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Ways to React When Traveling Doesn’t Go Your Way

If you’ve traveled a lot, then you know that things do not, will not, always go as planned. That’s part of the adventure that’s so fun to embrace. Yet the choice of how to react is up to you.

Here are classic reactions from some of our favorite TV and movie characters. Choose wisely on your next vacation!

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Ruth Baucom

A Guide for Feasting on Your Next Carnival Cruise

My second Carnival cruise was even better than my first. The Western Caribbean lived up to its reputation and my Fun Ship cruise was, well, fun. Part of the fun is eating, especially when it’s complimentary and unlimited. Here are some tips to navigating the Carnival gastronomy that you might not realize without a few cruises under your belt.

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Ruth Baucom

The Real Rio de Janeiro

Like a finger, Sugarloaf Mountain points to the heavens as white buildings crowd the seaside; it’s as if a child spilt LEGOs on a green carpet. Further inland, the immovable Christ the Redeemer never ceases to bless the city, his perpendicular pose topping off Corcovado Mountain. He looks downward as a sea of tourists and adventurous Brazilians climb and climb. They never stay long but always return to Rio de Janeiro inspired.

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Ruth Baucom

50 Restaurants in 50 States: A-M

50 Restaurants in 50 States: A-M

Foodie or not, I need to warn you: You will get hungry from reading this post! Here’s a nibble out of our nation’s best restaurants. Everyone has his favorites, but here are 50 safe, or at least tasty or entertaining, bets.

Alabama | Decatur | Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q
The “Best Barbecue Restaurant in Alabama” is famous for its kicking red and white sauces. Its tender BBQ meet will melt in your mouth, whether you order the Half Chicken Plate or the ribs.

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Ruth Baucom

7 Ways to Process and Remember Your Travels

Travel isn’t something that can be easily preserved, sealed in an airtight jar or frozen in a Tupperware. The only way to relive it is to go again. And of course the new experience will be different, for people and lands change. Therefore it’s absolutely important that you live life to the fullest when you’re on the journey.

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Ruth Baucom

St. Augustine: Bring Your Lover and Your Dog

Where can you find the oldest wooden schoolhouse, coquina mines and mythical stories about the Fountain of Youth? St. Augustine, Florida, a relaxed place full of cobblestone streets and carefree souls. The longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States has surprises at every turn. Here are a few tips to get the best out of your stay.

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Alyssa Villarreal

The Supreme Summer Bucket List for Couples

What’s the greatest memory you have with your significant other? Is it your romantic vacations? That special honeymoon? Or, was it when you first laid eyes on each other? One of the best ways to continue creating strong memories is to travel together to experience new cultures, tastes and sights. What’s better than setting off on new journeys with your best friend?

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Alyssa Villarreal

Before You Leave! Just Remember…

Well, it’s officially the start of spring today! What better time than to start curing your travel bug and venture out in search of new sights. Passports: check! Luggage: check! Wallet: uh oh! As exciting as it can be preparing for your long awaited getaway, it’s possible to overlook the little things. My mom always taught me to be prepared for the unexpected, or worse. In this case, we cannot afford to leave the house to a new city without our money case!

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Ruth Baucom

Poppy Fields: California’s Irresistible Springtime Attraction

Do you remember watching the Wizard of Oz as a child and being captivated by the bright rolling poppy fields? They seemed so perfect and out of this world, just like everything else living over the rainbow. While the “horse of a different color” may not be real, beautiful hills of poppy fields actually do exist, with a couple of exceptions. These won’t draw you into a deep sleep as they did Dorothy, and the fields are vibrant yellow-orange instead of a dreamy red.

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