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Planning Your Island Destination Wedding

When you imagine your perfect wedding ceremony, do you picture white sand, calm ocean waters, and maybe a beautiful sunset? Many couples mistakenly believe destination weddings are reserved for celebrities or the very wealthy, but the truth is that weddings abroad are notoriously cheaper than a traditional ceremonies. A study by Brides Magazine showed that […]

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4 Reasons Why You and the Family Should Hit the Road

Not sure how to make vacations and school breaks count with your family? Discover your own backyard with a family road trip, advises veteran traveler and mother of three Alisa Abecassis. “With busy lives and, perhaps, lingering anxiety about job security, a family vacation may not be parents’ top priority, but if they can pull […]

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Postcard from Dublin

DUBLIN, Ireland — On the day we arrived, the tourism board in Kilkenny was holding a training program for workers in the hospitality trade. Among the bits of advice: Never say “no”; always say “no problem.” And this: Look a visitor in the eye, but not for too long, lest he feel intimidated. Try to […]

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Top 10 restaurants and cafes in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe’s restaurants, cafes and diners aren’t just about fajitas and tacos – though they’re pretty good. The city puts on some of the best New Mexican cooking you’ll find Recognised by the James Beard Foundation as the “Best Chef of the Southwest”, Mark Kiffen, owner of Compound restaurant, on Santa Fe’s famed Canyon Road, […]

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Your Ever-Vigilant Friends at the NSA

Raging Moderate, by Will Durst Dear U.S. Citizen, Please accept our most egregiously sincere apologies for the difficulties and inconveniences the secret monitoring of your phone records and email and GPS units and foreign travel and bank accounts and yes, even your snail mail has evidently caused. Daryl Cagle / Cagle Cartoons (click to view […]

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5 Things Vacation Rental Guests Really Want

Filed under: News, Renting By Matt Landau In my years of vacation rental research, I’ve settled on two facts: first, most vacation rental homes are really nice. They’re nice because owners live in them part-time (or once lived in them full-time) and thus, they have all the amenities and standards anyone might need to feel […]

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Top 10 bars in San Francisco

San Francisco’s bars are made for drinking it all in. Take your pick from a speakeasy within a speakeasy, tiki and cocktail bars, and even family-friendly soda and ice-cream hangouts Beautiful wood interiors (mimicking the inside of a cask), stunningly tall liquor shelves (so high that they need a rolling ladder), live music and a […]

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Top Secret Tips for Saving Money in London

Whether you live there or you’re just visiting, London is an expensive place and considerably more so than the rest of old Blightey. Not only do you face inflated costs in London whether you’re buying a drink or a house, but the sheer range of things to see and do also make it very hard […]