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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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10 Most Amazing & Exotic Restaurants

10 Most Amazing & Exotic Restaurants | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
From a place where you are served by monkey waiters to another one set at the foot of a waterfall, check out some of the most unique places to dine.
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Whether you are road tripping, flying to your destination, or sailing the ocean blue, fine dining is always on the agenda!

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Best new mountain resorts - CNN.com

Best new mountain resorts - CNN.com | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

A few of the best places on earth to go skiing


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Whether you ski or not, beautiful place to visit!

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:52 PM

I don't ski; but if I did, these are the places I'd want to go.

Rosemary J. Adkins's comment, January 29, 2013 2:47 AM
Aspen, Vail, Whistler, are some of our favorite places.
Rosemary J. Adkins's curator insight, January 29, 2013 2:48 AM

Beautiful Colorado, Whistler, Wyoming and Washington State some of the most beautiful to  us. 

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Hepatitis A: Travel precautions - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Introduction: Hepatitis A is a disease which can lead to epidemics from time to time and there are regions in the world which can be considered to..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (NAlert -Hepatitis A: Travel precautions -
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Anyone traveling to endemic areas will find this article interesting and enlightening. Better to be safe that sorry later!

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from a traveller's desk.....: 18 Things to Remember Before Leaving your House for a Trip

from a traveller's desk.....: 18 Things to Remember Before Leaving your House for a Trip | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

There are important things to remember when you are going on a trip.  For frequent travellers,  this is a routine and will serve as a reminder.  For the benefit of you, our readers, who are starting to travel or first time travellers, make this checklist handy. You will never go wrong if you do this assignment before stepping out of your house for a journey. There are other helpful travel tips I have compiled to help you out. Check it.

If there are other important things to do that you did not see here, please send me a message. Let's share it with our fellow travellers.

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I wonder how many of these remembrances have been forgotten? Um-m-m-m? Which ones can I claim?

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Sleeping Around: A New Pop-Up Hotel Built From Shipping Containers

Sleeping Around: A New Pop-Up Hotel Built From Shipping Containers | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Sleeping Around: A New Pop-Up Hotel Built From Shipping Containers
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New perspective on where to spend the night...find your room by GPS!

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The Most Overrated Tourist Traps In The World

The Most Overrated Tourist Traps In The World | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
And what to see instead. (The Most Overrated Tourist Traps In The World http://t.co/x5NBSDt5 #travel)
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Not only will you be surprised at the suggested traps but go beyond the negatives to also see the most unusual places to visit...those of sheer awesomeness!

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Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013 - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013 - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Read Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013 for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet
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Travel today! See the USA!

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100 little things that travel has taught me

100 little things that travel has taught me | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Travel has been one of my most valuable teachers. Rather than sit in a classroom and learn about the world through a someone else's eyes, I did it through adventures and misadventures, tears and laughter.
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We all have lists of our favorite vacation spots but how about a list of lessons learned from travel? What would you add to the list? I would add don't drink the water!

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100 little things that travel has taught me | @scoopit via @awakenings2012 http://sco.lt/...

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For Travel Savings in 2013, Go Retro - New York Times (blog)

For Travel Savings in 2013, Go Retro - New York Times (blog) | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) For Travel Savings in 2013, Go Retro New York Times (blog) You've mastered the art of modern travel savings: your airfare alerts are set up on Kayak; you flit around Europe on cheap carriers like EasyJet and Ryanair (with...
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When it comes to travel, we all look for the so-called bargains, tips for getting the most out of our money. Beware of the scams that claim to save dollars but end up costing more and providing less.

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SEE AMERICA | THE AMERICAN GUIDE

SEE AMERICA | THE AMERICAN GUIDE | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

THE AMERICAN GUIDE is a revival of the Depression-era guidebook series by the same name. It’s a travel project to keep a state by state record of an America coming out of the Great Recession and beyond: to document people and places both pretty and hard because, all things being equal, that’s what makes America, America.

