IRS Now Blocking Hundreds of Thousands of Americans From Getting Passports

ThePointsGuy.com has an interesting article regarding the IRS and passports. “At the end of 2015, Congress approved and President Obama signed into law the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or “FAST Act.” The stated purpose of the bill was “to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit …

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5 top tips for your 1st cruise vacation

Hi, I’m Scott Lara, aka, “The Cruise Genius.” With over 150 days on Holland America Line, 75 days on Carnival cruise line, and many days on Norwegian, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, I have unique insight on cruising. It’s interesting that so many people want to save a few bucks on …

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Carnival Glory rescues man overboard from Norwegian Getaway

Speaking as a U.S. Navy veteran, with the exception of fire, a man overboard is the most dangerous aspect of being at sea. As many news outlets have been reporting, a crew member of the Norwegian Getaway went overboard on Saturday. Nearly 24 hours later, the Carnival Glory which was …

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The Bucket List family buys a house in Hawaii

I’ve been following The Bucket List Family for a while on social media. Forbes.com reports, “The Bucket List Family became social media sensations after Garrett Gee, a young Utah husband and dad of two, sold his mobile-scanning app (Scan) to Snapchat for $54 million. Garrett and his wife Jessica set …

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The complete Cruise Guide

If you’re looking for a comprehensive cruise guide, it’s hard to beat this article from cntraveler.com. For years I’ve been telling my family, friends and followers on social media that a cruise is the best choice for a vacation. It doesn’t matter if you are couple, a family, newlyweds or …

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Travel Agent or online site to book your cruise?

Everyone and their brother is looking for the cheapest way to book a cruise. I get it! A very close friend told me, “You don’t always get what you pay for, but don’t expect something that you didn’t pay for.” Here are the facts: Travel agents are paid by the …

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Cruise ship companies are tripping over themselves to win more passengers

CNBC.com has a great article about cruise lines competing for more passengers. From go-kart tracks to onboard mini-breweries, the cruise lines are spending big cash to get you to sail with them. Click on the link below for the story. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/22/royal-caribbean-carnival-norwegian-cruise-ships.html Scott Lara (The Cruise Genius)  

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