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Exploring His Roots: Chef Mark McDonald

There's one thing everyone can agree on in Italy: the food is divine! We've partnered with Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel as she takes us through a delicious journey brought to life by one of her favorite chefs. People always ask chefs where they like to dine, but rarely do they ever ask where they like to travel. As a traveler, of course, it is always my first question! And I can say without a doubt, I loved Chef Mark McDonald's answer! I recently discovered Chef Mark McDonald of the Old Vine Café in Costa Mesa, CA... more

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Which Orlando Theme Park Are You?

Love heart-pounding adventure? Rather curl up with a great book? Either way, there's a theme park for you in Orlando! We’ve partnered with travel blogger Tiffany Martel from Daily Leisure to help you find which one suits your personality. Orlando is like Grand Central Station when it comes to theme parks. There are six different Disney Parks, Universal, Islands of Adventure, Discovery Cove, Sea World, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens. Each theme park caters to a different crowd and there is something for everyone. Do you like... more

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Berlin Like a Local

Why look like a tourist when you can travel like a pro? We’ve partnered with vacation expert Ava Roxanne Stritt from the blog Spa Travel Gal as she offers tips on how to see Berlin through a local’s eyes.  It’s been more than 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Germany today is nothing like the Germany of yesterday. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to rediscover this European wonderland. Sure, you could do a guided tourist excursion and touch on all of the major vacationer hotspots. But to really understand... more

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San Francisco to Carmel: A Nature-Filled California Road Trip

Memorial Day is the ideal time to pack the family in the car and hit the road. We’ve partnered with wanderer and blogger Susan Lanier-Graham of Wander With Wonder to explore California from San Francisco to Monterey. I love to explore Northern California because of its diversity. You can go from city to ocean to mountains to farmland in just a few miles. Memorial Day is an ideal time for a San Francisco to Monterey road trip. Come along with me as I share my long weekend of California fun. Day 1 | San Francisco I started my... more

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Must Have Free Travel Apps

Traveling today is very different than even just a few years ago. Now there are apps everywhere vying to making your trip easier, more convenient, more memorable, and more fun. The problem is there are so many apps and we are all so busy it’s tough finding the ones that will be the most help. We've partnered with tech & travel blogger, Tesa Nicolanti, of 2 Wired 2 Tired as she shares her favorite free travel apps. When I'm not traveling, I spend a lot of time researching the best in travel tips and technology. The apps... more

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Calico Ghost Town, California’s Silver Rush Ghost Town

Somewhere between Las Vegas and Los Angeles is a town lost in time — Calico Ghost Town. We’ve partnered with family traveler Pattie Cordova from the blog Living Mi Vida Loca, as she takes her family to discover a town that has remained virtually unchanged since the late 1800's. We jumped into the car and drove about two hours inland from Los Angeles to a little town called Calico Ghost Town. We've passed by it countless times heading to and from Las Vegas, but never had the opportunity to take the kids. So come Spring Break,... more

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World’s Best Food Experiences: 15 Must-Visit Neighborhoods

Do you plan your vacations around the restaurants you most want to try? Are your tableside photos trending on Instagram? Would you be willing to try almost anything once? If the answer is a resounding yes, then you just might be a foodie. Pair your love for cuisine with a passion for travel, and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for a memorable escape that will keep your taste buds happy long after the journey. If you're up for a mouthwatering adventure, check out these 15 foodie-friendly neighborhoods around the world,... more

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The Wild, Wild West | A Summer Road Trip from Denver to Boise

There’s nothing like a road trip out West to cement those familial bonds. We partnered with road tripper Angie Orth from Angie Away to find some of the quirkiest, most beautiful spots to visit on a family road trip. Just don’t forget to pack costumes! When given the option of where in the U.S. we’d like to road trip, my brother, sister and I unanimously agreed on the West. We’d never been out that way and since we grew up on the flat Florida coast, landlocked plains and snow-capped Rocky Mountain peaks would be a whole new... more

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Road Trip In Provence – “French Slow” Lifestyle in the Fast Lane

Road trips are meant to savored, with a variety of breathtaking stops along the way. We've partnered with world traveler Julia Dimon of Travel Junkie Julia as she shares her blissful drive through the countryside of Provence, France.  With some 80 countries under my belt, I have many top travel spots around the world, but one that’s closest to my heart is certainly Provence. A scenic region in the southeast, the classic French countryside of Provence boasts sleepy villages, Roman ruins, unparalleled wine tasting, spectacular... more

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Great Foodie Tours Across the USA

Food captures the spirit of a destination. We've partnered with Susan Lanier-Graham of Wander With Wonder, who believes one of the best ways to discover culture and community when you travel is to enjoy the local food. Come along and uncover American foodie gems by booking a food tour. I love a great food tour. The best ones combine a leisurely stroll through the community with a bit of history and some homegrown stories and legend. Here are a few of my favorite foodie tours from across the USA. C’est Si Bon Food Tour,... more

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Memorial Pacific Northwest Road Trip: Oregon Loop

