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Travel and Dining

The Value of a Great Cup of Coffee

If you were at a Safeway store in Rapid City sometime in the past couple of weeks, you may have seen me skulking toward the checkout line, hunched over suspiciously, with something hidden under my coat. No, I wasn’t shoplifting. I was just buying cheap coffee. Most of...

“Your Wine Tab, Sir.”

While on Celebrity’s Millennium, I came as close as I will probably ever get to an outrageously expensive bottle of wine, a 1949 bottle of Petrus. Had you, or your parents, bought a magnum (equivalent of two regular bottles of wine) or two of this wine in 1949 and...

Travel Insurance – Necessity or Rip Off?

There was a time I rarely, if ever, purchased travel insurance.  Recently, however, I’ve been buying it more often.  I especially find travel insurance more of a necessity when traveling outside of the US.  My biggest concerns are coverage for...

Where To Find A Bargain On A Cruise

I am always looking for a travel deal.  In June 2005, my family went on a 10-day cruise on Celebrity Cruise Lines from Rome to Rome.  The cost was a reasonable $4,200 for my family of four.  However, I have an even better deal.  In November, my...