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April Swales

Ocean vs. River cruising: Which one is right for you?

When it comes to taking a cruise on river or ocean, it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports. But each one comes with its own unique perks, and depending on your specific needs for your next trip, you might find that one is

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Travel
April Swales

Discover Your Travel Profile for the Perfect Getaway

There are, of course, thousands of possible trips out there. There are plenty of great trips to choose from — and then there are trips that are great for YOU. Being honest about what you want and need and getting to know your own personal travel profile can save you from the but-it-looked-great-on-paper trip disappointment.

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Travel
April Swales

Four of the Best Places You’ve Never Heard of

You’d think after millennia of people traveling, not to mention how quickly the world has shrunk with access to the Internet, that we would have seen it all. But here are four beautiful and intriguing highlights from places that might not be as familiar. If you’d like a full list from National Geographic of the

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Self-Improvement
April Swales

No Gym? No Problem. Here’s a 20-Minute Workout You can do Anywhere

Traveling can make it hard to keep up with your exercise routine. Whether you’re hauling bags through terminals, sitting for hours and hours on a plane or bus, or sleeping in different (and sometimes uncomfortable) beds — the toll that traveling can take on your body can be significant. It’s not uncommon for frequent travelers

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Travel
April Swales

How to Prepare For (and Enjoy!) Your Long-Haul Flight

First things first. . . Let’s face it, it’s expensive to travel to faraway places (and totally worth it, trust me!) Compared to most shorter distance, or domestic flights, you may already be experiencing some sticker shock. But let me suggest a reframe here. . . Instead of looking at the total price tag, break it down into cost

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Travel
April Swales

Don’t Miss Out on Your Dream Bucket-List Trip

For some people, a dream destination pops easily into mind: they know exactly where they would go in a heartbeat if there were no obstacles. For others, it’s a bit more ambiguous. You might have an idea about what you’d like, but you’re not entirely certain where you’d have your passport stamped if the opportunity

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