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Splashing about in Thrilling Indoor Water Parks

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Fun water characters by Nadia Ali   The best thing about summer has got to be splashing about in water, after all, who doesn’t like getting wet when the days are balmy and hot. While many kids and adults look forward to the seasonal opening of the summer water parks
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Romantic Winter Destinations USA

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Sleigh Ride courtesy the US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters There’s something about snow that inspires us to escape with that special someone to a peaceful and quiet hideaway from the crowds and hustle and bustle of life. Thankfully, there are places with elegant mountain cabins, tranquil rivers and sleigh rides
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Majestic Windmills of Amsterdam

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Backpacking, Biking, Birdwatching, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Features, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Holland, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Planning, Romance, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, Voluntourism

Majestic Windmill by Njaj Amsterdam is the beautiful capital city of the Netherlands. It is a city steeped deep in 17th century history through its buildings, streets and canal ways. It is home to windmills or windmolen as they say in Dutch – the language of Holland. There was
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10 Ways to Make Coming Home From a Trip More Pleasant

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You drag in your suitcases and other assorted paraphernalia (especially if you have been on a car trip), drop it all in the middle of the floor, and collapse onto the couch. Your trip was amazing in every way but now you are home, and you are exhausted. After several
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How to Access the Airport Lounge

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Photo courtesy American Airlines   You sigh, walk on by and sit at the airport’s main departure lounge, carry-on luggage at your feet, and jacket on your lap, only now putting back things into your pockets after the security check. What would it really take for you
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An Open Letter to the Airline Industry: Customer Service? Prove It.

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Dear Airline Industry, The time has come for you to start listening to travelers’ concerns. Not just hearing, but actually listening. I have many years of personal and professional experience in the travel industry. My father was a pilot for a major U.S. carrier and my brother currently flies for
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Keeping Safe: 7 Tips For Carrying Your Junk

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Posted in Features, Troubleshooter

In today’s world, it’s difficult to unplug for a week while traveling. We are more and more connected and as a result, all that technology can inadvertently make us more attractive targets for crooks.  It’s not enough anymore to watch your wallet and be conservative about the jewelry you display–thieves
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Cruise or All-Inclusive: Which is Right for You?

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Posted in Cruise, Features, Style, Troubleshooter

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia; Seen on an NCL Cruise I received an invitation to visit an all-inclusive resort the other day and I carefully saved that email as I thought why, yes, I would love to visit an all-inclusive resort. Because they are completely wonderful in every way. Located in beautiful,
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Namibia, Sossusvlei: Rediscover Remoteness

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Africa, Destinations, Features, Lodging, Luxury, Style, The Armchair

After travelling the length and breadth of the country, Heather (my camera assistant) and I headed out of Windhoek going south. It was long and dusty six-hour drive that took us through one of the most spectacular places in the world: mile high paprika-coloured dunes, lilac mountains, endless golden savannah
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Five Things You Need To Know Before You Cruise

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Think a cruise is a problem-free, no-hassle vacation? Think again. While the recent accident with the Costs Concordia was an extremely rare occurrence, cruises are ruined for people every day for varying reasons. As with any uncharted waters, danger lurks below the surface. The websites may advertise smooth sailing —
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Nine Tips for Cruise Safety

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Credit: Flickr, Creative Commons — kansasphoto Most of the bases for cruising have already been covered: We know how to keep your floating vacation afloat, how to find the best ships for singles, how to survive a cruise with Norwalk virus and how to cruise with the kids. But, as
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Coming Soon: Whizzing Your Way Through Airport Security

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If you have ever done any air traveling in a post-911 world, the three most dreaded words tend to be “TSA Security Checkpoint”. Well, fear no more. The agency, in a recent press release, has offered some relief to travelers who are wary of taking off their shoes and being
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Namibia: Voluntourism

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Somewhat dishevelled in my saggy seated Bermuda’s, I passed through customs and sashayed into the arrivals hall at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport. A sign bearing my name was flashed by the chauffer sent to deliver the SUV I’d hired. As I was low on time, a quick vehicle overview
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India – Sunderbans Bengal Tiger Reserve

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Posted in Adventure, Asia, Destinations, Features, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings

The Sunderbans Bengal Tiger Reserve takes some finding; and getting to it is no mean feat either as the three-hour road trip to Basanti from Kolkata is rough and regularly found my rickety taxi at the bottom of deep potholes which caused it to strain every metal sinew to escape,
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