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TOP 10 VACATIONS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

Animal Lovers Vacation

Love animals? Got the travel bug? There’s a wide array of travel destinations – and more vacation packages – that let you indulge your twin passions. Whether you plan to visit local zoos, aquariums, and horse farms – or faraway elephant nature parks, whale-watching sites, and wildlife sanctuaries – you’ll enjoy endless opportunities to see your favorite animals up close…feed, ...

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Top 8 U.S. Ballparks to Visit this Season

Best US Ballparks

The crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd.  The hot dogs and soda.  Bleacher seats and sunshine. Baseball season is here.  There are so many happy memories that people have from attending games. It is a great time that everyone can enjoy. Whether you are visiting another city or just want to have a nice time on ...

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6 Reasons to Take a STAYcation

Staycation

Fun in the sun. Margaritas by the pool. Romantic candlelit dinners. Relaxing spa treatments. Snapshots of my last vacation? Nope – they’re memories of my last STAYcation! Sure, a travelling vacation has its rewards – you discover new places, meet new people, and enjoy sometimes-life-changing new experiences. Indeed, the thought of vacationing in Hawaii, Greece, or more exotic locales is ...

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Roadmap to Romance: 10 Top Destinations

Top 10 Romantic Vacations

Love-struck travelers: Know which places in America lovers love most? Romantic destinations can be defined by many different criteria: a city or town’s lover-friendly features (How many brunch spots, wineries, or other romantic offerings?); ambiance, privacy, and access to couples-only activities;  the number of “romantic” restaurants the area hosts; and even the popularity of romantic products such as romance novels ...

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Gratitude 101: How to Master It and Reap Its Rewards

Learning Gratitude

Want to bolster productivity? Increase optimism? Improve resiliency? Step up your career? Strengthen relationships? In other words, how can you be happier and get more out of life? Learn, practice, and master the art of gratitude. Gratitude is an attitude and a critical life skill that pays all these dividends. Sadly, it is also a lost art in our age ...

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Gmail Users: Are You Missing Out?

How to Use Gmail Tabs

Are you wondering why you haven’t heard about promotions from your favorite retail stores recently? Have you checked under your “Promotions” tab?” Maybe you’re not 100% sure what that is. That’s okay – if you want to know more, then read on! About one year ago, Gmail changed the interface of your inbox. Before May of 2013, Gmail users had ...

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Fun in the Sun: Top 10 Beach Vacations!

Beach Vacations

It’s almost summertime. Time to start planning your beach vacation. But where to go? Fortunately, the good ole USA has a wealth of diverse beaches – and one of them is right for your romantic getaway or last-minute downtime. Can you hear the ocean waves now? Feel the sun in your face and the sand between your toes? To help ...

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6 Ways to Retire Frugally…Live Fantastically!

Retire Frugally

If living well is the best revenge, then retiring well on a modest income is even better! This article is not about investment strategies, 401 contributions, or debt-downsizing tactics. (While doing the math IS critical to preparing for the future, I leave that to the experts.) Rather, this article will zero in on how to make your retirement money go ...

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Secrets to $$$-Saving “Make Your Own” Weddings

DIY Wedding

Soon-to-be-marrieds: Would you like to start married life debt-free? And even have a few thousand bucks in the bank for good measure? Alas, in the real world, couples start accumulating joint IOUs with the ink barely dry on the marriage certificate. And ironically, the “culprit” is … your dream wedding! But help is on the way: By making some  wedding ...

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