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Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

A Cautionary Travel Tale

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Travel horror stories: we all have them. As much as I’d like to say every trip has been planned to perfection, that would be a lie. But winter break 2011 definitely takes the prize for worst vacation ever, at least in the beginning. Here’s what happened… Once upon a time, our family decided to take a fun vacation to the…

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sunset on the lake in Coeur d'Alene

7 Tips for Planning the Ultimate Staycation

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Let’s face it: that exotic vacation you’ve been dreaming of might not ever happen. Add a significant other or kids to the mix, and you can easily triple your expense. Suddenly your getaway is getting lost in the reality of “I can’t do this!” Not to worry. One of the benefits of a staycation is that you don’t have to…

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Dining at the Hummingbird Café in Butte, Montana

Eating Healthy While Traveling

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Part of the fun of traveling is getting to try new restaurants, new cuisines, new takes on old favorites. But for our family, eating out is often a tricky proposition: one child is a carnivore, one is a vegan and then there’s me, mostly vegetarian but still sneaking some fish or turkey bacon every so often. Luckily, vegan food is…

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London Tower Bridge

16 Surprising Things About London

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I thought I was prepared, a seasoned traveler. I was armed with knowledge, curiosity and bleary eyes from reading everything I came across that had to do with England. And yet, it still managed to surprise me. Don’t get me wrong. Visiting London was fantastic and I’m more than eager to return. I love the blend of old and new,…

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Visiting Mount Rushmore

45 Reasons to Visit South Dakota

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I love road trips. Planes may get you there faster, but then you miss out on all that is cool, beautiful, weird and unique about this country. Take for instance South Dakota. If you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t think about it very much except to wonder why your Citibank statements come from there. Oh, and that mountain, with…

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Notre-Dame, Paris, France

48 Hours in the City of Love

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I see London, I see France… It wasn’t until I pulled out a map that I realized just how close England is to France. (Side note: Watching the movie Dunkirk also reinforced how close they are to each other.) It seemed kind of silly to travel that far and not cross the channel for some really good croissants! So we…

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Have Backpack, Will Travel

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I was 19 the first time I traveled out of the country on my own. Looking back, I’m surprised my overprotective parents even let me go, especially considering that I was gone the entire summer! I had gotten a new set of luggage when I graduated from high school the summer before and I was so excited to get to…

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