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Dec 27, 2019 0

Travel Tips: 5 Things to Know When You Travel to Europe

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If you’ve never traveled to Europe, there are certain things that are great to know before going. Europe is one of the best places for tourists to visit every year, as more than 500 million people visit Europe annually and the number of tourists is expected to rise in the coming years. Now that you’ve decided to set out on an adventurous trip, it is important to keep a few things in mind before setting off.

Here is a list of few things to know before you set out on a European tour:

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Dec 12, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Take Care of Your Home While You are Away on Vacation

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There are many household tasks that you may worry about while you are away on vacation such as your pet, your plants, your mail, a bill that will be late when you get back, or if you have left an appliance on. It’s easy to neglect taking care of many important and obvious things in your excitement about the trip or while you’re in a rush to leave.

If you don’t want to worry about things at home while on vacation, it’s essential to take a few minutes and review the following tips that can help you stay cool and worry-free.

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Dec 25, 2019 0

Travel Advice: Best Places to Spend New Years Eve

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By Meghan Khameraj

2020 is right around the corner! Can you believe it? As we say goodbye to this decade, we welcome a new one full of adventures and opportunities. Avoid any holiday stress by using travel tips to ring in 2020 with a bang by spending New Year’s Eve in these fun spots!

Excited to ring in the new decade? Cupid has some travel tips to help you start the decade off with a bang:

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Nov 27, 2019 0

Travel Tips: 6 Best Spots for Fall Foliage

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By Emily Green

We are officially in the thick of the fall season, and what could be better than taking in nature and the beautiful fall foliage all around? While not every place around the globe has the best fall foliage, there are so many places where you and your friends or significant other can spend some time and check out nature and all it has to offer. Check out some of these vacation destinations that will be sure to keep you in the fall mood:

If you’re looking for great places for fall foliage, look no further! Check out these travel tips on where to find the best fall foliage this season:

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Dec 11, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Top 5 Things to Do in Maui

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By Mara Miller

Hawaii—probably one of the most luxurious vacation destinations we can take away from the mainland without the worry of a passport or travel visa. Whether you’re going for your honeymoon or because you want your own Instagram-worthy vacay, we’ve gathered up some of the best things to do in Maui in these travel tips.

Check out our travel tips on the top five things to do in Maui!

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Sep 11, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Backpacking in Beautiful Vacation Spots

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By Katie Sotack

Need a mental health break? Backpacking through the wilderness, Europe, or even a campsite nearby is an affordable way to explore outside of your usual day hiking. Greenbelly suggests it’s best to decrease your pack’s weight before traveling. If you’ve decided to hike out with your living space, food, drink, and survival gear on your back, (check GearWeAre for more), make it ultralight.

Reward your thirst for adventure and your wallet by backpacking at the next beautiful vacation spot with our travel tips for lightweight, low stakes gear carting.

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Aug 14, 2019 0

Travel Destination: Vacation in Egypt Like Kourtney Kardashian

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Kourtney Kardashian in Egypt. Photo: Instagram/@kourtneykardash

By Bonnie Griffin

Think outside the box next time you plan your next vacation! Egypt might not be the first travel destination on your mind, but it has a lot to offer. One glance at the marvelous Pyramids of Kourtney Kardashian’s recent vacation makes it clear. Egypt is a majestic vacation destination. You can visit historic Egypt or vacation in luxury along the Red Sea. The options are all beautiful and you will be ready to go back for more. Check out our travel advice!

Take your vacation to Egypt for your next travel destination!

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Aug 28, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Health Benefits of Luxury Travel

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By Katie Sotack

Can luxury travel be self-care? In 2017, CNN published the article “Travel Makes Us Happy”, but as it turns out, the ignition of our senses by new experiences makes us happy. Recent wellness luxury travel has entered the market as a health trend for those who want to increase their sense of well-being. These luxury vacations aim to go beyond experiential travel, instead of immersing the traveler in the transformational experience of travel and leading to personal fulfillment.

Here are some travel tips to ensure the longevity of your growth from luxury travel.

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Oct 30, 2019 0

Travel Tips: 5 Easy Ways to Book Your Vacation Stress-Free

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By Bonnie Griffin

In recent travel trends, the days of having hotels as your only option for a vacation away from home are over. Thanks to websites like Airbnb.com, you can really find a “home away from home” and often at a lower cost than those charged by drab hotels. Next time you’re looking for a place to stay and relax for vacation, check out these travel tips for booking your stress-free vacation rental.

