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  • Best Place to Lose Your Wallet

    Dec 6, 2012 / 11:22am / in International Travel, General

    Accidents happen, but knowing our chances of seeing missing items returned has always been useful. Readers Digest magazine conducted a global experiment of sorts to investigate what would happen to wallets if lost in different areas of the globe.  What did they do? Readers Digest editors “accidentally” dropped over 1100 wallets filled with approximately 50$ in local currency, along with contact numbers and family pictures in big cities and small towns around the U.S, in Asia, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America.

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  • Spring Break on a Budget

    Jan 17, 2008 / 6:43am / in General, Travel Tips, International Travel

    Spring Break should be a time for students to go out and have fun with their friends and get a bit of rest in the middle of a hard semester. But embarking on this trip irresponsibly can leave students financially handicapped for the future. It is important to enjoy your time, but it is also important to be able to do so within your budget.

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  • Sand, Sleds, and Stalagmites: The Southwest

    Dec 6, 2007 / 5:17am / in Backpacking, General, Winter Travel, International Travel

    One of the greatest opportunities that comes with winter is the ability to experience some southern locations without getting scorched. While they might look cool, the White Sands National Monument is one of these sizzling destinations. However, in the winter the mild and sunny weather is very pleasant, likely much more so than they cold gray winter skies at home. Often described as 'otherworldly' and likened to walking on the moon, this New Mexico natural adventure is unlike any other.

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  • Autumn in Wine Country

    Nov 29, 2007 / 5:27am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Pacific, International Travel

    While there is never an unpleasant season for weather in Napa Valley, fall is a particularly lovely time to visit. It is only this time of year in which those prized plants that are worshiped for their grapes also draw attention for their vibrant gold, red, and orange leaves. In addition to vineyard tours, another great way to witness the splendor of the season is on a bicycle. Smooth, winding roads roll over hills, forests, vineyards and meadows all sporting their flashiest colors right now.

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  • Full Body Relaxation

    Nov 15, 2007 / 4:29am / in Accomodation, General, Health, Hotels, International Travel

    As winter draws near our minds drift toward warmer, sunnier places. Lounging on beaches, swimming in the ocean, and slowly sipping cocktails all likely come to mind. While these are all activities it would be difficult to not enjoy, it could pay to consider alternative forms of relaxation as well. Why not try the ultimate exercise in seeking bodily and spiritual peace while in a naturally peaceful setting? This is the logic behind the private island resort of Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos.

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  • Extreme Foliage

    Nov 8, 2007 / 4:49am / in Backpacking, General, International Travel

    Fall is rapidly sliding by, and will soon take with it the opportunity to enjoy the wide array of hues currently put on display by trees all over the northeast. Now is a great time to escape the city for some fresh air, while it is still crisp fall breezes and not yet blustery, biting winter winds. Instead of the usual upstate and New England destinations, adventurous New Yorkers might find Shenandoah National Park an exciting alternative.

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  • Before it's too windy...

    Nov 1, 2007 / 5:33am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Travel Tips, Winter Travel, International Travel

    Now is a great time to visit all those colder locales before they become unbearably bitter. If you've been thinking about visiting Chicago, taking advantage of this mild autumn before it swiftly develops into a beast of a winter (as it always seems to do too quickly) might make an experience of this great city much more pleasant. There are deals at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for several days in late November and early December. At $109 per night, this is a difficult-to-turn-down 45% discount from the usual rates for this time of year.

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  • Wild Adventure Made Doable

    Oct 25, 2007 / 10:50am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Travel Tips, International Travel

    For many the idea of traveling around Africa seeing multiple cultural centers, wildlife and natural attractions, and partaking in spontaneous adventures has never passed the imagination phase. For such a distant, inaccessible destination the idea of coordinating multiple excursions in one trip is daunting and may even seem utterly impossible. If only all of these things could be coordinated for us! Well they have been, and affordably so.

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  • Turkey during turkey month?

    Oct 25, 2007 / 9:32am / in Air Travel, Asia, Country News, Culture, Europe, Exchanging Money, General, Money, Travel Tips, Winter Travel, International Travel

    Turkey is a country that has a unique culture at an important point in its history, facing questions of religious and regional identity. Although it has always been an exotic, beautiful, somewhat off-the-beaten-path alluring destination, this time of sweeping change makes Turkey an even more exciting place to be right now. The timing works out well in this case, as the lovely autumn climate and many deals on flights are currently rolling in.

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  • Best Surfing Spots in Hawaii

    Aug 24, 2007 / 10:43am / in Culture, General, Hawaii, Travel Tips, International Travel

    When most people think of Hawaii, they probably think of surfing, and justifiably so. The state is arguably home to the best surfing on the planet, and when the pounding surf is paired with beautiful white-sand beaches and a lush, green landscape, it is almost impossible to resist. Of all the islands, Oahu, Maui and Kauai offer the best surfing conditions, and inter-island travel gets easier all the time.

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