Posts by onthemaptravel

Get On Board – It’s National Vacation Planning Day

Vacations don’t just happen. They have to be planned! So start the day right and put planning your vacation on your ‘must do’ list. Just list 3 places you’d like to go and/or things you would like to see in the coming year, organize the time off to do them and then contact us to…

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Happy New Year!

We can’t believe 2018 is over; but when we look back, we can see where it, and we, went: We re-acquainted ourselves with Ireland and met a new love:  Belfast.  We returned to London and were reminded of some of the reasons we never tire of it – not the least of which are the…

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Timely Travel Thoughs & Tips – Volume 5

  ROOM TO BREW – Who doesn’t love a good hotel? But when we are staying somewhere longer than 4 or 5 nights, we often enjoy the extra amenities an apartment provides. Anne is no good without her fresh-brewed mug of PG Tips tea first thing in the in the morning (actually she is a…

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Timely Travel Thoughts & Tips – Volume 4

Here are some thoughts on what we are doing and exploring in the world this week. APPS WE LOVE – We always want to be able to exchange pleasantries in whatever country we land (not to mention ordering a glass of wine) – so we’re loving Duolingo — a fabulous free app that makes learning…

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Timely Travel Thoughts & Tips – Volume 3

Here are some thoughts on what we are doing and exploring in the world this week. REFLECTIONS – As the holidays and end-of-year festivities wind down we have decided that a good theme for 2018 is Making ‘Someday’ Today. We took a record number of travelers to Africa in 2017; and for most, an African…

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Reflections on 2017

Happy New Year Travelers, It’s been a banner travel year for On The Map Travel. We’ve seen herds of elephants and elusive male lions (3 at one time!) in South Africa; artisans creating beauty from practically nothing in the Cambodian countryside; the weathered faces of sellers in the souks of Morocco and the beaches, farms…

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Insure For Peace Of Mind

    So, you think you don’t need travel insurance?  Think again.   We are always extolling the benefits of obtaining trip insurance to our clients.  We know what can go wrong when traveling – we’ve seen it all too often.   We buy it for our own trips too, although, like many of you,…

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Timely Travel Thoughts & Tips – Volume 2

Bon Jour Travelers! Here are some thoughts on what we are doing and exploring in the world this week. HOTELS – Marrakech can be bewildering, and while it boasts many grand hotels, the smallish Riad l’Orangeraie is a jewel. Located in the heart of the Medina surrounded by the historic souks, it is still just…

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Timely Travel Thoughts & Tips – Volume 1

This is Volume 1 our blog with thoughts on what we are doing and exploring in the world this week. Sign up on our website and the latest editions will appear automatically in your inbox. HOTELS – Sometimes you land someplace very special. Terre di Himera in the hills above Cefalù, Sicily is certainly one…

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Everytime I am In Paris

The best steak-frites in Paris

Life is full of the unexpected, particularly when traveling. Sometimes it is nice then, to fall back on the familiar, the predictable, on the oh-so-reliable that – regardless of the frazzle of jet lag, long lines at passport control or rainy weather – you can rediscover your own spot of sunshine with a fine meal.…

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