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Expedia Survey Reinforces Love for National Parks

Expedia Survey Reinforces Love for National Parks

You almost didn’t need a study to tell us that Americans love their National Park but Expedia’s recent National Parks Index gives a few interesting nuggets of information Take a look at some of the numbers and see if you agree

The People Have Spoken: Clearwater Beach is the Best Beach

The People Have Spoken: Clearwater Beach is the Best Beach

If you’ve already been to Clearwater Beach Florida the following probably won’t come as a surprise And if you haven’t had a chance to visit yet here’s another reason to expedite your plans to stay at the beautiful accessible and all-around-awesome Clearwater Beach

10 Tips for Packing Light and Looking Good

10 Tips for Packing Light and Looking Good

Tips on how to make the most of your luggage space and look good doing it

Where is the Next Bathroom?

Where is the Next Bathroom?

A very common question that is asked on road trips short and long is Where is the next bathroom

Steps to Avert Vacation Disaster

Steps to Avert Vacation Disaster

Preparing your home for vacation with these tips can make your return from vacation much nicer

3 Easy Vacation Hairstyles

3 Easy Vacation Hairstyles

These are simple step by step details for three fabulous vacation hairstyles

Revitalizing Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Revitalizing Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Yoga teacher training in Costa Rica is an affordable way to become a registered yoga instructor but with all the benefits of a vacation get-a-way

St. Lucia: Romantic Honeymoon Hideaway

St. Lucia: Romantic Honeymoon Hideaway

If you are looking for quiet secluded tropical beaches to spend your first days together look no further than the Caribbean's St Lucia

8 Essentials for Backpacking Outside the United States

8 Essentials for Backpacking Outside the United States

Don't forget these backpacking essentials

Relief Riders International offers a humanitarian experience and a vacation in India

Relief Riders International offers a humanitarian experience and a vacation in India

Voluntourism on a fifteen day horseback riding adventure with relief riders international

Latest Stories

  • Abroad Perspective: Just Sayings

    Abroad Perspective: Just Sayings
    Did you know most sayings are hundreds of years old and usually come from real life situations For example the expression “to fly off the handle” refers to a loose axe head flying of its handle uncontrollably Every country has its own way to describe situations so it should come as no surprise that expressions vary from place to place As a Dutchman I’d say “let’s wash this piggy!” meaning getting the task done Let’s take a look at some of my favorites from around the world
  • Instagram Helps Travelers Unlock the Hidden Wonders of the World

    Instagram Helps Travelers Unlock the Hidden Wonders of the World
    In the ever-changing landscape of social media it seems the channels at the forefront fade in and out by the month I remember a time long ago that I thought Twitter was the future of digital consciousness Then that perception shifted to Pinterest’s free-spirited idea gathering before circling back to Facebook’s all-encompassing content sharing But with social media as it stands today Instagram is far and away my favorite channel And that goes double for travelers Here’s 3 reasons why everyone who loves travel should be on Instagram
  • Abroad Perspective: Stacking the Carts

    Abroad Perspective: Stacking the Carts
    Believe it or not I did not own a car until I moved to the USA It’s really not that shocking when you consider that I had access to buses trams and a train station fifteen minutes from my apartment The lack of having a vehicle did not hinder how I got around but it sure affected the way I did my grocery shopping From fewer food options to operating hours I found that like getting around town grocery shopping in Europe is surprisingly different
  • 4 Types of Therapy to Cure Your Fear of Flying

    4 Types of Therapy to Cure Your Fear of Flying
    Flight One of the great miracles of man It’s easy to take for granted but what a marvel to think that a species without wings defied physics and now transports millions of humans through the air each day But those of us with aviophobia would prefer to stay on the ground Aviophobia is clinically defined as an intense and irrational fear of flying in an aircraft with symptoms that include increased blood pressure anxiety hyperventilation and panic attacks Despite that fear airplanes are consistently one of the safest ways to travel Still the thought of being suspended in air in a giant hunk of metal can be frightening for many If the inability to fly is causing challenges in your life there are ways to overcome that fear The Economist suggests four successful forms of therapy that tackle the fear at the core
  • Pass the Time with Play with 4 Road Trip Activities

    Pass the Time with Play with 4 Road Trip Activities
    When you hit the road you need a way to pass the time with your kids Old favorites like I Spy and the License Plate Game are always a great staple yet we bet your kids crave more So we asked some family travel experts what else Mom and Dad can do to spice up their travels Here are four entertaining ideas to add to your arsenal before your next Global Discovery Vacations trip
  • Abroad Perspective: Stepping Out of Line

    Abroad Perspective: Stepping Out of Line
    Forget all you know about an orderly line when you visit Italy because here you’ll find out that a horizontal line exists instead Ordering a drink at a busy American bar on the weekend is probably the closest you’ll get to waiting in line “The Italian Way.”
  • Resort Guide and Vacation Offer Photos: Are These the Actual Pictures of My Condo Unit?

    Resort Guide and Vacation Offer Photos: Are These the Actual Pictures of My Condo Unit?
    Pictures are worth a thousand words especially in vacation planning That’s why we ask for photos of the units used in the Global Discovery Vacations travel club Our goal is provide you the best information we can so you can choose the perfect place to spend your weeklong vacation With condos what you see online isn’t always exactly what you get Why More often than not we are leasing multiple units in a property and we can’t store or track all of the different pictures Let us explain
  • Which Travel Documents Do You Need to Keep?

    Which Travel Documents Do You Need to Keep?
    Confirmations ticket stubs ID cards – traveling can be a document-heavy ordeal But when it gets to the point where you feel overwhelmed and unorganized juggling all of these items loses its usefulness On the flipside there are certain documents containing personal information that you have no point holding on to So for the sake of sanity and your protection here’s what you should do with all of those travel documents before during and after your travels
  • Maps Never Go Out of Style

    Maps Never Go Out of Style
    A coworker recently took a cross-country trip to Florida from Kansas and once she hit some Tennessee mountains at night she lost her signal and her GPS didn’t work Without the aid of her electronics she found herself in unfamiliar territory without guidance in the dark She regretted not having a map and we don’t ever want members to feel the helplessness of aimless direction So here’s a friendly reminder and some tips to have a tried and true map on hand
  • The U.S. Bucket List Bracket Winner Is…

    The U.S. Bucket List Bracket Winner Is…
    Lake Tahoe Whether you expected it or not our members voted and the results are in for the our Bucket List Bracket champion Lake Tahoe nudged out Caladesi Island with 52 percent of the votes As we said through the course of the bracket Lake Tahoe is a versatile area offering bustling ski towns with natural escapes with plenty to do and see Since Lake Tahoe is the destination of the hour here are a collection of posts that show why having a lake mountains and forests make for a great vacation

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