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The Best Free Attractions To Visit In Florence

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Travel doesn’t need to be expensive! This is especially true in Florence, Italy. Whether you’re a college student studying abroad, a faculty member on sabbatical, looking for family travel activities that don’t break the bank, or a budget-minded traveler, finding the free is ALWAYS a good thing, so that you have room in your travel budget for accommodations, interesting tours, and, of course, great food.

Travel Safety: 6 Things to Do Before Your Getaway

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Vacations are supposed to be when you get away from the stress and worry of daily life. You want to have fun and kick back while the real world goes on its merry way without you for a few days. The harsh truth is that the real world doesn't take a break for you or anyone else because you're on vacation. Disasters can still happen, houses get robbed, and cars are stolen right from the driveway or airport long term parking. The last thing anyone wants to do after coming home from a lovely vacation is filling out police reports.

An Overview of All-Inclusive Family Resorts

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What Is an All Inclusive Family Resort? 

An all-inclusive family resort is an all-inclusive resort that caters to families. It is in stark contrast to resorts that prohibit children or even people under 50. There are all-inclusive resorts that will allow children, but an all-inclusive family resort is designed for families. They stand out in the range of child friendly activities and amenities they offer. 

Expert Shares Top Tips for Budget Travel

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My motto? The more you save, the more you can travel. That’s why I love finding–and sharing–budget travel tips. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a large extended family, flying or driving, staying close to home or ranging further afield, you’ll find plenty of ways to save, with our best budget travel tips.

All You Need to Know about Luxury Camping

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If your idea of camping is a moldy canvas pup tent and lots of mosquitoes, think again. Camping has evolved greatly, and everyone can participate! If you’re making your summer travel plans now, we greatly recommend including the newest trend, luxury camping, on your to do list. Whether you’re traveling solo, with your partner, or with your family, this new kind of camping offers so many options that everyone will be happy! 

Heading to the UK? Read This First.

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England is one of the most popular destinations in the world, and even those who have visited London and other popular cities in England love to return as often as they can. It's amazing how many new spots you can explore in this country full of rich heritage and beautiful views, and how much you can experience during just one trip. Even though the UK is not that big, there is much to see and do.

Expert Travel Tips To Improve Your Journey

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Whether you are interested in traveling around the world or in your own backyard, this article is for you. We will explore some of the experiences of seasoned travelers, and probe what they think about traveling, as well as share interesting tips to offer us as we prepare to travel ourselves. One has a fantastic philosophy of traveling; the second shares his spectacular but unusual traveling adventures–and encourages us to get out there.

The Best Beach Towns in Tenerife and Other Attractions

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There are times when you just need to kick back and hit the beach. Tenerife, a Spanish island off the coast of North Africa, has wonderful beaches...and thousands of people every year make good use of them. If you are looking for a great beach holiday, here are some of the best beaches you can find on this Canary island. It is worth noting that Tenerife beachfront hotels tend to be of a high standard.

4 Reasons to Visit Seattle’s MoPOP Museum

by Culinary Spelunker / Mar 25, 2019 /
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Indie video game designers discussing their craft. Hundreds of guitars strung together to form a sort of musical tornado emerging from the floor. High school art from a singer who helped create the grunge movement.

While I expected Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP, would offer plenty of culture-defining finds, I was still surprised by the variety and thoughtfulness behind the exhibits.

5 Best Tips for Visiting Vietnam's Spectacular Halong Bay

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Located in northeast Vietnam, in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay contains over 1,900 islands and islets! Formed from limestone karst and jutting up from the water, these islands are so unique that the area, all part of the Cat Ba Archipelago, has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name Ha Long can be translated to mean Bay of Descending Dragons.