Find your home away from home and relax on your next vacation with these travel tips!

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Sep 18, 2019 0

Travel Trend: Micro-cations

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By Emily Green

Everyone needs a break from their day to day life, and a vacation is a perfect way to do so! Some people, especially millennials, can’t afford to take a week or two off work or to shirk other commitments for the luxury vacation have been dreaming about. In an attempt to get a break, micro-cations—a vacation no longer than four nights—have become the most popular travel trend to get out of the office to any beautiful vacation spots of your choice. 

Micro-cations seem to be a popular and easy travel trend among millennials. What are some benefits to taking a micro-cation rather than a vacation?

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Oct 2, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Vacation Destinations for a Girls’ Getaway

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By Katie Sotack

Life’s been hectic lately. The muscles in your shoulder are so knotted you can’t lift your arm over your head. Your brain’s always on overdrive in an effort to match your racing heart. Your body sending you a message. The rhythm of routine responsibility is too overwhelming and there’s no better way to unwind than travel with a good vacation destination. It’s time for a getaway with your gal pals at a popular vacation spot!

Get ready for the fun, relaxing getaway you’ve been craving. Here’s how to find a vacation destination that’s right for your girl group.

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Aug 7, 2019 0

Travel Tips: 10 Things Not to Miss at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

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As the summer temperatures heat up, many families will be looking for ways to keep cool. They will also want to entertain, make memories and keep their kids active. One good way to do that is to visit WonderWorks in Myrtle Beach, where parents can find four levels of nonstop indoor fun, offering plenty of opportunities for people of all ages.

“Most people are familiar with the outside of our building, but they are not familiar with what goes on inside it,” says Robert Stinnett, the regional manager at WonderWorks. “The neat thing is that what we offer on the inside is every bit as interesting and unique. We are here for all ages to experience laughter, fun, and joy by diving into history, science and releasing energy with our interactive exhibits!”

With these travel tips, check out 10 things you don’t want to miss at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach:

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Jul 24, 2019 0

Vacation Destinations: Top 5 Beach Vacations

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By Bonnie Griffin

Now that summer is here, it is time to choose your vacation destination, and what better place to go than to hit the beach? A good beach vacation can be a ton of fun, and it is an affordable way to take the family on a getaway filled with excitement and time in the sun. Some of the beach vacation location options might surprise you.

Summer is here, and that means it’s time to find the best beaches for your summer vacation destination.

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Jun 26, 2019 0

Vacation Destinations: Underrated Vacation Locations

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By: Emily Green

It’s finally June, which means it’s officially summer! Summer is the prime time for people to relax and try new things, like checking out new destinations for vacation. While most people tend to think of relaxing on tropical islands or Florida beaches, or heading on a trip to spot your favorite celebrity, there are plenty of less obvious places all around the United States where you can travel and experience new and exciting adventure.

There are plenty of fun and exciting new places you can go to on vacation! Here are Cupid’s top five underrated vacation destinations:

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Jun 12, 2019 0

Travel Destinations: Visit the Great Smoky Mountains & Pigeon Forge

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By Mara Miller

Summertime is here! That means it’s a fantastic time to choose a travel destination like Pigeon Forge and to explore The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The area is rich in Appalachian history, especially up in the Smokies where you can still find old cabins, such as the Tipton Place homestead, settled in the 1820s by Revolutionary War veteran William “Fighting Billy” Tipton. After you’re done exploring the Smokies, you can spend a few nights in Pigeon Forge, where there are a variety of fun things to do and explore.

Searching for great travel tips and travel advice? Make the Great Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge your next travel destination!

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May 29, 2019 0

Travel Destination: Top 5 Bakeries You Need to Try in NYC

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By Megan McIntosh

New York City is definitely a popular tourist destination for people all over the world. There’s so much to do and see. You can check out Broadway or try for a celebrity sighting. If you are headed to New York City as a travel destination, then it’s certain that one of the reasons you’re probably going is for the food. But whether you’re in the mood for breakfast or dessert, you can’t go wrong by checking out New York City’s bakeries.

Travel Destination: Heading to New York City for a girl’s weekend or a week of relaxation and tourist fun? Cupid has five bakeries to try.

