BeachCampingMichiganTravel

How to Have the Most Epic Summer Road Trip in Michigan

Ah, the days of sweet summer sunshine mixed with endless backyard barbecues and children laughing while running through sprinklers are finally upon us. After a long winter like the one we just had, I’m extra itchy for some sort of epic family adventure – a “Mother-of-all-trips.” Something to be savored …

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6 Things You Can Only See In The Conch Republic

Do you want more than just a standard beach getaway? If you are looking for a vacation that offers up new, exciting fun as well as weird, fascinating and even historical, check out the Conch Republic. Never heard of the Conch Republic? It is actually the micro-nation that includes Key West …

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AdventureBeachFloridaTravel

Why a Dry Tortuga Seaplane Excursion is Worth the Green

Do you plan your vacations around the cheapest airfare you can find and whatever budget hotel has a great deal for a room with two twin beds? You and your hubby can always push them together, right? While ninja bargain hunting can allow you to take trips you might never …

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BeachInternationalTravel

10 Private Islands You Can Rent or Buy

When you think of an island getaway, you might picture resorts lined up along the shoreline with crowds of tourists fighting for their own small sandy patch of paradise, but island getaways don’t have to be a shared experience…In fact, there are over 12,000 private islands in the world. That …

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BeachPuerto RicoTravel

Activity Junky or Beach Bum? Where to Stay in Puerto Rico

What is the first thing you want to do on a girl’s getaway? Hit the beach or hit the ground running? Whether you jam-pack your itinerary with activities from dawn ‘til dusk or prefer to do absolutely nothing, Puerto Rico is a great destination. At the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, you …

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BeachMexicoTravel

Vacation like a Rock Star at the All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

This winter has been a harsh one with single digit temperatures and wind chill below freezing for most of the United States. We’ve been pummeled by one record breaking storm after another. My girlfriends in the north toes are in a perpetual frozen state and no amount of footsie will thaw, …

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BeachHawaiiTravel

Residence Inn Maui Puts the Relaxation Back in Vacation for Parents

Have you ever come home from a family vacation and felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation? As a child, my memories of family vacations play through my head like a highlight reel, remembering only the best parts. Being a parent is like getting the chance to see …

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AdventureBeachInternationalTravel

Five of the Best Surf Spots in Europe for Beginners

Surfing is pretty tough – and as the experts will tell you, it takes a lifetime to master. But don’t let that put you off; everybody should try this sun-kissed sport at least once. While we are lucky to have many spots up and down the California coast to hang …

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AdventureBeachTravel

Scuba diving in Fiji and then some

The chain of over 300 islands in the South Pacific is more than just beautiful beaches and huts over pristine waters. Fiji has lush rainforests, over 700 miles of coastline, variable terrain with exotic animal and plant life, some of the friendliest people in the world, and the most colorful …

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El Mangroove Inspires a Sense of Wellbeing and Reconnection

Finding a space of our own is something we all yearn for. It started out with blanket forts and tree houses as children and as adults, we still look for that little niche in the world where we can do as much or as little as we want, in a …

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BeachCaliforniaTravel

Best Spots to Stand Up Paddle Board in Southern California

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has increased in popularity during the last two years due in large part to being a fun way to play in almost any body of water with minimal gear. Not only is it fun, it’s a great way to get up close and personal with …

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The Fearless Woman Behind Chicabrava

Is there a dream in your life that has faded away with time? What was it that held you back from achieving it? Was it lack of funding, self-doubt or maybe just the realities of juggling everyday life? As the saying goes, “Life goes on…” Unfortunately, we often let life …

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BeachMexicoTravel

Adventure and Scrumptious Eats in Puerto Vallarta

Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay along Mexico’s Pacific Coast resides CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. Not only does the location lend itself to stunning natural views but the popular beach town of Puerto Vallarta is home to a vibrant culinary and arts scene with …

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AdventureBeachTravel

Best kept secret beach destinations

With over 220,000 miles of coastline in the world, there are thousands of beaches to choose from to get your fill of surf and sunshine (eh, see what I did there?). Everyone knows the ones that make every top 10 list ever produced, but sadly those same beautiful beaches also tend …

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BeachMexicoTravel

The Best Surf Spots in Mexico

If you’re looking for some excitement on your next vacation, nothing beats the thrill of a surfing adventure. There are heaps of sun-kissed destinations to choose from, but Mexico offers unbeatable conditions in a paradise setting. With something for both the novice and shredder, here’s a guide on the best …

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Chicabrava Surf Camp, Nicaragua

Do you ever have those moments when you don’t recognize your life? When you can’t help but wonder how the events of your world have led up to the unfamiliar second in time you suddenly find yourself experiencing? That was me as I stood clinging to a surfboard in the …

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