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5 Days of Giveaways: THE WINNERS!

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Holy cow, that was quite a whirlwind of a week! I can’t even begin to tell you much fun we had reading everyone’s answers about their holiday favorites. I think it’s safe to say that the holiday cheer that you’ve spread on us will keep us going for many a Christmas to come! THANK YOU!! Before I get to the winners, I’d just like to give a HUGE thanks to all of the sponsors who…

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10 Reasons To Get Travel Insurance (Even If You Are Not An Adventure Traveler)

[google1] Standing on the snowy hill with a tube in hand, I cleared my mind of any creeping fears and hopped butt-first onto the small vinyl donut. With 15 years of snow tubing experience under my belt and no major accidents, I felt invisible as I approached the icy jump in the middle of the slope.  Like so many daredevils before me (Evil Kenevil, I’m looking at you) my fatal error came from my blinding…

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Blue Days at Riad Baraka in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Editors Note: This is the fourth review in an ongoing series that will highlight each property–hostel and hotel–we stayed at during The Hazy Shade of Autumn Tour as part of our partnership with the good folks at HostelBookers.com. Story by Randy | Photography by Beth (Great views of the Chefchaouen hills out of the bathroom window.) We stood outside of the Chefchaouen bus station looking up at a steep street trying to orientate ourselves to…

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‘Tis the Season for the Traveling Golfer

A fairway at Pebble Beach, California.

Living in New England all of my life in a small town that has three golf courses in it, I always wondered what all the people into golf did during the off season, since the courses close down for the whole winter, which can come as earlier at October and keep them closed through April depending on how badly we get hit. But after talking to a few of friends and neighbors who are avid…

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3 Tips for Finding A Reputable Travel Insurance Company

Rattlesnake sign in Sonoma, California.

Pay attention to the signs. Else you could get bitten by an unsavory travel insurance company. Photo by Bethany Salvon A Google search for “Travel Insurance Companies” comes back with nearly 12 million listings. So how do you find the right one to protect you and your trip? Insurance by its very nature is a gamble–you may need it or you may not–but choosing the right company does not have to be. Like any business,…

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It’s A Jazz Thing – Two International Jazz Festivals You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.


Amazing photo by Tom Marcello.   Jazz is not dead. No doubt, it has been pushed to the fringes of our popular culture. But jazz’s impact and influence on American as well as World music are undeniable. Jazz is a language that transcends international borders. Switzerland is home to the Montreux Jazz Festival, arguably one of the world’s most famous jazz festival. And of course, the United States has the The Newport Jazz Festival and…

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