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We are in the dead of winter. Brrrr. As the cold descends over most of the U.S., a lot of people are dreaming of sunshine and sand, looking to escape town for a few days to bask in warmth on a beach somewhere… anywhere. However, we very often associate a beach vacation with inactivity, overindulgence and generally less-than-fit activities. But…

The cold stretch of January and February is spread out dauntingly in front of us, and many people are packing up and heading for beaches a little closer to the equator. But for others, these next two months are the most wonderful time of the year – time to sharpen the blades, hit the slopes, and indulge their passion for…

For some folks, travel is about pure relaxation – the chance to get away and do nothing. Of course, once these folks have kids, they realize there’s no such thing as a relaxing day at the beach. So here’s a potential alternative that can enable you to have fun, explore a new place and – most importantly, perhaps – keep…

Over 75 million Americans will travel to the beach in 2012 to relax, get a tan and have fun with family and friends. The one thing you cannot forget to pack in your beach bag when heading out is sunscreen.  With so many options currently on the market, how are you supposed to know which sunscreen to purchase? Most people tend to…

So-called “military tourism” has historically been more about nostalgia, or paying homage to the scene of some great (or monstrous) military occurrence. For decades, tourists have flocked to Normandy Beach or Gettysburg to gain a better insight into events that shaped the world we live in today. You can even rent out a former Sri Lankan Jetliner military ship for…

Last week, we wrote about the best places in the world to retire, based upon International Living’s recently released 2012 Retirement Index. The Index takes into account a variety of variables, and is obviously skewed towards the wants and needs of a mature audience. But it raised the question here about the healthiest places to visit abroad, particularly if you…

The very first marathon was run by a poor sap named Phidippides in or about the year 496 B.C. As legend has it, Phidippides was a messenger in the Persian/Greek War who was sent with an urgent dispatch from the city of Marathon to Athens – roughly 26 miles of running. After delivering his message, Phidippides dropped over dead from…

We love to travel, but travel is exhausting. The problem for many is that it’s just so difficult to sleep when they’re away from home. And that can make the thrill of visiting a new place a little less thrilling. And, of course, when you’re crossing time zones, there’s the specter of jet lag. The symptoms of being overtired on…

With Valentine’s Day upon us, romance is in the air and for some that means talk of weddings. We can all agree that full-on wedding planning is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever go through. So with that in mind, here are the best places on Earth to get hitched – places so spectacular and so visitor-focused that…

If you have never before taken the opportunity to travel the globe, you might be surprised to discover what you are missing out on. As we pointed out in the post Take a Vacation! It's Good for You,  traveling has notable health benefits. Full of intense challenges, eye-opening experiences, and once in a lifetime moments, there is truly no activity on Earth that is…

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