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A Different Aruba – Landmarks

Dec 9, 2013
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A Different Aruba – Landmarks

Welcome to the conclusion of our three part series, A Different Aruba, where we have been exploring the island and shedding a new light on the adventures it has to offer. California Lighthouse The California Lighthouse is believed to have been constructed in 1914.  Standing more than ninety feet high, it looks to be an imposing and dramatic giant in the barren lunar landscape surrounding it. This lighthouse was deemed necessary after the shipwreck of the English steamship, California, in ...

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A Different Aruba – Adventure

Dec 2, 2013
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A Different Aruba – Adventure

Welcome to part two of our three part series exploring Aruba and shedding a new light on the adventure this island has to offer. Natural Pool Nestled in a unique formation of rock, volcanic stone circles, you’ll find a tranquil pool. Located in Parke Arikok, the Natural Pool or conchi is a secret hidden pool on the windward coast surrounded by rocks. Once known as Cura di Tortuga, it was a safe haven for sea turtles. Here you can swim, snorkel, feed the fish, dive from rocks or just rela...

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A Different Aruba

Nov 25, 2013
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A Different Aruba

When someone says “Aruba”, typically, the first image in your mind is white sandy shorelines met by crystal clear azure waters.  But this beautiful island has so much more to offer than just surreal, tranquil beaches.  In this three part series of articles, we will travel and explore different places in Aruba to bring about a new light of adventure. Let’s explore. Savaneta This tranquil village is located between Oranjestad and San Nicolas, on the south shore and known to be the si...

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Frozen in Time – Yellowstone in Winter, continued

Nov 18, 2013
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Frozen in Time – Yellowstone in Winter, continued

Welcome back to the second and final installment of our trip in a more tranquil time, a time of deceptive stillness and hidden adventure. This is Yellowstone in Winter. Zoologists agree that animals have a certain urgency to them during the winter months. Doug Smith, who founded the Yellowstone Wolf Project 18 years ago, was quoted saying, "They're trying to survive, and there's a stark reality about that, that makes seeing them in winter that much more striking.” If you’re an animal w...

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Frozen in Time – Yellowstone in Winter

Nov 11, 2013
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Frozen in Time – Yellowstone in Winter

Visiting Yellowstone in the winter is much like seeing an area frozen in time. You are afforded the opportunity to experience Yellowstone much like the Native  Americans, long before the areas earliest eastern explorers did in the beginning of the 19th century. All prior to the region being established as the country's, and the world's first national park in 1872. A typical day in the summer is full of traffic jams, waiting for an entire herd of bison to go by. Contrast that with winter. See...

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Beware of Costly Travel Mistakes

Oct 30, 2013
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Beware of Costly Travel Mistakes

Cold weather has you down? Are one who plans far ahead? If you’re already planning your summer vacation, here is a little advice from the good folks at the Consumer Information Center (www.pueblo.gsa.gov) to help you avoid costly travel scams that will surly ruin any vacation holiday: • If planning every detail of a vacation is not what you want to do, maybe you should turn to a travel agency or tour company. Just be sure to only deal with ones that are well known and have a good standing...

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Traveling for the Holidays with Children

Oct 21, 2013
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Traveling for the Holidays with Children

Now that it is officially autumn, the season of holiday chaos is almost upon us! And even though this time of the year brings forth opportunities to create wonderful long-lasting memories that will be cherished forever. It also can generate just as many horrible experiences in the way of traveling, especially with children. To help make your holiday travels a little less hectic, here are a few tips to think about to make traveling with children less of a chore: Excitement isn’t the only ...

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Some of the Hottest Careers for Those That Love to Travel

Oct 15, 2013
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Some of the Hottest Careers for Those That Love to Travel

If you’d ever imagined living your life traveling from place to place, experiencing new cultures and exploring foreign destinations, then maybe these ten career options could be something for you to consider.  After all, who doesn't want to get paid while having a lovely cruise in the Bahamas?   Flying High as a Pilot Whether flying a jet or for the government air force, pilots are ones to envy.  They travel across the globe almost every day and the salary is o...

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Travel Tips to Help Save Money on Your Next Trip

Oct 7, 2013
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Travel Tips to Help Save Money on Your Next Trip

Although the country may be in a recession, you can benefit from it if you’re planning your next trip soon. Hotels and other resorts are slashing their rates by more than 50% during the peak and off season which means you can take that vacation you've been putting off. But to do that, you have to know the different ways to save money. Planning your vacation way ahead of time is the first way to start saving. Look to travel to unique places not frequented by tourists at that time. During the...

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Miami Then and Now

Oct 1, 2013
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Miami Then and Now

With beautiful warm days in January and non-stop partying anytime of the year, it’s easy to see why Miami is one of the top travel destinations in the US. But it wasn't always that way apparently. Being 20 something and not a native of the Sunshine State, it’s really hard to imagine Miami as anything other than what it is today, South Beach especially. After running across an article which was looking at a few favorite cities in Florida “Now and Then”, I’m in disbelief! To think Oce...

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