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A collection of travel guides to places not covered in the guide books ― because all good travelers know that once you ditch the guide book, the real adventures begins!

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  • Unique & Offbeat Things to do in Arlington, Texas
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    Unique & Offbeat Things to do in Arlington, Texas Situated in between Fort Worth and Dallas, Arlington, Texas, is home to tons of sights and activities. Best known as the home of the Dallas Cowboys football team and a couple of major amusement parks, Arlington is a fun, touristy city. Many visitors overlook the city's best attractions, though. The next time you find yourself passing through Arlington, check out some of these unique and offbeat destinations International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame When…
    in United States
  • Unique Types Of Alcohol Only Found In Iceland
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    Unique Types Of Alcohol Only Found In Iceland "During summer when it's 24 hours of daylight, we drink to celebrate that. When it's winter and only a few hours of daylight, we drink just to get through it." Welcome to Iceland, a country with a complex and interesting relationship love of alcohol -- including several unique types of alcohol that are available nowhere else in the world. As such, no trip to Iceland is complete without visiting a few cities and regions that…
    in Iceland
  • 5 Books to Keep You Motivated to Travel
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    5 Books to Keep You Motivated to Travel You can hardly find someone who does not like to travel. Some people get going whenever they have an opportunity; while others do intensive planning before embarking on their journey. The thrill of getting to know an unknown land, its people and its culture is amazing, so you should never leave an opportunity to explore an unexplored land. If you are bitten by the wanderlust bug every now and then, then you must keep finding…
    in Travel Inspiration
  • Surprisingly Fun Towns You Don’t Want to Miss Like Lake Geneva, Wheeling, and More
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    Surprisingly Fun Towns You Don’t Want to Miss Like Lake Geneva, Wheeling, and More New travelers might be tempted to leave small town America off of their travel wish list. It's easy to think that lesser known cities don't have the draw that larger ones do. However, small cities offer more than meets the eye. Here are a few cool spots that I've recently discovered. I think you'd enjoy a visit to any one of them. Photo by Sarah via Trover Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Fire-breathers, glass walkers, and human…
    in United States
  • Tripper: Offbeat Attractions in Flagstaff, Page, Yuma, and more
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    Tripper: Offbeat Attractions in Flagstaff, Page, Yuma, and more By means of a strange acculturation process while growing up, I'm more connected to the American culture than I am to the Portuguese. As a result, the United States is high on my list of countries to visit (and the list of offbeat attractions grows with it). I'm still in the romancing phase, but I'm already liking my odds in Arizona and in Pasadena. I have my eye on several attractions in these areas and…
    in United States
  • Become a Master at Social Media
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    Become a Master at Social Media There are many difficulties in regards to owning a business. In the current day and age, there are millions of other companies out there all trying to get the attention of the public. The best way for you to make a name for yourself is by making sure that you take advantage of what the age of the internet can do for your company. Social media is going to be your best asset when it…
    in Miscellany Articles
  • Travel Moments in Time: Cheap Hotels in Ithaca, Gaithersburg, Dover and more
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    The U.S. has many wonderful cities in the Northeast that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. They offer several entertainment options, as well as educational attractions. Here are five great places to discover, whether you travel for business purposes or you take a leisure trip: Ithaca, New Haven, Dover, Braintree, and Gaithersburg. Braintree, Massachusetts As the birthplace of John Quincy Adams (the sixth President of the United States), William Rosenberg (founder of…
    in United States
  • Airbnbs: Breakout Star of Spring Break 2016
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    Airbnbs: Breakout Star of Spring Break 2016 Ah, Spring Break. That annual week of respite from school, from work, from responsibilities. (Hey, we can dream, right?) The point is, Spring Break is for everyone– not just coeds. But since the holiday is so widely marketed to college students, we wondered whether traditional party locations really dominated the Spring Break vacation market and how the rise in popularity of vacation rentals such as Airbnb affected hotel bookings. To find out, Hipmunk analyzed the…
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  • Live Life King Size in Monaco
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    Live Life King Size in Monaco The very mention of Monaco evokes images of glamorous ladies in evening wear escorted by dashing gentlemen to the tables at one of the many casinos in this small country. Monaco is also known for its Formula One Grand Prix, besides being a popular tax haven for the rich and famous, as well as the rich and not so famous. Glitz, glamour, and the spectacular landscape are all reasons to add the country to your…
    in Monaco
  • Project Domestication: Adventures in Amarillo, McAllen, Irving, and More
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    Project Domestication: Adventures in Amarillo, McAllen, Irving, and More Make some late summer or early trip plans to explore Amarillo, McAllen or Irving, Texas or skip over the ocean to Puerto Rico for an adventurous time in Fajardo. Amarillo, Texas Start planning the perfect fall trip to Amarillo. This time of year brings much more mild temperatures in the Panhandle town. Driving on Route 66, horseback riding, and visiting the Texas Air and Space Museum are just a few activities to get you started…
    in United States