July 30, 2014

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 youíre willing to think outside the box with regards [...]

Winning Strategies for a Working Coupleís Getaway

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; With free time for North American residents at a premium, and the increasing number of people juggling side businesses and freelance gigs, working vacations are becoming a common occurrence. Before you and your significant other pack your bags and take off for parts unknown, there are a few things you may [...]

Reduce Road Trip Stress with These Simple Safety Solutions

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Most travelers enjoy a good road trip from time to time. Whether itís heading to the beach for a family trip, taking off with your best girlfriends for a shopping expedition or packing the vehicle for a romantic weekend getaway with your spouse, getting there by car is a popular transportation [...]

Hotel Amenities that Make a Huge Difference for Travelers

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Swimming pools and spa services may get most of the air time during amenity discussions, but the truth is there are other unsung heroes that make a huge difference for travelers. From lounges to laundry support, here are some of my favorite hotel perks. Appliances: Depending on how tightly you book [...]

Train Travel a Thrifty Alternative

Train Travel

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; When veteran traveler Thursday Bram journeys by train, her packing list includes: food and motion sickness pills. Before a trip, Bram purchases simple snacks to avoid pricey club car dining. She also carries motion sickness tablets in two formulas:† non-drowsy tablets for short trips and regular formula to rest comfortably on [...]

Sarasota Offers Circus Heritage, Canine Support and More for Families

Sarasota Offers Circus Heritage Pic

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Beach time and bay kayaking arenít 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 [...]

Vacationing as a Couple Provides Packing Perks

Space Saving Travel Tips for Couples

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; While traveling as a twosome provides a myriad of savings opportunities along with a built-in support system for navigating logistical challenges, it also allows you each to save some serious luggage space. With overhead slots at a premium, and delayed flight connections making checked baggage arrival a frequent cause of concern, [...]

Walking Tours Offer Affordable Way to See the World

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; During our time in northern Italy, David and I skipped the expensive gondola rides to explore the side canals and window balconies of Venice on foot, making our way to St. Markís cathedral via the Rialto Bridge. The bargain paninis (grilled Italian sandwiches) we found at a street-side shop were a [...]

Gentlemanís Guide to Grooming on the Go

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; It may be permissible to go the Grizzly Adams route on a fishing trip or adventure getaway in the Amazon jungle, but business trips and romantic weekends with your significant other require a certain standard of grooming. While it can be challenging to carry a full set of clippers in your [...]

Extreme Pet Travel Requires Resources, Planning

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Hammock in Paradise blogger Lisa Overman made a cross-country drive with a one hundred twenty pound dog and two elderly cats. Challenges included feline med passes, a vehicle breakdown and retail stops. Her solo strategy included the creative use of drive-up windows. When a carsick cat blew through the remaining paper [...]

Laundry Logistics for Road Warriors

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; The secret to light packing for long-term travel lies with laundry. With wardrobe choices designed to go the distance, the logistics can be less challenging than you might think. Here are my top tips for tackling this tedious travel task. (See also: How to Travel Light and Low Budget) Containment: Workout [...]

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 [...]

Vacation Kitchens Offer Memorable Al Fresco Dining Experiences for Travelers

Travel Kitchens

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; In Al Ahsa, near the city of Hofuf, I enjoyed Arab hospitality in the form of a Saudi tailgate party. Lounging on hand-woven Middle Eastern carpets on the sand, my hosts and I dined under the stars amid the palm trees on dates, grilled lamb chops, chai and hummus. Our kitchen? [...]

Experiencing Extended Family Travel

Extended Family Travel

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Thinking outside the box for family vacations can present the opportunity to spend extended periods of time in exotic destinations as opposed to blowing a half yearís travel budget on a two-week getaway to an overpriced theme park. Lengthy trips can also serve as a way to incorporate educational experiences along [...]