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Five American Ghost Towns History Buffs Will Love

By | September 16th, 2016|Family, Feature, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer|

For many, the idea of a ghost town holds infinite fascination. For history buffs, they can be an irresistible draw. Tombstone, Arizona is the most widely known ghost town – home of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, rowdy saloons and cheesy old westerns. If you're in search of a true sense of place and history, these [...]

Three Little-Known Florida Beaches

By | September 8th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Summer, Warm Countries|

Anyone can make a list of the best beaches in Florida. The key to using those lists, however, is understanding what makes a beach great. For some, lots of activity on the beach makes a beach great. For others, the chance to enjoy quiet, unspoiled seascapes is what makes a beach desirable. In Florida, you [...]

Ten Ideas for Creating a Souvenir Collection

By | June 22nd, 2016|General, Travel Tip|

In French, the word souvenir means “to remember.” In travel, the word souvenir often conjures up memories of cheesy tourist shops full of “Made in China” knick knacks. When searching for something to remind you of your last adventure, it sometimes helps to have an idea ahead of time. If you pick a theme, it's [...]

The Wonders of Wellington, NZ

By | June 10th, 2016|General, Solo, Summer, Warm Countries|

Consistently ranking in the top ten of travel destination lists, Wellington, New Zealand , though small for a capital city, is a decidedly big destination. With mountains in the background and a craggy coastline on the forefront, Wellington is situated perfectly to provide a memorable vacation for everyone from movie buffs to foodies to those [...]

Beyond Camping

By | May 19th, 2016|Family, General, Road Trip, Solo, Summer, Travel Tip|

The idea of a vacation spent communing with nature without cell phones, laptops or other electronic distractions can be appealing. The idea of a simple, inexpensive way to see beautiful locations is appealing as well. The thought of wet tents and leaky air mattresses? Not so much. There are alternatives that let you live the [...]

Imagine the Worst – Five Travel Disasters and How to Avoid Them

By | May 13th, 2016|Family, General, Travel Tip|

The more you travel, the more you learn. Still, no matter how much experience you have on land, sea or in the air, things will go wrong. While it's nice to approach life with a positive point of view, you are doing yourself a disservice if you're not anticipating the possibility of a less than [...]

Channel Islands National Park – Visit a New World

By | May 4th, 2016|Family, General, Summer|

Channel Islands National Park offers visitors a rare opportunity to see unique species of plants and animals. Like South America's Galapagos Island, these five islands and the water that surround them have species that have evolved in isolation. With 13,000 years of human history behind it, the park offers has known civilizations like the Chumash, [...]

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