Spend a Night on the Town in Anchorage

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What does the combination of one delicious dinner, a fancy drink at a bar and one Broadway play make? A recipe for an awesome night out on the town, obviously! Anchorage’s downtown scene has come a long way from the old-fashioned “Main Street” appearance it had in the 1960s. Fourth Avenue is still the hot…

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6 Easy Ways to Keep in Touch While You’re Away

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Having a family and a job that requires travel is difficult. Your kids are growing fast and your spouse is at home, but you can still make them feel special every day with a little effort and creativity. Here are a few free (or nearly free) ideas to let your family know you’re thinking of…

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Beyond Disneyland: Planning a Family-friendly Vacation

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The best family vacations are equal parts fun and relaxation. While giant theme parks are popular, you don’t need 50 different rides and dozens of souvenir shops to have a good time with your kids. If you’re planning a family trip, here are a few great destinations that offer ample opportunity for adventure but won’t…

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10 Habits of Highly Effective Business Travelers

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You’re a pro. You use travel apps we haven’t even heard of to get the best deals on flights and hotel rooms. You are platinum diamond elite listed everywhere. But still, you feel like there is more you could do to maximize your next business trip (and manage to come home refreshed). Here are 10…

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5 Most Unexpectedly Walkable Cities

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When you arrive at your vacation destination, it can be nice to park the car and explore on foot. Walking is a great way to really get to know the place you are visiting. That’s why it’s important to investigate the walkability of the city you are traveling to. Walkability is a combination of how…

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6 Best Travel Photography Blogs

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One Night in Bangkok Thailand

Does anything make an exotic travel destination look more appealing than a beautifully-captured photograph? There’s something about a well-framed snapshot of a gorgeous destination that inspires even the most home-bodied individual to considering planning a getaway in the near future. Ready to stir up those deep levels of wanderlust? Here are some photographers’ travel blogs…

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Celebrating Winter in the Far North

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Image courtesy of Graur Codrin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net We want to let you in on a little secret: We love winter! Aside from it being the season to pull out our favorite warm coats and uncover our skis and snowshoes, it’s also time for a slew of events as fun and flashy as the northern lights.…

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5 Easy Exercises for Pragmatic Travelers

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It’s easy to let yourself go when traveling. The disruption of your ordinary routine, the demands of business and tourist agendas, and the necessity and joy of dining out can do some serious damage to your lithe figure. Fortunately, most quality hotels offer visitors the tools you need to stay fit, and you don’t even…

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