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How to Pack for the Tropics: Top 10 Tips

This is it. You've planned, saved and booked your dream vacation to the tropics. You leave in a couple of days and it's time to finish shopping and begin packing your bags. ...

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Eat Like a Chef with This Insider Food and Drink App

Find. Eat. Drink. relies on top local experts in the culinary field - chefs, bartenders and sommeliers - to give you dining recommendations in more than 150 cities around the world.


The Carnival of Venice: Where to Rent a Costume and Other Travel Tips

Streets and squares fill with people wearing unique clothing and traditional masks.


Find the Right Room for Less with Room77

The web site offers an innovative way to search for a place to stay and compare prices.

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SoundCloud Lets you Record and Share Sounds from Your Trip

Sharing is extremely easy with this app - there is smooth integration with Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr.

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Get Into the Local Art and Culture with The Culture Trip

Sophisticated travelers looking for unique experiences on their next trip should read the recommendations on this website.

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Fun Scavenger Hunts and City Tours with the Stray Boots App

Stray Boots takes city tours to a new level with its fun interactive features and intuitive design.


Keeping your Kids Safe Near Water

Parents should make sure that kids are under constant supervision when near water.


Cruise Galapagos - Tips for Travelers

Several companies offer sailings on smaller ships that range from 7 to 16 days in length.

Vayable - Insider Tours by Local Experts

Given all the glowing testimonials, Vayable is a great idea for locals and visitors who want to share unique experiences.

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Sun Protection For Children

Here are some steps that you can take to make sure that your children are better protected.

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How to Avoid Allergy Problems in Hotels

Allergy sufferers know that staying at hotels can bring about an array of problems brought about by dust, pet allergens, bad air quality and toxic cleaners.


Group Trips Made Easy with Tripbox

Try this unique tool which makes group trip planning surprisingly easy.

Tips for Finding Great Weekend Specials

Finding and booking great weekend specials is easier than ever with all the online tools at our disposal. Read through our five top tips and browse ideas below. Click here for more great offers for couples and families.

  • 1. Check airline web sites like Continental, American, Delta and Nortwestern for last minute offers. Airlines post flight deals every week in an attempt to sell their empty seats. That's when looking for last minute discounts can really pay off.
  • 2. If you have a favorite hotel or resort you want to visit, check their Twitter page for their current offers.
  • 3. Use tools like Kayak and Farecompare to compare airline ticket prices, hotel room rates and car rental rates.
  • 4. Try Priceline.com for deeply discounted hotel and airline rates, often at four and five start hotels and resorts.
  • 5. Call the hotel directly and ask them if they are offering any specials which include additional perks such as spa treatments, golf, valet parking and other benefits.

Land Rover driving school lesson

Get away for a few days of adventure, off-road driving and other activities in Vermont. The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa is offering the Off-Road driving offer which includes: Two night Superior Room accommodations, One hour Land Rover driving school lesson, $249 weekday and $349 weekend.

Renew Your Vows at Grand Wailea Resort in Maui

Grand Wailea Resort is offering a vow renewal package which lets you relax and re-connect in a romantic setting. The "Just the Two of Us" offer includes: Private Gallery Art Tour and Private Botanical Tours offered at Grand Wailea, Marriage Vow Renewal (chapel or beach location, morning services only) includes one hour ceremony, licensed minister, Vow Renewal certificate and one 8 x 10 framed photograph of couple/family. A 5night minimum stay is required.

30% Off 3 Nights in Vegas

Paris Las Vegas is offering a Las Vegas deal which lets you stay longer and save more. This deal gives you 30% off your stay when you book 3 nights in January, February, June, July, and August. Guests must be 21 or older to book hotel rooms. Valid only at Paris Las Vegas Casino & Resort. Not valid with any other offer. Additional restrictions may apply. Three night minimum stay required. Blackout dates apply.

Guided Adventure or dinner in one of the restaurants in Vail

Get away to Vail, Colorado, with the family offer at the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail. Go hiking and mountain biking in the summer, and skiing in the winter.

The "Adventure Package" at Sonnenalp Resort of Vail includes: Daily Breakfast, a Coupon for your choice of golf or spa treatment, Sonnenalp Guided Adventure or dinner in one of the restaurants. Rates for this adventure start at $200 per person per day April 19 - June 13; from $265 June 14 to September 19, and from $200 September 20 - November 24. Rates are per person per day, double occupancy.

French Riviera

If you've always wanted to visit the French Riviera but kept putting it off in the last few years because of the strong Euro compared to the Dollar, here is your chance. Hotel Royal Riviera in France is offering rates from 195 Euro per night, quite a bit lower that we were used to seeing. The "Temptation Rate" vacation deal also includes a room upgrade if available when you are checking in. Guests have access to the heated outdoor swimming pool and fitness center.

Save 30% at the Flamingo Hotel

If you are looking for good value on a room right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, take a look at the 30% Off Special offered at the Flamingo Hotel.

Guests receive 30% off a 3-night stay in January, February, June, July, and August. be 21 or older to book hotel rooms. Not valid with any other offer or discounts. Additional restrictions may apply. Three night minimum stay required. Blackout dates apply.

Find out more about the Flamingo Hotel.

4th Night Free Luxury on Oahu

The Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu, Hawaii, is famous for its sandy beach and luxury rooms. The hotel is offering the 4th night free & breakfast package which includes: Stay 4 nights and get the 4th Night Free, Enjoy complimentary breakfast for 2 in the Plumeria Beach House or designated restaurant, Welcome lei upon arrival, and Nightly turndown - Complimentary daily newspaper.

Luxor Special in Las Vegas

The Luxor is offering an all-inclusive special that gives you over $350 in savings. The special includes: All You Can Eat, All Day, Every Day at MORE, the Buffet; 2 tickets to CRISS ANGEL Believe, 2 tickets to BODIES... The Exhibition, 2 tickets to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, 2 Nurture Spa Day Passes, 2 VIP Admissions to CatHouse, Special Promotional Gift, Free Admission to LAX Nightclub and VIP Check-In. Rates for this offer start at $250 per night.

Cooking School Special in Florida

Relax on the beach and learn to cook on the same vacation. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is offering two-day cooking school packages - ask for the Cooking School at Salt packages.

One person rate: $899 for the two night package; Two person rate: $1,259 for the two night package. The offer includes: Overnight accomodations for two nights in a coastal view room, Two-day cooking school at Salt, Daily breakfast, champagne du-jour, and luncheon, Salt apron and recipes, 4 p.m. check-out and Overnight valet parking.

Fazio-designed Golf in Southern California

Play golf at The Resort at Pelican Hill in California with this golf package. Ask for "Golf Stay & Play" which includes Two rounds of golf on one of the Fazio-designed courses (once per stay) and Early check-in, based on availability. Rates starting from $695 per night, based on double occupancy. Inclusions are exclusive of any applicable taxes, gratuities, and service charges.

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