Tagged With "vacation"

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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2

Travel Rob ·
Another great set of ideas!
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Re: Planning a Vacation on a Budget

GarryRF ·
Thanks Jessica - good money saving ideas !
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Re: Half of Americans: What I DIDN'T do last summer...

Travel Rob ·
I think the important numbers would be how this compares to last year or the last five years. And while I agree most Americans don't take enough or long vacations ,I do think the travel industry in the US is doing better. The airlines have record profits and I know some states like Florida are showing record visitors the last few years including domestic travelers. I haven't seen the summer numbers yet, but as of June Florida's on pace for another record year. ...
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Re: The Top South Florida Beaches to Visit

PHeymont ·
Beautiful! I've only been to Florida beaches once...was impressed by the very gentle surf and slow incline where we were. Great for young kids!
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Re: The Top South Florida Beaches to Visit

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Katy ,some great beaches The water is great for swimming in Florida.The beaches are great .If your coming from out of state though, realize summer is hot,humid and rainy
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Re: The Top South Florida Beaches to Visit

Katy ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: Which is your favorite beach -- or aren't you going to share that special place with the rest of the world? I honestly love all of them for each of the reasons I mentioned!
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Re: The Top South Florida Beaches to Visit

DrFumblefinger ·
Which is your favorite beach -- or aren't you going to share that special place with the rest of the world?
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Re: 6 Fun Things To Do In Miami This Summer

Travel Rob ·
Some great ideas! Your love for Miami shows!
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Re: No place like home? 41% of Americans stayed there!

PortMoresby ·
Is there a difference between those who can't afford to travel and those who believe they can't afford it, but could? I cannot tell you how many times those with far greater resources than I have said to me that they wished they could travel. The obvious reason is priorities, not lack of funds. To tell you the truth, I'm surprised it wasn't higher than 41%. I'm also surprised at what they describe as "the other end of the spectrum", those who took more than 20 days. A measly 20 days being...
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Re: No place like home? 41% of Americans stayed there!

PHeymont ·
You're certainly right about the prioritiess and affordability; I've never understood, for instance, couples who put off having a glorious honeymoon in order to pay for a fancy wedding. Or who save for years for a big trip instead of camping with the kids while they are young... At the other end, though, there are lots of people who've had very hard times the last few years, and may be cashing in vacation time for home repair or mortgage payment. And as for the 20 days (4 working...
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Re: No place like home? 41% of Americans stayed there!

DrFumblefinger ·
I think a lot of it is due to a bad economy. Many many working people out there are struggling and don't have spare funds to take a family on a trip. Travel for 4 people is often 3-4 x as expensive as travel for one person. And as PM points out, it's also a matter of priorities. To some folks vacation means going in style, like staying at an all inclusive luxury resort, not just camping. I'm actually curious if the 40% who said they didn't actually take vacation would even consider going...
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Re: Would you believe: Beach tours to N. Korea!

Travel Rob ·
I would like to see how life is in North Korea although it looks the minders have a tight grip on what you can see.From the documentaries, it seems similar to cold war era Romania. One of the most interesting documentaries I've seen is "Crossing the Line" about a American defector to North Korea. After the Korean War ,six American soldiers defected . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Joseph_Dresnok https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/s...la&hsimp=yhs-001
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Re: Would you believe: Beach tours to N. Korea!

DrFumblefinger ·
North Korea is down near the bottom of my current travel list, along with Yemen, Libya and a few other places I'm in no hurry to get to. I guess I don't have a sense of adventure.
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Re: Spain, Portugal gain tourists in Greek crisis

Travel Rob ·
I think people are exchanging visiting GREECE now for a lot of other European countries too besides Spain and Portugal. Avoiding uncertainty in travel is very hard to do though when you travel no matter where you go as i've found out with a lost passport and ferry strikes
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Re: Send Your Teddy Bear on Vacation

Former Member ·
I sent my Pet Rock on vacation. Do you know, that ungrateful rock did not call, did not write...
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Re: Where's a Warm Spot for March

DrFumblefinger ·
Welcome, Gulliver, and two weeks will give you a nice break. I'm not sure where you're traveling from. Easiest and cheapest place for a warm break from North America is to head south, especially to Florida or the Caribbean, or from the West coast to Hawaii or Arizona. But the south of Europe is also quite nice this time of year. Italy, Sicily, Greece are places I'd consider going, depending on what interests you and where you've traveled before. Do any of these interest you? Are you...
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Re: What To Do When You Visit Sanibel Island

Travel Rob ·
Katy thanks for giving me so many ideas for weekend trips. That has to be the biggest cup of fries I've ever seen!
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Vacation Rentals to Pop Up on Expedia Soon

PHeymont ·
Expedia and HomeAway, a marketplace for vacation rentals, have announced that Expedia will start listing HomeAway rentals on its site starting early next year. It's an interesting move: Expedia has worried that listing vacation rentals might...
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Vacation Day HOARDERS; What are you waiting for?

