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Traveling Italy with Just a Rail Pass and a Backpack


Seeing Italy by train is the best way to do it and much more humane than renting a car or taking little flights. You won’t have to worry about navigating unfamiliar highways, waiting in line to pay tolls, or parking in Italy’s cities. Similarly, taking an Italian train is much …

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No Joy of Flying? Air Travel in the U.S. Today


Air travel has become more expensive of late. Carriers are struggling with the high cost of jet fuel as well as the net effects of a slowing economy which impacts the demand for travel services. This year many airlines introduced additional fees for economy-fare passengers, including ones for checked luggage, …

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New York Travel Stories


NEW YORK – A trip to New York City is never just a trip to New York City. You see things you never intended to see and the stories you tell when you return home are not the stories you planned to tell on the way there. My wife Erin …

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For a Peaceful Vacation Travel to Battle Lake, Minnesota


In west central Minnesota, resting on what geologists call the Alexandria Moraine is a small, peaceful and unassuming town (pop. 747) which offers a large variety of year round recreational activities to its visitors. Battle Lake offers the vacationer many wonderful ways to relax and fully enjoy their stay. Fishing, …

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Tips to Make Traveling with Small Children in Thailand Easy


Stress-Free Travel with Little Kids Taking small children to Thailand can be stressful for a parent. Worry about the heat, the food, the culture, can cause some parents of small children to decide against a trip to Thailand. You shouldn’t though. Thailand is a wonderful place to bring small kids. …

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Orlando Group Travel


Planning a Wedding, Family Reunion or a Corporate Event in Orlando, FL Last year my sister and i were planning a small family reunion in Orlando. We both have a full time job and a family with two kids. As usual, we did not start planning until the very last …

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Travel Review: The Port of Miami


As cruise ship ports go, the Port of Miami is not the best, but it is not the worst, either. Depending on how you arrive at the Port of Miami, you may find it an easy experience or not quite so pleasant. It is a large port that can serve …

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