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The Best Places for Camping in NYC

Most people are surprised to learn that you can go camping in NYC. Yes, I’m talking the real deal – pitching a tent, going on natures walks or hikes and roasting s’mores over an open campfire. Perhaps you are on … Read more

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Best Places to Stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Amidst the red and brown desert of New Mexico, we find sanctuary at these Santa Fe hotels – immersed in lush green serenity at Sunrise Springs Spa Resort and then surrounded by art, culture, and history at La Fonda on … Read more

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Best Santa Fe Things To Do

Before touching down I can tell you I knew all of two things about Santa Fe: it was in New Mexico and I would definitely be eating Tamales at some point during my 3 day Santa Fe weekend itinerary. I slowly … Read more

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How to Do Universal Orlando Adults Only

Living across the country from family, it’s rare that my husband and I get the opportunity for a proper date night with two young children. It’s an even rarer occurrence to be able to go away overnight. So when his … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Polynesian Dances and Chants Explained

What would you do if you had no way to write or record anything in your life? How would you remember anything? From day to day life to ancestry, we rely solely on the written record to safeguard history. Before … Read more

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5 Family Friendly Things to Do in Maui

Miles of coastline, incredible sunsets, gorgeous views, and endless activities draw millions of people to Hawaii annually. One of the things that makes Hawaii so unique is that its appeal is wide and varied. Paris may be for lovers, but … Read more

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Photographing the Hidden Gems of Jacksonville

  If you’re the type of traveler who is looking for authentic travel experiences, a delicious culinary scene and the opportunity to interact with locals, then a visit to Jacksonville, Florida might just be for you. Jacksonville is the city … Read more

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The Best Ways To Experience Hawaii: Land, Sea and Air

Aloha and e komo mai (welcome)! Ask almost anyone you know what their dream vacation is and chances are they’ll say, “Hawaii”. For good reason too – with relatively steady temperatures, a deep and rich history reflective of it’s unique … Read more

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Escaping to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

This is a sponsored post by Chase Ultimate Rewards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. Nestled deep within a national forest, miles from the nearest town, resides our little slice of a heaven. Hidden amongst … Read more