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Airport Hotel & Parking Packages: The New Travel Hack

Airport travel comes with many inconveniences: long TSA lines, delayed flights, and all of the packing and preparing you need to do before your trip. We’re exhausted just thinking about it! But what if you could experience a couple hours of peace before your travel begins? That’s where ParkSleepFly comes in. This website offers airport hotel & parking packages so that you can park your car at the hotel for the duration of your trip AND get a good night’s sleep before heading to the airport. Sounds nice, right?

Top Ten Ways to Save Money in Norway

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May 30, 2016 / 0 comments

Norway - the home of frankfurters and fiords, aurora borealis, and enough scenic views to last a lifetime. It is the dream destination for many, but it seems that only the very wealthy are able to experience its glory. 

Top Ten Ways to Save Money in Norway

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Traveling Tips For Gap Year Tourists on a Budget

No matter how old you are, taking a gap year to travel can be one of the most exciting and enriching things you could ever do. Most people do it between high school and college or university, but I have known a few who have done it in the middle of getting their degree, after they’ve gotten their degree, and even when they’re WAAAY past the traditional gap year age group (I met a nearly 40 year old gapper once!).

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How to Be Able to Travel Each Year Without a Huge Salary and Several Mouths to Feed

The question that I always receive is where I made enough wealth to travel as much as I do. This question always greatly amuses me because there is this stereotype that one needs to have wealth in order to travel. What many people miss is that there are ways to travel all over the world without spending a great deal of money. Additionally, while traveling, there is also a way to have several high quality vacations per year - even when you do have kids - without spending a significant amount of money either.

Studying Abroad in London? Here's How to Get There...

by Heather Robinette /
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Apr 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Studying abroad is a great opportunity and I’m sure many others are like myself - when I studied abroad in London, it was also my first time abroad. There were definitely some small tips that would have been beneficial, and some I figured out myself. I am able to hopefully provide some insight into what to expect when leaving the United States and arriving in London. It can be an overwhelming experience, but if you have an idea of what will happen when you land, it can make the start of your time in London less stressful.

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Things to do in Bangkok with locals

One night in Bangkok – When I first saw the musical Chess, the main song stuck in my mind (for decades, now!). It made this global city into something more – a journey into the unfamiliar, perhaps.

Things to do in Bangkok with locals

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JustFly’s cautionary tale: Traveling in hostile countries

During the early days of March 2016, it was announced that the North Korean government sentenced a 21-year old student from West Virginia to 15 years of hard labor. His crime: attempting to steal a propaganda poster for a friend back home.

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10 Ways to Create a Happy Atmosphere for Flying

Flying can be stressful - let's not even dig into the reasons why, because it will just make us crabby. But in an effort to discover more happiness in travel, we've published a three part series that focuses on the positive - happy tips for travel. Our resource for all questions about happiness is Deborah Heisz, Editorial Director of Live Happy - and ask her a few questions. Deborah has a B.A. in English from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Dallas.

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An Expert Shares How to Create Happy Family Travel

Remember those days of drawing a line on the backseat of the car, and not allowing your brother to cross it? Or, fighting for the armrest on the airplane (wait, that still happens!)? I'm all for family travel - and am constantly promoting it as a way to explore the world together, whether in your backyard or in far-flung places. But there are ways to create happy family travel - less stress, more bonding and joyful journeys. Interested? Of course!

Travel Writers' Secrets: Top Quebec City Travel Tips

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Nov 14, 2015 / 0 comments

Get ready and fasten your seatbelts! This summer, we took an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’s, Newfoundland (yes, a ferry was involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St.

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