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Man Tells Wife He Got Her Tickets to England. Wins 1000 Husband Points

Man Tells Wife He Got Her Tickets to England. Wins 1000 Husband Points

If you’re looking for a last minute Valentine’s gift, you can’t go wrong with a trip. Along with getting to see a priceless reaction, you’ll get to enjoy the present just as much your significant other (it’s the least selfish, most selfish gift ever). Now, the only thing left to [...]

Packing for 7 Days in 1 Bag in 5 Minutes

Packing for 7 Days in 1 Bag in 5 Minutes

I have watched in wonder as families wheel large luggage carts around in the airport. They seemed to have packed as if their cross country trip were by wagon train instead of by airplane. Similarly, I have watched as people board cruise ships with suitcases and trunks large enough to [...]

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7 Things to Know About Montpellier, France

The problem with France is that there are too many glorious places to visit. Marvels like Paris and Provence take the spotlight, but there are so many other extraordinary regions and cities to see. Or maybe that’s one of France’s advantages—those who wander are rewarded with lively, historical, and culturally [...]

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Checking in by Phone: The Card Key May be History

Though it hasn’t become the norm yet, hotel companies have either started or are making plans to let you use your smartphone to not just check in, avoiding the front desk but unlock your hotel room as well. No Waiting in Line Again Several chains already allow you to check [...]

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Celebrating Carnival: 6 of the Best Carnival Parties in the World

Though its history is based in Christian, and mainly Catholic overtones, Carnival today is known for parades, parties and beads. Practically the whole world celebrates Carnival in one form or another and here are just a few of the best. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – February 13-17 This is the grand-daddy [...]

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10 Tips for Taking Better Point-and-Shoot Pictures

In some situations, large digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras are just too bulky to be practical. Digital point-and-shoot cameras are small, affordable alternatives, and many have added durability features including being waterproof to 10 feet. Before you ditch your DSLR in favor of your high-resolution cell phone camera, consider that smartphones are [...]

8 Essentials to Carry in Your Travel Handbag

8 Essentials to Carry in Your Travel Handbag

You know what to pack in your luggage. You know what to pack in your carry-on. Now, it’s time to decide what to pack in your travel handbag—you know, the carry-all that you take with you when you step out of your hotel or when you’re off on a day [...]

Craft Beer Movement Reaches Ecuador

Craft Beer Movement Reaches Ecuador

Craft and homebrew beer has grown exponentially over the last few years. Ecuador is usually considered 10-20 years behind the US in regards to fads, technology, and trends, but beer is a different story. Ecuadorian residents don’t want to wait for quality beer. They have stepped it up in the [...]

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Sucre, Bolivia: Possibly The Most Charming City in the World

If you’re looking for a city loaded with charm and an endless variety of activities for your next getaway, look no further than Sucre, Bolivia. It might just be the most charming city in the world. The Buildings Are Absolutely Beautiful There’s a reason they call this the White City. [...]

6 Creative Travel Journal Ideas

6 Creative Travel Journal Ideas

You want to record the trip of a lifetime but feel uninspired by the blank pages in your travel journal—is it possible to reconcile the two? From exploring various types of media to incorporating unexpected elements, we think that not only is it possible to bring the classic journaling experience [...]