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Top Tips for Exploring Machu Picchu

This guest post is by Karisa of Flirting With the Globe. Machu Picchu is high on most travelers' bucket lists, and if you've ever seen a picture of the majestic Inca city, it's pretty obvious why.  For me, I knew that Peru would be the first South American country I planned to explore.  I found myself fascinated by the wondrous historical site that was built in the 1400's, … [Read More]

Ghent, Belgium - a town I didn't plan on visiting but ended up loving.

Why You Should Go to Ghent

With all due respect to Belgium, Brussels isn't one of my favorite cities.  Their beer is fantastic, but that was the highlight of my 2007 visit.  My return in June … [Read More]

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American Airlines Reduced Mileage Rewards Updated Routes

Typically, award redemptions for travel in the US/Canada begin at 25,000 miles for economy class or 50,000 miles for business/first, but if you hold a Citi American Airlines AAdvantage credit card, you'll be eligible to book awards at a reduced mileage level.  … [Read More]


Blast from the Past: September 2012 Highlights

Every month, it seems like I've got some great topics that are rolling around again.  Instead of re-hashing the same story, I thought I'd highlight some posts that are still relevant today.  If you're new to my blog – or if you just have a short-term memory … [Read More]

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Weekend Giveaway: Charlottesville Gift Package

As much as I love to travel, with limited vacation time and busy schedules, it can be difficult to squeeze in an adventure as often as I'd like.  When I'm inbetween adventures, I often travel locally to explore my own backyard.  Earlier this week, I shared my … [Read More]

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What is it Like to Sleep at an Ice Hotel?

I think I first learned about the concept of an ice hotel in 2005 or 2006, when I was a sophomore in college.  Ever since, I've been fascinated by the concept and have been lusting after a stay year after year.  Although the "original" ice hotel may be in … [Read More]