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10 Caribbean-North American Vacations

10 Caribbean-North American Vacations: If you can’t decide where to go for summer vacation, take a look at some of our top picks nearby. Here are our recommendations.

10 Caribbean-North American Vacations:

Latin America for tropical vacations and cultural/history tours:

Visit:

  • Belize
  • Dominican Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Mexico
  • Cuba

Things to do and see:

  • Beaches and watersports
  • Cultural/historical tours
  • Tennis and golf
  • Rainforests and jungles to explore
  • Archaeological ruins in Tulum and Chichen Itza
  • Ziplining, whitewater rafting and hiking
  • Local cuisine to sample

10 Caribbean-North American Vacations:

Victoria in Canada’s British Columbia:

Things to do and see:

  • Taste local wines, and tour vineyards.
  • See the Royal British Columbia Museum, Craigdarroch Castle and Victor...
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Colorado National Parks Attraction

Colorado National Parks Attraction

Colorado National Parks Attraction

Colorado National Parks Attraction. Skgiin, boating, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding (inhale, deep breath here), scenic byways, rock climbing…okay, have you caught up yet? There are tons of things to do in Colorado! The really cool thing is you don’t have to traverse the whole state to partake of these wonderful activities. The Colorado National Parks have many of them ready at your beckon call! That’s right , one location and you can experience one of the more joyous family vacations you’ve ever had.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Fourteen min WAles of the Gunnison’s deep gorges are within this 31,000-acre National Park...
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Wonderful Enjoyable Family RV Vacations

Wonderful Enjoyable Family RV Vacations

Wonderful Enjoyable Family RV Vacations

Wonderful Enjoyable Family  RV Vacations. Family vacations are very valuable as they really help in strengthening family bonds and ties. Family vacations are enjoyed by everyone whether they are old or young, and nothing is better than to go on a wonderful RV vacation with your whole family. RV holiday are less expensive and they really give you the chance and the freedom to enjoy being together.

These days finding an RV campground or resort is not a very big deal as most cities and countries have them where people can park their RV and enjoy other recreational activities that the campground has to offer. Camping provides you with a golden chance to get close to nature where you can admire its bountiful resources and natural splendor.

Wonderful En...

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Traveling Packing Methods Tips

Traveling Packing Methods Tips

Traveling Packing Methods Tips

by brizzle born and bred

Traveling Packing Methods Tips. If you pack your travel stuff properly, you’ll get more in but how do you do that? What packing method should you employ?

We think all travelers develop their own packing method over time. You start to see what works for you and over time you get better and better at it as you travel more.

We’ve heard repeatedly that rolling your clothes is the best way to keep them from wrinkling. Hummm… It’s never worked for us. Maybe it’s the way we roll them. Our backpacker friends swear by this. For big items like pants, skirts, shirts, blouses, and sweaters, lay your item face down. Fold the sleeves back… get everything pretty flat and then roll the item up from the bottom.

Frankly the times I’ve used this metho...

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Canada’s Popular Tourist Destination.

Canada's Popular Tourist Destination.

Canada’s Popular Tourist Destination.

Canada’s  Popular Tourist Destination. Awe-inspiring scenery, vibrant cities and a welcoming atmosphere all make Canada a popular tourist destination. As the largest country in North America, Canada is a vast land encompassing majestic mountains, virgin forests, spacious prairies and Arctic tundra.

While much of the nation is of British and French descent, Canada is home to a mosaic of multicultural communities. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Canada. Number 10. Calgary. The largest city in Alberta, Calgary is situated between the Canadian Prairies and the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

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Canada Oil

After oil was discovered nearby in the early 1900s, Calgary boomed into what is now one of Canada’s largest metropolitan areas, attractin...

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Chinese New Year Celebrating Taipei, Taiwan

Chinese New Year Celebrating Taipei, Taiwan

              Chinese New Year Celebrating Taipei, Taiwan

I count myself so lucky to have celebrated two Chinese New Years in Taipei, Taiwan, where the celebrations go strong and last long! And I’ll never forget my bewilderment when someone explained to me the banks would be closed eleven days!

As you can imagine Chinese New Year is a “really big deal” in Taiwan, as it is in many cities celebrating Lunar New Year around the world. I was thrilled when Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett – a native of Taiwan and creator of the “Let’s Learn Mandarin Chinese with Miss Panda!“ audio CD for young children – agreed to share all about the Chinese New Year traditions in Taiwan in this special guest post (updated for 2019).

Welcome to the Year of the Pig!

celebrating Chinese New Year in Taipei and beyond

Chinese New Year:

The Biggest of ...

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What to expect as media attending IPW

What to expect as media attending IPW. IPW is and has been for many years, the biggest event on my travel calendar. IPW is the big travel trade show for the United States of America and is held in different cities each year with around 6,000 travel operators, agents and media all rushing around chilly air conditioned conference halls walking off more steps in a day than a week of physical activity at home. I have made so many great connections, worked with awesome people and become friends with many of them over the years.

IPW stands for International Pow Wow (formerly called Pow Wow, but you’ll end up paying the Swear Jar if you call it that any more kidding!) and has been running since 1969. It brings in nearly $5 billion in new business in just three days.

I first attended in 2005...

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Comuna Art Medellin, Colombia

Comuna Art Medellin, Colombia. What a treat to see such amazing street art! I may be a little biased because I love art in all forms but street art is a real treat. Larger than life and so full of color and interesting subject choices. It is always interesting and Comuna 13 is literally FULL of street art.

Whether I love the art, hate it, or laugh at it, I’ve never met art that I wasn’t excited about seeing. No matter what, you can have some fun conversations about it! Ask the kids what they think. They always have an interesting perspective and will enjoy you listening to their opinion.

From world’s most dangerous city to world’s most innovative city

Comuna 13, or San Javier, was once the most dangerous neighborhood in the entire world!! There were more murders here than in any ot...

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Walk Like Penguin After Blizzard

Walk Like  Penguin After Blizzard

Walk Like Penguin After Blizzard

Walk Lik e Penguin After Blizzard. Digging out from the snow here in Washington, DC, I quickly came up with a practical list of do’s and don’t, especially for solos.

Walk Like Penguin After Blizzard

1. DO: Learn to walk like a penguin!

As a fan of weekly shows like Aventura Animal, I was fascinated watching Antarctic penguins walking on their heels. In my first post-blizzard’s trek yesterday, I found out why: Placing your heel down first and then your toe really makes it easier to walk on snow and ice.

2. DON’T THINK: Plowed streets can make it easier for pedestrians.

After the storm ended, I headed out to my health club, only to find enormous snow dunes looming ahead! I had to walk the length of the block to find a crossing! The problem? The curb c...

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Why Travel to Barcelona Alone?

Why Travel to Barcelona Alone?

Why Travel to Barcelona Alone?

A Guest Post by Kristina Kinson

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Why Travel To Barcelona Alone? Travelling alone may seem scary and overwhelming, especially the first time. But if you do it right, it can be one of the most rewarding and liberating experiences you could have. Unlike travelling in a more conventional way, visiting a city on your own truly opens your mind. You learn to appreciate your own company and get out of your comfort zone by trying things you’ve never done before.

Spain, in general, is an excellent choice for travelling solo, with delicious food, lots of culturally rich places and incredible attractions that will keep you so entertained that you won’t miss anyone’s company.

Here are 6 reasons why travel to Barcelona alone:

  1. A...
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