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Category Archives: Travel Tips

How One Man Saved Over $46,000 On His Cruise Vacation  

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Google “how to save money on travel” and you will literally get about 433,000,000 results in .37 seconds. Whether it’s “being flexible with your travel dates” or “going directly to the airline website,” there’s another super hot tip that can save you thousands of dollars—not to mention, your very life! Here’s the Hot Tip: Purchase […]


Vacation Planning Checklist

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There’s nothing more exciting than planning a getaway, though sometimes it seems there are a thousand and one things to remember to do before you leave. This vacation planning checklist will help you make sure you get to every one of them—we even divided it into four sections for the maximum organization: What to do […]


Relax, Recharge, and Practice Self-Care in These 5 Cities

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This week we welcome a new contributor to the SkyMed Explorer Blog: Joyce Wilson is a retired teacher and enjoys sharing lesson plans, resources, and teaching tips on Teacher Spark. Her website is a compilation of practical resources that will inspire student engagement and instill a love for learning. By tapping into a student’s natural creativity […]


How to Avoid Jet Lag

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  Much like cold remedies and headache cures, everyone has a different recipe for how to cure jet lag. What really helps, however, is learning how to avoid jet lag as much as possible in the first place, thus sidestepping the need for leeches and tonics (oh wait, that was the Middle Ages…) If insomnia, […]


Phoenix, Arizona: Fun In The Valley Of The Sun

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  True to its Wild West roots, Phoenix, Arizona, originated as a hay camp established to supply the Army at Camp McDowell. Today, it’s the nation’s fifth-largest city and the center of what’s called The Valley of the Sun—mainly thanks to the 300+ days of sunshine each year. The Valley comprises 23 adjacent communities, including […]


How To Speed Through Airport Security

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The travel world has changed by leaps and bounds since early 2020, but there are still some things you can do to ease the pain of getting where you need to go. The worst part of it by far is still the TSA security line. And, in the case of flights with multiple stops, having […]