Sometimes you want a little bit of everything in a road trip, from mountains to beaches to woods. We’ve partnered with family traveler Erin Bender of Travel With Bender who reveals it's possible to have it all this Memorial Day. Memorial weekend is the perfect time for a road trip. But you can’t decide on a route. You don’t know whether you want mountains, beaches or woods. It can be so confusing. However, there is one gorgeous road trip that covers them all. We covered the entire Pacific Northwest in 14 days, but I have... more

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Traveling Through Mexico to the Island of Holbox

Ready to get off the beaten path on your next Mexico adventure? We've partnered with travel expert Tiffany Martel from the blog Daily Leisure, as she shares her experiences in Holbox Island.  Holbox Island, Mexico is GREAT! Honestly, it is one of my favorite places in Mexico. My son Kaden and I spent a few days there last month, and it was incredible. Holbox is a small island about 2.5 hours north of Cancun, off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Around 1,600 locals live in the tiny main town on the funky island of Holbox.... more

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A Taste of Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic’s Culinary Capital

Sometimes the best part of traveling is the memories you bring home or the new foods you tried for the very first time in a foreign country. We’ve partnered with adventure, culture and smart-luxury traveler, Dr. Cacinda Maloney from the blog Points and Travel as she reflects on an unforgettable foodie tour through the colonial zone hotspot of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic: Old vs. New in Immersive Gastronomy Santo Domingo may very well be home to the oldest city in the Americas with a... more

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Packing Tips For Those That “Take the Kitchen Sink”

Keep your vacation from becoming a scavenger hunt with these packing tips! We've partnered with travel expert Ava Roxanne Stritt of Spa Travel Gal to get her tips on packing.  Proper packing can make or break a trip sometimes, so having the essentials can keep your vacation from becoming a scavenger hunt for items you left behind. Packing tips can help you have a much more enjoyable journey. Gone are the days of traveling reminiscent of when Eloise of The Plaza journeyed to Paris on an airplane with 37 pieces of luggage... more

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Step Back in Time at Placita Olvera in Los Angeles

L.A., the city honored in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's shortest civic abbreviation, takes its visitors on a historical tour at its historical monument. We’ve partnered with travel writer Pattie Cordova from Living Mi Vida Loca to get a first-hand guide at the birthplace of Los Angeles and home of the world famous Olvera Street.  Los Angeles has come a long way since its establishment in 1781 when 44 settlers (including children) arrived from northwest Mexico to start a new town, and a new life. Over... more

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10 Surprises to Watch for at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

There's no place like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to bring out the kid in you. We’ve partnered with the globetrotting girl next door, Angie Orth, from Angie Away, as she shares tips on one of the most magical places in her home state of Florida. When it comes to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, there is no shortage of surprises to entertain and delight! The Wizarding World is the only themed land of its kind in the world to span two separate theme parks – Universal Studios Florida... more

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Grand Canyon, Which Rim Should You Visit?

Considering a trip to the Grand Canyon? Before you head out, make sure you know which Rim best suits you! We've partnered with international travel blogger Tiffany Martel from Daily Leisure to get a insider's look into how you can make the most of your next Grand Canyon escape.   I'm all for the usual fun, heavily publicized trips, but I challenge you to take a family trip off the usual path! Have you considered going to the Grand Canyon? It is truly an experience of a lifetime, I never thought I could feel so small! The... more

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Florida’s Gulf County: Unplug & Reconnect

In today’s always connected life, it’s good to travel off the beaten path once in a while. We’ve partnered with Tesa Nicolanti of 2 Wired 2 Tired as she shares one of her favorite places to unplug and reconnect with nature, Gulf County, Florida. Gulf County is located in the panhandle of Florida. The entire county only has two stop lights, and visiting is a bit a like stepping back in time. The locals are friendly, welcoming, and laid back. The WiFi is spotty – which is a good thing when your goal is to unplug and relax.... more

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5 Essential Tips For Night Photography

Taking your camera out of "auto" mode can be one of the most rewarding travel experiences. We've asked family travel experts Erin and Josh Bender from the blog Travel With Bender to share practical photography tips that you can use straight away... and on your next vacation. Can you relate to this scenario? You are on a dreamy vacation and want to capture that magical moment during your evening out on the town. But after you take the snap and review it on your camera’s LCD screen, it leaves you underwhelmed. You’ve seen... more

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Outdoor Adventures Abound in Orlando

Come discover the wild side of Orlando. We’ve partnered with travel writer Susan Lanier-Graham of Wander With Wonder as she gets out and about in Orlando and nearby Kissimmee, Florida. While Orlando is most often associated with theme parks — Disney World, LEGOLAND, Epcot, and Universal Studios — there are tons of other outdoor activities for Florida visitors. You can float over the waterways in a hot air balloon or soar over the city in a historic plane. When you return to the ground, you can take to the swamps in... more

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16 Ways to Rock Abu Dhabi in 2016

If you think a futuristic city popping out of desert dunes, full of amusement parks and beaches, sounds too good to be true, catch the next Etihad flight to Abu Dhabi. Paradise is real, and it’s in the UAE. Here’s how to make the most of your trip to the Emirati capital. 1. Pre-board in style. Traveling to Abu Dhabi used to mean a long, uncomfortable journey on multiple carriers, but when Etihad Airways hit the scene, travel to the UAE got really easy and really plush. Your luxe journey to the capital always commences in an... more

