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Board Games that Inspire Wanderlust

If you’re not out exploring the world, capture that spirit of adventure by gathering around the table and playing travel-inspired board games together.   Gone are the days of simply rolling dice and moving around the board, mindlessly performing the action on the space where you land. Today’s games are all about creative themes, modern game mechanics, and interesting decision-making…even for the youngest board gamers.   While most modern board games are most easily purchased at a Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS, as they are lovingly referred to in the hobby), Amazon, Target, and Barnes & Noble have great selections too.   Here…
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Cruises Perfect for Foodies

While cruise ship dining was long associated with basic dining room fare and over-the-top midnight buffets, cruise ships of today tout imaginative menus, fun experiences, and a variety of specialty restaurants that cater to every preference. This rise and demand from foodies has also inspired creative dining programs, culinary-inspired itineraries, and gourmet experiences on nearly every commercial cruise line. Creative restaurants, cuisine, and itineraries make these cruises perfect for foodies: Royal Caribbean: Wonderland Cuisine inspired by the five elements (earth, sea, fire, ice, and sun) reigns supreme at Wonderland, where your dining experience kicks off with dipping a paintbrush in…
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Winter In The Park

Time to Plan Winter Travel

Sunny summer days are slowly coming to an end, but thankfully, the beautiful weather lingers. While enjoying weekend barbecues, lunch time walks, or rounds of golf, it can be easy to forget that winter is just around the corner! Colder weather and hectic holidays may not be on your mind yet, but there’s an important reason to flip a couple of months ahead on your calendar…now is the best time to plan your winter travel! Plan Early Early planning is ideal, especially if you’d like to travel over the winter holidays or during school breaks. Flights and resorts usually fill up…
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Wildlife Travel: Do’s and Don’ts

When you’re thinking about your next vacation, the animal lover in you might be inspired by our wonderful, wild world and consider a destination where education, observation, and immersion with various species is the main attraction. First, consider a few “dos and don’ts” for wildlife travel:​​​​ Do book with a reputable tour company that respects nature. Don’t plan activities that are exploitative and harmful to animals, like dolphin swims, elephant rides, circuses, or animal shows. Do look for ethical experiences that operate in the best interest of the animals. Some of the greatest places around the world for embracing your…
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4 More Trips to Take with Friends

  Many of life’s best moments are spent with those we cherish most. Combining the people we love with the destinations we long to visit makes for special getaways, incredible experiences, and lasting memories. But how do you know where to go? In a previous post, we explored five destinations both near and far to match your group’s vibe. Here, we’ll visit four more trips to take with friends – this time around the United States – and showcase why they might be perfect for your vacation. Austin for Food, Craft Beer, and Live Music  The capital of Texas boasts…
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