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Incredible fishing and camping adventures…in the state of New York?!?

By Iben Ayad, Founder of Outdoor Times When people think of New York many automatically think of skyscrapers and crowded city streets. There is a lot more to New York including some of the most beautiful and wide open spaces. That is the very reason why so many visit this states many campgrounds each year …

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Packing Strategies Every Traveler Should Know…and Use

Packing is essential to any trip you’re planning. Pack too much and you’re left with heavy bags to lug around and possibly extra baggage fees. Don’t bring enough and you’re left uncomfortable or worse, trying to find the nearest store to buy items you already own…not the best use of your vacation budget. As we …

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Tips for Picking a Travel Rewards Credit Card

What are some of the best ways to earn points for travel? It’s a question I’m often asked and one with so many answers. For my family, earning loyalty reward points we can redeem for travel has become a gateway to almost free travel. Ok, it’s more like discounted travel…but still. We’ve used travel rewards …

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Family Fun in Pittsburgh: 10 Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh with Kids

This post was created in collaboration with Hotel Planner. Pittsburgh is regularly considered one of the most livable cities in the world, given its active communities, parks, museums, economy, rich history, and everything else it has to offer. With this, one would assume that Pittsburgh is also one of the cities people should most visit. …

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Top 9 Fitness Apps to Help You Stay Fit While Traveling

Creating and sticking with a fitness routine is one thing, it’s a completely different thing when you’re traveling. I’ve tried it. Hitting the hotel gym for an hour, running alongside the beach, trying to find a safe yet interesting jogging route, doing my Pilates routine that’s scribbled on a piece of paper I keep in …

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6 Safety Tips for the Solo Traveler

By Kayla Matthews Bad travel experiences range from minor inconveniences to terrible situations. Missing your flight or spending too much money is a minor inconvenience. Being kidnapped, robbed or jailed in a foreign country? Way more serious. Basic safety precautions can help you eliminate yourself as an easy target. Preparation can reduce the chance of …

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Have Food Allergies. Will Travel: Tips for Traveling with Food Allergies

It was a quick stop into Panera Bread, a turkey sandwich for me, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for Princess One. Three bites into her PB&J my then three-year-old began screaming. Not the tantrum type of screams but the blood curdling, something is seriously wrong kind of scream. That was the day we …

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Great Times in Grapevine: Things to do in Grapevine, TX with Kids

As part of our National Lampoons Family Road Trip we headed back to my now, not so small hometown of Grapevine, TX. When I was growing up there were not very many things to do in Grapevine besides fishing at Grapevine Lake, which I did a lot of, swimming at Dove Pool and feeding the …

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Nine of the Best Medical Apps for Travelers

What happens when you’re in the middle of the mountains and your daughter has a 104-degree temperature. Or your mother-in-law falls off her bike and hurts her hip? Better yet, you’re in Mexico and you need to call an ambulance? When you travel you have to keep in mind the realities of life – accidents …

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12 Tips for a Stress Free Family Vacation

Ok, having a stress free family vacation might be a stretch but reducing the stress is definitely possible. I’ve made my share of rookie mistakes when traveling with my kids but I’ve learned a lot along the way. Things that have helped make traveling easier and allow for an almost stress free family vacation. I …

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Fun Things to Do in Phoenix

Phoenix sits within the Sonoran Desert, the hottest desert in North American but also the wettest based on its annual rainfall. The combo creates a haven for year-around outdoor activities and things to do in Phoenix. I would suggest if you’re planning on visiting you plan for November through April as the weather is generally …

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Italy with Kids: Five Family Friendly Cities

Darren Ashley, contributing writer With a number of things to consider when looking to live in Italy with kids – be it for the summers or full-time – decisions aren’t made quickly and locations need to be researched meticulously. Having some useful insider information can therefore be vital when searching for a location which appeals …

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Inspirational Travel Quotes for 2015 – One for Each Week of the Year

As we bid farewell to 2014 and welcome in the New Year, I wanted to pass along a few inspirational travel quotes. Ok, there’s more than a few, more like 53 – one inspirational travel quote for each week of the year. If you like these and want to stay inspired throughout 2015,  make sure …

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25 Travel Hacks Every Parent Should Know (& use)

How do you pack for two kids and yourself in one carry-on? And should you take a stroller and a car seat? Traveling with kids can be hard. Ok, it can be exhausting and expensive but, it’s worth it…especially when you have a few travel hacks up your sleeve. Over the last six years I’ve …

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11 Things to do in Steamboat Springs…Besides Skiing

There’s more to Steamboat Springs than being a winter destination for skiing, although that is a top activity on my list… But activities thrive year round and you only need to take stock in order to see all the things there are to experience in Steamboat Springs. Following is a list of the top things …

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The French Riviera: A Short Guide to Menton

Located on the French Riviera, along the Franco-Italian border Menton has been nicknamed “The Pearl of France” and it’s very apparent as to why. Nestled in between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Menton provides a slower pace to life all while giving its visitors much of the wonders its neighboring towns – Nice, Monaco, Monte …

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