PHeymont ·
According to Expedia's annual Vacation Deprivation report (yes, they really call it that!), Americans failed to take 577,000,000 vacation days they were entitled to last year. While some people may be saving for a longer trip, most of it just expires....
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No place like home? 41% of Americans stayed there!

PHeymont ·
Travel-industry news site Skift has been surveying U.S. vacation habits, and has come up with a new startler. In an online survey conducted in the first few days of 2015, they found that 41% of those surveyed took  NO vacation at all in 2014!...
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"Co-Working Holidays:" Forget about disconnecting...

PHeymont ·
Against all advice to "get away from it all," some of us never manage to unplug from devices and especially from work while on vacation. Guardian (UK) reports on a new phenomenon. Instead of trying to avoid work on vacation, "co-working" provides the...
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British invasion? Weak Euro makes holidays cheap!

PHeymont ·
The British pound and U.S. dollar are both much stronger this year in exchange rates with the Euro, but that's likely to have a much bigger effect on British travelers than Americans. True, more Americans are likely to travel to Europe this year, but...
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New startup aims to be "Airbnb for yachts

PHeymont ·
Airbnb has made a name for offering vacation rentals that range from a couch to a condo to a house or caravan, including the occasional boat. Beds on Board, a new startup, aims to do more or less the same, except they're focusing on yachts.  ...
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Where's a Warm Spot for March

Former Member ·
I'm set for two weeks off next March before starting a new job...and I'd like to take in some Europe, but not where it's still too cold. I don't need a beach or anything...just somewhere that I can count on not needing a winter coat. Suggestions? Kill...
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Where are flights most often delayed? Now you know.

PHeymont ·
It's not a trick question, and the answer is not "At the airport."   The Telegraph (UK) has collected delay figures for summer flights involving popular holiday destinations, and fond that Portugal had the worst record last year, with 51 percent...
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Would you believe: Beach tours to N. Korea!

PHeymont ·
There's always a new "undiscovered" place for vacations to be found (just the other day we had a piece about a former Albanian navy fortress that wants visitors) but this one is probably off the page for quite a few: Beach tours of North Korea, with...
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Today's the day: France's annual traffic nightmare

PHeymont ·
August is the month of family vacations in France, and traditionally everyone (who can, anyway) leaves town (every town). But the month of quiet streets and deserted shops is over, and today, the last Saturday of the month, brings an annual traffic...
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Spain, Portugal gain tourists in Greek crisis

PHeymont ·
Lisbon—a winner as the Greek crisis cuts into Greek vacation bookings   One man's famine is turning into another man's feast. As tourist bookings for Greece stumble in the midst of the Euro crisis and uncertainty about supplies of money,...
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Agritourism a growing trend in China

PHeymont ·
Peak travel season is on, and as many as a third of the vacationers are headed for rural areas.       Rural tourism is a hot trend in China now, accounting for a third of all holidays, with 1.2 billion countryside holidays in 2014...
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Planning a Vacation on a Budget

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Food, car rental, accommodations -- all important cost factors in planning a budget. Jessica Kane offers some suggestions on making your dollar stretch farther.
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Big Family Trips With Not-So-Big Budgets

Mattie Elsner ·
Mattie Elsner offers several suggestions to help you stick to your budget as you plan your next family vacation.
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Hiking to Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park

7daytrip.com ·
Olympic National Park is home to several short hikes with magnificent payoffs. The 1.6-mile trek to-and-from Sol Duc Falls is near the top of Olympic NP's long list of great trails. The hike is well-marked, has minimal elevation gain, is rated as "easy," and the payoff at Sol Duc Falls is an epic stunner. It is best used between May and September. If you're traveling to Olympic NP, you should not pass up this hike. For additional information on visiting Olympic NP, visit the trip itinerary...
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Cozumel, for those who don't do resorts

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L gives us a guide to the Cozumel that's hiding behind the glitzy resort life.
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Send Your Teddy Bear on Vacation

Travel Rob ·
If you send your Teddy Bear  on one of these Japanese tours,please have them post on TravelGumbo!Is this one of those only in Japan stories or could this be the latest trend? Read all about it...
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AirBnB: More NYC Rentals Ruled Legal

PHeymont ·
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023...l-in-ny-rental-case/
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Half of Americans: What I DIDN'T do last summer...

