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9 Reasons to Visit Europe in 2015

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Travel is a passion.  There are great reasons to visit Europe in 2015.

9 great reasons to visit europe 9 Reasons to Visit Europe in 2015

For me, traveling has always been thrilling. Exploring new places and seeing new things is exciting. It is what many people enjoy more than anything else. It is such a shame that some people never get out there and see the world. There is a wealth of cultures out there that some will never see. When you plan your next trip, why not go further afield? There is no need to stay here in the US. Why not consider traveling to the continent? Here are nine amazing reasons to visit Europe in 2015.

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Traveling with the Acer Aspire Switch 10

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So, recently, I’ve done a lot of traveling. A LOT of traveling. One of the things I realized is that it’s seriously not convenient to take my giant laptop with me everywhere.  I’ll bring it along, sure, for work and blogging. But I can’t just get it out and set up somewhere to see where I might want to go in the town I’m in, or when we’re looking for a hotel. You see, I have a 19 inch laptop.  It seemed like a good idea at the time I ordered it, but it’s not so portable.  We often travel with no reservations. We may have a general plan, but nothing is usually set in stone.

You can use a tablet, or your phone, to connect and look things up, but that gets cumbersome, too. How many times have you tried to click a link while mobile only to wind up somewhere else entirely? For me, that happens ALL.THE.TIME.

There’s a new breed of Intel 2 in 1 , like the Acer Aspire Switch 10.

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Must Have Backpacking Essentials for Your Adventures

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backpacking essentials Must Have Backpacking Essentials for Your Adventures

There’s nothing more liberating that kissing goodbye to the daily grind and embarking on a backpacking adventure. However, if you’re to enjoy your experiences overseas, it’s important that you plan your trip carefully. For example, before you set off on your travels, it’s a good idea to create a packing checklist so that you don’t forget any of the backpacking essentials.

Here is a rundown of some of the most important belongings you’ll need when you’re away from home.

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Why You Should Visit New York City

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Do you have a significant anniversary on the Horizon?  Maybe you have a major life event coming up?  Lots of people choose to celebrate these with a holiday of a lifetime, and what better place to visit than New York City?

visit new york city Why You Should Visit New York City

We have seen it on television many times – the hero cops do battle with the villains and come out of it triumphantly. They cause millions of dollars worth of damage to the buildings before they catch the bad guy. It isn’t like that in real life; though you might be lucky enough to watch them shooting such a movie during your stay. There is always something happening in the streets of the Big Apple.

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A Stay at Embassy Suites Napa Valley Hotel

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embassy suites napa valley A Stay at Embassy Suites Napa Valley Hotel

Normally, when I travel, I let the spirits be my guide. By that, I mean that I have very few set plans, and just sort of let whatever may be, happen. I mean, when we take a road trip, there’s normally not even a plan of where we’re headed. We make that decision when we get to a fork in the road.

Left or right?

Flip a coin

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How to Make the Most of Your Beach Vacation

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make the most beach vacation How to Make the Most of Your Beach Vacation

Everybody loves taking a vacation by the seaside, and what’s not to love? Sporty types can have a game of volleyball on the beach. Water-babies can spend their day swimming in the sea, and those looking to relax can lie in the sun with their favorite book and a drink in their hand. That’s why so many people opt for seaside vacations because there’s so much to see and do. Enough to even keep the most stroppy of teenagers entertained. So, if you’re planning on packing a bucket and spade and heading to a beachside location anytime soon,  you might want to read this first. Because while beach vacations can be fun, if you fail to plan things properly, your beach vacation might turn out to be one that you’d rather forget.

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Eating and Drinking Our Way Through Napa Valley

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I seriously debated what to call this post.  Eating My Way Through Napa Valley?  Gluttony in the Napa Valley?  How to Have a Really Great Time?  I think I selected the right choice.

eating drinking napa valley Eating and Drinking Our Way Through Napa Valley

Recently, Hilton invited me out to experience Napa Valley and San Francisco. Who could turn that down? While we were only in town for a few days, there were some serious highlights to our Napa Valley trip. Our group basically ate great food, and wine-tasted our way through the NapaValley.

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A Whirlwind Trip to San Francisco

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I love love love to travel. It’s one of the great joys of my life. I love road trips, where we just get in the car and go. I like to fly off to faraway lands on trips that take more planning. I even like to see the sights that are around me, and explore my area as a tourist.

whirlwind tour san francisco A Whirlwind Trip to San Francisco

For some reason, though, it seems that I don’t travel nearly as much as I used to. I don’t know if it’s because of the adult responsibilities I have now, or I don’t know where to go, or money, or a combination of these. When Hilton invited me to visit one of the great cities of the world – San Francisco – how could I possibly say no?

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Must Have Travel Essentials

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Thanks to Kotex for sponsoring this travel essentials post.

travel essentials 2 Must Have Travel Essentials

 Must Have Travel Essentials When you travel, there’s so many things that you have to take with you. Phone, extra memory cards, chargers for everything you’ve ever owned, money, cash in all kinds of denominations, a sweater, the list goes on and on.

These are some of my necessary Travel Essentials.

Tablet

The tablet may have become one of the most important travel essentials.  With your tablet, you’ll never be bored. You can read, play games, surf the web, whatever. You may want to be sure that you have an extra alternative power source, though.

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Why You Should Take a Trip to Canada

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You might not have visited Canada before. For many people, it’s not the first place that springs to mind while discussing vacation plans.  That’s a shame. Anyone who overlooks Canada is missing out on all kinds of possible adventures. As a hive for tourism, Canada has several great cities and a whole host of spectacular landscapes. The Canadians get it – they’re spending more money than ever on holidays in their country. Why should they have all the fun?

