July 24, 2014

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 [...]

Edmonton: Alberta’s Nature Gateway Boasts Surprisingly Hip Culture and Entertainment Scene

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Whether you’re traveling to Edmonton on a business trip or taking advantage of its nature gateway status to access such attractions as Jasper National Park or the Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, you’ll find the city has much more to offer than overnight accommodations and Ikea browsing. Art: The Art Gallery of [...]

Thrifty Tips for Visiting Tokyo, Japan

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Known for its budget-busting price tag as much as its sights and heritage, Tokyo is on the bucket list for many travelers. Amy Greimann Carlson, editor of Travelers’ Tales Japan, recommends local pubs for inexpensive food. Smaller portions of popular foods are typically paired with pints of beer, resulting in a [...]

Thrifty Travelers Trek to Thailand for Touring, Retirement

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Even with all of its break-through success in recent decades, Thailand remains one of the best travel bargains in the tourism industry. Suitable for indie backpackers and luxury travelers alike, the Kingdom of Thailand boasts beaches, ancient architecture, affordable spa services, lush scenery and a low cost of living. What are [...]