October 26, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Literary Travel Brings Affordable Adventure to Avid Readers

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

Historical Destinations Provide High-Value Honeymoon Potential

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

Sarasota Offers Circus Heritage, Canine Support and More for Families

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

Experience Eco Adventure on Grand Bahama Island

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; With all of the king-sized cruise ships, casino action and waterfront resorts on Grand Bahama Island, travelers might reasonably expect that a more ecologically-oriented getaway to this destination would be out of reach. Fortunately, this is not the case. With three national parks, an enormous underwater cave system and massive amounts [...]

Value Tips for Visiting Paris

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Paris, like Miami, London, Boston and others is one of the most expensive destinations on the planet, but that doesn’t stop travelers from wanting to include it on their itinerary. Whether you are there to experience the museum circuit or want to save your money for the club scene, here are [...]