April 23, 2014

Cool Travel Gifts for Dads and Grads

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Let’s face it. New college students typically live in small spaces with a limited number of belongings. And man bags? They can only hold so much. This makes compact, business and adventure travel gifts perfect for the dads and grads on your gift list. Here are some of my top choices [...]

Photo Feature: Hilton Head, South Carolina

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For a beachy getaway in North America, try Hilton Head, South Carolina. Family friendly, great for Rover and filled with fun things to do for the whole family, this is a vacation destination sought after by many. Golf, kayaking, sand and surf are all on the [...]

Making the Most of Theme Parks Requires More than Energy

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Getting up at the crack of dawn and standing in line after line to access fried foods, photo ops and amusement rides might seem like a good idea for your first theme park visit. Try it for a day with screaming toddlers however, and you may find you feel differently. From [...]

5 Savvy Ways to Soak up Local Culture

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Hitting the highlights and attractions is all well and good, but for those who want an actual sense of the place they’re visiting it pays to take the time to pick up the local vibe. Here are five fab ways to soak up local culture. Festivals: We love seeing the sights [...]

Photo Feature: Winter Mountain Vista

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; When travelers want a great ski vacation, they head for mountains similar to the one shown in this photo. Locations like this are also fantastic for winter destination weddings and snowshoeing. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo Feature: Scuba Fun

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; For those who are seriously interested in exploring the scenery under the sea, a scuba diving vacation is a popular option. Granted, you’ll have to put your time into the proper training first. After that however, there a number of places around the world that are worthy of your tourist time. [...]

Photo Feature: Boats in a Marina

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; This image of several boats in a Marina is a quintessential example of Florida travel photography. Whether you’re kicking it on the deck of your pleasure cruiser in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota or Longboat Key, you’ll be doing it picturesque blue water just like this. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo Feature: Cliffside Ocean Scene

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Ocean scenes are a fun way to practice your travel photography. They also provide inspiration for beach getaways, romantic weekends and scuba diving. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo Feature: Family on Bicycle Tour

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; This image of a family taking a bicycle tour is a perfect example of how active travel can be incorporated into family vacations. Biking trips can be enjoyed around the world, including South America, Asia, the United States and even Scotland. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo Feature: Hawaiian Beach Scene

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; This beach scene from Hawaii exemplifies both travel photography and the allure of beach travel. Tropical vacations to places like this one are a sought-after item on the tourism belt of many excursionists. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Photo Feature: Woman’s Golf Swing

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; This woman is enjoying a golf getaway and practicing her skill set at the same time. Golf vacations are popular across a wide age range, with popular destinations including Bermuda, Florida, the Bahamas and Arizona. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Cape Town on Budget: A Guest Post by M.E. Reidy

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; There are endless reasons why Cape Town appears on lists as Africa’s most popular tourist destination. Cape Town’s landscape, from beaches to mountains, its history, and its cultural vibe make it an unforgettable trip.  However, don’t let its looks overwhelm you or your wallet.  Working with a budget of $100, one [...]

How to Be a Professional Hobo

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; When Nora Dunn sold her financial planning practice, along with everything else she owned in 2007 to follow her dream of full-time travel, she knew she wanted to share her adventure. Theprofessionalhobo.com, Dunn’s web site, chronicles how she’s managed to travel full time in a financially-sustainable manner for over four years. [...]

Speleology on a Shoestring: Budget Travel Tips for Cave Lovers

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; When my tour of Slovenia’s Postojna Cave started with an underground train ride, I knew it had to be massive. After witnessing the impressive formations, I immediately wanted to see more of the same. For many, experiencing the world’s notable cave systems involves a hefty price tag. However, there are several [...]