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The Roaming Gnome Goes Green in NYC for Earth Week: Follow Him on Twitter for a Chance to Win

Editor’s Note: Earth Day is April 22, and this week’s blog posts are dedicated to preserving the world as we continue to travel. Learn more about green travel, including green hotels and voluntourism, by visiting Travelocity’s Travel for Good homepage.

The Roaming Gnome is celebrating Earth Week (April 18-22) in New York City and you can get in on the fun, too. He’s hosting a series of scavenger hunts, wherein Twitter Followers have a chance to win prizes like sustainable vacation packages, eco-friendly hotel stays, show tickets, and more.

“Mother Earth is a dear old friend – who makes a splendid buttered crumpet, I might add,” says the Roaming Gnome. “I can’t wait to see all my marvelous friends in New York City lend her a helping hand during my scavenger hunt.”

Best Cheap Eats in New York City: Save on New York Vacation Packages

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple can be pricey, but an easy way to keep costs down and taste the real flavor of New York City is to dine on a dime. Save big on your New York City vacation package, and then check out my favorite budget-friendly restaurants and food trucks!

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Shake Shack

You’ve probably heard the hype about Shake Shack, and I’m here to tell you: believe it. I’m a California girl with a passion for In-N-Out, but even their food can’t compare to mighty Shake Shack’s. The burgers are better. The crinkle-cut fries are legendary. And the shakes will blow your mind.

The Best Rock Climbing in America: Outdoor Vacation Savings for Climbers

Nothing inspires your next vacation quite like taking up a new hobby. Cooking? Off to France you go! Star gazing? Maybe a trip to see the northern lights. Horseback riding? Get thee to Argentina!

A few months ago, I took up indoor rock climbing and I can barely think about anything else. And yes, by even the kindest standards I’m nothing more than a complete beginner but already I’m dreaming of the day when I can take a dedicated rock-climbing vacation.

Here are some of the best rock-climbing spots in the U.S. and our top outdoor vacation deals to help you keep costs down.

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Easter Markets in Central Europe: Egg-Ceptional Europe Vacation Deals

This Sunday marks my least favorite day of the year: Daylight Saving Time. Losing a precious hour of shut-eye is painful, but springing forward does mark the dawn of spring–and to me, spring means one thing: travel season!

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eggsAnd what better way to kick off the return of long, sunny days than a trip to Central Europe to see the colorful Easter markets? While most Americans have heard of the Christmas markets, the Easter markets are less widely known. However, they are an egg-ceptional way to experience the local culture. Here are the top cities to visit and even our best Central Europe vacation deals.

$5,000 Voluntourism Grant Contest: Deadline March 31st

Have you always dreamed of traveling to a new location and giving back? Whether you want to jet to a far-flung corner of the world or do trail work right here in the U.S., we can help your dream come true.

Travelocity is giving away four $5,000 volunteer vacation grants to deserving travelers. To enter for a chance to win, applicants must make a video explaining how they’re currently giving back in their communities and which of our eight Signature Trips inspires them.