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7 of the Best Things to do in Greece

With a fascinating history, beautiful sun-kissed beaches and delicious food, there’s something for everyone in Greece. With so much to see and do, it’s hard to top this beautiful country when it comes to trips away. If you weren’t tempted to go to Greece before, you certainly will be once you’ve browsed the many hot spots, restaurants and beautiful villas available, such as those from Oliver’s Travels. Still not convinced? Check out this article for seven of the best things to do in Greece. Scuba Dive in Rhodes Rhodes is an enchanting part of Greece, particularly if you have...

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Backpacking Through Asia

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” My dear friend Danny Giger lived his life by this phrase; to say he always lived every day to its fullest is an understatement. After Danny passed away in December of 2018, our memories of his love for his family and friends, zest for life and sense of adventure inspired my three best girl friends and I to embark on a month-long journey of backpacking through Asia. We began our journey in Bangkok, Thailand, where we rode in “tuk tuks,” or taxi bikes, through the hustle and bustle of...

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Five Unique Sleepover Experiences For Solo Travelers

What sets the world’s best hotel experiences apart from the rest? A dash of something different – nothing beats a mind-blowing setting or evocative detail from a long-lost era. Flash Pack curates group adventures and experiences for solo travelers in their 30s and 40s, and hand-picks some of the most unique hotels from across the world. When traveling solo, there are many things to take into consideration before embarking on your journey. Preparation is key. The solo traveler will want to find a place to unwind and regroup at the end of the day. Whether it’s a night in...

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Summer Fun at Shore Hotel in Santa Monica

What used to be the site of a Travelodge and Pacific Sands Hotel, is now the LEED GOLD certified oceanfront Shore Hotel. Located just blocks from the historic Santa Monica pleasure pier and west of downtown Los Angeles, over 50% of the construction waste materials, including metals, concrete, stucco, terrazzo, wood & carpet were recycled or salvaged from the two hotels to build this luxury eco-friendly boutique hotel. Opening in 2011, the hotel offers an open-air, U-shaped design allowing guests rooms to receive natural light, as well as taking full advantage of the Pacific Ocean views. The Shore Hotel...

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Ozarks Inspiring Thorncrown Chapel

When I arrived at Inspiration Point for my first summer of performing with Opera in the Ozarks, I knew that at least some of my time would be spent exploring the gorgeous scenery around me. Driving the curving mountain roads, going for my daily runs, and strolling through the hilly, winding streets of downtown, I felt a profound peace settle over me as I relaxed into the feeling of the aptly named Inspiration Point. This place was truly chock full of inspiration and charm: a musician’s dream! On one of my earliest drives into nearby Eureka Springs, I rounded...

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12 Trips for Dads Who Love to Travel

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Why not treat Dad to a bucket list adventure? From trekking in Chile, to cycling Northwest Arkansas, to playing cowboy in Wyoming or golfing in Montana, a world of active pursuits awaits. Below are 12 of our favorite vacations for the adventurous Dad. Torres del Paine Trek: Dad can take in the glaciers, lakes and spires of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park on the guided O Circuit trek with Adventure Life. He’ll hike around the remote north side of the Patagonian massif as well as the classic W, spending nights under...

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Travel Cancellation Penalties: Dos and Don’ts

When it comes to cancelling or changing airline, hotel or cruise bookings that have any kind of cancellation penalty, you need to know some critically important realities. Nothing New Under the Sun  When it comes to excuses, there is nothing new under the sun. There is not a story, excuse or scenario that the airline or hotel has not heard before…especially the death in the family; dog ate my confirmation; lost my job; my phone died; I thought I cancelled this in time–or I just broke up or divorced. Different employees have different levels of authority to waive, reduce or cancel penalties. You...

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The Magic of the Camino in Just One Week

Thousands of pilgrims from all nationalities walk the Camino de Santiago routes each year (over 300,000 in 2018 alone!) but not all of them spend a whole month walking the 500 miles that separate St Jean Pied de Port and Santiago de Compostela. Many pilgrims start their journey further along the routes, much closer to Santiago, adapting their distance to their fitness level or indeed to the time they have available. It is possible to experience the magic of the Camino even if you only have limited time at your disposal, here’s how to plan a great Camino in one...

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How to Plan the Perfect Multi-generational Trip

Personal Experience is the Best Teacher As a travel advisor, it is my job to design journeys for my clients that will leave beautiful and lasting memories. The complexity of trip planning becomes exponential when you add more people and the diversity multi-generational considerations of ages and interests as well as family dynamics. As a wife, mother and grandmother who has taken and planned many extended family vacations, I am also able to provide my clients with first hand tips and tricks on how to make their multi-generational experience positive and as carefree as possible. All of these I...

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Eat Your Way Through Italy: The Best Locations to Indulge in Italian Cuisine

There are many ways to experience true Italian culture, including cultural hotspots like Rome and the must-try Bolognese sauce from Bologna. But with so many culinary tastes to enjoy – where would the best places be to explore? Citalia has recently created an interactive tool that explores the best Italian locations to visit, to truly indulge in these culinary masterpieces. Italian holidays are popular among tourists for a wealth of reasons, from the archaeology and architecture of the mainland to the clear blue water and hot, white-sand beaches of the islands – but there’s always something new to uncover, be it Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy, or the Roman ruins...

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Mexico City’s Ignacia Guest House Debuts New Additions

Consistently ranked among the world’s top places to visit, Mexico City is a global capital welcoming more than 12.5 million visitors each year with  its renowned cuisine, vibrant culture, rich history, unique neighborhoods and modern-day travel offerings. A sprawling metropolis bursting with a vibrant personality  blending  old and new, there are over a dozen distinct neighborhoods or “colonias” each with their own character and charm. An essential part of the city’s cultural and gastronomic life, the adjacent Roma and Condesa neighborhoods are home to Mexico City’s trendy creative class. The area overflows with diverse dining options and alluring nightlife...

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Europe’s Best Food Adventure Holidays [Infographic]

Within the travel sector, the market of food adventure holidays is growing enormously. Many holidaymakers enjoy the combination of exploring picturesque regions while simultaneously sampling a gorgeous gamut of indigenous recipes. This infographic from Ireland Walk Hike Bike picks out a few of the best places in Europe for foodie lovers who also enjoy adventure holidays throughout the continent. Chief among these is Italy’s Prosecco Hills, with the area giving its name to the world-famous wine. The vineyards from where prosecco originates are located in beautiful hilly regions dotted around charming medieval villages, with multiple pre-existing routes for adventure...

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