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How to Have the World’s Great Sites to Yourself

Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo has traveled to many of the world's great sites, and his Instagram photos from those spots make it look like no one else was around. We’ve partnered with Eric to get his tips for avoiding crowds, and getting tourist-free photos, when you travel.  My biggest annoyance when I’m traveling: crowds. If I fly halfway around the world to see an amazing site, I want to experience it with as few other people around as possible. This is especially true if I’m with my kids. Long lines and crowded... more

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What to Look for in Pet-Friendly Travel

Thinking about taking your pets with you on your next vacation? Your four-legged friend will enjoy sharing the journey with you! We've partnered with Ava Roxanne Stritt of Spa Travel Gal, who gives us some insight into what to do before your next pet-friendly vacation to make it more comfortable for everyone. Lots of hotel brands are getting on the pet-friendly travel bandwagon these days. Some hotels and resorts boast about their love of pets ... but are they true lovers of our furry friends? If you travel with your pet, there... more

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3 Places to Pamper Yourself in Jacksonville

There’s so much more to Jacksonville, Florida, than beaches, rivers and football! We’ve partnered with travel blogger and JAX local Angie Orth from Angie Away to find out the best places to get pampered on the First Coast. When you think of Jacksonville, Florida, what comes to mind? Perhaps thick swaths of sand that stretch for hundreds of miles, a curiously rabid football fan base, historic forts or the world's largest outdoor cocktail party? Do you think of swanky spas with unique treatments and luxurious pampering... more

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Prague: Fine Dining Fanatics Rejoice

Europe is full of cities with world-class chefs and famous restaurants, but one city that is continuing to climb the culinary ladder is Prague. We have partnered with professional travel blogger Mike Shubic of MikesRoadTrip.com, who has visited Prague several times, so he can share some of his favorite fine-dining restaurants. The Czech Republic is probably one of my favorite countries in all of Europe. The architecture, historic sites, cultural amenities, luxurious lodging and fantastic fine-dining at an extraordinary value,... more

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An Afternoon in Salem

A town as historic as Salem will keep you busy for days ... but sometimes all you have is a couple of hours before heading to your next destination. Family travel expert Pattie Cordova, from the blog Living Mi Vida Loca, shares her must-see spots in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem, Massachusetts is about 22 miles north of Boston. It's a town that will forever be known for the infamous Salem Witch Trials that started during the spring of 1692 and took the lives of women, men and children who were accused of being witches and condemned... more

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7 “College Towns” to Visit This Fall (Even If You Don’t Love Football)

If you’re like me, the beginning of fall means one major thing: it’s finally football season! But maybe you’re not like me. Perhaps your passion for pigskin is undeniable … or you’re just tagging along with your family and friends because you’ve heard it’s something everyone has to “experience.” As an avid fan(atic) of the University of Oklahoma Sooners myself, I can’t say I completely understand your lack of enthusiasm, but nonetheless I can certainly appreciate your desire to explore all that a great... more

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Family Travel Apps: Plan, Enjoy & Remember Your Vacation

Planning a family vacation and don't know where to start? There are lots of great family travel apps out there that can make your trip easier, more enjoyable and more memorable. We’ve partnered with Tesa Nicolanti of 2 Wired 2 Tired, as she shares the top family travel apps. Did you know that as of this summer, the Android app store has 2.2 million apps and Apple's app store has 2 millions apps? That's a lot of apps! The good news is there are a number fantastic apps out there to help you plan, enjoy, and remember your family... more

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Sintra, Portugal: 1,000 Years of History in 1 Day

From ancient castles to modern art museums, Portugal is filled with timeless treasures to explore. We've partnered with Anne & Mike Howard of HoneyTrek, as they share their timeline to the city's top attractions. Set high in the mountains, just 20 miles from the capital with cool temps and views to the ocean, Sintra has always been in fashion. From the Moors to medieval royalty to the European jet-set, people have flocked to this seductive locale for more than a millennium. Each group left their stylistic mark, from... more

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4 Things To Do Before Swimming With Whale Sharks

It's not every day you come face to face with the world's largest fish. We’ve partnered with family traveler Erin Bender of Travel With Bender, who will prepare you for that exact moment when you hit the Caribbean waters and go swimming with whale sharks.  Finally! You are heading to Mexico. You’ve been planning this trip for years. You book yourself a gorgeous all-inclusive hotel right in the heart of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, but your soul is yearning to be enveloped in the crystal blue waters off Cancun. As you... more

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Best Girlfriend Getaways in Phoenix

