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Travel rewards: How to earn your dream vacation faster

Travel rewards: How to earn your dream vacation faster

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

How many of you are a member of a loyalty program? I’m willing to bet that it’s a good number. There are a number of programs, and the list is constantly growing. Pavlov was right—we love rewards. So much so that it is estimated that 94% of us are enrolled in some type of loyalty program. In fact, it’s likely that you’ll have more than three rewards cards in your wallet at any given time.

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Introducing our new sponsor partnership!

Introducing our new sponsor partnership!

| August 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’re pleased to announce a new travel sponsorship partner—The Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG) Credit Card from American Express! This travel blogging partnership is a natural fit for Kathryn and me, as we’ve been members of the SPG program for several years.

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Hawaii: A State of Grace

Hawaii: A State of Grace

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The floral-infused air kisses your face, the roar of waves fills your ears, and your eyes can’t find one spot in which to rest upon as the landscape before you offers a plethora of stunning views. Exhale. You’re in Hawaii.

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Find a home away from home with Wimdu

Find a home away from home with Wimdu

| December 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

If you’re comfortable staying someone’s home while traveling or opening your own door, Wimdu is a service that connects travellers with locals renting rooms—at rates well below nearby hotels.

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Earth

Earth

| November 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

Enormous and minuscule. Raw and refined. Widespread and intimate.

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Central America

Central America

| November 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

I’m not a tourist. I don’t have matching luggage. I don’t do all-inclusive. Nobody leaves a mint on my pillow. It’s not about the getting there .It’s about the being there. This is the final of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. Hope you enjoyed […]

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North America

North America

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Explore North America. The spiritual home of rock & roll, the milkshake and the drive-in movie! This is the seventh of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. It’s not every day you get to open up a brand-new continent, so forgive us if we’re a […]

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Asia

Asia

| November 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

No easy-sip lids. No paper sleeves. No triple-half-cap-venti whatever. They don’t have free wi-fi at this location. They don’t have wi-fi, period. I just updated my status to “Culture-shocked.” This is the sixth of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. Exotic. Mysterious. Mesmerizing. These are […]

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South America

South America

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

This ain’t no walk in the park—it’s South America. And it’s worth every step! This is the fifth of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. Infectious samba rhythms; towering Andean peaks scraping their fingers against the heavens; the tangy bite of chumuchurri on Argentina asado; […]

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Africa

Africa

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

This ain’t no zoo—it’s Africa. If you get too close here, you won’t be escorted out by security—you’ll be dinner! This is the fourth of eight promotional videos that we produced in-house for G Adventures as part of our new campaign. Africa. It’s on every traveller’s to-do list, but on very few “done” lists. This […]

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North Africa & Middle East

North Africa & Middle East

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Forgettable: pillow mints. Unforgettable: Pyramids. This is the third of eight promotional videos that were produced in-house for G Adventures as part of its new campaign—North Africa & the Middle East. In a region that straddles two continents and encompasses hundreds of dialects and millennia of history, you’ll find that hospitality and friendliness know no […]

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Europe

Europe

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

From the peaks of the Alps to the shores of the Mediterranean,

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Off the Beaten Track in Corfu

Off the Beaten Track in Corfu

| October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

Forget the brochure hype and take the less-trodden trail and within no time you will find quiet coves, coastal viewpoints and hilltop tavernas where you can enjoy home cooking at its best to the backbeat of goat bells.

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Reasons To Go Round-The-World

Reasons To Go Round-The-World

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

For many, a round-the-world trip is something that they have always dreamed of and that they will go to any lengths to do. For others, a little more persuasion might be involved to get them to break their routine, plan a route and book their airfare for the trip of a lifetime.

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Spain For All Seasons

Spain For All Seasons

| August 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

When you think of Spain your thoughts usually turn to sun, sea and sangria. But a Spanish holiday doesn’t necessarily have to mean a summer holiday.

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Lip-smacking South East Asia

Lip-smacking South East Asia

| July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

South East Asia offers fantastic experiences for all the senses—and it’s what keeps Jeremy Head going back for more. Check out this guest blogger’s favourites!

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I love Las Vegas!

I love Las Vegas!

| July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to spend all day putting your chips down. There’s a surprising number of things to do in Vegas aside from gambling.

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Experiences to treat yourself to when travelling round-the-world

Experiences to treat yourself to when travelling round-the-world

| July 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

An interesting new study was brought to our attention recently, asking what offers the greatest happiness—experiences or material goods? The study published in the Journal of Consumer Research looked at whether experiences—such as going travelling—bring greater happiness than material acquisitions, such as purchasing a new car. “The sentiment has been that individuals will be happier if they spend their money on experiences (theatre, concerts and vacations) as opposed to material purchases (fancy cars, bigger houses and gadgets),” the study’s authors explain.

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The best of Kefalonia for families, foodies and friends

The best of Kefalonia for families, foodies and friends

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Greece might have been purpose-built to host wonderful villa holidays. Blessed with some of Europe’s finest scenery (not to mention a sun-kissed climate) it is a country where a week spent lazing by a pool has become an art form – not least because most villas in Greece are spacious, modern affairs where you can truly let your cares ebb away.

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Why Is Renting The Best Way To Really See London?

Why Is Renting The Best Way To Really See London?

| July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

There are few cities in the world more diverse than London. For starters, it’s estimated that over 230 different languages are spoken in the English capital. As anyone who has spent any length of time here can testify, the city is also divided into a series of small boroughs that all have their own unique identity and which offer visitors a wide variety of choice.

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