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Five odd things we carry

Five odd things we carry | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
I'm sure every traveller has something a little odd in their bag. (There's a new Five odd things we carry at http://t.co/9Q6iBwBPak #travel)

Via Rosemary J. Adkins
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While 4 out of 5 of the items mentioned do seem odd, I would say the umbrella is a necessity! Weather can be very fickle, especially when one is on vacation!

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Rosemary J. Adkins's curator insight, April 17, 2013 12:41 PM

I have carried some strange things but these gave me even more ideas! Check them out.

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Travel by car, truck, van, or RV . . .know the road ahead! You may even have to fly first but roads will follow all over the world!
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19 Photos that make you appreciate America

19 Photos that make you appreciate America | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
19 photos that make you appreciate America From redwood forests to Gulf Stream waters, workers from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management have photographed the often-remote terrain they supervise. Here are a few of the best images and descriptions from My Public Lands, the bureau’s lively Tumblr site, of the land that Woody Guthrie wrote “was made for you and me.’’
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Seeing these photos will definitely inspire you to travel across America!

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Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
  Whenever I fly I always ask for a window seat. Seeing the world from above gives you a different perspective on the world. Patterns emerge, nature shines and cities feel colossal. On Flickr ...
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The 'roads' in these cases are the highways of the air. If you can't travel physically to different parts of the world, at least you can enjoy the great photography without paying the price of the airline ticket. Enjoy!

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Counting Down!

Counting Down! | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Just 12 Days left to vote! Voting closes on December 20th! Please don't forget to vote for us and help us become one of the top 100! PLEASE SHARE AND REBLOG THIS TO HELP US GET THE WORD OUT! The Vi...
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Definitely on my vacation list IF I can one day afford it! LOL :-)

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41 Spectacular Places Around the World -

41 Spectacular Places Around the World - | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Lower Kanarra Falls, Zion National Park, Utah, USA Walter’s Wiggles, Zion National Park, Utah, USA source Great Wall of China [...]
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Awesome!

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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Easy vacation destinations

We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Easy vacation destinations | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

Regional Getaways
At this point, most of us have planned our summer travel, but there’s no reason our journeys have to end when the air starts to chill.

 

We’ve rounded up the best upcoming chic destinations for you, depending on your part of the country—because travel expenses aren’t just about where you’re going, they’re also about where you’re coming from. A quick and inexpensive trip for some might require hours in the air and thousands of dollars for others (Hawaii and London come to mind as quick jaunts for the West and East Coast respectively; not so much for the reverse coasts).

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"We’ve divided our favorite chic and inexpensive getaways by region, so you can spend less time and money in the air, and more where you want to—on the ground."

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Readers' travel tips - Los Angeles Times

Readers' travel tips
Los Angeles Times
Keep your itinerary with you and, when traveling by train in a foreign country, keep your luggage within sight. I had to change cars in France and left my luggage in the first car.
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Fellow travelers offer advice on road trips, foreign ATM withdrawals and more.
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5 Summer Travel Scams to Avoid - TIME

5 Summer Travel Scams to Avoid
TIME
With the summer comes peak season for scammers coming up with new ways to empty tourists' wallets — increasingly, by getting their hands on travelers' personal financial information.
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A Crowdfunded Cross-Country Train Full of Changemaking Millennials | Technology on GOOD

A Crowdfunded Cross-Country Train Full of Changemaking Millennials  | Technology on GOOD | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

This August, 40 pioneering millennials will embark on a train journey across the country. Where early pioneers went west, these millennials will go east—from the San Francisco Bay to the District of Columbia—stopping in ten cities along the way to explore local examples of innovation and advance creative projects of their own design.

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What is your interpretation of a pioneer?

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Family summer travel tips | Dhaka Tribune

Family summer travel tips | Dhaka Tribune | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Whether planning a summer trip with friends or family, we all want our trip to go off without a hitch.

Keep reading for unique summer travel tips that can be useful for all types of travelers.
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Most of the tips are common sensical but I ofter wonder what has happened to common sense? So, check out the tips...

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Five East Coast vacation destinations by car

Five East Coast vacation destinations by car | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
For those itching to hit the road this summer, these nearby vacation spots have something for everyone. So pack up the car, grab the map (or GPS) and travel to one of these East Coast road trip destinations.
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5 free things to do in Traverse City, Mich., from Great Lakes beachcombing to outdoor shows

5 free things to do in Traverse City, Mich., from Great Lakes beachcombing to outdoor shows | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Residents of this picturesque Lake Michigan community are known to quip, “The view of the bay is half your pay.” It’s a sardonic commentary on the local wage scale, but also a tribute to the stunning scenery and small-town...
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Hit the beach or hit the trail!

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Family Vacation Road Trip Planning: Departure Time - Home Ever After

Welcome to our new series, Family Vacation Road Trip Planning!  Over the next few weeks, you’ll get tried and true tips for planning the best family vacation road trip from a mom of 4.

Road trips are the preferred way to travel for most families. The average family takes one or more road trips every year. Some parents welcome a road trip as quality family time, while others view it as a necessary evil to travel from one place to another!

If you take the latter position, there is a good chance that you may find your road trip more enjoyable if you follow some of the travel tips  in our family vacation road trip planning series.

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Summer is dead ahead! Vacation planning mode has begun. Start by gathering nuggets of information to make a road trip more fun.

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Hay Festival Kells: preview - Telegraph

Hay Festival Kells: preview  - Telegraph | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Kells, the Irish town that gave its name to a famous medieval manuscript, is gearing up to host a Hay festival. Neil Hegarty reports.