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May 15, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Visit the Grand Canyon

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By Mara Miller

The Grand Canyon is a great place to visit if you’re searching for travel tips! Located primarily in Arizona, it also borders Utah and Nevada. The canyon itself is 227 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep. It has been the home to Native Americans for 10,000 years and has a rich archaeological history. Today, it is a national park with hiking, mule rides, river tours, and bicycling.

There’s a lot to do if you’re going to visit the Grand Canyon! Follow these travel tips as you plan your trip:

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May 1, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Three Historical Colonial Towns You Need to Visit

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Liberty Lounge in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. Photo: Instagram / @colonialwmsburg

By Mara Miller

It’s time to take a step back in time and explore preserved colonial towns in the U.S. Though you can find groups of colonial homes built in the 16th and 17th centuries in both Alexandria, VA and Philadelphia, PA, there are some colonial towns are still mostly preserved with one-lane roads and homes that date back to original settlers. Consider taking our travel advice and visiting gems like this, which are located in the original 13 colonies.

Check out our travel tips for three close-to-original towns you may want to explore that were a part of the original colonies!

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Mar 27, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Pocket Friendly U.S. Travel Destinations

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The United States has consistently ranked at the top of many tourists’ bucket list, and it is no surprise that it houses some of the most visited travel destinations around the world. From Hollywood to the Statue of Liberty to exotic beaches, the U.S. has it all!

Many times, first-time travelers are worried about the expenses they will incur on trip to the U.S., however, worry not! We’ve got you covered. However, if you’ve saved some money from that jackpot win of yours, check out these other holiday destinations as well!

Check out our list of top cities in the U.S. which are tourist-friendly as well as light on the pocketbook.

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Mar 20, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Top Five Romantic Spots in the Bluegrass State

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By Mara Miller

We’ve got some fun travel tips! Are you looking for the next place to take a romantic vacation? Rich in nature and history, Kentucky is the frontier pioneer Daniel Boone explored, home to the Wildcats basketball team, and has an illustrious equine industry. A number of A-list celebrities have come from the Bluegrass State, too! Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson went to high school in Estill County. George Clooney was born in Lexington. Jennifer Lawrence, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Johnny Depp are all from Kentucky, too!

Check out these travel tips to have the most romantic trip to the Bluegrass State!

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Mar 8, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Learn Your Rights as an Airline Passenger

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Interview by Mara Miller

It’s important to know your rights as an airline passenger when you fly frequently. Even A-list passengers run into unpleasant situations when jetting off on celebrity vacations. In some situations, you may be traveling with pets or run into restroom issues on the plane. You may even be denied boarding. In these travel tips, we have partnered with AirHelp to get some answers to our questions.

Check out travel tips from AirHelp on how to make the most of your passenger rights:

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Apr 3, 2019 0

Travel Tips: Travel Solo

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By Lauren Burczyk

Traveling alone can be a totally different experience than traveling with a companion. Whether you’re traveling for business, haven’t found that special someone, or simply need some time to yourself, this travel trend can make for an awesome excursion. When you travel alone, you travel on your own terms, which can make for a really unique experience. If you ever have the opportunity to go off and explore on your own, we highly recommend it. Take our travel advice — travel solo and love every part of your adventure!

Here are some travel tips for traveling solo:

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Mar 19, 2019 0

Travel Destination: 5 Tips for Traveling to Iceland

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By Courtney Shapiro

The name may be deceiving, but Iceland is actually full of volcanoes, greenery, and hot springs. It’s the perfect place to get away and explore. Get ready to sight see and  make your travel destination in Iceland worthwhile by checking out our travel tips.

Here are five travel tips for your Iceland excursion:

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Feb 14, 2019 0

Think Outside of the Chocolate Box: Your Guide to an Adventurous Valentine’s Day

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By Rob Tischler, Co-Owner of Allstar Coaches

Valentine’s Day calls to mind pictures of ornate flower arrangements, expensive gifts, and costly dinners all in an attempt to show your loved one how much you care. What if this Valentine’s Day, instead of splurging on the latest tech gadgets, you planned a date that truly encompasses what the holiday is all about – romance AND quality time?

Think outside of the chocolate box this year, and give the gift of adventure by planning an unforgettable road trip.

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