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5 Best Natural Springs in Florida to Visit This Summer

Whether you’re looking for springs for swimming in Florida, camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, scuba diving or even swimming with mermaids and manatees, natural freshwater springs in Florida are a beloved family outing and definitely worth the drive. While Florida … Read more

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How to Stay Safe (and Sane) in a Hostel

Friendly tips on making your hostel stay more comfortable. Addresses both safety and practical issues like snoring roommates. Traveling can be stressful. You’re sleeping in a strange place, eating strange food, getting used to a different time zone. You’re swamped … Read more

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The Aruba Butterfly Farm and Fun Facts for Kids

Elephants are the largest land animal and Cheetah’s are by far the fastest (with Ostriches coming in at second place!); but one of the most interesting animals in the world is the Butterfly. Scientists estimate that there are between 15,000 and … Read more

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How to Plan the Perfect Getaway

Readers of our blog know the importance we put on travel, from exotic locations in Europe to road-tripping right here at home throughout the United States. As things in 2021 look much more opportunistic than in 2020, it’s time to … Read more

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Staying Healthy While Traveling 

Staying in shape and healthy is essential for everyone all of the time, but even more so while traveling. Whether you’re spending long hours in the car on a road trip or on a plane with tons of people who … Read more

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The Must Have Checklist for Camping

Summer is approaching and that means one thing – Vacation! My husband and I both grew up in Michigan and our summer vacations revolved around camping. In the only place where “Up North” is considered a destination, we have become … Read more

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Toiletry Bag Essentials for International Travelers

As an international traveler, you can’t take anything for granted. In faraway places, you’re often unable to speak the local language, are unfamiliar with the landscape around you, and may find yourself in the middle of a time crunch. In … Read more

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10 Weirdest Places in the World

Discovering some of the weirdest places in the world is a lot of fun. We all have that one friend who always talks about how cool it would be to go to a place like The Great Wall of China … Read more

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Top 7 Things to Do and See in Sacramento

As the capital of California and one of the state’s largest cities, there is no shortage of fun and exciting things to see and do in Sacramento. It’s easy to see why so many people flock to this inland city. … Read more

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Don’t Miss Things to Do in Joshua Tree This Summer

We’ve partnered with Hotels.com to bring you these quick tips for things to do in Joshua Tree for planning the perfect summer vacation. People arrive at Joshua Tree National Park to hike, climb, and explore the vast landscape, bizarre reaching trees, … Read more

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Whistler Canada: Our Favorite Eco-Friendly Destination

Imposing mountain vistas, sparkling rivers and lakes, ancient forests and fresh mountain air make Whistler Canada, a leading environmentally-friendly destination for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike. Aside from its abundance of natural beauty, this mountainous area of British Columbia … Read more

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