Tom Brusehaver

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I’ve been a scuba diver for about 25 years and started snorkeling when I was about 10 years old. I was a PADI scuba instructor, retired. I’ve snorkeled in Midwest lakes as well as in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Expert Articles by Tom Brusehaver

Scuba Diving

Advice for first time snorkelers
Snorkeling is a great way to enjoy the underwater environment. There are many places that snorkeling will allow you to visit without much planning. Snorkeling equipment can be packed in nearly any tra...

Recreational Flying

Learning how to fly a plane for beginners
Flying is a great vocation, and can make you a better person. The skills and lessons learned can be applied in everyday life, even if you don’t continue flying. The places you can go and the things ...

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Recreational Flying

Learning how to fly a plane for beginners
Flying is a great vocation, and can make you a better person. The skills and lessons learned can be applied in everyday life, even if you don’t continue flying. The places you can go and the things ...
Advice for choosing a flight school or professional pilot program
Whether you want to earn your pilots license for pleasure or to start a career, you have many options. Initially, you should take a short flight to see if you enjoy flying enough to earn a pilot licen...
Advice on how to become a hot-air balloon pilot
Ballooning can be a beautiful way to see the world and meet new people. It may not be the cup of tea for folks who like to control where and when they do things - even when you take off you probably w...

General Travel

Stress-free airline travel with children
Using a few of these great tips can save you a lot of unnecessary headaches. You might even be able to enjoy the journey just as much as you will enjoy your destination. Now you can sit back, relax, a...
How to select a luxury resort
A luxury resort experience can be pampering, relaxing, and rejuvenating. To make the best choice, understand your values and preferences and research your target destination carefully. With a little e...
Air travel tips for a smooth trip
Air travel can be a pleasant and relaxing experience if you prepare for it by carefully choosing your seat, using frequent flier miles strategically, wearing a stylish and comfortable outfit, giving y...
Advice for business travelers
Business travel is unavoidable at times. To minimize stress, pack smart, travel comfortably, use your time wisely and research your target destination. With careful preparation you can make a smooth t...
Advice for larger air travellers
Get a good night’s sleep the night before your flight and come rested. Expect some minor irritations, but just go with it. Flying is rarely enjoyable for larger flyer but relax knowing you planned y...
Choose the best hotel for the holiday vacation
With hotels, picking the wrong one can literally ruin a trip. Make sure you read reviews and be sure to spot any consistent complaints about cleanliness or housekeeping, both of which are warning sign...
How to survive the hectic holiday travel season
Traveling during the holidays will likely never be a stress-free endeavor. It will always be a popular time to travel, and tempers will occasionally flare. But with preparation and the right attitude ...
How to find the best travel deals using online sites
There are a plethora of online tools that can help with ticket booking that are constantly evolving and changing to meet new consumer needs. Stay on top of them and learn how to best leverage the ones...
How to travel the world on a shoestring budget
Too often, money is the factor that drives people away from world travel. But, in fact, it’s easy to travel on a thimble budget of as little as $15-20 a day, if you pick the right spots. By having a...
Education travel abroad offers an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture
By using your common sense and the suggestions above, you will be able to plan and enjoy an educational experience abroad....
Make maximum use of your precious vacation time by planning carefully
Travel on crack has its inherent benefits for the busy wanderlusts eager to see the world. Approached correctly, it makes the aggressive and daunting itineraries possible. Mountains, partying and beac...
Choose a green hotel when traveling and be environmentally conscious
It’s more possible than ever today to take a trip that maximizes enjoyment and minimizes negative environmental impact. Paying attention to some of these ideas can go a long way toward taking a trip...
Plan a getaway to Colorado’s wine country for a unique experience
At an altitude of 4,507 feet, and with more than 275 days of sunshine annually, Grand Junction enjoys warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons. Wine enthusiasts will find bed and brea...
Expert advice on preparing your car for the family summer road trip
Start your road trip off on the right foot and prepare your vehicle for the trek – not only will you drive away with less fear of car troubles ruining your trip, but the money you put into preventat...
How to prepare your home for overnight guests this holiday season
It’s fun to have house guests. It’s a time to socialize and show off your home. With a little expense and effort, you can freshen up your living space and not only make your visitors feel welcome ...
Plan a trip that avoids the travel nightmares
Travel is supposed to be spontaneous and fun. Some hiccups along the way are to be expected, and they can even push you into new experiences. However, you want a trip that has as few bumps as possible...
Advice on making the best of an unexpected travel delay and layover
A long airport layover doesn’t need to be dreadful. With proper planning you can make the most of your time, whether it’s working efficiently, taking a nap, or enjoying some regional cuisine. If y...
Find some alone time during a family vacation to help reduce stress
Maybe you're a single uncle that needs a break from your seven screaming nieces and nephews, or you're a mom of three who just needs some time to regroup and get back to having fun. In either case, ta...
Choose the right hotel room to ensure a great family vacation
Despite your desire to get out and explore, you'll still spend a good amount of time in the hotel room when you're traveling with kids. They need a quiet place to sleep, a warm bath, and a little room...
Plan a multigenerational vacation with seniors who have special needs
Multigenerational travel is a great way for grandparents, their children and grandchildren to spend quality, memorable time together. Many baby boomers and seniors may require special needs equipment ...
How to keep your toddler occupied and happy on the airplane
Children can either be the type of child that people love to see on airplane, or the exact opposite, an unruly bear incapable of calming down. It is up to you as the parent to lead them into every exp...

