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Advantages of Touring Europe by Car

by Lexa Pennington /
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Nov 29, 2016 / 2 comments

European travel is glorious in any form. The food, sights, arts, culture, languages, vistas, and new friends just make it such an enjoyable experience.

Why Travel Europe by Car?

Traveling by car, however, has its own advantages to rail or air travel. Let's look at some of the advantages of touring Europe by car (click here for our recommendations)

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Renting a Car in Italy: Easy, Cheap & Fun!

The best way to see Italy - and Europe, for that matter - is with your own set of wheels. I was once told by our friend Vicenzo in his deepest Italian accent speaking perfectly broken English, "Italians like the curve on their roads and their women," and from the voluptuous Sophia Loren to the hair pin turns of the Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites, there has never been a more true statement.

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9 Unique Bucket List Experiences in Taiwan

One of the best parts about traveling to Taiwan is having the opportunity to discover the island’s unique and vibrant culture.

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Packing Essentials for an Adventure Holiday

There's no doubt that travel certainly does broaden the mind, but sometimes the excitement of travel plans can cause the mind to forget some of the essentials that need to be purchased and packed!

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8 Reasons Why You Should Include Egypt on Your Travel Bucket List

Whether you love the beach, history, cruises, or are a thrill seeker, Egypt hasa little bit of something for you. Here are 8 reasons you should include Egypt on your travel bucket list.

8 Reasons Why You Should Include Egypt on Your Travel Bucket List

Studying Abroad in London? The Nitty Gritty

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Sep 29, 2016 / 0 comments

My very first overseas assignment working in Study Abroad was a summer London program. Can I tell you, it was one of the best summers of my life? I loved the students, I love London. You can’t go wrong.

Six Secrets of Barcelona

Once you’ve “been there, done that” and seen Barcelona’s major tourist draws, it’s time to get off the beaten path and experience the Catalan capital’s hidden gems. Escape the tourist masses and uncover these six “secret” sights - plus a special bonus at the end, for good measure!  

Six Secrets of Barcelona

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Explore the world with no rent: Top tips for being a successful housesitter

From Arizona to the Yucatan in Mexico, there are numerous gorgeous places that you can stay worldwide - for FREE - in return for some caretaking, housesitting, pet sitting, lawnmowing, and/or other duties. As a caretaker/housesitter, you can easily travel and live (or work) in many exotic places: mountain, lake, city, rural… and live like a local for anything from a few days to a couple of years.

Tips for Visiting Cinque Terre

by Talia Klundt /
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Aug 16, 2016 / 0 comments

Last year we took a two week vacation to Italy to visit friends and to go to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre has long been on my list to visit and I always meant to go when I lived there but somehow I never got around to it and then when I wanted to go, it was too late as I was moving away.

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Expedia Travel Expert Sarah Gavin Shares Best Tips for Travel Savings

For most of us, there is great joy in planning a vacation - the anticipation and research can be thrilling, but it can also be a little overwhelming.  With the summer travel season in full swing, there are countless insider tricks and tips travelers should arm themselves with to guarantee a smooth vacation experience, and most importantly, maximize savings. Travel Expert Sarah Gavin shares her tips to help us find those deals and make the most of our remaining summer vacation time.