Summer is coming to an end. Kids are back in school. It's time for an adult break. What better way to regroup than with a girlfriend's getaway? Chill by the pool, relax in a spa, go shopping, sip a cocktail, savor great food. There's no better place for a girlfriend's getaway than Phoenix, Arizona. We have partnered with Arizona-based Susan Lanier-Graham, who wanders around the world for her blog Wander With Wonder but loves to hang with her girlfriends in Phoenix, to get some ideas on what you can do to relax with your gal pals... more

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Falling in Love with Oslo

Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo first journeyed to Oslo, Norway more than two decades ago and continues to return frequently, now with his kids. We’ve partnered with Eric to get his tips on kid-friendly activities in Norway's capital.  I had a crush on a girl in Oslo, so I went. It took 24 hours to travel to Norway’s capital via train and ship from Berlin, but it would be worth it because she was there. Arriving the morning of New Year’s Eve, it was a winter wonderland, with two feet of newly fallen snow. That first day... more

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Summer Lake Life in Wolfeboro, NH

Since colonial times folks have been visiting Wolfeboro, NH, creating a family tradition of summers at the lake that has lasted centuries. We’ve partnered with Keryn Means of Walking On Travels to get her take on the country’s oldest summer resort town, and one of her favorite spots to escape and unplug every year with her kids. Seasons roll over the mountains and lakes of New Hampshire, but one sleepy town has been enjoying summers longer than any other summer haven in the nation. Wolfeboro, NH is the oldest summer resort... more

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Take a Bite Out of These Foodie Destinations

Everyone knows the big cities like New York, San Francisco and Seattle have a plethora of amazing restaurant options for the gourmand, but there are a slew of smaller cities with world-class chefs producing some very creative cuisine. We have partnered with professional travel blogger Mike Shubic of MikesRoadTrip.com to share some of his favorite small city foodie destinations. Dining out has evolved from something to sustain, to an experience. The restaurant food scene has exploded over the past decade, spawning ideas like the... more

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How to Have a Spontaneous Trip to San Diego

Traveling should be more about the memories you make and less about the stress of getting to your destination. We’ve partnered with men’s lifestyle and travel writer Joe Miragliotta from Joe’s Daily to teach you how to make every trip a memorable one. If you're anything like me, then chances are that you've woken up before with a random urge to travel. Maybe you've had a stressful week and want to get away, you just need a change of scenery, or a trip just really sounds good. The last time this happened to me, I... more

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Your Family Will Thrive in Denver

If you’re not planning a trip to Denver, chances are you want to. We've partnered with Ava Roxanne Stritt of Spa Travel Gal as she explores the top attractions for families to enjoy at this popular destination.  Tourism in Colorado has never been bigger. For the past five years, Colorado has set new records for its number of visitors, according to the Colorado Tourism Office. The state significantly outpaces the rest of the nation in its tourism growth. And it’s no wonder. Colorado has it all, from a thriving arts... more

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Chill State of Mind: Winter Activities in Finland

Finland is a far off destination most well known for being home to Ol’ Saint Nick and the starry Northern Lights. We have partnered with professional travel blogger Mike Shubic of MikesRoadTrip.com to get insider tips on some exciting winter activities in the Nordic country of Finland.  Summer is without question the peak season for vacations and family getaways, especially given the long school hiatus. As summer months draw long and recent trips fade into memories, it’s time to look at that next big adventure. Another... more

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Things to Do in Copenhagen, Denmark

Sometimes the best part of traveling is that moment when you visit a new country and see something that sparks a memory from your past. We’ve partnered with adventure, culture and smart-luxury traveler, Dr. Cacinda Maloney from the blog Points and Travel as she reflects on an unforgettable journey and finds the best things to do in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark’s capital began as a Viking fishing village in the 10th century. It is now known for design, innovation, and for being one of Europe's "greenest" cities, where... more

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Oslo’s Hidden Luxury Secret Revealed: Europa 2

Sometimes the best part of traveling is the secrets that each city reveals. We’ve partnered with adventure, luxury, and culture travel writer, Dr. Cacinda Maloney, from the blog PointsandTravel as she reflects on her recent trip to Oslo, Norway and her experience of finding the #1 luxury cruise ship in the world in the Oslo port! Shhh! Oslo has a secret! The famously expensive Norwegian capital of Oslo has a secret beyond its glorious landscapes of the Oslo Fjord, Vigeland Sculpture Park, and its modern opera... more

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5 Best Things to Do in Buffalo

