Category: Travel

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Escaping Your Holiday Weather

I grew up in south Texas, and for me, December was always a time when I looked at all the snow on television specials and wondered what it would be like to see it in real life. These days, I still live in an excessively warm climate, and snow, even in the depths of winter, is...

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Driving Cars in Other Countries

If you are planning on traveling to another country, or even another state, you may have thought that renting a car and driving around to see things would be the best way to handle sightseeing. This is usually the first choice that Americans consider when weighing their transportation options, because in many areas of the United...

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Dos and Don’ts for Your First Trip Abroad

Traveling is exciting, and especially so if this is your first time to head overseas. The thrill of the unknown and the promise of a great experience are fantastic, but to maximize your enjoyment on this significant maiden voyage abroad (you never forget your first!), it’s important to remember certain things that can either make your...

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Choosing a Starter Trip

If you’ve never really traveled anywhere but want to start now, it is important to make the right choices. A first trip is very much like a first impression — if you get it right, it sets the tone for future travel, but if you get it wrong, it can put you off traveling for a...

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Camping Can be Comfortable

Camping raises images of sleeping on rocks; clothes and sleeping bags full of dirt; hot, uncomfortable days and soggy nights; and hotdogs, hotdogs, and more hotdogs, as the never-ending days roll on. In other words, for some of us, camping does not conjure up warm and cozy images. Instead, we see nothing but dirt, inconvenience, and...

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Cairo in a Day

It seemed impossible at first, even though my boyfriend assured me that people do it all the time. I mean, granted, we live in Turkey, just across the Mediterranean from Egypt, but it doesn’t change the fact that Africa is a completely different continent. Surely it’s not possible to go to Cairo in the morning and...

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Are Cruises for Singles Any Fun?

You may have seen ads on television or in magazines for cruises that are intended to be for singles only, and wondered what they’re really like. Is a singles cruise a constant chaotic party from start to finish, a relaxing week of peace and quiet, or something in between? Will the people there be in your...

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Amsterdam Has It All

The second time I went to Amsterdam, my first thought was, I don’t remember it being like this. I almost thought I’d taken a flight to the wrong city, that was how different things were. It had only been a year since my previous trip, and I couldn’t believe how many things about the place didn’t...