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5 Must-Have Photography Apps for Travelers

5 Must-Have Photography Apps for Travelers

The phone in your pocket can produce and broadcast aesthetically pleasing and FOMO-inducing trips for your followers. But how can you capture the essence of these picturesque moments without breaking the bank trying to roll with the professionals?

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8 Day Road Trip in SE Wyoming

8 Day Road Trip in SE Wyoming

When the air turns crisp, the adventure truly begins in SE Wyoming. Follow along this 8 day itinerary and discover the outdoor adventures and foods and drinks waiting for you in Albany County, Laramie County, and Carbon County, Wyoming.

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The Greatest of Gainesville

The Greatest of Gainesville

Top 10 Favorite Things to Do in Gainesville with my family.

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A Whole Highway of Shopping

By: Ruth Spencer

A Whole Highway of Shopping

By: Ruth Spencer

With more than 4,300 stores within the seven communities, the diverse shopping experiences along Hospitality Highway make up some of Georgia’s best spending excursions.

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Picture-Perfect Coast

By: Aubrey Shay

Picture-Perfect Coast

By: Aubrey Shay

Take a road trip along the California coast, from Santa Barbara to Big Sur

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Picturesque Experiences in Vermont

By: Natasha Gabrielle

Picturesque Experiences in Vermont

By: Natasha Gabrielle

Full of history and beautiful views, Manchester, Vermont, has become a popular place to visit for travelers of all ages.

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On a Mission in Martin County

On a Mission in Martin County

Taking travel goals to Martin County, FL: 1) Find a new place to eat and 2) Find a new place to shop.

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Your Favorite Holiday Any Time of the Year on Vacation

By: Andrew Schaeffer

Your Favorite Holiday Any Time of the Year on Vacation

By: Andrew Schaeffer

My sister and I were still high on holiday spirit, so when we saw that this theme park had an entire section devoted just to Christmas, and that Santa was there year-round, we figured it would be perfect because we could have a fun trip to a theme park and thank Santa all in one go.

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A Solo Traveler’s Adventure in St. Louis, Missouri

By: Rachel Heston-Davis

A Solo Traveler’s Adventure in St. Louis, Missouri

By: Rachel Heston-Davis

Love my people as I do, I wanted an adventure all to myself. I decided on an overnight trip to St. Louis, Missouri.

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Good for the Soul Getaway

By: Marissa Selby

Good for the Soul Getaway

By: Marissa Selby

Upon our arrival, based on posters, guides, and restaurant signs, Alex happily pointed out that good food was going to be the focus of our trip.

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Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale

Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale

Wilton Manors is a small town with a big rep. Once a sleepy train stop just outside of Fort Lauderdale, this community of 12,000 full-time residents now claims the fabulous fame of being the “Second Gayest City in America.”

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How to be a Beachside Hero

How to be a Beachside Hero

Prepare to congratulate me. I just became Heroic Hubby, Dynamite Dad, Fantastic Father-in-Law, and the Coolest Grandpa on Earth.

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A Coast Away

By: Aubrey Shay

A Coast Away

By: Aubrey Shay

Many travelers long to take the Pacific Coast Highway trip, but it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart.

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From the Sea to the Stars in Hampton, Virginia

From the Sea to the Stars in Hampton, Virginia

We were looking for a quick weekend getaway with our two boys, and we hadn’t been to Hampton since they were toddlers. It was perfect.

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Into the Future

Into the Future

That intertwining of yesterday and tomorrow is typical of Hampton, where the past, present and future merge to form a fascinating military, academic, and tourism center.

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Forever Festive

Forever Festive

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The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

While you would be remiss to skip over the “must sees” that make Louisville an American classic, there are some hidden tracks to explore in Derby City.

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Livin’ La Vida Laguna

By: Marissa Selby

Livin’ La Vida Laguna

By: Marissa Selby

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Discover the Southeastern Wyoming Learning Loop

Discover the Southeastern Wyoming Learning Loop

Be a homeschool hero and take the whole family on a learning loop road trip this fall and experience 13 historical and fun attractions.