 

A spring morning in the town of Kells, deep in the countryside north-west of Dublin. The grass in St Columba’s churchyard is long and green – and a little wet too. Not that we are wasting time grumbling about damp shoes, for this atmospheric site is keeping us fully occupied.

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To all those who have aspirations of tripping all the way to Ireland...

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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Eight things to do first when you check into a hotel room

We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Eight things to do first when you check into a hotel room | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

All you want to do is kick off your shoes and relax when you arrive in your hotel room. But before you flop down on the bed, make time to do these eight simple things before anything else. Your health and safety may depend on it.

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Reminds me of vacation in the 80s with the four kids. All three girls had long, long hair and the last thing we needed was head lice! It was a reputable motel, too, not one of those off the beaten path Bates Motels! Take this advice and save your vacation :-)

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The 50 Small Towns Across America Midlifers Are Flocking To

The 50 Small Towns Across America Midlifers Are Flocking To | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
I'm approaching a point where my kids are almost grown and I have a whole new blank chapter to write. Where will I go? What will I do? Who will I become? I could really do anything. Or be anyone. Do I want warm?
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Beautiful retirement destinations (if you can afford them)!

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15 Breathtaking Views

15 Breathtaking Views | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Cappadocia, Turkey source Casa Batlló is an amazing building restored by Antoni Gaudí - Barcelona, Spain source Chile, Patagonia, Lake Carrera, Marble Caves Colmar, France source Colombia, Las Laja...
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Whether the 'road' is by sea, land or air, just road trip it for some breathtaking views!

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2,176 Miles, 14 States, 6 Months...

2,176 Miles, 14 States, 6 Months... | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

Feed your wanderlust and have a good laugh! LookySquares documents his 6-month journey across 14 states. His amazing photographs capture vast landscapes, various flora and fauna and the evolution of, quite possibly, the worst beard in history.

 

A story by LookySquares

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Now, this is THE road trip of road trips, folks!

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Can Your Beach Vacation Make You Sick? | Health on GOOD

Can Your Beach Vacation Make You Sick? | Health on GOOD | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
When I started visiting our Santa Monica office, I was thrilled to get up early and go down to the beach to body surf. It was well worth braving the cold water, because sometimes I’d be joined by a dolphin or sea lion.
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The major known source of beach pollution isn’t careless litterbugs on the beach—oddly enough, it’s rain. In our heavily paved, concrete environment, rainwater doesn’t soak back into the ground or evaporate back to the air as it should. Instead, it flows off the hard surfaces of streets, driveways, parking lots and rooftops, picking up dirt, garbage, pet waste, motor oil and other pollutants, and carries it straight into the nearest ocean, lake, or stream. This stormwater—as little as a half-inch of rain in some places—can also overwhelm sewer systems and trigger the discharge of sewage—hundreds of billions of gallons of mucky water every year—into waters where people swim.

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Touring the galleries of Nantucket - Boston Globe

Touring the galleries of Nantucket - Boston Globe | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
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Touring the galleries of Nantucket
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The Boston Globe · Travel · Boston.com. Classifieds: Cars · Jobs · Real Estate · Log In. Subscribe: Digital · Home Delivery · Log In. Search: Sections.
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Forty Artists Aboard a Mobile Art Lab Want to Collaborate With You | Culture on GOOD

Forty Artists Aboard a Mobile Art Lab Want to Collaborate With You  | Culture on GOOD | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Our school bus won’t be yellow. It’s not for kids (though kids are welcome). But we are reaching back to school buses to build on the type of learning that happens there—where we learn how to meet new people, plan minor rebellions, trade gossip, share secrets, doodle, and dream. School buses are (and have always been) spaces for unconventional learning, social experimentation, and community building.
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9 of The Coolest Countries

9 of The Coolest Countries | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

If you are planning to relocate, take a look at this list to know more about the happiest, richest, and safest countries in the world. Also a few you might find unfriendly and negative.


Via Kenneth Weene
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While you may not be planning on relocating, the future is uncertain. Why not take a 'road trip' and visit 9 of the coolest countries. Who knows...you might just find your niche!

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:07 AM

My first choice is New Zealand, but Iceland and Denmark are also wonderful.

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Napa Valley Luxury

Napa Valley Luxury | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Napa Valley is located in California, United States. Napa Valley is considered to be one of the leading wine regions in the world and a very popular area for loved up couples needing a pampered hol...
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Picnic, enjoy the culture, stay in luxury, indulge in every kind of shopping experience, relax at a pampering spa!

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Summer in the park: Great Smoky Mountains

Summer in the park: Great Smoky Mountains | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
The boundary between Tennessee and North Carolina might be one of the loveliest border crossings ever: It's the crest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Editor's note: CNN.com's weekly Summer in the Park series turns to rangers at the United States' most popular national parks to get insider recommendations for your visits, whether you have just one day or can stay longer. The series will run through Labor Day.

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Michigan's Official Travel and Tourism Site | Pure Michigan

Michigan's Official Travel and Tourism Site | Pure Michigan | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Discover everything that is Pure Michigan. Find attractions, events, shopping, dining and lodging. Plan your outdoor adventure or weekend trip, at michigan.org.
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Your trip begins here...michigan.org

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30 inspiring travel quotes

30 inspiring travel quotes | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
My current travel journey has already taken 8 months, and I am still completely head over heels loving it.
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Remember that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And there’s nothing stopping you to take that first step today.

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