore ways to bring home that vibe we get when traveling to our favorite places.

One of the best – and easiest – ways to do that is through food and drink. [Read more…]

How to Get the Most from Online Travel Reviews

Jamaicasunrise590Sunrise at the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Reviews are everywhere.

From Amazon to Angie’s List, you can find a review on just about anything that you can purchase, including travel…

especially travel!

We travel agents even have sites where we review our host agency partners, Host Agency Reviews.

Most travelers are familiar with TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor bills itself as “the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip.” I tend to be an obsessive user/reader of TripAdvisor’s reviews.

Does it enhance my travel experiences?

No, often times it doesn’t.

Why? [Read more…]

Relax on any Budget

Mark and the Kids on a Coastal Carolinas’ Beach

By Mark

I have a friend who works as a public information officer for a community college in North Carolina.  He is also a career journalist.

He claims that I am one of the 7 people left in the United States who still reads hard copy newspapers and who actually subscribes to multiple papers (Jennifer and I subscribe to exactly 3 papers – two locals and the Wall Street Journal).

The Wall Street Journal always has some interesting articles on travel. These articles are often aimed at top tier U.S. earners. At least a portion of the Wall Street Journal’s target audience undoubtedly are high-level finance executives who make a great deal of money each year. [Read more…]