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Why Phoenix Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Why Phoenix, Arizona Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

If Phoenix isn't at the top of your list for your trip, it should be! Here are 5 reasons why Phoenix should be your next vacation destination. The Outdoor Adventures Looking for some outdoor adventure? Gear up with your water and sunscreen and hike Camelback Mountain, the highest peak in Phoenix. With its peak reaching 2,704 feet high, Camelback's incredible views will certainly not disappoint. Want to reach even higher? Drift across the Arizonan skies on a majestic hot-air balloon ride. Soar over the Sonoran Desert and catch glimpses of its inhabitants. Be sure to book a sunrise or...

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How To Snag an Airline Glitch Fare: Tips & Tidbits

Tips & Tidbits: How to Snag a Glitch Fare

Glitch fares. Error fares. Mistake fares. They go by many names, but what are they exactly? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like, glitches and errors due to human or technical error that ultimately benefits the heck out of travelers, who are able to book flights for a fraction of the cost of normal airfare (like that one time I caught a glitch fare to Abu Dhabi for $187, roundtrip).Some of you reading this may have actually snagged the most recent glitch fare from the U.S. to parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Thailand. Congrats my friends! Hope...

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A Guide to Ljubljana, Slovenia

A Guide to Ljubljana

Two years ago I'd never even heard of Ljubljana (pronounced Lyoo-blee-ahna). It was nowhere on my radar of places to go, but this past holiday season I decided to go off the beaten path of "typical" Europe, and explore some of the lesser frequented countries. The charming capital of Slovenia was the last stop on my 2-week Eurotrip, and I absolutely fell in love with with the small little city that looks like it's straight out of a postcard. Planning a trip to Slovenia? Here's a guide on things to See, Do, and Eat in Ljubljana. See [spacer...

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Where to Stay in Ljubljana: Grand Hotel Union

Where to Stay in Ljubljana: Grand Hotel Union

In the dead of the night we arrived in Ljubljana. We were famished and exhausted, especially after having just come off a 4.5 hour bus ride, topped off with a 9 hour train ride. All we wanted to do was get to our hotel, eat, and crash. After finally flagging down a taxi from the train station and telling him our destination was the Grand Hotel Union, he assured us we were staying at the best, and finest hotel in all of Ljubljana. I was getting more excited by the minute. Literally, 3 minutes later we arrived at...

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Exploring Sarajevo: The Ultimate Guide of Things to Do, See, and Eat

Exploring Sarajevo: The Ultimate Guide of Things to Do, See & Eat

Sarajevo, the "Jerusalem of Europe", where East meets West, and where the coffee is strong enough to put hair on your chest. This underrated city has easily become one of my top favorites, and if I had to give Sarajevo a title it would be, the country the has left the deepest impression on my heart. [spacer height="20px"] I went into this city blindfolded, with the highlights of a quick Google search in mind, and famous Bosnian book in tow. I knew there was a war, I knew the Olympics were held there in 1984, and I knew there...

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9 Reasons You’ll Love Fresh Sheets Kathedral in Dubrovnik

9 Reasons You'll Love Fresh Sheets Bed & Breakfast in Dubrovnik

If you're planning a trip to Dubrovnik and you're searching for the perfect place to stay, Fresh* Sheets Kathedral is your place. Recently, I rang in the New Year in Dubrovnik, Croatia and had the wonderful pleasure of spending three nights at this incredible boutique accommodation. I absolutely fell in love with this place and here are 9 reasons you will too: Location. Location. Location. Right in the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik (aka King's Landing) the location of Fresh* Sheets honestly could not get any better. The Old Cathedral is literally right outside the doorsteps, a...

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Skiing in Sarajevo: Outdoor Adventure at Jahorina Olympic Center

Skiing in Sarajevo: Outdoor Adventure at Jahorina Olympic Center

When traveling during the winter, I typically opt for more tropical destinations. I want to escape the cold, not run towards it full steam ahead. However, this winter I dared to be different. I wanted the full on winter experience or so I thought. Snow. Outdoor Adventure. The works! You see, I'm from the South (U.S.A) where the mere mention of snow sends the city into complete disarray. 2 inches of snow and the entire city shuts down. So, when planning my trip through the Balkans I knew I had to go all out and check...

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What’s in My Bag? The 5th Co. Essential

What's in My Bag? The 5th Co. Essential

I have been known to be a notorious overpacker, and when it has come to my everyday bag it's been no different. My parents used to teasingly ask, "What do you have in that suitcase?" (referring to my purse/bag), and to that I would respond, "My life, duh."I like being prepared. I mean, you just never know when you might need those pair of socks in your purse to double as gloves because it's the dead of winter and you forgot your real gloves at home. You were running late, didn't have time to let...

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Luxury Hotel Review: Esplanade Zagreb

Luxury Hotel Review: Esplanade Zagreb

Deciding to do a bit of traveling during the holidays, instead of returning home to the States, I figured I would treat myself. This Christmas was going to be one for the books and, with the help of Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, it certainly was. For two nights we lived in the lap of luxury, while exploring the beautiful city of Zagreb. Here is my experience. The Hotel As once a prestigious stop on the Orient Express in the 1920s, The Esplanade is the epitome of classic luxury. Before you step foot through its doors the sheer architectural beauty of...

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