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Best Alternative Vacation Ideas for Summer

Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner. For as long as we can remember and our Instagram snaps prove, warmer seasons have been the highlight of our year. We get to spend more time outdoors with family and friends, creating new memories of amusement and enjoyment. But of course, with […]

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Chasing Waterfalls in Southern Iceland

There is no place in the world like Iceland. The Nordic island is a showcase for all of Earth’s most stunning and surreal natural wonders, from volcanoes and glaciers, to hot springs and black sand beaches. In fact, it’s almost like setting foot on a whole new planet, but likely for us all, Iceland is immensely […]

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7 Tips to Consider When Planning a Destination Wedding

Destination weddings not only combine the charm and excitement reminiscent of a sunny vacation, but they’re also a lot more fun than say, drinking piña coladas in the boonies. There’s been an upswing in this particular wedding trend with many couples abandoning the traditional, fancy church in favor of nuptials amid a more exotic and warm locale. According to a […]

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6 Breathtaking US Lakes to Visit This Summer

If you didn’t notice already, summer is about to end and with the season boiling down to cooler temperatures and sweater weather, there’s nothing like traveling to the lake for some quality rest and relaxation in these remaining days of the season. From fun and affordable lakes ideal for romantic getaways or social gatherings, the U.S. boasts a diverse and beautiful […]

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5 Fun-Filled Theme Parks You Need to Visit This Summer

While it’s no surprise Disney dominates the theme park industry, CNN reports park attendance is on the rise and for good reason, it is the epitome of summer. But if everyone went to Disneyland every summer, where’s the real fun in that? With August being the last month of summer, it’s time to start enjoying the great outdoors […]

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5 Foods You Need to Steer Clear of During the Summer

As one of the more social seasons, summer is the time that brings a long and large menu of delicious foods to satisfy our appetites. From barbecued meals to that family recipe of creamy potato salad, to just about everything at the state fair, there is so much to indulge in.  But there is also […]

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6 of the Most Charming Towns Across the US You Need to Visit

You know the saying — big stories happen in small places. With summer officially here and autumn just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to head out on the open road and take in all the glory of our beautiful United States. When it comes to vacation time, whether with family, friends or just some solo […]

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5 Foods That Let You Enjoy the Great Outdoors Without the Bug Bites

Summer brings about good friends, delicious food, starry nights and, of course — bug bites. Bothersome creepy, crawling insects are the last thing you want to think about as it gets warm out. But these backyard barbecue crashers are a real pest, especially when it comes to our skin. If you’re itching to know what […]

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Exploring the Idyllic Islands of Venice

The way to discover Venice is to go without any agenda and get completely lost. As you try to navigate your way to the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square, you will traverse across bridges and canals and spontaneously find quaint restaurants, quirky shops, holy churches, and hoards of visitors and Venetians alike. While walking […]

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4 Summer Travel Tips to Keep Your Vacation a Relaxing One

Summer, the season for vacation and adventure! With kids of all ages out of school and those of us working away at being adults are ready to step away from the grind, unplug and have some quality rest and relaxation, preferably somewhere away from home. But summer can be unpredictable. Just this week, the summer […]

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Indulging in Florence’s Must-See Artistic Masterpieces

Under the Tuscan sun is where one can discover the birthplace of the Renaissance — Florence. The capital of the Italy’s region of Tuscany is rife with the legacies of renowned Renaissance figures such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Donatello, Botticelli, Titian, and Giambologna, all of whom projected the ideals of the flourishing period of cultural rebirth and revival into their artwork.

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A Tour of Rome’s Most Enchanting Fountains

Earlier this April, I wandered the cobblestone streets of Rome, Italy in search of ancient artifacts and baroque beauty. What I discovered was that Roman design is best embodied in a specific architectural piece — the water fountain. The Eternal City has a long history with water, beginning in Ancient Rome when elaborate aqueduct systems were established to transport water from […]

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5 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

You finally decided to take that vacation that you have so deserved for a long time. You took your time, picked a great destination and the right time to go, booked the whole thing and then found out that you’re pregnant. Or maybe you’ve decided to take a “babymoon” and enjoy a nice trip before […]

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