9 Non-Touristy Things You Should Do on Maui This Year

The best things to do on vacation aren’t always the most well-known things to do. For me, the more uncommon and off the beaten path the activity the better. If you want to avoid tourist traps, the next time...

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Beach House Dreams on Alabama’s Gulf Shores

Can you picture yourself relaxing on the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico? I sure can. This winter I will be heading to Alabama to check out this unbelievable eight bedroom Gulf Shores vacation rental. But I am...

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Why You Must Ski Out West This Year

“Have you ever been skiing out West?” -- I have been asked this question a hundred times. My answer is always the same. I grew up in New Jersey and skied in the Catskills. After I got married I...

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Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Travelers

The best holiday gifts are the ones that actually get used. Frequent fliers are always searching for things that make their travels easier. This could mean the latest and greatest gadgets, ways to stay organized, or even items that...

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Discovering Torrance: A Southern California Gem

Located just down the road from the popular Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beaches, you will find the best beach in Southern California. Torrance Beach is just a sliver of the SoCal shoreline. At only one and a half miles long,...

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Where to Stay and What to Do in Conejo Valley, California

With Southern California's seemingly endless days of sunshine, it is a great place to visit any time of year. If you are looking to escape from the crowds then plan a visit to Conejo Valley. It is conveniently located between...

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Viking River Cruise Longship Overview

I am not much for crowds, especially while on vacation. That means when I cruise, I tend to favor small luxury cruise ship lines that carry just a few hundred passengers. You won't find me on a mega-ship with thousands...

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Staying Connected on a Cruise

Cruise ship Wifi is notoriously poor, leaving passengers to wonder how they can get reliable internet at sea. These are some of your best options for staying connected on a cruise. WiFi on a cruise is typically slow and sporadic...

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48 Hours In Berlin

Berlin is an underrated city and less expensive than many of the other larger European capitals. If you are interested in history, particularly World War II and the Cold War, then Berlin is an ideal place to visit. I...

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Top 10 Things to Do in the Outer Banks Now

The Outer Banks is a 130-mile stretch of barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina. Commonly referred to as the OBX, this National Seashore is one of the most ideal places in America for a family vacation. With...

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