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How to Save Money on a Cruise
Cruises are good value vacations, providing lodging, food, entertainment and children’s programs for one price. You pay extra for specialty restaurants, alcoholic drinks,shore tours, Internet access and other items. To stay within your budget once onboard, follow these money-saving tips.
Florida’s Best Boardwalks and Family Beaches
What are Florida's best boardwalks and family beaches? On the east coast try Hollywood Beach Broadwalk and on the Gulf Coast head to Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach.For the best family spots, consider the Atlantic's Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park or the Gulf's Fort De Soto Park.
Hidden Hotel Fees
Like airlines, hotels are charging fees for many things that used to be free. In 2012 consumers spent more than $2 billion dollars on hotel fees. Here are tips on how to avoid or minimize lodging fees so you won’t get hotel sticker shock upon receiving your bill.
Use Photos to Engage with Locals on Trips
How to teach your kids to give back and engage with locals while traveling? When visiting poor areas in developing countries, we take Polaroid photos of willing people and give the images to them as gifts. Even in the digital age, many people in rural areas do not photos of themselves.
Washington, D.C., Summer Fun
If visiting Washington, D.C.,this summer with children, take advantage of the DC Cool Kids Contest to win a free return trip next year. Also, bicycle past the monuments at night, watch the new baby panda cub at the zoo, tour the National Archives, take in a baseball game and splash in a new park.
Phoenix & Scottsdale summer adventures
Take advantage of summer’s low rates to enjoy adventures in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Plan carefully and you can stay out of the mid-day heat and still explore the attractions.
Best Beaches in Delaware and New Jersey
For some of the best mid-Atlantic beaches, head to Lewes and Rehoboth in southern Delaware and Cape May in New Jersey. Both regions offer wide, white sand beaches plus the bonus of nearby state parks that preserve acres of natural scenery.
Tips for Travel with your Best Friend
Follow these tips to make sure that after traveling with your girlfriend, sister or best buddy, you come home friends. Even the closest people can have different travel rhythms and goals. Just because you love, like or live with someone, doesn’t mean you can travel with them.
Maui's Best Beaches Surf, Kiteboard, Windsurf
On Maui, locals know the best beaches for adventure: Jaws for professional board surfers, Ho`okipa for expert windsurfers. At both those beaches, watch the experts; never get in the surf. Come to Kanaha Beach to learn kiteboarding.
Eat like a local in Maui, Hawaii
When you eat like a local in Maui, be prepared to savor a wide range of food influenced by the Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese and other immigrants. You can try these meals at moderately-priced restaurants.
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