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Exploring Mexico City, one meal at a time

Exploring Mexico City, one meal at a time

The way to the heart of Mexico City is through your stomach. Boasting several restaurants ranked among the best in the world, the sprawling megalopolis is best experienced through its many flavors. It doesn’t hurt that the exchange rate is about 18.50 pesos to the dollar, enabling budget-conscious travelers to eat like royalty. A world away from the beaches of Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s capital spans a metropolitan area of about 25 million people, all of whom…

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Tips for a successful flight with kids

Tips for a successful flight with kids

Every detail is taken care of. The resort is gorgeous, full of activities for the whole family and you can’t wait to hit the beach for some fun in the sun. Or you have an itinerary packed with great tours such as a scavenger hunt at the Louvre in Paris or following in the footsteps of Harry Potter in London. Yes, every hour is accounted for to keep the kids entertained on your family vacation. But wait! You still have…

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Natural phenomena that last

Natural phenomena that last

The super blue blood moon has come and gone, and there won’t be another one for 20 years. But there are plenty of other natural phenomena you can see that occur often enough to plan a trip around. A tropical permafrost lake Lake Waiau sits at about 13,000 feet of elevation near the summit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. It’s the only permafrost lake in the tropics, and though it shrank to about 2 percent of its…

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4-legged Friends Getaway

4-legged Friends Getaway

Much as we’d love to, unless it’s a quick road trip, it’s difficult to take your four-legged friend on vacation with you. But there are lots of places you can go and make new furry friends, help them find forever homes and maybe even bring them home with you. Here are a few of our favorite programs. Kauai The Kauai Humane Society allows visitors to “check out” dogs for day trips to dog-friendly beaches and hiking trails. You get a…

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Top Christmas Markets in Europe

Top Christmas Markets in Europe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Neighborhoods are all lit up, and there’s a chill and a holiday spirit in the air.  In Europe, that convivial feeling gets kicked up a notch with the advent of Christmas markets. They’re a great place to do a little shopping, grab a bite to eat and a mulled wine, and do some people-watching. Each city puts its own twist on the tradition, and it’s impossible to go wrong, but here are…

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