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Venice 101: Hit the Highlights in One Day

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Cruise, Cruises, Destinations, Europe, Italy, Romance

I was lucky enough to take my first trip to Venice at 14 but that early exposure to world travel came with an early exposure to budget travel accommodations as well. We stayed on a campground on the mainland and had to leave the lagoon before sunset to make sure
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9 Reasons to Head to Memphis

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Accommodations, Activities, Arts and Culture, Destinations, Family Travel, Historical travel, Lodging, Luxury, North America, Tennessee, United States of America

Nashville may have been getting all the attention with a television show, but it’s not the only place you want to go to for the history of southern music and family fun. Memphis offers a look into the birthplace of the Blues, civil rights, and major attractions. Allow a full
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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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Catch the Spirit in Los Cabos, Mexico

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Posted in Activities, Culinary, Luxury, Mexico, Wine Tours

El Arco at Lands End in Los Cabos (Credit: Jerome Levine) From Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo, hotels and restaurants are showcasing wine and spirit experiences. If your liquid memories of Baja, Mexico are limited to cheap tequila shots or six-packs of Corona, it’s time to return
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An Island on the Rise

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Posted in Activities, Asia, Historical travel, Holiday Travel

The stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka For years the little island of Sri Lanka has been a place that lots of people wanted to visit but very few actually did. A devastating civil war was followed by the brutal 2004 tsunami. Now the country is rising above its past to
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Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Cruise, Culinary, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Florida, Gambling, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Mexico, New Zealand, North America, River Cruises, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, United States of America

Chocolate Chocolate Orange Cake by Nadia Ali When most people think about going on a cruise, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy vacation onboard a luxury ship surrounded by the sea. Spending evenings watching the cabaret shows, having a posh dinner and walking on the deck
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Jamaica Day Trip to Falmouth

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Posted in Caribbean, Cruise, Culinary, Food Tours


What to Expect
The Port of Falmouth is one of the newer ones in the Caribbean. It was opened in 2011 to house the new mega ships and give another itinerary choice in Jamaica. Since it is between Montego Bay (18 miles away) and Ocho Rios (59 miles away), it
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Following the Sound of Music in Austria

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Posted in Austria, Europe, Historical travel

It’s been over 50 years since The Sound of Music was released (1965). Everyone remembers Julie Andrews singing “The Hills Are Alive,” but not many know the Alps behind her are. They are in Austria, along with the rest of locations used for the movie. It was the home for
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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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The Fabled Colonial Key West

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Beach Vacations, Biking, Birdwatching, Cruise, Culinary, Family Travel, Festivals, Florida, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, North America, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, United States of America

Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique tropical island city.” However it is defined, Key West is
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The Hotel that Rose From the Ashes

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Posted in Africa, Luxury

Stunning Hout Bay and The Sentinel, Cape Town Gnarled chunks of solid silver  mounted in a picture frame are the only evidence that an elegant hotel near Cape Town isn’t the same building it used to be. The silver was once an ornate chair, destroyed along with 70% of the hotel
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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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Posted in Historical travel, United States of America, Virginia

There they are, on full display in front of you: George Washington’s legendary false teeth, looking more like Johnny Rotten’s. The uppers aren’t that worse for wear, but the lowers have gaps that one could drive a truck through. But they are not made of wood as many believe. The
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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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Romantic Winter Destinations USA

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Destinations, Family Travel, Features, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Lodging, Luxury, North America, Rafting, Rail Travel, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, Wild Life

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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