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5 ways to cut down on rental car gas prices

5 ways to cut down on rental car gas prices

March 11, 2012 · ,

The offer of a larger rental car at the same rate used to be a happy surprise. But now a free upgrade is bad news, given that a bigger car usually means a giant gasoline bill. Consumer requests for fuel-efficient cars have spiked this winter, according to spokespeople for Hertz, Budget, and Thrifty rental car [...]

Best places to mark Women’s History Month

Best places to mark Women’s History Month

March 8, 2012 · ,

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate women’s economic, political and social achievements — and take stock of the work for women’s equality still to be done. The celebration continues beyond today as March is Women’s History Month, and a great time to visit one of these sites marking important milestones in [...]

5 fun family getaways for spring break

5 fun family getaways for spring break

If you’re looking for a fun spring getaway for all ages, look no further. Travel + Leisure highlights five standout family destinations, from a mega-resort with a waterpark in the Bahamas to a charming hotel with a private beach in Cape May, N.J. The Bahamas Where to stay: Atlantis A 141-acre waterpark called Aquaventure (which [...]

Just in time for Carnival: Beginner’s guide to Rio

Just in time for Carnival: Beginner’s guide to Rio

February 16, 2012 · ,

“Brazil is not for beginners,” the late, great Brazilian composer Tom Jobim once quipped. Nowhere does the remark hold more true than for the country’s pulsing, chaotic oceanfront metropolis, Rio de Janeiro. This is a city of contrasts, where vastly different worlds rub shoulders, and the unexpected lies lurking around every corner. Hang a right [...]

Tourists find spiritual beauty in Judean Desert

Tourists find spiritual beauty in Judean Desert

February 10, 2012 · ,

Located between Jerusalem and Jericho, the Judean Desert provided an inspiration to thousands of hermits who lived here in the early Middle Ages. With its breathtaking, rugged beauty, it was the perfect setting for those searching spiritual fullness in the emptiness of the desert. Today only a handful of monks live here, but the desert [...]

Spice Up Your Vacation Abroad

Spice Up Your Vacation Abroad

January 28, 2012 · ,

You’ve planned for a fabulous vacation abroad in a country you’ve always wanted to visit, but somehow you can’t envision yourself spending all day visiting museums, and lying all afternoon on the beach, however pleasurable, can become monotonous after a while. As you’re fantasizing about your vacation from the cold comfort of your office chair, [...]

Skiing and snowboarding: Many people do both now

Skiing and snowboarding: Many people do both now

January 12, 2012 · ,

The relationship between skiers and snowboarders might still be a bit icy at times, but a versatile group has discovered there’s more than one way to get down the mountain. “Before, you were either a skier or a boarder. Now people do both,” said Greg Ditrinco, editor of SKI Magazine. “It’s a new phenomenon.” The [...]

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