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27Nov

How to Buy Luggage: Five Points to Consider

Craig Stroud Guide, how, to, buy, luggage, Sparrow, Falcon, Pegasus, FastPass,
What’s the best luggage to buy for a trip? At one time or another we have all had to face the luggage question. And the answer always depends on what kind of a trip we are taking, for how long and what kinds of items we will need to bring.Read More

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4May

Unique New York

Chances are if you’ve been to New York State you went to the Big Apple, yet the state is home to many other unique places.  Here are some of our favorites...

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25Mar

Springtime In America’s National Parks

“Go Wild” is the theme for 2015’s National Park Week, from April 19 – 27. Take advantage of free admission the first weekend to visit any one of America’s 59 national parks, including these magnificent locations...

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View From Top of Eiffel Tower

9Mar

PARIS: More To See Than The Eiffel Tower

A trip to Paris necessarily requires visits to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre Museum, but what else is there to see? The answer is lots, including these fascinating sites for tastes ranging from the academic to the macabre.

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Fascinating Florida - ecbc

13Feb

Fascinating Florida

Aside from its famous beaches and palm trees, the sunshine state offers visitors many fascinating destinations, including two unique and mysterious sites.

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13Jan

Great Escapes For Winter Sports Enthusiasts

If your idea of a great escape is a day spent gliding down snow-covered slopes with fresh mountain air in your face, chances are you will love a weekend at one of these Forbes and Snow Magazine top-10 rated ski resorts:

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Travel With ecbc - the gift we make to ourselves

17Oct

Travel: The Gift That We Make To Ourselves

In the introduction of this series a reference is made to the concept of Holistic Travel which embraces the practical aspects as well as attitudes and philosophies affecting us during travel. As this series develops, please remember that central to this view are these overlapping aspects. Although each aspect of the journey is important, the total experience is determined by everything simultaneously – practical and conceptual. It can turn a blind outing into an amazing expedition. Having traveled the world most of my life, military and civilian, I’ve garnered a wealth of experience. Meeting people and experiencing diverse cultures has the potential to enhance your life. It certainly has mine.

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It's About The Journey

4Sep

It's About The Journey

It's About The Journey - Part One 

 Life is a journey. During this journey, we travel. It can be a hard journey or it can be made a lot easier through a little forethought, planning and preparation. The word travel originated with the term travail. The journey was once extremely difficult. With advances in travel, technology and comfort afforded by ergonomics, it can now be an experience of pleasure and wonder. Often in our modern age, humanity forgets the beauty and enjoyment that travel can be due to the fast-paced mentality we’ve acquired. Whether we’re traveling for business or pleasure, we’re in a hurry. The journey needs to be pleasant. We need to pay attention. We need to stop and smell the flowers. If we’re wise or skilled and understand how to be in tune with the world around us, the journey can be absolutely memorable.

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Voluntourism - ECBC Travel With Impact

5Aug

Travel with Impact: Getting the Most Out of Your Vacation Through “Voluntourism”

Ever have one of those self-evaluation moments where you wonder if all of the time and effort you’re putting into your daily activities is really worth it? Will the rewards pay off? How long down the road do you need to go before you begin seeing the benefits? One way to combat this feeling is to step back, take a vacation and recharge your body and spirit.  Feel even better after your vacation by embarking on a travel volunteer program (popularly called voluntourism.)  

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25Mar

Travel Smart: 4 Tips To Avoid Paying Airline Baggage Fees

We are all quite familiar with the fact airline companies are increasingly finding ways to charge customers beyond the initial ticket price. Gone are the days of free checked luggage on most domestic flights. Here, and likely to stay, are the days of packing all belongings into an appropriate carry-on sized bags, all while meeting the ever-increasing stringent limits by Transportation Security Administration on what can and cannot be permitted in a carry-on bag.

In an attempt to reduce costs and frustrations, here are tips on purchasing the most travel-smart carry-on bag to make your travels  fee and hassle-free.

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