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African Elephants and dunes in Namibia Africa

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Hotel fees catch travelers off guard WUSA-TV, DC’s CBS affiliate, July 11, 2014 Guilt trip: Pet travel can be stressful for people, too USA Today, June 20, 2013 Should pets fly on jets? USA Today, November 26, 2013 Washington, DC Convention & Visitors Bureau Fun for Kids in DC Travel Expert: Ally Bank’s Family […]

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Namibia walking with Elephants

The best gift for families? A trip together!

Forget flat-screen TVs, robotic toys and even tablets. The trendy gift this season is a trip together, especially for families. “Materialism is taking a backseat to experiences, ” says Darren Humphreys, owner Travel Sommelier, a safari and gastronomic travel company. “The giver — the grandparent or the baby boomer — realizes that what’s important is […]

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It’s becoming a breeze to rent Caribbean villas

Sometimes a hotel room just isn’t enough. For those in search of parlors and patios to gather a far-flung family or privacy in the form of their own moonlit pool, booking a villa, cottage or condo is the way to go. “The biggest benefits are more space, more privacy and the convenience of having a […]

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Which cities rate as most and least honest?

What would you do if you found a wallet containing $50 (or the equivalent), a cell phone number, a business card and a family photo? That’s precisely what Reader’s Digest aimed to find out by dropping 12 such lures on sidewalks and in parks in 16 major cities in Europe, North and South America and […]

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How to Entertain Kids on the Road

Think of road trips with your children as rare opportunities. When else do you have a long stretch of time with your kids uninterrupted by television, homework, phone calls, their friends or other distractions? Especially with kids along, getting there can be half the fun. To make sure, plan ahead and follow the cardinal rule […]

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Spain’s Andalusia Region

As our instructor Juan –slim hips, tight black pants, perfect posture–steps forward and right, then forward and left to the pulsing beat, we do the same. It doesn’t matter that some of us don’t understand Spanish. All we need do is copy Juan’s fluid moves. That’s easy because our group of eight women hasn’t stopped […]

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Hiking Tours: From Krakow to Budapest

Hiking tour from Krakow to Budapest is breathless: Steep Peeks Off Lush Hillocks We knew we were in trouble at the first night’s wine and cheese gettogether in Krakow. That’s when several of our fellow foot soldiers on our Butterfield & Robinson walking tour reminisced about their treks in Nepal. “Nepal?” I whispered hoarsely to […]

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Hiking Franz Joseph Glacier

New Zealand Adventures

  This year for our family vacation we wanted a dollar-stretcher destination in a country that likes Americans, blooms with spectacular scenery, offers eco-adventures not available in the U.S, but bundles these with comfortable lodging and good food. Because the Euro shrinks our greenbacks to a mere 77cents, we cut the Continent from our list. […]

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