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    Dance away the travel calories.

    Let's face it: vacation fun may just mean skipping that morning run. Get a sense of the local nightlife while compensating for the missed jog by dancing the night away at a local club. Learn some new moves at an establishment that offers evening lesson...

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    Factor tipping into your African Safari budget.

    Plan to spend US$15 to US$25 a day (per traveler) on gratuities. In South Africa tips are on the higher end of this range and usually are paid in rand (the local currency); you may also use U.S. dollars for tips, however. Elsewhere in southern Africa, ...

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    When buying luggage look for these signs of durability.

    On cases with zippers, look for taped seams, in which a strip of cloth reinforces the zipper and bag connection; this prevents fraying. Exterior joints should be covered with leather, nylon piping, or welts to reinforce the seams and absorb wear and te...

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    Layer, even if you’re escaping to warm weather.

    Think you won't need to cover up while warming up? No matter how sunny your vacation, malls, museums, cinemas, and airline cabins are often air-conditioned to a wintry degree. The best bet is a lightweight, waterproof jacket; stuff this space-saver int...

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    Avoid a blame game. Inspect rental cars for damage at the lot.

    Inspect the rental car before you leave. Always check for damage, and take the time to point out anything you notice to an agency staffer—otherwise you could be charged for damage. Look for dings on the windshield, dents and scrapes, torn upholst...

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    Going to Disney World? There’s an app for that

    Need maps, wait times for rides and restaurant tips for Walt Disney World and other central Florida attractions? There's an app for that.

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    United grounds its Boeing 757 fleet

    United Airlines has grounded 96 Boeing 757 airliners for "unscheduled maintenance," an airline spokesman said Tuesday.

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    Visit these Puerto Vallarta neighborhoods for charming walks.

    For a walking vacation, stay in Old Vallarta or Marina Vallarta. This includes El Centro (with its hilly, cobblestone streets and excellent views) and the Romantic Zone south of the Cuale River (where you’ll find more shops, restaurants, hill-fre...

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    Think, then shoot—get better vacation photos with these tips.

    Before you press that shutter button, take a moment or two to consider why you're shooting what you're shooting. Why do you want to take this picture? What's important here? What do you want to remember? How can you photograph this scene so that you ca...

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    Amid Hanoi’s clamor, Old Quarter connects to past

    Close your eyes in the streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter and you'll experience two sensations. The first is the earsplitting cacophony of conversation, cars, clamor and chaos. The second is the realization that closing your eyes for very long in such a cr...

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    Fight jet lag in the air by staying hydrated inside and out.

    Drink at least 8 ounces of water for every hour you’re in the air—even if you don’t feel thirsty. If you wear contact lenses, clean them thoroughly before your flight, use eye drops in the air, and consider removing your lenses if you...

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    Be prepared to tip for these services in Australia.

    Australians don't tip nearly as much as North Americans. Waitstaff are the exception: Hotels and restaurants don't usually add service charges, so a 10%–15% tip for good service is normal. Room service and housemaids are only tipped for special s...

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    No matter when you’re going to Chile, here’s why you should pack for all seasons.

    If you were to move Chile out of it's place on the globe and transfer it to corresponding latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, you would have a national stretching from Cancún to Hudson Bay, Canada. In other words, expect vast North–South...

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    Skip the chicken fingers and dare your kids to try the local cuisine.

    Sticking to familiar chain eateries seems to negate a big part of visiting a foreign place. Ask around for appropriate eateries, preferably establishments that are emblematic of your destination. It will be much more fun than dining at the same places ...

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    Avoid getting slimed with these tips for packing toiletries.

    Buy inexpensive, reusable, travel-size containers and fill them with your own products. Never fill containers to the top, though: changes in air-pressure during a flight could cause the contents to expand and leak. To play it extra safe, put toiletry b...

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    Make the most of Costa Rica with a professional, bilingual nature guide.

    To get the most out of your trip, hire someone who can turn what looks like a mass of green foliage to the untrained eye into a widely diversified trove of plants and creatures great and small—one of the highlights of a trip here. For the full ef...

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    Hawaii Tours Announces the "Find President Obama’s Birth…

    Toying with the idea that the President’s birth certificate may be missing, Hawaii Tours launches their ‘Find President Obama’s Birth Certificate” combo tour that involves sightseeing and a little bit...(PRWeb February 02, 2011)Read the full...

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    Internet Marketing Gurus A Couple of Chicks Present Six Social Media…

    E-business solutions experts A Couple of Chicks e-Marketing hit the road with six speaking engagements on social media marketing and top 11 online marketing tips to tourism and business professionals(PRWeb February 02, 2011)Read the full story at ht...

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    Internet Marketing Gurus A Couple of Chicks Present Six Social Media…

    E-business solutions experts A Couple of Chicks e-Marketing hit the road with six speaking engagements on social media marketing and top 11 online marketing tips to tourism and business professionals(PRWeb February 02, 2011)Read the full story at ht...

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    Geodelic’s Place-Based Engagement App Developed on Verizon’s LBS SDK,…

    With the Geodelic app, place-based engagement for businesses and consumers on their mobile phone is now possible. Geodelic developed a mobile application where businesses can provide location-relevant...(PRWeb February 02, 2011)Read the full story a...

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