Most people end up going through Buffalo when they take a trip to nearby Niagara Falls. But for those who stop to wander a bit in Buffalo, they discover a modern, revitalized city with outdoor events, incredible architecture, and darned good food. We have partnered with Susan Lanier-Graham, who wanders around the world for her blog Wander With Wonder, to get some ideas on what you must see when you visit Buffalo. I always wanted to see Niagara Falls, but somehow I always kept setting it aside for some other adventure. When... more

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8 Auspicious Things to Do in Hangzhou

Hangzhou, China is a destination steeped in ancient history and most well known for its superior green tea, cultural sites like West Lake and the Grand Canal and the unique architecture of its pagodas. We have partnered with professional travel blogger Mike Shubic of MikesRoadTrip.com to get insider tips on some exciting activities not to miss in the Far East city of Hangzhou. Last year I had an opportunity to visit Hangzhou, the capital of the Zhejiang province known to be the happiest city in all of China. Hangzhou has become a... more

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48 Hours at Puerto Vallarta’s Best Resorts

It’s hard to think of a reason not to visit Puerto Vallarta. A perfect Mexican beach town hugging the Pacific and backed by grand, palm-covered mountains, this isn’t just a beautiful spot; Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town has a rich culture, and hearing the bells ring out from the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe feels like a real glimpse into the past. Checking out the boutiques, restaurants, and galleries of the Malecón ... Well, that feels like the ideal way to keep up with the buzz of the present. A stay at two of the best... more

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7 Reasons Mazatlán, Mexico is More Than a Cruise Stop

Along the Pacific Coast, Mazatlán, Mexico is a classic cruise destination, but it's time we venture beyond the port! We’ve partnered with Mike & Anne Howard, the World's Longest Honeymooners and the travel bloggers behind HoneyTrek.com, to shake the cruise ship and explore Mexico's forgotten gem ... the Pearl of the Pacific! Long before Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta emerged as mega tourist destinations, Mazatlán was the getaway to the stars. Everyone from Liz Taylor to John Wayne would stroll the palm-lined... more

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A Family Guide To Fisherman’s Wharf

Traveling to San Francisco with the family requires a visit to Fisherman's Wharf. Travel expert Pattie Cordova, from the blog Living Mi Vida Loca, shares her favorite spots along this iconic attraction.  Fisherman's Wharf is immensely popular and you'll always catch a crowd, no matter what day of the year you visit. But that's okay because there's something for everyone and most locations will not be crowded. The area itself runs along the northern waterfront area of San Francisco and encompasses a lot of things to do... more

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Colorado Springs with Kids

Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo has taken his three kids to 40 countries but he keeps returning to Colorado Springs. We've partnered with Eric to get his tips on keeping kids engaged and active in his hometown.  Growing up in Colorado Springs, I don't remember ever being bored. I lived a block from the Broadmoor Hotel and walked over frequently, reading comic books in the drug store, playing at the playground or grabbing day-old bread from the Tavern kitchen and feeding ducks at the lake. If I wasn't at the hotel I was hiking,... more

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What Do Couples Do in L.A.?

Looking for a romantic getaway in the heart of the city? Find it in Los Angeles! We've partnered with Ava Roxanne Stritt of Spa Travel Gal to discover her favorite ways to enjoy this bustling city with your better half.  A city as beautiful as Los Angeles offers endless romantic ideas for couples. It can start with something as simple as a stroll on one of the world’s most famous beaches or a ride in a luxury convertible down a palm tree-lined street. Los Angeles offers a huge array of activities — both economical and luxe... more

How to Have the World’s Great Sites to Yourself

What to Look for in Pet-Friendly Travel

3 Places to Pamper Yourself in Jacksonville

Prague: Fine Dining Fanatics Rejoice

An Afternoon in Salem

7 “College Towns” to Visit This Fall (Even If You Don’t Love Football)

Family Travel Apps: Plan, Enjoy & Remember Your Vacation

Sintra, Portugal: 1,000 Years of History in 1 Day

4 Things To Do Before Swimming With Whale Sharks

Best Girlfriend Getaways in Phoenix

Falling in Love with Oslo

Summer Lake Life in Wolfeboro, NH

Take a Bite Out of These Foodie Destinations

How to Have a Spontaneous Trip to San Diego

Your Family Will Thrive in Denver

Chill State of Mind: Winter Activities in Finland

Things to Do in Copenhagen, Denmark

Oslo’s Hidden Luxury Secret Revealed: Europa 2

5 Best Things to Do in Buffalo

8 Auspicious Things to Do in Hangzhou

48 Hours at Puerto Vallarta’s Best Resorts

7 Reasons Mazatlán, Mexico is More Than a Cruise Stop

A Family Guide To Fisherman’s Wharf

Colorado Springs with Kids

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