PHeymont ·
According to a survey, almost half of all Americans didn't take off a single summer day! Travel industry news site Skift reports these and other results from surveys of traveling habits. 
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What To Do When You Visit Sanibel Island

Katy ·
I have been going to Sanibel Island since before I was born, literally. Every time I go back to Sanibel there is always a story or two that's repeating and starts with, “Katy remember when you did this?” Because I have been going there...
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The Top South Florida Beaches to Visit

Katy ·
Who doesn't love to lounge around on a beach chair while listening to the waves hit the sand while you have a good summer read in one hand, and an ice cold drink in the other? Now that summer is here and it has become perfect beach weather in Miami I...
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Did you pick the right vacation? USN&WR has lists...

PHeymont ·
For those who are fans of "10 Best" lists and the like, US News and World Report has published its list of Best in World, Best in U.S., Best in Caribbean and more, with a brief rundown of why you should (or why you should have if you didn't). For...
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Family-Friendly Airlines? There's a Guide for that...

PHeymont ·
The website Family Vacation Critic has published an airline-by-airline guide for what amenities and services are provided for families traveling with children. It can be a big difference to know which airlines have diaper-changing tables (Delta...
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6 Fun Things To Do In Miami This Summer

Katy ·
Watch the World Cup I know we are all excited about the World Cup, right? Even if your country isn’t playing there is so much energy and passion right now in this city surrounding the games you will be sure to enjoy and take part with your...
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Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2

Samantha ·
Part 2 of Samantha's series on how you can save BEFORE you travel!
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Looking for Cheap? Sunny Beach may be for you

PHeymont ·
The Bulgarian Riviera is a vacation bargain spot, but the list has others as well.
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Barcelona gets serious about 'over-tourism'

PHeymont ·
Barcelona is enforcing rules on holiday rentals with fines on offending agencies. It's also banning Segways and groups in crowded spaces.
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Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Samantha ·
Samantha wraps up her series on how to have the money to travel by saving it up ahead.
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Going on Winter Vacation with a 6-Month-Old – 7 Things You Need to Have

ArronHidd ·
Heading out on a winter vacation with your kid for the first time ever is always exciting. Still, this is going to be different from any other you took before. Going on a winter vacation with a 6-month-old requires a lot of thinking and prep work. For this reason, we have come up with a list that will help you pack for a trip like this. Here are 7 things you simply need to have on any winter vacation you take with your newborn. Sunscreen Even though this wouldn’t be your first pick when it...
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Germans saying 'Nein!' to vacation time

PHeymont ·
Fear of losing jobs and opportunities and lack of cash lead German workers to skip vacations...so do Americans and Chinese.
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Start Planning Your Summer Vacation Now!

ArronHidd ·
Will you be going on a vacation this summer? If the answer is yes, then you should already start making plans. Even though January is far from June, July, and August, time is flying when you’re having fun, and not to mention that the prices are rising at a rapid pace. Vague plans made in March will be much more difficult to put into action in summer, and if you prepare for your vacation in time, you will benefit from it more than you might realize at first. Choices, choices everywhere ‘Early...
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3 Tips For Locating Your Perfect Vacation Rental App

Bob Hanery ·
When you just want to take a break from it all - travel to a new place, familiar or unfamiliar - you don’t want to be worrying about where you’re going to sleep at night. We’ve been there; it’s not fun at all. That’s why we decided to put together a list of key tips for finding the right vacation rental book app; one that will not only get you where you need to go but have you living the life of luxury while doing it. One of the most helpful resources we found while doing research on the...
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Spend Your Summer Vacation in South America

Anil Verma ·
The massive continent of South America is so rich with culture and ripe with breathtaking scenery that it’s considered the Holy Grail for travelers. South America is a destination that caters in any kind of traveler; whether you want to trek the many backpacking trails, have a fun-filled wilderness experience, or go on one of the many outdoor adventures. Spending your summer vacation in South America, during the southern hemisphere’s winter, is a favorable option because it will allow you...
 
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