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6 Secrets For Traveling Light

August 16, 2017

Packing for a summer trip is like eating potato chips—the key is to control your portions. With a few expert secrets, you can figure out what you need (swimsuit!), what you don’t (sorry, fifth pair of heels), and pack it all into one suitcase, neatly. Want proof? Read on. 1. Follow the one-week packing plan…

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4 Road-Trip Rules for Happy Travels With Your Dog

August 26, 2016

Summer + road trip + favorite furry pal = best time ever! That is, unless you haven’t planned for your trip accordingly. Follow these four simple rules, so you and your dog can see (and smell) your way through your adventures without a hitch. Rule 1: Prepare His Manners How many times have you tried…

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7 Things That Save My Camping Trips

August 19, 2016

Every summer, my husband and I pack our car, drive to a campsite, pitch our tent, and await nature-laden bliss. Instead of finding bliss, we’ve had our share of mishaps: one time, the “Most Anticipated Breakfast Ever” slid off our camp stove into the dirt; another time, an unexpected barrage of storms flattened our tent…

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Newlyweds: Are You Packed for Your Honeymoon?

June 30, 2016

Your dress truly impressed, the flowers bloomed on cue and the band played on for guests who could have danced all night. After years of planning your dream celebration, you got hitched without a hitch. And, although the wedding is over, the party of your life has just begun. The kickoff soiree? A fun and…

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Don’t Need But Want: Fancy New Luggage

August 03, 2015

Unlike most items in my closet that I tend to update, replace, and replenish on a fairly regular basis, I seem to take an, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to my travel luggage. This is ridiculous, really, because it means I’ve been using the same suitcases for about 10 years! As with…

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Your Guide to Cushy Camping

June 15, 2015

Camping is one of the best ways to get away from it all without blowing your budget. “It’s the cheapest way to travel because you’re preparing cheaper meals and sleeping in low-budget accommodations,” says Cynthia J. Drake, author of Budget Travel for the Genius. “The whole attraction of camping is being outdoors.” Still, if pitching…

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Fall is the Best Time to Take a Hike

September 12, 2014

There’s nothing like taking a hike in the woods to stop stress in its tracks and connect with nature. And fall is the prime time to hit the trails. “September and October are my favorite months for hiking,” says Craig Romano, co-author of “Day Hiking Eastern Washington,”  and other hiking books. “After Labor Day, the…

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