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7 Money Tips for Traveling Abroad

Traveling abroad offers exciting options, but for those new to international travel, understanding money exchange can seem intimidating. We have partnered with Susan Lanier-Graham, who travels around the world for her blog Wander With Wonder, to get some great tips on how to painlessly handle money exchanges when traveling abroad. One of the questions I am most frequently asked about international travel is what to do about money. Here are my best money travel tips for those wandering the globe. Notify Your Bank and Credit... more

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Exploring the Hoover Dam

Been to Las Vegas enough times that you're ready to go beyond The Strip? We’ve partnered with travel expert Tiffany Martel from the blog Daily Leisure, as she takes us outdoors to one of her favorite nearby attractions, Hoover Dam.  Most people think about Las Vegas when they hear "Nevada", but Nevada is much more than gambling and nights that turn into mornings. There are tons of outdoor activities to partake in, including visiting the Hoover Dam! The Hoover Dam is definitely worth learning about, so keep reading to learn... more

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10 Must-See Family Friendly Attractions In Sacramento

There is so much to see and do in California. However, the state capital, Sacramento, often gets pushed far down a long list of family friendly destinations. We’ve partnered with travel blogger Erin Bender of Travel With Bender to reveal the best family vacation secrets of Sacramento. Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco. There is so much to see in California and the city of Sacramento often gets pushed far down a long list of family friendly favorite destinations. At least it was on ours. We had been on all the typical... more

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10 Hot Spots for Romantic Staycations in Phoenix

Arizona is a romantic destination, and summer is a great time to check it out. We have partnered with Susan Lanier-Graham of the Phoenix-based blog Wander With Wonder, to get insider tips on where couples can find cool deals during the hot summer months in Arizona. Those of us who live in Arizona have a love-hate relationship with summer. Sure, it's hot. But there is something to that "dry heat" thing. And we Arizonans know that there are some sizzling deals to be had at local resorts with a fun "staycation." Whether you... more

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Must-Visit Water Parks in Southern California

Southern California has its share of gorgeous beaches ... but there's something to be said about visiting water parks with amenities for water play. We’ve partnered with family travel expert Pattie Cordova, from the blog Living Mi Vida Loca, as she shares her favorite water parks in Southern California. Water parks open in Southern California around June, giving families the opportunity to get out there and soak in some fun during summer vacations. I've rounded up the most family-friendly water parks in the SoCal area to help... more

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17 Things To Do In The Palm Beaches

Find yourself heading to sunny Florida, but unsure what to do while you're there? We've partnered with travel blogger Tiffany Martel from Daily Leisure to get her top picks for things to do in the Palm Beach area.  If you ever find yourself in the Palm Beach area of Florida, you're in luck. There is so much stuff to do and see. There are tons of museums, zoos, and sightseeing tours. If you're into shopping, there are tons of outlets and other shopping areas. If you'd rather relax, there are spas and, of course, the gorgeous... more

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Where to Eat, Drink & Play in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Hell's Kitchen is one of New York City's hottest neighborhoods, so we’ve partnered with travel blogger and former Hell's Kitchen resident Angie Orth from Angie Away to get her tips on which restaurants, bars and activities to check out this summer. The Big Apple will always hold a special place in my heart. As a former resident, it’s a place I return to often – and not just to see my friends. Between the food, the nightlife and the people, there’s an energy in New York City that you just can’t find anywhere else in... more

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3 Restaurants You Must Try In San Francisco

There's plenty of sights to see in the busy city of San Francisco, but you may just miss them all with these delicious restaurants enticing you to stay. We’ve partnered with traveler Erin Bender of Travel With Bender as she covers three must eat places in the Golden City. Stunning San Francisco, spread over 49 square miles, is home to world-renowned icons such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Painted Ladies (colorful Victorian houses), the most crooked street in the world (Lombard Street), and historic cable... more

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Fun Things To Do In Seattle For Families

When planning a family vacation, a destination that should be at the top of your list is Seattle, Washington. We’ve partnered with Tesa Nicolanti of 2 Wired 2 Tired, as she shares a variety of fun things to do in Seattle for families. Seattle, Washington is a destination that should be at the top of your family vacation planning list. It is an exciting city that is surrounded by lots of natural beauty and there is so much to see and do that there is something for everyone. It is a place that is sure to leave lasting memories,... more

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Phoenix Like A Local (Single or Otherwise)

How can you fit into the local scene and do what Phoenicians do? Let us count the ways. We’ve partnered with Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel as she takes us on a whirlwind adventure through the Phoenix/Scottsdale Metroplex.  Sure, you could book yourself an amazing, luxury resort and sit at the pool all week on your next vacation or even explore all of what the state of Arizona has to offer, which has been made famous by its desert beauty and Grand Canyon. But to really understand the “Valley of the Sun”, you... more

