Vacation

Vacations have a way of rejuvenating the soul, providing new perspective on life and giving us a “pick me up”. The traditional and most popular way of going on a vacation is with a group of people you know, such as family or friends. However, did you know there is a different way via group travel? Also, do  you know the best online website to use when booking travel? We discuss different styles of travel, various vacation spots to consider (often with an outline of our personal experiences) and reviews of some of the top companies in the industry.

Viva la Cuba: Travel Services Guide

After nearly a half-century embargo, traveling to Cuba from the United States is now possible. Given the country is about to start seeing an influx of tourism and development, the novelty to see Cuba as it once was (while you still can) makes the demand and interest to travel there higher than ever before. Want to be one of the first to head to Cuba and experience a piece of history and culture? We’re here to help! Since booking hotels and activities can be frustrating (or impossible) to do online, we recommend using one of these Cuba travel services…

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G Adventures Reviews: Bargain or Bust?

Tour group riding camels

Do you daydream about taking a trip abroad but dread the planning process? Traveling abroad can be overwhelming, and for those of you who aren’t big on planning, G Adventures may be your best option. You can choose your destination and how long you want to be gone and G Adventures does the rest. G Adventures is our top pick for best adventure travel. We’ll explain why we think G Adventures is great by laying out the key features, pros, cons, sample trip pricing and more…

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Contiki Reviews: Ready to Plan Your Trip of a Lifetime?

Girl taking photos while traveling

Does planning a trip stress you out? You’re not alone. Why not avoid the stress of travel planning and book your next adventure through Contiki? Contiki offers trips with almost everything planned out including accommodations, meals, activities and more. All you have to do is select the trip you want and pay for it. Contiki vacations target a specific age and style of traveler (which we will discuss below), and it’s important to make sure you want that style of trip, so you have a great time on your vacation. We’ll help you determine if Contiki trips are right for you…

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Best Adventure Vacations: Contiki vs Topdeck vs G Adventures vs Intrepid

There’s nothing sexier than a well-traveled American. That’s what one of my college professors told me freshmen year when I chose to travel abroad. Ignite your travel bug by taking an epic trip with other like-minded adventurers. Explore another culture, taste different cuisines, meet new people and dive into a new adventure. These adventure travel companies are sure to help you find the best adventure trips…

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Best Vacation Rental Websites: VRBO vs Airbnb vs HomeAway vs FlipKey vs Wimdu & More!

Beach house: Best Vacation Rental Website

Need a vacation pad and don’t want to go the hotel route? Vacation home rentals can be an ideal solution — you get the extra space, separate bedrooms, a kitchen and much more, often for a better price than a hotel. Millions of people use vacation rental websites, like VRBO or HomeAway, every day to find the ideal vacation rental and the best deals. But how do you know which websites provide the most legit vacation rentals? And if you’re a property owner looking to advertise your vacation home, which websites are the best to list with? Keep reading to find out the answers to these questions and more — and to see our picks for best vacation rental websites…

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Which Ship Should You Board? Norwegian vs Royal Caribbean vs Carnival vs Princess vs Celebrity

People on cruise ship deck: Norwegian vs Royal Caribbean vs Carnival vs Princess vs Celebrity

Want a hassle-free getaway with little to no worries about planning an itinerary, finding good restaurants, or arranging transportation from one place to the next? Why not consider taking a cruise? Cruises are popular with families and adults alike for a simple reason — they take the “work” out of your vacation so you can sit back, relax and enjoy! And with today’s cruise options, you have your pick of amazing destinations, high-quality, on-board entertainment and activities, fine dining and much more…

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Best Tents for Camping: Wenzel vs Coleman vs Eureka vs Kelty & More!

Row of tents: Best Tents for Every Occasion

There’s nothing worse than camping when it is pouring down rain. What makes it even worse? If your tent is not waterproof and begins leaking water. Everyone’s lost sleep, and all your gear is soaking wet. It’s important to plan for the type of climate in which you’ll be camping, and that’s why choosing a tent is not an easy task. We’ve reviewed various categories of tents so you can be sure to find the right one for your next adventure. If you want happy campers, get a tent that is right for your camping expedition…

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Are You Prepared? The Best Camping Gear List

Guy camping in dark: Best Camping Gear List

Camping is one of the most relaxing vacations you can take. After you’ve purchased your camping equipment, camping can be a pretty inexpensive vacation. We’ve selected the best camping supplies and reviewed them below. To our surprise, we found some pretty reasonably priced camping accessories. As you daydream about your next adventure, picture exploring a new camping spot with this gear…

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Best European River Cruises: Uniworld vs Viking vs Avalon vs AMAWaterways

River cruise in Paris: Best European River Cruises

Does your bucket list include traveling to certain European regions? Traveling Europe is a top priority for many of us, but the planning, language barrier and other factors often keep us from taking the plunge. The good news is, there’s an easier way to see your desired locations in Europe — through river cruising. River cruising is one of the best ways to see a number of foreign cities, quaint towns and landscapes without the hassle of choosing your own hotels, itinerary, car rentals, restaurants and more. But how do you choose from so many different cruise lines, itineraries and destinations? We’ll give you a helpful overview and our picks for the best European river cruises…

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A Guide to Roatan Excursions in Honduras

Roatan beach

Looking to escape from the rat race we call life to an island paradise? Do you love to scuba dive or snorkel more than anything you can imagine? Look no further than Roatan, Honduras. And, being the most tourism-driven economy in Honduras while also an island that is separated from the mainland, it makes for a unique cultural escape of its own…

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