October 21, 2014

Asheville Offers Art Scene, Microbrew Circuit

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

Penny-Pinching Tips for Visiting Florida’s Palm Beaches

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

Medical Tourist Makes Suggestions for Long-Term Travel

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

Paducah Perfect for Art Lovers

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

Florida’s Charlotte Harbor Charms on the Cheap

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

Explore RV Travel for Less

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

Great Getaways for Couples

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; If you and your boo are due for some time away together, you have a number of vacation experiences to choose from. Active itineraries, vineyard exploration and remote stargazing venues are just a few of the options available. From Sonoma to South Carolina, here are some of my favorites. Sports: If [...]

Cold Weather Travel Essentials

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Winter weather has a way of waging war against the light-packing efforts of even the most seasoned traveler. The extra bulk that comes with sweaters, scarves, earmuffs and mittens can make carry-on containment nearly impossible. By wearing as much as possible on flight days and including a few efficiently-packed essentials, you [...]

Beaufort, SC Boasts Vintage Charm, High-Value Vacation Options

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; A popular filming location for Hollywood pictures, the town of Beaufort, South Carolina offers period charm that’s within financial reach for penny-pinching travelers. Here’s how to get a great bang for your buck when visiting this low-country town. Activities: ARTworks, a local organization which supports performing and visual arts, offers a [...]

Jekyll Island, Georgia Provides Affordable Opulence, Activities

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Travelers searching for a unique and affordable getaway will find lots to love on Georgia’s Jekyll Island. Accessible for $6 per vehicle with entertainment options suited to literally every budget, it is one of the most cost-friendly destinations in the country. While it’s certainly possible to spend big on sensational dinners [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; With the holidays right around the corner, useful gift ideas are on the minds of many. These solutions make perfect presents, and are all available for between $8 and $100.  (See also: 21 Gift Ideas for Adventure Travelers) Incidentals: Gifts suitable for stocking stuffers make perfect light-packing presents. One example is [...]

Year-Round Activities in Lapland

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Lapland may be synonymous with Christmas but the northern region of Finland boasts a wealth of attractions and activities outside of the festive season. If you are an outdoor enthusiast then Lapland has something to offer all year round and lovers of the city life are also well catered for. Around one [...]

How to Spend Less in London

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; It’s one of the priciest destinations on the planet, often keeping cost-conscious travelers at bay. These money-saving tips will put London back on your bucket list. Freebies: The British National Museum, Museum of Natural History and the Museum of London are free, world-class attractions worthy of lengthy exploration. Other London freebies [...]

Luggage Features that Aid Frugal Travel Efforts

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Skipping checked baggage, and the fees that come with it can be seriously stressful when you’re left juggling all of your belongings through multiple airport connections, bus stops and hotel stairwells. Digging for your cell phone’s backup battery in a bottomless bag filled with everything from clothing to project files while [...]