How to Plan for a Long Trip as a College Student

In step with the times: How to plan for a long trip in advance as a college student You are finally in college. The anticipation of the new beginnings and the excitement of freedom all comes rushing together there. You are now on the way to getting a degree, a job and get the life sorted out. But it is not just the education that gets college students to figure out thei...
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Bringing Your Own Vehicle Makes Vacation More Convenient

Two of the most amazingly unique US states to visit, Alaska and Hawaii, seemingly necessitate leaving your vehicle behind and relying on public transport alone once at your destination – but that’s not at all the case! Prepping your car for summer vacation is key, but bringing it with you becomes more complicated when you travel between Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or va...
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6 Reasons You Deserve Luxury Living in California

There’s certainly a wide variety of places to choose from when it’s about living a luxurious life in California, but it’s also one of the most expensive options in the United States. You may have to spend most of your earnings on basic necessities than you’re used to. Still, the luxury of living in California is not something to miss out on. Here are just a few reasons ...
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3 Things to Look for When Choosing Your Next Apartment

Pet Policies, Security, and Neighbor Volume Are you on the verge of reaching the end of your current lease?Maybe you’re thinking about renting another apartment. But you haven’t done this in a while so you need tips to help you choose the perfect place to meet your needs. If you need to rent a Northridge apt, as an example, you’ll definitely want to look for certain optio...
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Why You Need To Visit Anna Maria Island

Located just west of the Manatee County coast, Anna Maria Island is seven miles of vacation paradise. The island had humble beginnings and was primarily used by nautical types. However, a bridge connecting Anna Maria Island to Florida was constructed during the 1920s. This led to a huge increase in traffic from the mainland to the island. As more and more tourists began to ...
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Find Your Happy Place—Aruba Attractions & Activities

Try this Action-Packed Island Paradise for Aruba Attractions By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher No island is too small to pack a punch--especially when it comes to fun and adventure in Aruba. What this little island lacks in size, it makes up for in Aruba attractions and fun. North of Venezuela, Aruba is 20 miles long and six miles wide. Indeed, this small isla...
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Ice Cream & Bicycles—Seagrove Beach Activities & Attractions

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By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Sugary white sand, blended with spicy flavored popsicles at Seagrove Beach really does say "sugar and spice and everything nice." From thrilling roller coaster rides, vast sandy beaches, and action-packed cities, families may take a nostalgic break at this little beach nook. Tucked away, along the Emerald Coast of Florida, Seag...
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The Wild West Lives on in The Black Hills, SD

The Black Hills and the Badlands of South Dakota By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Where are The Black Hills of South Dakota? For anyone outside of the state, South Dakota is located smack dab in the center of the northern United States. In fact, millions of people who travel from the East to the West Coast have likely flown over this expansive prairie. Howe...
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Life of the [Western] Party: Deadwood Events

Deadwood Events Make this Town Lively By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Although literally named after a few dead trees, the town of Deadwood, South Dakota is far from dead. Indeed, an abundance of creative and stimulating Deadwood events keep this town hopping. Due to the antique buildings from the Gold Rush era, the city itself is a designated National His...
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Asheville—North Carolina’s Multi-Talented City

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Asheville, North Carolina is a Nature's Wonderland By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Asheville, North Carolina is well-loved for a number of reasons—its culture, food, art, and more. However, one of the city’s most notable traits is its breathtaking outdoors. The stunning Blue Ridge Mountains stretch out across the North Carolina woodlands--and open up to do...
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Washington D.C.–More than America’s Capitol

Washington D.C.—America’s Living History Book By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher The United States Capital, Washington D.C. is a monument rich city, as well as a museum hot spot. You could spend hours walking from the Lincoln Memorial, to the White House, the Washington Monument, and many other official historical exhibits. However, the museums steal the spot...
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Family Vacations: Part 2 Families Together

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Five Main Types of Family Vacations By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Type Three: Blended Family Vacations Family vacations consisting of blended families can be tricky. Have you ever visited blended family relatives or in-laws in another state and felt trapped in their home? Ever felt like you were wearing out your welcome? If so, vacation rentals propose a br...
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Family that Plays Together Stays Together

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Can You Guess the Five Types of Family Oriented Vacations? By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Traveling with family is a special situation that presents extra challenges. Therefore, we would like to offer three key family travel tips. Thoughtfully packing clothing and snacks is our first tip. Secondly, while you probably cannot count on lower gas prices, or canno...
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Wheelchair Accessible Vacation Rentals

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Two invaluable characteristics among top vacation rental homes include flexibility and consideration. Travelers often search for family-friendly or pet-friendly rentals. However, the real finds are the disability-friendly vacation properties. Remember, a wheelchair does not have to control your life or your vacation. The list o...
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Vacations for Wine Lovers in the United States

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By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Try a Wine Tourism Vacation Just imagine enchanting valleys, galloping horses, and magnificent vineyards with the aroma of fine wine in the air. The United States proudly presents some of the world’s greatest wineries. From the northern coast of New York to the renowned California, try a vacation for wine lovers! Taste the dozen...
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How to Find Last-Minute Vacation Rentals

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Learning the Art of Landing Last-Minute Vacation Rentals Steals & Deals Are you searching for miraculously low-priced last-minute vacation rentals? Travelers search for last-minute vacation rentals because they expect a substantial discount. This is a good approach when negotiating price with vacation rental managers--as o...
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Art of Finding Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

By Sara Winner, VRTG Travel Writer East Coast Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals Going on vacation is an exciting part of life. From packing to deciding where to go, you are brimming with positive energy. Are you already daydreaming about feeling the sand between your toes or the adventures you will encounter? However, your happiness fades upon thinking about leaving your belove...
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Bragging Rights and Luxury Vacation Rentals

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Looking for Luxury in all the Right Places For some, vacations are all about bragging rights. Their goal is to see and do as many activities and attractions as is humanly possible. For others, vacation means to do nothing. Do nothing, that is, except to soak up the warm sun on the beach sipping cocktails. Indeed, for others, vacation is all about social media--posting photos a...
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New York’s Hidden Snow Paradise: Ellicottville

Just What Makes Ellicottville Tick? By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Most skiers have likely already heard the raves about the Holiday Valley Ski Area in Ellicottville, New York. Notably, the ski resort recently ranked third busiest in the Eastern United States by Ski Magazine, trailing behind Tremblant, Quebec, and Killington, Vermont. The Holiday Valley...
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TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Soulful Days, Ellicottville, New York

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Discovering Colorful, Eclectic Ellicottville, New York By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher Even the best travel writers struggle to select the most appealing options from fabulous travel worthy events in Ellicottville, New York. These, without a doubt, include the annual Summer Music Festival, Rock n’ Roll Weekend, and the Christmas Stroll. Nevertheless, these a...
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