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7 Different Types of Roller Coasters

Are you a roller coaster enthusiast? If you’ve been riding roller coasters for a while, you’ll know that there’s nothing that gets the heart racing and the adrenaline flowing quite like a good roller coaster. These amusement park rides inspire both fear and excitement in all who choose to ride them. Yet, despite how much …

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12 of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Florida (Hard to Pick Just 12)

Picture a place where the sun is almost always up, the waters are warm, gorgeous, and inviting, and you’ll understand why Florida, the Sunshine State, is the perfect getaway spot for many travelers. Whether you prefer to vacation in a calm or tranquil area like the Jacksonville Beach, or a party-filled city like Miami, you …

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12 of the Best California Beach Resorts for Families (in 2020)

Thinking of vacationing in California for a few days or weeks with the entire family? You’re in luck because there are some great family-friendly beach resorts in California where your family can have an unforgettable vacation. California has about 840 miles of coastline, which means there’s no shortage of amazing resorts with great beach views. …

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The Ultimate Beach Checklist When Taking Young Kids to the Beach

A successful outing of any kind with young kids starts with being prepared. And yes, planning and packing for going anywhere longer than 30 minutes is a big job. Sure, you can have prepared bags, but there are always additional items to get for any outing. Planning and packing for a few hours at the …

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14 of the Best Places to Visit in South America (South America Travel Guide)

It seems as though the most spectacular places on our planet are all cramped into this one continent. Here’s the thing; you can randomly visit every country or region on the continent and be pleased with your trip or disappointed that you didn’t experience what you expected. So, to make things a bit easy, we …

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Top 12 Safest South American Countries to Visit As Soon As You Can

Ever wondered why South America ranks among the top countries on the bucket list of many travelers? Simple – the entire continent is a perfect blend of vibrant culture, unique and varied landscapes, and the people? Let’s just say they have a peculiar zest for life! With all the world’s famous must-see destinations on this …

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The Ultimate Guide to Beachfront Hotels (What to Look for and What to Expect)

Beachfront hotels should have nothing less than picture-perfect beaches in cities where you can expect to bask in exotic temperatures for most of the year. Whether you are choosing an adult-only resort, a luxurious hotel, or a swim-up hideaway, you need to pick a hotel that will make your dream breakaway on the beach worthwhile. …

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11 of the Best Beaches in Los Angeles to Surf, Swim & Play All Year Round

Fondly known as the City of Angels, Los Angeles is the most populous city in California. It is home to Hollywood and some of the finest beaches in the entire region. Little wonder it attracts lots of visitors from across the world. And with daily high temperatures almost all-year-round, it makes sense to look for …

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7 Different Types of Accommodation Available on AirBnB and VRBO

Would you like to spend your next vacation sleeping on a bed of loose Lego bricks? The Lego House in Billund, Denmark, and all its furniture is built entirely of Lego blocks. Guests who booked it were welcome to create whatever they liked out of the millions of available Lego pieces. Although this property is …

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My Coolife PC+ABS Hard Plastic Suitcase Review

After years of airports beating up our luggage, it was time to get new suitcases for all of us. Our former luggage set was torn, had broken handles and pretty much was falling apart except for the carry-ons.  It was getting embarrassing. We’re a family of four – two young sons. Instead of getting a …

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My Detailed Four Seasons Resort Whistler Review After a Multi-Night Stay

It’s been quite the Whistler year. We enjoyed two stays at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel for a ski vacation in February 2020, then two-night summer stay. This past week, we spent two nights and three days at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler. Whistler is an easy trip for us because it’s only 1.5 hours …

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Is the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel Worth the Money? My Review After Staying There Twice

We’ve had the good fortune to stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler twice this year.  The first was in February 2020 for a 5-day ski trip.  The second was 3 days in July for some Summer fun in Whistler. We live 2 hours down the road so it’s a great get-away spot for us in …

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11 Interesting TripAdvisor Alternatives

This list of alternatives to TripAdvisor is not a TripAdvisor put-down or in any way meant to bash them. I LOVE TripAdvisor and have benefitted from the hundreds of millions of user-submitted reviews for many years.  I’ve even left my own travel reviews on the site. However, TripAdvisor has evolved over the years; it’s expanded …

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Honua Kai Resort Review: Overpriced or Great Family Vacation in Maui?

I’m super excited because we recently booked a 2 week trip to Kauai, Hawaii during Spring Break 2018.  Now that our oldest boy is in school, we’re restricted to planning trips around the school year which isn’t easy because it’s when many other families book a vacation. Hawaii bursts at the seam during Spring Break.  …

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The Essential Stanley Park Seawall Cycling & Walking Guide (FAQ by a Local)

Since I cycle to work in downtown Vancouver, I can ride around the Stanley Park Seawall any time I wish before, during or after work.  The Seawall is a flat 10 km added ride to my already 30 km roundtrip commute (made easier with an e-bike). As North Vancouver resident I ride and walk the …

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15 Alternatives to Hawaii (Tropical Destinations Around the World)

I’ve been fortunate to go to Hawaii four times.  One of my favorite trips was when we stayed at the Honua Kai resort on Maui. Hawaii or the Aloha State is the youngest state to join the U.S. and the only one that’s geographically not located in North America. It’s also the only U.S. state …

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13 Different Types of Toiletry Bags

You may have a really efficient makeup or morning routine but it can become really difficult to keep up with it while traveling. Carrying all the essential must-haves like shampoos, lotions, makeup, toothpaste, and other similar products can become really hard. There is also the fear of spilling liquids or any bottle breaking, as well …

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