September 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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Great Getaways for Couples

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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 moving and grooving suits [...]

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

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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 variety of reasonably-priced experiences [...]

Jekyll Island, Georgia Provides Affordable Opulence, Activities

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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 and multiple spa treatments, [...]

How to Spend Less in London

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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 include the National Portrait [...]

Literary Travel Brings Affordable Adventure to Avid Readers

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If theme parks and golf getaways aren’t in your travel budget this year, consider incorporating a bit of literary tourism into your next family vacation itinerary. It’s easily incorporated into other agendas, and typically comes at an extremely affordable price point. Here are a handful of ways you can begin to explore the worlds of [...]

Historical Destinations Provide High-Value Honeymoon Potential

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Choosing destinations with historical attractions can mean more wedding trip for your money, even if you splurge on things like accommodations and fancy dinners. Here are three honeymoon havens to consider. Urban: Montreal, Quebec has much to offer with regards to culture and historic ambience. One example is the Place d’Armes, a charming square in [...]

Sarasota Offers Circus Heritage, Canine Support and More for Families

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Beach time and bay kayaking aren’t the only things to do when visiting Sarasota, Florida. The city is also known for its circus heritage, shopping and support infrastructure for families traveling with children, grandparents and even pets. Here are a handful of activities to include on your tourist itinerary the next time you’re in the [...]