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Taking a dip in Lake Mead
Lake Mead was created by the construction of the Hoover Dam more than 70 years ago. Much of its 700 miles of shoreline are accessible by water only. It's a perfect setting for a desert at aquatic adventure. FMI - www.lakemeadhouseboats.com
From Land’s End to John O’Groats
Walking is the second most popular pastime in
Travel insurance advice
From health to flight to trip cancellation insurance, the options can be confusing. Here are some considerations to keep in mind. FMI - www.travelguard.com, www.insuremytrip.com, www.accessamerica.com, www.csatravelprotection.com .
Traveling while pregnant
Stay out of hot tubs and cold pools and other good advice to ensure the safety of our future travelers of the world.
Taking pets on vacation
Considerations must always be made for your pets when you take vacations., whether you take them along or leave them at home. Here are some resources. FMI – www.doggonefun.com; www.petcareservices.org ; www.petsitters.org ; or www.healthypet.com
A raft through the wilderness
Whether near or far, far, river rafting can be a great adventure. It can also be a transformational experience.
North Carolina’s waterfalls
More than 200 waterfalls cascade off the topographically tumbled landscape of North Carolina's Transylvania and Jackson counties. FMI - www.visitwaterfalls.com
The way of watercolor
In the Canadian
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Getting cakes on Route 66
Though it lost its federal highway status more than 25 years ago, Route 66 still retains a legendary status. And in many places ghosts of the old road still linger. FMI - www.historic66.com
The communal bath houses of
Firsthand visits are essential to help any college bound students choose the right school. But there are also numerous resources available online and off to help you make that choice.
In the pink city of Jaipur
Pink is the color of welcome, and Jaipur India does just that. It greets visitors with pink buildings, and sometimes even a pink elephant.
Family summer travel possibilities abound. Are you prepared for the perennial kids’ question, “Are we there yet?” Here’s a look at where families will be going and how much it’s likely to cost.
Down home in Europe
Renting a farmhouse can be an economical way to really feel at home in a European country. From France and England, to Norway and Sweden, many countries now make their rural properties available. FMI - www.gite.com in France; www.agriturismo.com and www.agriturismo.net in Italy, in Scandinavia - www.bornton.com
Accommodations fit for a king
You can spend a night in any number of formerly royal residences around the world. From Italy to India, the world is resplendent with echoes of aristocracy. FMI - www.lhw.com
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