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The Little Luxuries of Las Vegas

Go on, add a little glitz and glamour to your getaway! We've partnered with luxury travel expert and Spa Travel Gal Ava Roxanne Stritt for a look at why Las Vegas is the perfect place to plan a luxe-filled escape.  Las Vegas has long been famous as one of the top spring break destinations in the world. The Travel Channel named it one of the top 12 Best Spring Break Party Destinations, for its college crowds and poolside celebrations. But there’s so much more to Vegas than that. In fact, Las Vegas can be a... more

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5 Ways to Experience Daytona Beyond the Beach

There's so much more to Daytona Beach than amazing surf and sand. We've partnered with travel writer Susan Lanier-Graham of Wander With Wonder as she explores fun in the Florida sun beyond the beaches. Daytona Beach is one of those iconic American vacation spots on Florida's Atlantic coast. It has been a favorite with racing fans since the first cars took to the hard-packed sand back in 1903. Today, it is a hot spot for Spring Break getaways and families searching for fun in the sun, and remains a bucket list destination for... more

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Roaming Gnome’s Top 20 Favorite Vacations

Hello, fellow wanderers! If you know me at all, you know how much I love to travel. So much so, I’ve spent the last several countless years making it my life’s work. It gets difficult whirling away the days while drifting from one breathtaking destination to the next … but someone’s got to do it, right? Lucky for me, that someone is yours truly. While I’ve been out and about exploring the world, no matter where I venture, there’s one common question I always get asked. “Roaming Gnome, where is YOUR favorite place to... more

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Top 20 Amazing Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

Up for something a little out of the ordinary? We've partnered with international traveler Julia Dimon of Travel Junkie Julia for her top 20 bucket list adventures (hello, adrenaline rush!) When I was a kid, I spent an inordinate amount of time spinning my desk globe, selecting with the touch of one finger where I hoped to travel to someday as an adult. The world had so many far flung exotic destinations that peeked my childhood curiosity. Flash forward a decade or two … that same precocious kid was now working as a... more

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72 Hours in Oaxaca is Not Enough

What can you fit into a 3-day escape? We've partnered with Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel as she takes us on a whirlwind adventure through Oaxaca, Mexico.  From mezcal’s smoky tastings, nine types of mole, native artistry and trips to a crystallized waterfall oasis to architectural ruins and indigenous markets, this place is a treat! It seems Oaxaca City is much like the mezcal spirit it is famous for – colorful, spicy and born from a whole different culture than anything I have ever seen.   Photo by Sarah... more

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The Classic American Road Trip – Miami to Key West

What makes a perfect road trip? One where the "destination" is actually several stops along the way! We've partnered with road tripper Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel to follow along on her drive through South Florida.  Want to take that classic American road trip? I did it back in the early 80’s and recently did it again to see what has changed. Driving down the keys from Miami to Key West is a great road trip! The four-hour drive time goes by faster than you would think along the scenic US Highway 1 crossing 42... more

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California Dream’n – The Iconic Road Trip Along the Pacific Coast Highway

A road trip is a great way to get away and see the sights — and the Pacific Coast Highway is a particularly beautiful route. We've partnered with Julia Dimon of Travel Junkie Julia as she explores the iconic California coast. Picture the silhouette of a lone cypress tree against a backdrop of endless ocean, winding roads, hairpin turns and sheer granite cliffs that plunge into foaming aquamarine waters. An iconic stretch of road, the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful routes in... more

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Berlin Like a Local

San Francisco to Carmel: A Nature-Filled California Road Trip

Must Have Free Travel Apps

Calico Ghost Town, California’s Silver Rush Ghost Town

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The Wild, Wild West | A Summer Road Trip from Denver to Boise

Road Trip In Provence – “French Slow” Lifestyle in the Fast Lane

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Memorial Pacific Northwest Road Trip: Oregon Loop

Traveling Through Mexico to the Island of Holbox

A Taste of Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic’s Culinary Capital

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Step Back in Time at Placita Olvera in Los Angeles

10 Surprises to Watch for at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Grand Canyon, Which Rim Should You Visit?

Florida’s Gulf County: Unplug & Reconnect

5 Essential Tips For Night Photography

Outdoor Adventures Abound in Orlando

16 Ways to Rock Abu Dhabi in 2016

The Little Luxuries of Las Vegas

5 Ways to Experience Daytona Beyond the Beach

Roaming Gnome’s Top 20 Favorite Vacations

Top 20 Amazing Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

72 Hours in Oaxaca is Not Enough

The Classic American Road Trip – Miami to Key West

California Dream’n – The Iconic Road Trip Along the Pacific Coast Highway

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Which Orlando Theme Park Are You?

Love heart-pounding adventure? Rather curl up with a great book? Either way, there’s a theme park for you in Orlando! We’ve partnered with travel blogger Tiffany Martel from Daily Leisure to help you find which one suits your personality. Orlando is like Grand… Read more

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