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Five Ways to Practice Mindfulness When Traveling

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Posted in Planning, Style, The Journey, Uncategorized

Do research. Plan trip. Get on plane, train, or in an automobile. Spend hours, sometimes days, in transit. Get to XYZ amazing destination and immediately begin thinking about how to have the best Instagram posts, take the most amazing photos and use all the amenities at your hotel. Sometimes it
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Splashing about in Thrilling Indoor Water Parks

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Family Travel, Features, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, North America, Planning, Rafting, Romance, Scuba, Solo Travel, Style, United States of America

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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Foreigners win with South Africa’s financial woes

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Posted in Africa, Destinations, Holiday Travel, Planning

Johannesburg, one of the greenest cities in the world If you ever think about how politics influences your travel, it’s probably because you want to avoid war or terrorism. I never imagined politicians could affect travel by making a currency so weak that you should jump on a plane and go
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How to reconnect with your teenager through travel… if even for a little while.

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Posted in Family Travel, Planning, Style

Part of my vision as a Travel Ambassador is to impart the notion that traveling actually has the ability to help improve peoples lives, not only for the short run but perhaps even for the long haul. Taking a vacation is not the cure all for whatever ails you nor
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1,000 Places, Plus the Next Top 5 Emerging Destinations

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Posted in Asia, Destinations, Europe, India, Middle East, Planning, South America, Turkey

Uncharted territory is a thing of the past, but there are still plenty of fabulous places to visit before they’re overrun by hordes of spring breakers.  And if there’s anyone who can predict the top 5 up-and-coming travel destinations, it’s Patricia Schultz, author of the New York Times Best Seller
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Ten Items All Women Should Have in Their Suitcases for That Tropical Getaway

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Posted in Planning, Uncategorized

This article is going to give you some packing ideas for women because 1) I am a woman who loves to travel and needs to pack often and 2) if your significant male other is anything like mine, you have to fight to get him to wear a shirt with
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water

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Posted in Destinations, Historical travel, Planning, United States of America

A shaded forest with dappled sunlight dancing between the trees; a clear stream that cascades over a severe, silver rock face; a certain hush, save the occasional bird and the crunching of leaves underfoot, and there, in the middle of it, a house like a no other, rising from a
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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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Top 5 Things to do in Ireland

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Backpacking, Biking, Birdwatching, Camping, Europe, Family Travel, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Lodging, Planning, Rafting, Solo Travel, Style, The Journey, United Kingdom, Voluntourism, Wild Life

Irelands Lush Countryside by Florian Fuchs When you think of the country Ireland, the color green may instantly comes to mind, as do its green patchwork and grassy hillsides. Officially known as the Republic of Ireland and nicknamed the Emerald Isle, its magical scenery attracts visitors from around the globe
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Beyond Harrod’s: The Lowdown on London Shopping

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Posted in Europe, Planning, Shopping, United Kingdom

Harrod’s may be the most iconic of London’s retail establishments, but don’t let that keep you from visiting other locales.  If you’d rather avoid the crowds and get a true taste of what Britain has to offer, try these lesser-known alternatives. Just around the corner from Covent Garden is the
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Camping 101

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Backpacking, Camping, Glamping, Hiking, Planning

Camping can be a great way to get closer to your family in every sense of the word.  You’ll be able to roast marshmallows over a roaring fire, huddle together for some stargazing and finally snuggle up in your tent at the end of the night.  You can invite a
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How to Not Break the Bank on Your Next Cruise

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Posted in Cruise, Planning

Beautiful sunset on a cruise. Many years ago, cruising was only for the rich and famous. Sumptuously furnished ocean liners traversed the oceans of the world while gorgeously dressed, wealthy individuals sipped champagne and mulled over how best to spend their millions. This is definitely not the case any longer.
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6 Mobile Apps to Ensure you Travel Happy

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Canada, Caribbean, Cruise, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, India, Mexico, Middle East, North America, Planning, South America, The Journey, United States of America, Virgin Islands

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Traveling today can take all kinds of twists and turns from unexpected delays to problems with airfares. Wouldn’t it be great if you had your own travel assistant who would advise you of the best way to resolve the issue and seek out
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3 Things to Do in Boquete, Panama if You’re not a Birder or Mountain Hiker

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Posted in Activities, Birdwatching, Food Tours, Hiking, Planning, South and Central America

Perched in the misty hills some 3,800 feet above sea level in central Panama, the small town of Boquete (Spanish for ‘the gap’) has attracted countless visitors  interested in the flora and fauna of the cloud forest since its founding some 100 years ago. Boquete’s elevation gives it a dramatically different
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