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History Comes to Life

History Comes to Life

This year I thought it would be fun to extend our trip by a day or two and venture beyond the park gates to check out some of the more educational sites nearby.

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Celebrating Jersey Pride

Celebrating Jersey Pride

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A Revamped Girlfriends Getaway

A Revamped Girlfriends Getaway

Ahead of us lay a sugar-white beach and waves of sparkling water in a brilliant ombré from teal to sapphire, which met sky blue at the horizon.

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Hospitality Highway Uncovered

By: Quincy Koetz

Hospitality Highway Uncovered

By: Quincy Koetz

Whether you’re the rugged type, or simply looking for a place to get your family outside, Hospitality Highway has a fresh-air destination to inspire.

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5 LGBTQ Destinations to Put on Your Radar

5 LGBTQ Destinations to Put on Your Radar

The most popular queer travel destinations in the U.S. have typically been located on the coasts. Thankfully, times have changed.

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Actively Vacationing in Tupelo

Actively Vacationing in Tupelo

Shocked to discover the kids didn’t know who Elvis Presley was, the trip suddenly became a necessity. We were off to Tupelo.

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One and Only Tucker County

One and Only Tucker County

The Blackwater River was a tiny ribbon of sparkling water far below us and the mountains hunched like shoulders bending down to meet it. “What a payoff!” I said.

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Into the Future

Into the Future

That intertwining of yesterday and tomorrow is typical of Hampton, where the past, present and future merge to form a fascinating military, academic, and tourism center.

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Paddles, Pranks, and Priceless Photos

Paddles, Pranks, and Priceless Photos

My husband and I decided before we even chose a destination that it was important for our family to disconnect from the distractions of everyday life to really connect as a family; hence, the no cell phone rule.

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San Francisco Walking Tour

San Francisco Walking Tour

With the assistance of a rather excellent public transportation system (which can help save you time on a walking tour of the city), it’s quite possible to see a vast majority of the San Francisco in a glimpse.

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A Local’s Guide to the Perfect Day in Capitol Hill, Seattle

A Local’s Guide to the Perfect Day in Capitol Hill, Seattle

Capitol Hill might be the most popular area of Seattle for dining and nightlife. The fact that it’s also a gay epicenter, with a dozen gay bars, makes the neighborhood that much better.

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Family Vacation Meets Valuable Education

Family Vacation Meets Valuable Education

My husband, Brian, and I like supplementing our kids’ classroom time with learning vacations. We discovered a new favorite destination for “studying” after visiting Sevierville, TN.

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Coeur d’Alene: A Secret Oasis

By: Elizabeth Griffith

Coeur d’Alene: A Secret Oasis

By: Elizabeth Griffith

Perched on the outskirts of Idaho’s vast national forest lands, Coeur d’Alene and the lake it’s named for make up one of the most perfect getaway destinations a traveler could wish for.

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Flights and Fun in San Diego

By: Christian Wlach

Flights and Fun in San Diego

By: Christian Wlach

When my girlfriend and I were invited to spend time with her parents, it afforded an opportunity to stop in San Diego and experience one of the things San Diego has become known for… beer.

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An Enriching Coastal Escape

An Enriching Coastal Escape

Voted “The South’s Best Small Town” by Southern Living, I knew we’d find much more than charm, history, and beautiful waterways in this Lowcountry gem.

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Outdoors in the Outer Banks

Outdoors in the Outer Banks

The beaches are what attract most visitors to the Outer Banks, and with good reason.

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Small Town Art on Florida's Treasure Coast

By: Robin Draper

Small Town Art on Florida's Treasure Coast

By: Robin Draper

Martin County, an enticing collection of small towns located on Florida’s Treasure Coast, offers visitors sidewalk art shows, colorful murals, artist cottages, and classes.

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