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7 Beautiful U.S. Road Trip Destinations

It’s road trip season, people; a favorite American pastime that has taken travelers all over this majestic country to some of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in the world, whether it be coastal, mountainous, or through quirky small towns where culture is rich. Here are 7 must see road [...]

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Best Memorial Day Parades in the US

Memorial Day is that awesome holiday that breaks the three-day weekend dry spell from President’s Day. It’s the mark between spring, and soon-to-be, summer weather to kick-start summer festivities, and give thanks to those who served in the US armed forces. It’s an ideal day to spend time with the [...]

8 Apps for the Perfect Road Trip

8 Apps for the Perfect Road Trip

Road trips: there’s an app for that. Seriously—there are countless apps that have been developed to assist with just about every aspect of a road trip, from the moment you pull out of the driveway to the moment you return, a little worse for wear. Ranging from practical to informative to [...]

Cash, Charge or ATM:How to Handle Money When on an Overseas Vacation

Cash, Charge or ATM:How to Handle Money When on an Overseas Vacation

Yeah, I’m an old guy and I miss Traveler’s Checks. They were accepted almost anywhere (just like the commercials said,) and safe, handy, and easy to carry. I’m sure a lot of you have no idea what I’m talking about so we’ll move on to Cash, Charge or ATMs. Cash [...]

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6 Animal Sanctuaries Worth Visting

Koalas and donkeys and sloths, oh my! On your next getaway, consider visiting an animal sanctuary to get up close and personal with some amazing creatures and maybe learn a thing or two while you’re at it. Here are some of the best sanctuaries that are sure to make your [...]

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7 Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Trip

The destination has been chosen, the airfare has been booked, and a rough itinerary has been set. Dream trip, here you come! Now, the hard part: trying to decide how to spend those precious hours of your holiday. You want to get the full experience on your trip, without falling [...]

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The Best Beds and Sheets in US Hotels

Most people travel to explore local sites, cuisine and attractions. But what about travel for those who are yearning for a good night sleep? Thanks to the popularity of firm mattresses and Grade-A quality sheets, hotels are evolving to become bed-specific destinations. If visiting one of these major cities, book [...]

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8 Beautiful U.S. Destinations to Make a Splash

When it starts to warm up, nothing makes a vacation better than adding some water fun to the mix. Whether a lake, river, beach or waterfall- a wet destination is the best for enjoying natural beauty and cooling off in the hot sun. Explore some of the most stunning U.S. [...]

7 Tips for Traveling with Just a Carry-on Bag

7 Tips for Traveling with Just a Carry-on Bag

All travelers hate waiting around the baggage claim, and it seems like the airline fees for checking a bag just keep going up. The best way to avoid all of that hassle is to travel with just a carry-on, which is easier than you might think, regardless of where you [...]

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The 7 Best Destinations on the Planet to View Wildlife

One of the best elements of travel is that it gives us the opportunity to see things that we normally wouldn’t encounter in our daily lives. For some, that means strolling through the Louvre, completely surrounded by some of the most famous works of art that mankind has ever produced. [...]