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Top 10 Reasons Why Every American Should Visit Europe Now

Americans Vacation in Europe Now

1. You Speak English, Right? English is the lingua franca across every European country, so a language barrier is not a reason to avoid foreign travel. Even in countries that are highly patriotic when it comes to native language such as France, English is always an option. The key is to first greet someone in […]

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10 Really Good Reasons Why NOT to Quit Your Job to Travel the World

Don't Quit Your Job to Travel - Why: Retirement

Don’t Quit Your Job to Travel the World Until You Read This So you want to quit your job to travel the world? Or more like you wish you could quit your job to travel the world, like all those travel bloggers you follow with envy. The idea of traveling non-stop for a year or […]

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Can These Travel Tech Startups at the Web Summit Improve Your Vacations?

Yonderbound (screenshot)

The Web Summit that concluded in Dublin, Ireland was chock-full of travel technology companies trying to get funding, trying to build buzz, and trying to be the next big thing. With over 20,000 attendees and over 2,000 exhibitors, it was a HUGE show. I talked to dozens of travel and lifestyle startups over three days and […]

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Top 5 Countries to Travel On Vacation in 2014

Riga, Latvia Art Nouveau Architecture

Which destinations should you visit in 2014?  While every place is worth visiting (at least once to see for yourself), every year there are a few destinations which are special. As you make your travel plans for 2014, consider picking one of these 5 ideal countries. 1. Latvia The Latvia capital city of Riga is […]

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How Travel Blogs Can Be Your Best Trip Planning Resource

Google Blog Search for Trip Advice from Travel Bloggers

Planning a trip without reading travel blogs is like forgetting to pack snacks in your picnic basket when heading to the park. While guidebooks and major media outlets publish glossy overviews of a destination, travel bloggers fill your basket with tidbits of smart, timely, and insightful advice. Don’t get me wrong… I love flipping through […]

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5 Ways To Tell If A Travel Website Is Trustworthy

Buying travel on the Web has become the most common way to book accommodations, flights and vacation packages. When you make reservations on the website of a major hotel chain such as Marriott or an online travel agent (OTA) such as Expedia, trust is a given. Yes there are the occasional news reports of hacking, […]

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Should the U.S. Government Promote Domestic Travel to Grow the Economy?

The U.S. economy continues to show signs of improvement, so how can telling Americans to travel more help stimulate the domestic economy?  Since consumer spending makes up as much as 70% of the US economy, getting the public to spend more is important but I prefer a more direct message.  What if the government ran […]

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Travel Meetups and Talks – Chat with People at Home Before You Go On Vacation

Travel guidebooks along with tourism and booking websites are the first place most people turn to for travel ideas, research, and planning advice.  I use all three myself extensively, but an excellent way to step outside your travel comfort zone is to hear destination advice from a live person and have the chance to ask […]

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Going On A Photo Safari Vacation Step By Step

The concept of going on a “Photo Safari” may not be familiar to many, however you will soon learn it is an excellent way to take a vacation even if only for an afternoon and in your home city.  What is a Photo Safari? Well traditionally it was used to describe a trip to Africa, […]

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How to Protect Your Privacy When Posting Your Vacation Plans Online

Sharing your vacation plans with friends, family, and co-workers is a wonderful way to gain excitement about upcoming trips while letting others know when you will be away.  With today’s instant modes of communication and the public nature of social networking and the Internet, it will do us all good to stop and take basic […]

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