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Swimming at Outrigger Waikiki Hawaii

Travel Contests: Week of March 4, 2015

This week's travel contests include: Win a luxurious six-night Hawaiian getaway Win a 7-to-11-day European cruise … Read More

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Feeding the elephants on arrival at Anantara Hotel Chiang Rai

10 Reasons to Stay at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort

It took the longest travel day to get to the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort, in northern Thailand. My … Read More

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Travel Product of the Week: Tortuga Packable Daypack

Tortuga

Do you carry a daypack when you travel? Tortuga Backpacks just released the Tortuga Packable Daypack ($54) that you can use during the day, then stuff into your luggage for transit. They're currently on pre-sale through March 13 and if you use discount code … Read More

Travel Video of the Week: Dramatic Skydive Rescue

Skydiving

I’m not into skydiving, but this is an incredible video (the incredible part starts a minute in). It shows a remarkable skydive rescue by skydive master Sheldon McFarlane rescuing a customer who was in trouble over Western Australia. It turns out the jumper … Read More

Travel Website of the Week: Google Flights

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I’m a big fan of ITA Software, which Google bought for almost a billion dollars back in 2011. Everyone thought it was going to be the end of the air search competition, but it obviously wasn’t. However, they ultimately used that ITA Software to make a very … Read More

Travel App of the Week: TravelSmart

TravelSmart

Created by Allianz Global Assistance, TravelSmart is a handy app for international travelers that lists emergency numbers such as those of the police, fire department and ambulance by destination (911 is not universal). I also love that it has a drug … Read More

10 tips for maximizing a family ski trip at Keystone Resort, Colorado

Ames and I on the slopes of Keystone

There’s no shortage of reasons why Keystone’s long been a family favorite. This world-class, three-mountain resort offers so much that you might be wondering where to begin, and so as a local Colorado mom, I’ve put together some helpful tips to help you better … Read More

How I Got Shingles From Too Much Travel and How to Avoid It

Shingles

I went to the doctor last Wednesday because I had a really nasty earache, which felt like someone was stabbing my inner ear with a pin. Each time, the pain would only last for a split second but it would make my eyes water and part of my body twitch. I was … Read More

Travel Tip of the Day: How to Charge Your iPhone Faster

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How to Charge Your iPhone Faster Yesterday I wrote about how I just got a new iPhone and that I love the fact that it has every app imaginable. What I don’t like about the iPhone is that its battery drains much more quickly than the batteries of my old … Read More

To the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas

As a cruise neophyte, I had few comparison points for my trip on Royal Caribbean's newly refurbished ship, Freedom of the Seas, except for the clichés about cruises being for the geriatric set. Nothing could be further from my experience on the cruise from … Read More