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Louise Malbon-Reddix's comment, January 3, 2013 3:58 PM
Yes, that’s what makes America, America.
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Exploring the history of catacombs -bbc.com

Exploring the history of catacombs -bbc.com | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

Beneath the city streets that travellers walk on each day, dark labyrinths of underground catacombs are passageways to the past, to a time when the ghostly tunnels served as burial grounds for millions of people.
The catacombs of Rome, which date back to the 1st Century and were among the first ever built, were constructed as underground tombs, first by Jewish communities and then by Christian communities. There are only six known Jewish catacombs and around 40 or more Christian catacombs.
In Ancient Rome, it was not permitted for bodies to be buried within the city walls. So while pagans cremated their dead, Christians, who were not legally allowed to practice their religion, turned to underground cemeteries, built beneath land owned by the city’s few rich Christian families. The Jewish population was already implementing this practice when Christians began doing so around the 2nd Century.
The use of catacombs in Rome expanded during the 2nd and 3rd Centuries, as the illegal religion of Christianity grew in popularity. Some areas of the tunnels even became shrines for martyrs buried there. But after Christianity was legalized in 313 AD, funerals moved above ground, and by the 5th Century, the use of catacombs as grave sites dwindled, though they were still revered as sacred sites where pilgrims would come to worship.
The Rome catacombs then fell victim to pillaging by Germanic invaders around the early 9th Century. As a result, relics of Christian martyrs and saints were moved from the catacombs to churches in the city centre. Eventually, the underground burial tunnels were abandoned altogether – only to be rediscovered via excavations in the 1600s.
Today, travellers from all over the world visit Rome to explore its 600km network of catacombs, spread out over five storeys underground near the Park of the Tombs of Via Latina. Dedicated to Christian saints, they are adorned with some of the earliest Christian artwork in the world, dating back to the 2nd Century, featuring paintings on the tunnel walls that depict ancient life. Sacred catacombs open to the public include the Catacombs of Priscilla (Via Salaria, 430), the Catacombs of St Callixtus (Via Appia Antica, 110-126) and the Catacombs of St Agnes (Via Nomentana, 349). The Vatican provides details on how to visit these and other holy burial sites. A few Jewish catacombs, including the catacombs on the Vigna Randanini and those in the Villa Torlonia, are also open to the public -- though some by appointment.

 

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Awakenings: Real or Art?

Awakenings: Real or Art? | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

What are your thoughts on grafitti? Have you ever seen art on the streets so awe-inspiring its scenes invite you to "walk right into the picture?" Check out Awakenings and see if your perspective changes and perhaps leads you to seek street art anywhere, any time, any place?

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Biker Journal: Bike Destinations: Memphis, Tenn.

Biker Journal: Bike Destinations: Memphis, Tenn. | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

Destinations: Memphis, Tenn.: Visit Memphis, Tenn., for Bike Night, Memphis barbecue and more.

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21 Best US Vacations | U.S. News Travel

21 Best US Vacations | U.S. News Travel | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
We rank the 21 Best US Vacations. See which places our readers like the best, and vote for your favorites.

 

So you're looking for a change of scenery for a few days. Nothing too crazy, someplace that's just a few hours away by car or plane. Basically, somewhere new that's just far away enough from the usual routine. Here is a list of some of U.S. News Travel's favorite destinations that we think might do the job. This list currently includes only the most popular places. We're adding new ones all the time, so check back soon if your favorite spot isn't on here yet.

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It is rather neat that you not only get the latest rankings for Best US Vacations but you also get to cast a vote as to whether you agree or disagree with a listing.

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Enter Disney California Adventure

Enter Disney California Adventure | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
California Adventure provides Disney fans with more opportunities to meet the characters they love. Entering the magical park of California Adventure, guests wa
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Kate O'Mara's just finished a new article for the examiner.com. Kate loves Disney and shares her passion by writing, photographing and inviting others to visit Everything Disney.

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Sam come back! Nope. (Video from my trip to New York) http://t.co/A3v41o4w
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This is definitely road tripping but wish the video had shown more of the country side.

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M2MEEF20152016's curator insight, October 15, 2015 9:01 AM

Site qui donne des piste de réflexion générales sur l'emploi de la bande dessinée dans l'enseignement des langues. Eva Blasi et Isabelle Tann.

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Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year

Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Overall, 2013 is shaping up as a "more of the same" year, with only modest technical improvements and just the usual sales and promotions.
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A part of road tripping could very possibly be by rail. Not much progress to be expected in 2013 but much ahead in 2014 and 2015.

