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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

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

A Local’s Guide to Rome

Born and raised in Rome, Dino Margiotta has always been fascinated by the city’s winding cobblestone streets, famous sights and rich history. His love for his hometown inspired him to pursue a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rome. Today he shares his passion and extensive knowledge with visitors, working as a private Viator guide and creating custom tours for travelers interested in Rome’s food, culture and history.

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April 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment

10 Things to Know About the 2014 World Cup

(Photo: Friedemann Vogel via Getty)

Thinking about traveling to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup this summer? First, you’ll need to think about logistics. Here are 10 tips on destinations, accommodations, transportation, and more for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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March 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments

How to Pack for an Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica - penguin close up

Are you heading to the land of intrepid explorers, icebergs, and penguins? If you are going to the bottom of the world, one would think you are simply packing the warmest stuff you can find – but there’s much more to an Antarctica packing list than warm clothes.

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March 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Travel With Kids: Top 10 Hotel Tips

Budget Travel - Family Travel hotel tips

Traveling with kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews in tow can be wonderful—and a little terrifying. But you’ll be surprised at all the freebies, discounts, and conveniences you can get out of a kid-friendly hotel stay. Our author—a mother of five!—spills her secrets.

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February 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments

12 Worst Cruise Rip-Offs

The cruise rip-offs come when you start buying the extras or conforming to the industry’s standard practices. That means if you’re careful and you avoid the many temptations thrown at you, you can avoid most rip-offs completely. Sadly, lots of people don’t want you to avoid the rip-offs, so diligence is the best defense. Here are 12 cruise rip-offs to look out for.

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February 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments

The World’s Top 50 Travel Destinations in 2014

The Grand Canyon in Arizona

Where will you go in 2014? We can’t plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don’t propose that you visit all 50 in a year – although, hey, that’s an admirable goal – merely that you take these 50 places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

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January 21, 2014 by | 34 Comments

20 Festivals Worth Traveling for in January

Niagara Falls

If you aren’t partied-out after New Year’s Eve, the rest of January awaits you. Consisting of some of the world’s most interesting – even controversial – festivals, the rest of the month puts New Year’s Eve to shame.

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January 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Great Gift Ideas for Travelers

Give them a camera!

The holidays are supposed to make us feel warm and fuzzy, but there’s often plenty of pre-holiday stress to go around. One item on the to-do list that can cause consternation is finding the perfect gifts for your friends and family. Well, if you’ve got a traveler (or two) on your list this year, we’ve got some suggestions for great gift ideas for travelers. What’s more, if you’re the traveler in your family, you can pass this list along as a helpful hint!

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December 12, 2013 by | 1 Comment

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