Weekend Getaways

Enjoy a weekend summer getaway in Winter Park, Colorado
The choices for what to do in Winter Park over a summer weekend are almost endless. Deciding on which ones to do may be the greatest challenge. Spending just a little time in planning now will assure ...
Visit Grand Lake, Colorado for a weekend getaway in summer or winter
For more than 100 years, visitors have been returning year after year to Grand Lake for a summer break. Some come for a day, some for a weekend or a week, some for the season – and a few for a lifet...
Plan ahead to get the best deal on a weekend getaway
Weekend getaways are the perfect trip that allows you to get out of town without taking off time from work. By planning ahead and really thinking about what you want the trip to accomplish; you can ha...
A weekend getaway to Lake Geneva, WI can offer year-round family fun
For nearly 150 years, Lake Geneva has been a vacation destination for Chicagoans. Today, Lake Geneva is recognized as One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations offering a vast array of lodging opportuni...
Surprise your partner with a romantic weekend getaway
No matter what type of trip you plan, the very act of doing a surprise journey means you care about your partner. Surprise trips can be a great way to rekindle some romance and have some fun out in th...

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving advice for beginners
The views above sea level are amazing - skyscrapers, white sand beaches, peaceful gardens, or bustling markets all have something to offer you as a traveler, whether you’re a mile up the road or hal...
Coral Reefs: Precious Gems Worth Saving
Coral reefs are the gem of the sea, providing us with amazing beauty, but they are more than just a pretty face. Corals protect the larvae of almost all commercially important fish that feed the world...
Basic rules to avoid scuba diving's decompression sickness
Avoiding DCS is relatively easy if you just follow these these few simple guidelines and steps. Many of us have spent years and decades diving without ever suffering any ailments of DCS....
A dive vacation is an opportunity to expand diving skills
An extended dive vacation offers exciting opportunities to grow your skills and upgrade your certifications so you can do more advanced dives. It also brings with it challenges that are easily overcom...
Advice for first time snorkelers
Snorkeling is a great way to enjoy the underwater environment. There are many places that snorkeling will allow you to visit without much planning. Snorkeling equipment can be packed in nearly any tra...
Taking photographs while scuba diving in coral reefs
Once you have mastered buoyancy, you are ready to add an underwater camera to your scuba diving adventures. Get familiar with your camera beforehand, but take your time by learning one lens and featur...
Open up new scuba diving opportunities with cold water diving
Cold water diving can be challenging, and, enjoyable. It offers many rewards such as learning about dry suites and other cold-water equipment. The PADI Dry Suit course will add a specialty diver certi...
Scuba diving skills to increase confidence in the water
Diving is an Adventure sport with a capital “A”. The underwater world is immense with endless variety and experiences. You see things and do things most other people do not—doing these things sa...
Discover an underwater world with the PADI Open Water Dive course
Scuba diving is a rewarding and exhilarating sport that can turn into your favorite hobby. Exploring and identifying all the wonders under the sea can be life changing. The world is 70% water so it ma...
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