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Marilyn Armstrong's comment, January 28, 2013 10:31 PM
I really wanted to do a rail trip but the rails are in such bad shape there are a lot of places you can't actually go without getting off and taking a bus to avoid the broken sections. Sad, isn't it?
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Not quite what you would hope for.

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Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler

The following photos that are copyrighted are identified below. We have been written permission to use them. They are listed in the order of appearance in th...
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Ever dream of going to Ireland? Watch this video...your dreams can come true!

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Marilyn Armstrong's comment, February 13, 2013 11:51 AM
I loved Ireland. Wish we could go again!
Marilyn Armstrong's comment, February 15, 2013 12:11 AM
May I suggest that skipping the 5 star hotels and staying in B&B's (mostly private homes who rent out rooms to tourists) will give you much more of the "real Ireland" than staying in big hotels? My husband didn't believe me, but he loved it. We met real people and got to talk to them. Not just other tourists, but regular people. I wouldn't do it any other way!
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USA Pictures photos : Not in a City, Alaska

USA Pictures photos : Not in a City, Alaska | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Photos of usa cyties and park.The Matanuska Glacier is one of the most dramatic glaciers you can see in Alaska from the road system. The 25 miles long glacier originates in the Chugach Mountain Range and is about 4 miles wide at its terminus.
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Do you have your sights set on Alaska? Check out these photographs. If not, check them out anyway...they just might change your mind!

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When’s the best time to book flights?

According to recent studies, purchasing far in advance will not always result in the lowest fares.

Via Rosemary J. Adkins
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Sometimes road tripping requires hopping a plane along the way.

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Marilyn Armstrong's comment, February 13, 2013 11:53 AM
This was actually useful. Assuming we ever fly anywhere again.
Rosemary J. Adkins's comment, February 13, 2013 12:50 PM
Marilyn I am happy that you found the information useful and hopefully you will fly away somewhere fun!
Rosemary J. Adkins's comment, February 13, 2013 12:50 PM
Marilyn I am happy that you found the information useful and hopefully you will fly away somewhere fun!
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The Best Vacation Spots for Couples: Travel Features: GQ

The Best Vacation Spots for Couples: Travel Features: GQ | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
The perfect trip isn't just about where; it's about why. So before you book two tickets to the first Caribbean-island resort with complimentary buffet tickets, ask yourself: What exactly does my girl need from a vacation right now?
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Laid-back beach escapes, poolside party scenes, and civilization-free hideaways in Utah. "The only thing more relaxing than a poolside daybed next to a desert rock formation is Xanax."

 

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10 Best New Luxury Hotels in U.S. of 2012

10 Best New Luxury Hotels in U.S. of 2012 | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
2012 has been a big year for luxury hotel openings. All across the United States, the hottest cities have given rise to stunning and unique places for business and leisure travelers to rest their heads.
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With room prices ranging from $160 to $630 per night, I think I will stick to overland travel in our RV! Anyway, I had rather rest my head on my own pillow, thank you!

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Awakenings: Real or Art? 3-D

Awakenings: Real or Art? 3-D | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

Road Tripping takes us around the world. On Thursday, October 18, Awakenings featured Real or Art? The article focused on street art photography which exposes graffiti in a totally different light. Today, let's delve into street art in 3-D! Awesome concept! Where wall murals invite you to "walk right into the picture," 3-D allows you to become part of the picture!

 

Three featured artisits:

 

1) Russian-born German Nikolaj-Arndt

2) Julian Beever from Cheltenham, UK

3) Edgar Müller born in Mülheim/Ruhr

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Top 20 Earth Pictures found on Stumble Upon | Earth Pictures

Top 20 Earth Pictures found on Stumble Upon | Earth Pictures | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

Everybody knows that Stumbleupon is an great source for beautiful photography, nature, pets, arts and much more.

 

Enjoy the Top 20 Earth Pictures Found on Stumbleupon 

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Clever Billboard Ads

Clever Billboard Ads | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

As we travel cross country, there is always the inevitible billboard, or should I say billboards one right after another. You should find the following very interesting and to say the least very funny! Here is the scoop...

 

via 123 Inspiration     Here is a series of brilliant billboard ads dedicated to promoting science in Vancouver, by Science World Museum in collaboration with Rethink Canada…   &nbsp...

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