July 30, 2016

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, [...]

Fun Finds for Vegan Air Travel

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  Navigating vegan vacations on the ground is one thing, but frequent travelers need more than basic salted nuts in order to stay fueled for problem solving in the air. Sure, more airport venues are stepping up with veggie burgers and individual fruit purchases, but once your plane goes wheels up you’re basically trapped in [...]

Packing a Frugal First Aid Kit

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On a recent trip to the Caribbean, an accidental injury reminded me that skimping on first aid supplies is a packing strategy with potentially serious repercussions. Repercussions I was going to have to deal with before I could possibly continue with my travel itinerary. Fortunately, I was able to fashion the few items I had [...]

Craft Stores Offer Creative Solutions to Travel Needs

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  On a recent trip to a well-known craft store, I noticed a selection of colorful wall chargers and mini USB cords available for $5. While they were obviously positioned for impulse purchasing, the display did make me stop and think. What other fun and frugal travel finds were available at craft stores? I bumped [...]

Try a Tiny Town for Your Next Travel Getaway

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  If your vacation preferences include getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but you’d prefer more to do than lounge by the pool, taking a trip to a tiny town may be just what the doctor ordered. Parking’s rarely a drag and crowds don’t usually develop unless there’s an annual festival [...]

Making the Most of the Mediterranean

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Taking a cruise on the world’s rivers and oceans has become the vacation choice for millions of people each year. The chance to visit multiple destinations within a single trip is one of the major pulls of this kind of holiday and the Mediterranean is fast becoming one of the most popular cruise regions of [...]

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 [...]

Great Spa Getaways for Guys

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Women aren’t the only travelers trying to find the best penny-pinching options for a little pampering. Men have been demanding their own service preferences for some time now, and the industry has stepped up and taken notice. If you’re interested in a more masculine getaway with your best buds, check out some of these spectacular [...]

Shopping Strategies for a Successful Vegan Getaway

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Traveling while maintaining personal convictions regarding the consumption of animal products can make for tough times, particularly when you’re tackling unfamiliar destinations. While my personal success rate falls significantly short of 100 percent for longer trips, I’m becoming more adept at long weekends and getaways of up to a couple of weeks. Here are a [...]

Blue Moroccan Doors

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These matching blue doors were photographed in the African wildlife exhibit area of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, which offers a number of fun photo ops for travel photography enthusiasts honing their craft.

Medical Tourist Makes Suggestions for Long-Term Travel

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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 to travelers of any [...]

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 [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

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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 Badger’s $8 unscented, organic [...]

Luggage Features that Aid Frugal Travel Efforts

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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 trying to stay on [...]