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Halloween? How About the Day of the Dead in Mexico!

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The sheer size of Mexico guarantees a surplus of festivals nearly every day of the year, but there are some that stand out for their unique features. One of the most colorful feasts of the year is November’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This far from somber occasion is a mixture of […]


Top Airports for Long Layovers

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Between lengthy layovers, cancellations, and last-minute changes, there’s been a spotlight on major airport facilities across the United States—highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly. So which airports make the grade? With wonky weather the norm rather than the exception, you might want to know some of the top airports for long layovers. (While we’re […]


17 Reasons Why You Should Be Talking About Medevac Memberships  

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Let’s face it: getting critically ill or injured while away from home is probably not at the top of your list of worries. But knowing that unexpected emergencies requiring medical evacuation can quickly rack up thousands of your hard-earned dollars, the risk evaluation tends to fall in favor of a relatively inexpensive medevac membership. Why […]


Car Rental Do’s and Don’ts

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             When it comes to car rentals, it’s all about the little details. Before you sign on the dotted line (or give them your initials electronically), you might want to read about some car rental do’s and don’ts. Do make your reservation as far in advance as you can. Availability […]


World’s Top Five Coolest Train Rides

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The other day I had a conversation about train rides, and no, sadly, I’ve never been aboard a real train. Except for the El in Chicago, which really doesn’t qualify as much of a train at all. More like an urban people mover. The romantic side of me would very much like to take the […]


Top 5 Best Fall Foliage Drives in the USA

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The official start of fall is still a few weeks away, but already the leaves are going to turn before you know it. Soon the air will be brisk and scented with the unmistakable fragrance of wood smoke… Some of the most brilliant displays of Mother Nature’s fall colors are in the Midwest, the Appalachian […]