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7 Must-Do’s When You’re in Vegas

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right? Having frequented this one-of-a-kind place a few times myself, not necessarily. I mean, who could resist sharing their experience in this whirlwind of casinos, entertainment and time-bending chaos? (Seriously, the casinos don’t have clocks and ceilings can look like a daytime sky — so be prepared for 4 a.m. to feel like 4 p.m., and eventually when that catches up to you, vice versa!) But trust me, for all the lack of sleep you might encounter by trip’s end, a weekend in Vegas is a... more

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3 Beach Cities You Should Visit This Summer

Recently, Travelocity issued its 2016 Summer Travel Index, identifying the best cities for a summer vacation based upon a variety of factors including attractions, weather and prices. Not unexpectedly, the proximity of the beach was a common thread among many of the identified summer destinations. Three beach cities identified in the Travelocity Summer Travel Index were Los Angeles, San Diego and Jacksonville, Florida. But while the index named these cities as “the best”, we also wanted to find out from locals why they think... more

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What’s Your Ideal Summer Escape?

Which of these sounds most appealing to you? Turquoise waters splashing over your toes as you gaze out into a seemingly endless ocean … reveling in nature as your explore the wonders amid a national park … screaming at the top of your lungs as you plunge down the world’s tallest roller coaster … or traveling back in time as you explore a historical city landmark? If you’re like me, all four! And Travelocity customers seem to agree, ranking their top four most-wanted attractions in a summer vacation as Beaches, National... more

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Must-See Spots From Family Movies Filmed in New York City

Movies become a window to a world that has yet to be explored. This month we partnered with family travel blogger Pattie Cordova, from the Los Angeles-based blog Living Mi Vida Loca, for a list of suggested "must-sees" inspired by family movies filmed in New York City. It's always nice to add a must-see destination because you saw it featured in a film. When a family sits down to watch a movie together, they get that, "I want to go there" feeling all at once. That's kind of what happened with our family. We kept seeing New... more

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7 Romantic Ways to Enjoy NYC

There’s no place like the island of Manhattan for a romantic getaway. We partnered with former New Yorker Angie Orth from Angie Away to get her tips on having fun with your sweetie in the Big Apple. There's no debate -- the Big Apple is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Everywhere you look, there’s some landmark or icon or diner that just makes you feel like you’re in a screwball romantic comedy or a classic black and white film from the 40s. It’s a place with glamour, grit and heart – and that’s all you... more

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Exploring Quebec City in Summer

While Québec City is a year-round destination, it comes alive each summer with an authentic European feel even though it is just across the U.S. border in Canada. We’ve partnered with wanderer and blogger Susan Lanier-Graham of Wander With Wonder to explore the food, fun and history of Québec City. There is so much world to explore that I seldom return to the same place more than once. Except for Québec City in Canada. I've visited Québec numerous times, in all seasons, and my favorite time to explore is summer. Come along... more

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10 Things That Prove You Can Take Kids To Vegas

Never considered taking a family vacation in Las Vegas? We’ve partnered with family traveler Erin Bender of Travel With Bender as she strips Vegas of its adult fun and introduces little ones to the city of sin. Bright lights, gambling, drinking, seedy shows. Doesn’t really sound family friendly, does it? But Las Vegas is so much more than a vacation hotspot for the over 21s. In fact, you’ll probably discover many more fun things than I’ve included in this list – more than can be squeezed into one getaway. So, like me,... more

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Memorial Pacific Northwest Road Trip: Oregon Loop

Sometimes you want a little bit of everything in a road trip, from mountains to beaches to woods. We’ve partnered with family traveler Erin Bender of Travel With Bender who reveals it's possible to have it all this Memorial Day. Memorial weekend is the perfect time for a road trip. But you can’t decide on a route. You don’t know whether you want mountains, beaches or woods. It can be so confusing. However, there is one gorgeous road trip that covers them all. We covered the entire Pacific Northwest in 14 days, but I have... more

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Exploring His Roots: Chef Mark McDonald

There's one thing everyone can agree on in Italy: the food is divine! We've partnered with Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel as she takes us through a delicious journey brought to life by one of her favorite chefs. People always ask chefs where they like to dine, but rarely do they ever ask where they like to travel. As a traveler, of course, it is always my first question! And I can say without a doubt, I loved Chef Mark McDonald's answer! I recently discovered Chef Mark McDonald of the Old Vine Café in Costa Mesa, CA... more

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Which Orlando Theme Park Are You?

