June 26, 2016

Colombia’s Cartagena de Indias Offers UNESCO Charm, Affordable Luxury

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  Long discussed among international expats and indie travelers as a must-see destination, Colombia’s Cartagena de Indias has remained somewhat off the mainstream vacation radar of North American tourists. Lately though, Cartagena seems to be coming into its own. With a large portion of the city designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO, recreational [...]

Active Adventure, Veg-Friendly Food Scene Available on St. Lucia

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  If you thought sunbathing and spa treatments were your only itinerary options on the island of St. Lucia, think again. This Caribbean destination boasts nature trails, rainforest zip-lining, interactive volcano experiences and a developing food scene with serious potential. Headed there soon? Consider including the following activities and venues on your St. Lucia tourism [...]

Great Travel Gear for Girls

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  Women who spend a great deal of time on the road will be the first to tell you that logistical and scheduling stressors can be greatly reduced by having access to items which are designed to go the distance on the road. Whether you are getting ready for a trip of your own, shopping [...]

Greenville, South Carolina Offers Great Family Travel Value

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This South Carolina destination is large-dog friendly and offers a sense of Seattle chic in the South Atlantic with plenty of classic Americana thrown in for good measure. Main Street offers a scenic place to stroll, with a variety of shops and sidewalks wide enough to accommodate canines of all sizes. A free trolley system, [...]

Fun Finds for Vegan Air Travel

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  Navigating vegan vacations on the ground is one thing, but frequent travelers need more than basic salted nuts in order to stay fueled for problem solving in the air. Sure, more airport venues are stepping up with veggie burgers and individual fruit purchases, but once your plane goes wheels up you’re basically trapped in [...]

Packing a Frugal First Aid Kit

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On a recent trip to the Caribbean, an accidental injury reminded me that skimping on first aid supplies is a packing strategy with potentially serious repercussions. Repercussions I was going to have to deal with before I could possibly continue with my travel itinerary. Fortunately, I was able to fashion the few items I had [...]

Craft Stores Offer Creative Solutions to Travel Needs

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  On a recent trip to a well-known craft store, I noticed a selection of colorful wall chargers and mini USB cords available for $5. While they were obviously positioned for impulse purchasing, the display did make me stop and think. What other fun and frugal travel finds were available at craft stores? I bumped [...]

Try a Tiny Town for Your Next Travel Getaway

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  If your vacation preferences include getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but you’d prefer more to do than lounge by the pool, taking a trip to a tiny town may be just what the doctor ordered. Parking’s rarely a drag and crowds don’t usually develop unless there’s an annual festival [...]

Asheville Offers Art Scene, Microbrew Circuit

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Adorning the mountains of North Carolina with a hip urban vibe, noteworthy art scene and a growing circuit of artisan microbreweries is the city of Asheville. Phenomenal food and well-preserved historical buildings are also part of the travel itinerary for this particular tourist destination. Here’s how to make the most of your vacation dollars while [...]

Penny-Pinching Tips for Visiting Florida’s Palm Beaches

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The Palm Beaches represent one of the largest residential concentrations of wealth in the world. A popular destination for shopping celebrities, political fundraisers and bejeweled billionaires, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach make a vacation pairing most penny pinchers wouldn’t dream of adding to their itinerary. Believe it or not, bargains are abundant along this [...]

Medical Tourist Makes Suggestions for Long-Term Travel

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When it comes to leaving the United States for medical treatment, Amy Scher knows a thing or two. “This Is How I Save My Life,” Scher’s autobiographical account of her trip to India to receive stem cell therapy, describes her experience in detail. However, several of her insights can be helpful to travelers of any [...]

Paducah Perfect for Art Lovers

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Deep-rooted folk craft heritage, a National Register of Historic Places district dotted with galleries and a UNESCO-acknowledged art scene place Paducah, Kentucky firmly on the tourist map. Factor in affordable entertainment, convenient parking and direct access to international artisans, and you’ve got a formula that’s perfect for frugal travel. Architecture enthusiasts will also find lots [...]

Florida’s Charlotte Harbor Charms on the Cheap

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On the western coast of the Sunshine State lies a stretch of coastline which has successfully sidestepped the theme park overload and skyscraper congestion that have plagued other parts of the peninsula. Charlotte Harbor’s preserved oceanfront parks, community concerts, secret seafood hangouts and century-old working ranches offer a taste of vintage Florida not easily experienced [...]

Explore RV Travel for Less

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While many dream of hitting the open road with their family in a bus-sized recreational vehicle, the thought of the gas bill and loan payments as high as a traditional mortgage can dampen the enthusiasm of actually giving it a go. If you’re willing to think outside the box with regards to vehicle size and [...]