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10 Surprising Facts About San Francisco

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  San Francisco—that iconic City by the Bay—is not only one of the nation’s top “eye-candy” destinations, but it’s also chock full of history, interesting bits and pieces, and “bet-you-didn’t-know-thats.” Here are a few to keep in mind the next time you head out to the west coast.   The city is home to the […]


8 Reasons Not To Take A Cruise

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If you’re one of the thousands of travelers who are considering a cruise, that means you’re more than likely looking up pros and cons on the Internet—and there are a ton of them. We’ve distilled a handful of our favorites to help you make a more informed choice because there’s nothing worse than missing out […]


6 Easy Ways To Save Up For Your Dream Vacation

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  Dreaming about travel is a cinch… And if you get creative, it can be (almost) as easy to save up for that dream vacation, too! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you start filling up your piggy bank.   1. First step: Create a budget.   OK, it’s the second step: […]


Common Travel Terms, Defined

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  One of the best parts of going on holiday is planning: picking a fun destination, looking at hotel websites, checking out the local attractions online… But sometimes the travel terms can get a little confusing, so we found this excellent glossary words used here and abroad from the United States Tour Operators Association (www.USTOA.com) […]


How Young Is Too Young For A River Cruise?

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If you think a river cruise is for retirees past their expiration date, think again: according to CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), a good portion of the growth of river cruising over the past few years is actually due to an increase in bookings with a much younger set in mind. While traditionally the domain […]


Free Things To Do In NYC

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  A trip to the Big Apple can be as gilded or as practical (in financial terms) as you want it to be. While a good hotel can be quite expensive* and you really might want to splurge on a great show and a fancy dinner, there are plenty of free things to do in […]