Love heart-pounding adventure? Rather curl up with a great book? Either way, there's a theme park for you in Orlando! We’ve partnered with travel blogger Tiffany Martel from Daily Leisure to help you find which one suits your personality. Orlando is like Grand Central Station when it comes to theme parks. There are six different Disney Parks, Universal, Islands of Adventure, Discovery Cove, Sea World, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens. Each theme park caters to a different crowd and there is something for everyone. Do you like... more

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San Francisco to Carmel: A Nature-Filled California Road Trip

Memorial Day is the ideal time to pack the family in the car and hit the road. We’ve partnered with wanderer and blogger Susan Lanier-Graham of Wander With Wonder to explore California from San Francisco to Monterey. I love to explore Northern California because of its diversity. You can go from city to ocean to mountains to farmland in just a few miles. Memorial Day is an ideal time for a San Francisco to Monterey road trip. Come along with me as I share my long weekend of California fun. Day 1 | San Francisco I started my... more

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World’s Best Food Experiences: 15 Must-Visit Neighborhoods

Do you plan your vacations around the restaurants you most want to try? Are your tableside photos trending on Instagram? Would you be willing to try almost anything once? If the answer is a resounding yes, then you just might be a foodie. Pair your love for cuisine with a passion for travel, and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for a memorable escape that will keep your taste buds happy long after the journey. If you're up for a mouthwatering adventure, check out these 15 foodie-friendly neighborhoods around the world,... more

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Road Trip In Provence – “French Slow” Lifestyle in the Fast Lane

Road trips are meant to savored, with a variety of breathtaking stops along the way. We've partnered with world traveler Julia Dimon of Travel Junkie Julia as she shares her blissful drive through the countryside of Provence, France.  With some 80 countries under my belt, I have many top travel spots around the world, but one that’s closest to my heart is certainly Provence. A scenic region in the southeast, the classic French countryside of Provence boasts sleepy villages, Roman ruins, unparalleled wine tasting, spectacular... more

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Great Foodie Tours Across the USA

Food captures the spirit of a destination. We've partnered with Susan Lanier-Graham of Wander With Wonder, who believes one of the best ways to discover culture and community when you travel is to enjoy the local food. Come along and uncover American foodie gems by booking a food tour. I love a great food tour. The best ones combine a leisurely stroll through the community with a bit of history and some homegrown stories and legend. Here are a few of my favorite foodie tours from across the USA. C’est Si Bon Food Tour,... more

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Traveling Through Mexico to the Island of Holbox

Ready to get off the beaten path on your next Mexico adventure? We've partnered with travel expert Tiffany Martel from the blog Daily Leisure, as she shares her experiences in Holbox Island.  Holbox Island, Mexico is GREAT! Honestly, it is one of my favorite places in Mexico. My son Kaden and I spent a few days there last month, and it was incredible. Holbox is a small island about 2.5 hours north of Cancun, off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Around 1,600 locals live in the tiny main town on the funky island of Holbox.... more

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A Taste of Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic’s Culinary Capital

Sometimes the best part of traveling is the memories you bring home or the new foods you tried for the very first time in a foreign country. 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 foodie tour through the colonial zone hotspot of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic: Old vs. New in Immersive Gastronomy Santo Domingo may very well be home to the oldest city in the Americas with a... more

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Packing Tips For Those That “Take the Kitchen Sink”

Keep your vacation from becoming a scavenger hunt with these packing tips! We've partnered with travel expert Ava Roxanne Stritt of Spa Travel Gal to get her tips on packing.  Proper packing can make or break a trip sometimes, so having the essentials can keep your vacation from becoming a scavenger hunt for items you left behind. Packing tips can help you have a much more enjoyable journey. Gone are the days of traveling reminiscent of when Eloise of The Plaza journeyed to Paris on an airplane with 37 pieces of luggage... more

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Step Back in Time at Placita Olvera in Los Angeles

L.A., the city honored in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's shortest civic abbreviation, takes its visitors on a historical tour at its historical monument. We’ve partnered with travel writer Pattie Cordova from Living Mi Vida Loca to get a first-hand guide at the birthplace of Los Angeles and home of the world famous Olvera Street.  Los Angeles has come a long way since its establishment in 1781 when 44 settlers (including children) arrived from northwest Mexico to start a new town, and a new life. Over... more

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10 Must-See Family Friendly Attractions In Sacramento

10 Hot Spots for Romantic Staycations in Phoenix

Must-Visit Water Parks in Southern California

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Where to Eat, Drink & Play in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

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Fun Things To Do In Seattle For Families

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3 Beach Cities You Should Visit This Summer

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Memorial Pacific Northwest Road Trip: Oregon Loop

Exploring His Roots: Chef Mark McDonald

Which Orlando Theme Park Are You?

San Francisco to Carmel: A Nature-Filled California Road Trip

World’s Best Food Experiences: 15 Must-Visit Neighborhoods

Road Trip In Provence – “French Slow” Lifestyle in the Fast Lane

Great Foodie Tours Across the USA

Traveling Through Mexico to the Island of Holbox

A Taste of Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic’s Culinary Capital

Packing Tips For Those That “Take the Kitchen Sink”

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