Electrical Outlet Converters-Don’t Leave the Country Without Them

European Outlet Converter

Product:  Ceptics CT-9C USA to Most of Europe Travel Adapter Plug – Type C (3 Pack) – Dual Inputs – Ultra Compact (Does Not Convert Voltage) 

Price: $9.99

Cheapest Place to buy: amazon.com

My Rating: 10/10

 

 

 

 

UK Outlet Converter

Product: Ceptics USA to UK, Hong Kong Travel Adapter Plug – Type G (3 Pack) – Dual Inputs – Ultra Compact (Does Not Convert Voltage)

Price: $9.99

Cheapest Place to buy: amazon.com

My Rating: 10/10

 

 

 

 

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Salt Lake City UT USA: Temple Square Lights at Christmas

Most major cities across the USA have something unique that they do for the holidays. New York has the Rockefeller Tree and Chicago puts holiday lights all over the Chicago Zoo. Salt Lake City has their own thing too. As you know, Salt Lake City is the headquarters for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. The original Temple is in Downtown Salt Lake City surrounded by other historical buildings, and this area has become known as Temple Square.

During Christmas, they decorate Temple Square with an abundance of Christmas lights and nativity scenes. It is really unique and worth seeing for a few reasons:

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Salt Lake City UT USA: Feature: One Man Band Diner

One large part of traveling that is often not thought about and where a lot of vacationers just go with the flow is where they eat while traveling. Even though there is nothing wrong with going about your travels this way, it can turn into a wild-goose chase if you’re in a city you don’t know. Ask my wife Irina about one of the nights of our honeymoon.

So if you happen to be traveling to or from Salt Lake City Utah via I-15 from St. George, Las Vegas or southern California and you are looking for a good diner, look no further than One Man Band Diner in Lehi Utah, about 30 minutes south of Salt Lake City right off the Lehi Main Street exit on the east side of the freeway.

Why is this restaurant worth a visit? (1) the food is good, and (2) the restaurant was in a movie starring Danny Glover!

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Roamright Travel Insurance Review: Is it worth it?

Service: Roamright Travel Insurance

Price: varies, but can be less than $100

My Roamright Travel Insurance Rating: 9.4/10

What is Travel Insurance?

Before I can answer the question whether it is worth the money to buy Travel Insurance, I need to make sure you fully understand what travel insurance is. Simply stated, travel insurance is meant to insure your trip against financial loss due to trip cancellation, illness, injury, lost luggage, stolen items while on vacation and much more.

RoamRight travel insurance

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Cancun Cuisine: A Melting Pot of Taste!

If you were to ask the average individual who never visited Mexico what food they would expect to eat there, they would probably guess tacos, refried beans, Mexican rice, guacamole, carne asada, carnitas, molé etc. Although this answer would not be incorrect, there is so much more to the cuisine in Mexico than just your stereotyped Mexican food, especially with food in Cancun.

In fact, making the assumption that Mexicans only eat these foods is tantamount to someone in Europe assuming that Americans eat Burgers, hot dogs, fries, and country fried steak every day. In the USA, we eat all types of food. Yes, we do eat the foods mentioned above, but we also eat Mexican inspired food (Tex Mex), Italian food, Asian food, sushi and a lot of everything.

I have news for you if you haven’t traveled much, most other countries eat the same way. They have their own food, but they also eat popular foods from outside of their country. Mexico is no different, especially in Cancun.

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Cancun Mexico: Last 3 days and a Lesson Learned

We went on our excursion to the Mayan villages on Wednesday October 17th and we returned fairly late at night. The last 3 days in Cancun went by extremely fast. We spent those days around the pool and at the beach relaxing. We had completed the Hotel Review, the excursion and lots of picture taking, and we were excited to completely relax without any duties or worries.

So, when you are at the beach and you have a few pools to choose from, a gorgeous beach, unlimited food and drinks, what could possibly go wrong in such a tropical paradise?

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Cancun Mexico: 4 Excursions in 1 Day

When visiting Cancun, it is very easy to get caught up in the warmth, relaxation, the all you can eat ceviche and nachos and it becomes very tempting to blow off the opportunities to take excursions away from the hotel zone. Don’t fall for this temptation! You should take at least one excursion during your trip to Cancun. You need to see the real Mexico and take in the culture for at least one day. We did exactly that. One Wednesday October 17th we got up early in the morning and made our way to the breakfast buffet at Las Fuentes for a quick bite. Then we headed out to the front of the neighboring hotel to wait for our bus to visit Mayan villages and see Mayan ruins.

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Hotel Feature – GR Caribe by Solaris Cancun

Family vacations and family adventures are always enhanced or undermined by the place where you put down your head at night and sleep. Your hotel, apartment rental, or airbnb can make or break your travel experience. As a family we have stayed at very nice 4 star hotels and we have stayed at 1 star motels with tobacco scented rooms and food crumbs in the bed sheets, and let me tell you something, we have taken nice vacations in southern California where we have stayed in cheap motels, and even though we had a great time, I just can’t shake the memory of the cheap and horrid motel room we stayed in. It almost completely overshadowed the good and positive parts of our vacation. Wherever and whenever we travel, we always make it a point to stay in decent hotels, 3 stars or higher.

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Cancun Mexico: Days 1-3

When you go to Cancun, you usually go for one primary reason and one secondary reason. The primary reason is of course; relaxing. The secondary reason of course is sightseeing, and there are plenty of opportunities for that too. Now don’t get me wrong, some people go to Cancun and primarily go sightseeing and then only spend a small amount of their time at the beach.

So, what did we do our first 3 days in Cancun? We relaxed on the beach and at the pool. Being that we were in an all-inclusive resort, we also ate and gained some weight. What else can you do when you have access to 2 pools that each have their own all-you-can-eat buffet that’s already included in the cost of your room stay?

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Flight from Salt Lake City, UT to Cancun, Mexico

We woke up early Saturday morning October 13th to embark on what would become a very memorable family vacation. We would be leaving the country again for the second time this year, our first trip being to Russia.

Our adventures took us to Mexico this time. To Cancun Mexico to be exact. This was my wife and I’s second trip to Cancun, and our daughters’ first trip. We stayed at the exact same all-inclusive resort, so we knew exactly what to expect from this trip, so it made it easy for us to know how to show a good time to our girls.

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