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Where to Go in August: 20 Great Summer Travel Spots

Yosemite National Park

Summer is almost over and if you haven’t had a vacation yet, it’s time to start planning. August is the prime time to visit many cities around the world, plus many festivals and fairs occur in August. Take your pick from this compilation of some of the top spots to visit in August and start planning – it’s not too late for a last minute summer getaway.

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August 4, 2014 by | 2 Comments

Best Summer Road Trips in the U.S.

Summer in the United States often means one thing to avid travelers: road trips. The good news is that no matter where you begin in the country or how much time you have, there are great options for road trip destinations nearby.

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June 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments

12 Great Travel Gifts to Show Mom You Care on Mother’s Day

Helicopter ride over the Statue of Liberty

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching – it’s May 11 this year — and for those who haven’t yet planned something special there is still time. Instead of simply getting a gift or taking mom to dinner, think about treating her to a special experience you both can enjoy together. Here are our top picks for things to do with mom on Mother’s Day.

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May 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments

How to Spend One Week in Myanmar

The town of Nyaungshwe

While deciding which countries to visit during a recent trip through Europe and Southeast Asia, Myanmar was at the top of my list. Other countries came and went (next time, Hungary), but Myanmar steadfastly held its place, beckoning me with its ancient temples, fewer visitors and the chance to see a piece of Southeast Asia not yet overrun by tourism development.

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February 5, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Ljubljana in 48 Hours

Ljubljana

Ljubljana is having a cool moment; it is awash with strutting university students bedecked in designer clothes; the countless bars and restaurants along the River Ljubljanica are overflowing all year around and the pocket-sized city has a Baroque Old Town, medieval castle, bucolic markets, and innovative museums to discover. The cultural soup caused by Slovenia’s proximity to Hungary, Austria and Italy can be seen in the heady mix of architecture – from Roman via Austro-Hungarian to Art Nouveau –and in the restaurant scene, where gastronomic influences range from Italian gelati through heart-warming Hungarian goulashes to Austrian pastries. Here’s how to see Slovenia’s pocket-sized capital Ljubljana in 48 hours.

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January 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Helsinki in 48 Hours

Suomenlinna

Scandinavia’s northernmost capital city is elegantly sprawled around its Baltic Sea waterfront on a peninsula scalloped by inlets and scattered with rocky skerries. Today Helsinki is one of the coolest cities in Europe, with a pounding modern heart, buzzing seaside restaurants and bars, innovative contemporary architecture, fashion-forward shopping streets and an edgy nightlife. That it also manages to be one of the world’s friendliest cities, with many sights easily walkable, makes this pocket-sized capital all the more charming.

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October 23, 2013 by | 0 Comments

10 Ways to De-Stress at the Airport

(Photo: Young Woman Doing Yoga at Airport Gate via Shutterstock)

Some preflight stresses—from lines to delays—can’t be avoided, but airports also offer a surprising number of ways to unwind while you wait. We’ve taken a look at the current offerings to bring you these 10 ways to de-stress at the airport (and we made sure that each of these stress busters was available in at least half a dozen major airports around the U.S. to boost your opportunities to relax). Ready to start your vacation early? Then let’s go.

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August 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments

6 Reasons to Visit Bariloche, Argentina

Nahuel Huapi Lake

The Alps’ Latin American siblings are undoubtedly the AndesMountains, where you can find San Carlosde Bariloche, Argentina. Located inside a national park on the northern end of the Argentine Patagonia, the area has lured explorers since the 16th century.

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July 24, 2013 by | 0 Comments

What You Should Know About Visiting Egypt Now

Giza Pyramids.

More than two years have passed since Egypt’s 2011 Revolution, and the country is still feeling the effects. Images shown around the world of the violence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square both during the uprising and after have had a profoundly negative impact on the country’s reputation, causing people worldwide to believe that the entire country is dangerous now. This is not true. Egypt is approximately 385,000 square miles in size. The majority of the violence which still sporadically occurs is in an approximately one-square-mile area in downtown Cairo. The rest of Cairo remains perfectly safe as does the rest of the country, from the Mediterranean city of Alexandria to the tombs and temples of Luxor and Aswan, from the Red Sea beaches of the Sinai to the pyramids which give the country its signature skyline.

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July 12, 2013 by | 0 Comments

8 Different Massages to Try Around the World

Thai Massage

One of the things you’ll notice when traveling the world is that there is never a spa too far away and that massages tend to change, sometimes drastically, from place to place. Whether it be a soft touch and relaxing hour in Sweden or sweating profusely and having your body twisted in Turkey, no massage is alike and each offers a different historical and cultural experience.

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June 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments

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