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Category Archives: Travel Tips

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 […]


Five Things to do in Mazatlán

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Lively, warm, and welcoming, the city of Mazatlán on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is beloved by travelers, families, and ex-pats from the United States and Canada looking for a beach destination that offers more than great fun in the sun. By billing itself as a “Colonial City by the Beach,” it heralds its unique combination of […]


Take Your Romance Off The Beaten Path

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February and Valentine’s Day are fast approaching and with it the traditional onslaught of rose petals, bubbly and pink hearts. If, however, you’re looking for love in other cool places, below are three suggestions to help you take your romance off the beaten path. Colonial Romance Few destinations in the world can lay claim to the […]