Charles McCool

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Viking Cruises Into the Midnight Sun Highlights and Tips • McCool Travel

Viking Cruises <i>Into the Midnight Sun</i> itinerary combines wild and beautiful ports with magical days at sea on a journey above the Arctic Circle and …

Iceland

Cool Things To Do In Donegal Ireland

Please enjoy this McCool Travel look at some cool things do in Donegal Ireland and along the Wild Atlantic Way. After the recent TBEX travel …

Ireland

The travel tips that will seriously boost your holiday game in 2018

It's the new year, and, sure, that means resolutions and possibly even (um) dry January. But it also means... brand new holiday allowance at work, baby!<p>But before you hastily blow all your annual leave on next year's girls trip to Ibiza or Mykonos, read our handy insider guide to 2018 travelling, …

Travel

5 Minutes With Anna Faustino of Adventure in You • McCool Travel

For McCool Travel’s 163rd travel interview, I am pleased to present Anna Faustino from <i>Adventure in You</i>. I had the epic opportunity to hang out with …

Travel

8 Great San Francisco Cheap Eats • McCool Travel

San Francisco has some of the finest and most expensive restaurants in the world. The City also has a vibrant blending of cultures and personalities, …

San Francisco

Amazing BBQ in US • McCool Travel

For this article I initially wanted to list amazing BBQ in US <i>dishes</i>, like best ribs and best brisket. After reaching out to some travel friends and …

BBQ

5 Fun Ways to See Tampa Florida • McCool Travel

Tampa really did surprise me. My prior visits to Tampa, mostly during Florida road trips, left me with the impression that Tampa had seen better days.<p>…

Florida

5 Minutes With Have Sippy Will Travel

For McCool Travel’s 162nd travel interview, I am pleased to introduce my audience to Samantha Feuss from <i>Have Sippy Will Travel</i>. Her Twitter feed …

Travel

8 Great Maldives Adventure Activities for Daring Travelers • McCool Travel

After almost 20 hours of flight time on three different planes and multiple cups of Starbucks coffee we finally crossed over through international …

Scuba Diving

5 Fascinating Ways To Lose Weight When You Travel • McCool Travel

Since the most popular New Year resolution is to lose weight, surely either you are planning to or know someone who is. My primary new year …

Weight Loss

How to reboot your body with five little tweaks

If you’ve tried to commit to a New Year’s resolution before, and failed by mid-January, it’s probably because you were a little over-ambitious. The best way to reboot your health for the New Year is by making small tweaks for an overall impact, rather than taking drastic action. Here are five …

Wellness

8 Tips to Fight Fatigue and Have More Energy

Do the words “I’m tired” constantly come out of your mouth? You’re not alone, but you’re also able to put a stop to it! Here are eight tips to fight …

Wellness

4 to 5 Day Southern Iceland Itinerary and Tips for Your Visit • McCool Travel

This flexible Southern Iceland itinerary takes advantage of long summer days to pack a lot of beauty and fun into a 4 or 5 day visit to the land of …

Iceland

Viking River Cruises Danube Waltz Highlights

From capital cities to small, historic towns, our Danube Waltz highlights give you a sneak peak at one popular European Viking River Cruises …

Europe

8 Great Places to Visit in Northumberland • McCool Travel

Have you been to Northumberland?<p>Northumberland is the <b>most remote</b> and <b>least populated</b> county in England, which made it very appealing to me. Occupying …

Ireland

8 Great Budapest Sights • McCool Travel

My wife and I recently visited Budapest, at the end of our Viking river cruise and four days afterward. It was nice to remain in one spot for a few …

Europe

Absolutely Inspiring Places to Visit in 2018 • McCool Travel

Are you looking for inspiring places to visit in 2018?<p>Surely you have been dreaming of 2018 travel, if not already have planned some trips. I …

List-Worthy

Why New Year’s Eve Is Better in Australia, According to an Australian

You can’t deny that Christmas equals winter. The holiday season is synonymous with snow, Jack Frost, and winter wonderlands as far as the eye can …

New Year's Eve

Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras: Family

Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras spans several days of themed parades and family-friendly events that make Lake Charles and surrounding towns a …

North America

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

• <b>Author Darius Foroux writes about the five bad habits he quit to become more productive.</b>• <b><br>He says the key is to stop trying to copy what successful people do and start avoiding the thing unsuccessful people do.</b>• <b><br>Working too much can cause burnout and actually harm your productivity in the long</b> …

Self-improvement

Are These the Best Jobs in the World? Jobs That Allow You to Travel (Some With No Experience)

If I asked you to describe your dream job or dream career, I’m pretty certain it would go something like this:<p>“A career that allows me to make all …

Virtual Assistants

Travel Happy at These No-Tech Destinations

U.S. Travel Association reports that over half of US workers did not use all of their vacation days last year. In total, 222 million vacation days …

National Parks

8 Great Things to Do in Daytona Beach • McCool Travel

While visions of NASCAR dance in your head, I must tell you there are tons of things to do in Daytona Beach all year round. During my early October …

Motorsport

How to Score Cheap Round-trip Flights to Hawaii in 2018

It’s becoming cheaper than ever to book a flight to Hawaii.<p>As airlines like Southwest launch new flights with lower prices, other airlines are forced …

Air Travel

8 Great Things to Do in Vermont • McCool Travel

They say you should love where you live and I can wholeheartedly say that I do! Vermont may be small in geographic size and population but offers a …

England

8 Great Monterey California Activities (and Eats) • McCool Travel

The Monterey California area offers some of the world’s most spectacular land and coastline. In fact, Robert Louis Stevenson called the Monterey …

Road Trips

Ireland Luxury Lodging: Where to Stay in Ireland

On our recent 24 day trip around Ireland, we stayed at a dozen different properties. Each place exhibits its own distinct luxury travel …

Ireland

Pennsylvania Luxury Lodging: Inn at Leola Village

While staying at Nemacolin, I learned that there are only two 5 star rated restaurants in the state of Pennsylvania. Lautrec at Nemacolin is one of …

Hotels

5 Minutes With Pip and the City

For McCool Travel’s 161st travel interview, I am pleased to present Portia Jones from <i>Pip and the City</i>. I have noticed Portia in several Twitter …

Travel

8 Great Decisions to Help You Travel Happy • McCool Travel

In addition to basic travel happy decisions, like WHO (to travel with), WHAT (to do), WHERE (domestic or abroad), WHEN (peak or off season), and HOW …