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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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6 Things to Do While You’re in Norway

Norway must be one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. Sculpted by fjords, glaciers, and mountains; dotted with cities buzzing with outdoor cafes and Scandinavian design stores — the country’s a dream to visit. Here’s what to do while you’re in the Land of the Midnight Sun. 1. Get cultured in Oslo. Oslo is absolutely full of museums, and many collaborate with the Oslo Pass, making admission easy and cost effective. Not to be missed is the Viking ship museum, which will give you a new appreciation for how... more

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7 Things You Have to Try When You’re in Stockholm

With its islands, bright blue waters, parks, and centuries-old architecture, Sweden’s capital is definitely easy on the eye. Having spent a summer discovering its hidden corners and compiling a growing list of personal favorites, I’m happy to say I’ve finally managed to get to know the capital of my home country. Without further ado, here’s my list of things to do when you’re in the Stockholm.  1. Visiting the archipelago When I tire of swimming in the Mälaren lake at Fredhällsbadet, I get on the boat to Grinda island... more

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6 Things You Have to Try When You’re in Copenhagen

With its laidback atmosphere, creative neighborhoods, canals, and super fresh street food, Copenhagen is one of our favorite cities in Europe. Cozy and intimate, the Danish capital deserves at least a few days of exploring. Here’s where — and how — to check out one of the Scandinavia’s best-looking cities. 1. Exploring the city by bike Copenhagen is super flat. So flat, in fact, that half its students and workers commute by bike. Do like the locals and make use of the capital’s excellently signposted bike lanes. You... more

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The Roaming Gnome Journeys to Scandinavia

As you know, I’ve been roaming the world for quite some time now. (Did the white hair give it away?) But even a perpetual journeyman has a bucket list. And Scandinavia has been on mine for a few decades now. Well, I’m not getting any younger, so I figured what better time than now to explore one of my most dreamt about destinations. I hope you’ll follow along with me on my Twitter and Instagram pages as I venture through Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen, and a number of interesting planned and unplanned stops along the... more

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Utopia in Vaxholm, Sweden

Globetrotting to find the most charming villages for you to visit, 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 Vaxholm, Sweden. Some travel writers would call this place words like "quaint" and "charming," but I like to call it "living." It's one of those towns where people really live and appear to enjoy life, where they thrive and delight in a sense of community. Spending time with a few of the locals, you can see... 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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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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Taking A Trip: Vacation Vs. Journey

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5 Destinations to Cool Off in a Heat Wave

No swimming pool? Broken air conditioner? Just tired of sweating? Angie Orth from travel and lifestyle blog AngieAway.com takes us to some of her favorite North American destinations to cool down in the hottest summer months. The U.S. is facing one of the hottest summers on record, so if you’ve been sweating and in search of relief, fear not! I’ve put together some of my favorite destinations that are perfect for escaping the dog days of summer. Here we go! Rocky Mountaineer in Canada All aboard! I just returned from my... 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

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Summer Fun in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. has an ever-evolving political climate, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of fun for families to enjoy together this summer. We’ve partnered with Keryn Means, a family travel blogger at Walking On Travels (and current D.C. resident) to get her tips on what’s hot and how to stay cool this summer in the District.   D.C. can be overwhelming for residents, let alone visitors. Although the actual land mass isn’t that big, there is so much to do that a family can easily become distracted by the free... more

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How Couples Can Make the Most Out of Their Cruise

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. No matter where you go, or how many you've been on, cruises always have the potential to be amazing once-in-a-lifetime experiences. As with any vacation, the key is to properly plan. It can be easy to get caught up in the hands-off mindset the moment the trip is booked, but... more

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The Roaming Gnome’s DOs and DON’Ts of Traveling

DO remember these wisdoms on your next trip. Wander wisely with the Roaming Gnome. 1. DO treat yourself to a nice flight by booking on a less popular travel day. The cheapest days to fly are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, so try to snag a flight then. Most expensive travel days? Fridays and Sundays. 2. DON’T be that guy during the check-in process. Find out how many bags you can check beforehand, make sure your kiddies are behaving while in the airport lounge, and be courteous to everyone who works... more

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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 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

Chill State of Mind: Winter Activities in Finland

6 Things to Do While You’re in Norway

7 Things You Have to Try When You’re in Stockholm

6 Things You Have to Try When You’re in Copenhagen

The Roaming Gnome Journeys to Scandinavia

Utopia in Vaxholm, Sweden

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

A Family Guide To Fisherman’s Wharf

Colorado Springs with Kids

Taking A Trip: Vacation Vs. Journey

5 Destinations to Cool Off in a Heat Wave

What Do Couples Do in L.A.?

Summer Fun in Washington, D.C.

How Couples Can Make the Most Out of Their Cruise

The Roaming Gnome’s DOs and DON’Ts of Traveling

7 Money Tips for Traveling Abroad

Exploring the Hoover Dam

10 Hot Spots for Romantic Staycations in Phoenix

Must-Visit Water Parks in Southern California

17 Things To Do In The Palm Beaches

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