 

take a trip to canada Why You Should Take a Trip to Canada

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A vacation in Canada can be a rewarding experience for any tourist. As we’ve said, it has so much to offer. Of course, those who’ve never been may be wary about it. You might not know where to go or what to do. Never fear – that’s why we’re here! We’ve got some fantastic tips for travelling in Canada. Here are just a few of them.

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Essential African Travel Tips

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essential african travel tips Essential African Travel Tips

Africa is a beautiful, and wild, continent.  If you’re traveling to Africa, you must be very excited. This country is full of exciting culture and opportunities to explore; you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time! However, you do need to do your research before you travel. Africa is very different to Western civilization. Here are some essential African travel tips for you.
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7 Places Everyone Should Visit

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7 places everyone should visit 7 Places Everyone Should Visit

Traveling the world is not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle. If you are considering traveling then, you might need a little inspiration. Going to foreign lands and exploring new places will give you a whole new outlook on life. Many people say that when they travel they find their true selves. If you have yet to go on a trip around the world the, then there is no better time to do so. The world is full of exciting places and different cultures, so there is no reason not to take the time to explore all it has to offer. Here are seven places everyone should visit in the world.

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Romantic Things to Do in Venice Italy

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romantic things to do venice Romantic Things to Do in Venice Italy

Venice, Italy is notorious for being a great place for couples to go. Now, I’m not going to tell you that it’s a great place for families or friendship groups too, although it probably is. I’m simply going to reiterate what you already knew: that Venice is the most romantic place for couples to visit, like, ever! Continue reading if you want to learn more about what Venice has on offer for you loved up people:

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Things to Do in Manchester England

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Manchester, England has become synonymous with musical culture and amazing food. If you want to spend some time in a quality city, with a plethora of things to do and see, then you need to visit Manchester.

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Manchester is most commonly known for its thriving music scene. During its heyday in the 1980s the term ‘Manchester’ was coined in homage to its music. The bands that have come out of Manchester are world famous. The Smiths, the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays all broke out of Manchester and thrust themselves into the public eye.

There is, however, more to Manchester England than its music scene. It is divided into four parts. Each quarter of the city has a distinct atmosphere. For those who are travelling to Manchester for a weekend you are undoubtedly eager to learn more about this amazing UK city.

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How to Sleep Better when Camping

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better nights sleep How to Sleep Better when Camping

If there’s ever an activity that has been a hate-it-or-love-it proposition, it is camping. You have your one camp (pun intended) that loves the outdoors, and all the dirt, grit, and earthiness that comes with it. On the other side, there’s the group of people who can’t stand anything besides room service and plush, king-sized beds when away from home. But even among the greatest divides, there are the handful of people on the fence – like me! And when it comes to camping, the biggest force that often pushes somebody to one side or the other is the sleep they get. After all, there’s not much you can enjoy if you tossed, turned, and shivered your way to a whopping 18 minutes of sleep.  You can sleep better when camping, though!

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How to Pack for a Business Trip

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what to pack for a business trip How to Pack for a Business Trip

Packing for a business trip can be stressful. After all, it is hard to anticipate everything you should bring for the trip. The only things you can count on needing for sure are briefcases with your laptop. This will allow you to work remotely wherever you are going. Since you do not want to over pack when it comes to what you will need for the rest of your trip, use this guide to help you figure out how to pack for a business trip.

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See the Secret Side of Switzerland

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When you think of Switzerland, what immediately comes to mind?  Snow?  Skiing? Hot Chocolate?  What about cheese and dairy and fondue?  A neutral country during times of war and bank accounts?  That last part may just be the historian in me coming out…

Switzerland has so much more than that to offer.  During the summer, there’s water recreation.  I mean, liquid water – like lakes, not just the frozen stuff.  Or take a hike.  A hike to see the gorgeous countryside, not just, like, go away.

Check out the above video from the Swiss Tourism board, and be sure to view all of their other videos.  They are hilarious!  There may also be a contest to win a trip to Switzerland involved.  Jus’ sayin…

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San Diego Whale Watching in America’s Finest City – An infographic by the team at Marriott San Diego Hotels

When I was a wee child, I was slightly obsessed with ocean life.  I’m not really sure what started this obsession, but it was intense.  I have a feeling that it started because we always lived in a coastal community.   The famed ocean wildlife artist Wyland was painting a mural, and I can remember making my mom take me down there a couple times a week to watch!

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AirBNB Can Be Home When Traveling

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Are you familiar with AirBNB?  Basically, it’s like a network that allows people to rent out their homes to travelers.  Some of these are vacation homes, some are like house-sitting, and other times, you’re renting a spare room in someone’s house or their guest house.

AirBNB has released their latest ad campaign.  This is a fabulous video that I really think is pretty fab.  You have to watch it all the way to the end though.

Las Vegas Vacations for Adults

This post brought to you by Southwest Airlines Vacations. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Las Vegas is a fantabulous place to visit.  There was a time that it was full of questionable people and shady dealings.  No longer.  It’s not somewhere you can feel safe to bring your family, whether it’s your kids or your granny.  However, this Las Vegas Vacations post ain’t about that.  It’s about partying and adult trips to Las Vegas.

When I lived in SoCal, one of our favorite girls’ getaways was to head to Vegas.  We could fly cheaply on Southwest Airlines, get a room at a fab hotel, and have a good time.  A really good time.  Even if we didn’t decide to fly, it was a fairly short road trip of about 3 ½ hours. 

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