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HomeAway for the Holidays Giveaways

Our friends at HomeAway just started their “HomeAway for the Holidays” sweepstakes, and we wanted to make sure you knew about it! Starting Dec 1st, HomeAway will be giving away six different vacation packages, with a new prize package revealed every other day. Prize 1 includes: Vacation Rental: a five-night stay at sunny Vista Cay, a […]

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4 Cheesy Things in Stockholm You Totally Have To Do

For all the “serious” travel, the cultural exchange and immersion that makes voyaging to new places so rewarding — there is also something fun, almost childishly silly, about doing some really cheesy tourist things sometimes. It kind of wakes up the kid in us and after all, that’s what travel is meant to do, I believe. […]

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Explore Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

The 32 miles of sugar-white beaches along Alabama’s Gulf Coast shoreline is a family-oriented destination that offers great nature and outdoors adventures, some of the most fantastic seafood in the U.S., and plenty of child-friendly activities. The sister cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach lie a true island, 27,000 acres separated from the mainland […]

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Biking the Hiawatha Trail in Idaho

If thoughts of Idaho conjure images of plains and potatoes for you, think again. The northern panhandle region is home to towering mountains, glacial lakes and some of the most incredible outdoor adventures you can imagine. And it’s home to one of the best bike rides in North America—the Hiawatha Trail, located at the Idaho/Montana […]

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Beyond the Music in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee is known as Music City. Home to honkytonks, dozens of recording studios and the Grand Ole Opry, it has a well-deserved reputation for its musical cred. From the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium to Studio B where Elvis recorded and the Johnny Cash Museum, you can fill your days with […]

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Adventures of a Carry-On Bag

Some trips need the big bag, and some just a carry-on. I’m a huge fan of packing as lightly as possible, and carrying-on whenever possible. Ever-increasing checked bag fees and fun lost/delayed luggage experiences just reinforce this for me. Sometimes I do need the bigger, checked bag — for longer trips of several weeks or […]

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My Year in Travel, 2013: Recap and Photo Slideshow

It’s here – my annual “Year in Travel” video. I had many travel experiences this year (which I share – the good and the bad – in this post). I wish you all the best for the new year – Happy New Year! I also thought I would share what some of the most popular […]

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My Best and Worst Travel Experiences of 2013

I saw and did some amazing things this year, to be sure! And let’s face it – travel isn’t always fun and games. Sometimes you just don’t dig a place, or have a travel experience that sort of sucks. The good definitely outweighed the bad, but I decided to be honest about both sides of […]

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Eco-Adventures through San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

At 500 years old, San Miguel de Allende looks really good for its age. The entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and succeeds very well in both keeping its colonial charm and authenticity while staying fresh, modern and very vibrant. San Miguel enjoys a deserved reputation as an artistic community, with its winding […]

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These Sheep are Better Coiffed than I Am

So there I was, on a pristine Alpine mountainside in Switzerland. Having just taken a tram to the top of the Matterhorn, and descended down into a glacier via tunnels that allow you to walk through the huge ice shelf, I was now halfway back down the mountain just above Zermatt, in a little village […]

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