Downhill Bicycle Ride Mt. Haleakala Volcano, Maui, with Sunrise Viewing

Are you an adventure traveler? Do you love participating in crazy outdoor adventures? If you’re ready for an experience of a lifetime, your next great adventure-based getaway just may include biking down a volcano. What?! Yes, it’s true. Adventure travel is getting more popular these days as more and more people are looking to experience a thrill or two (or a hundred!) in their lifetime. And bicycling down a dormant volcano definitely fits the definition when it comes to a thrilling adventure, right? Right!

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5 Ways Travel Makes Your Life Better

Travel is fun and exciting and definitely can be educational, but can it improve your life? Of course it can. Here are 5 ways that travel makes your life better:

You experience new cultures. Often times, people are raised in one culture and stick with it for the rest of their lives, rarely venturing out to new places. Taking the time to travel to new countries and experience someone else’s culture can be an eye-opening experience. It can help to broaden your perspective sand realize that there are so many different cultures and worlds and people out there and, although they are different, they are all good people. It can also be a refreshing getaway from the everyday life you are used to, and help get you out of a rut.

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What destinations are worth a first class ticket?

Lisa and Edward have dreamed about a trip to Italy. Every time they fly, they do the best they can to save money on airfares. They watch for sales, time their trips to off-peak and comparison shop. That will all change when they fly to Italy. No expense will be spared.

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Best days and times to travel by air

travel makers mdWhat’s the best days and times to fly? Well, it depends on who you talk to. Some say that if budget is an issue and you want to spend less on your airfare tickets, you should fly during the week, not on weekends. However, if you want to get a deal, moneysaving experts also advise purchasing it months ahead of time or snagging a ticket at the last minute. Confusing!

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Tricks to getting a good night sleep when you’re away from home


When you’re away from home and sleeping in a strange bed in a completely different time zone, getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult. But that doesn’t mean it has to be impossible. There are tricks you can use to make sure you slumber is peaceful.

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How to have a stress free air travel experience?

travel makers mdTraveling is meant to be fun, but sometimes it can get stressful because of such unexpected moments as delayed flights, security lines and lost luggage.

To have a stress free air travel experience takes a lot of planning. In addition to taking the necessary steps to minimize the stress, you need to be flexible and have a positive attitude when it comes to handling any obstacles that may come your way.

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Top Volcanoes You Can Actually Visit

travel makers mdAre you someone who couldn’t make enough volcanoes for your science projects as a kid and now you want to see them up close and personal (well, not too close)? You can do that. Here are some of the top volcanoes that you can see on your next vacation.

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Fore! Golf Courses You Should Play

travel makers mdDo you want to play on the same courses that Phil Mickelson or Rory McIlroy do? Playing 18 holes on some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world can make for a fabulous vacation. Here are fore, er four, golf courses where you must play.

Located in Pebble Beach, California, this golf course has been the number one selection on Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses since they started their list back in 2003. It’s easy to see why, with nine holes located high above the Pacific surf. Golf Digest describes the other holes as “Pebble’s sixth through eighth are golf’s real Amen Corner, with a few Hail Mary’s thrown in over an ocean cove on eight from atop a 75-foot-high bluff.” You will walk the same par 72 course that the legendary golfers Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Crenshaw have walked, and won.

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National Park Anniversary

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Happy Birthday to The National Park Service, which turns 100 on August 25, 2016. If you haven’t visited the parks yet, or it’s been awhile, now is a great time to get there, tour and take part in the festivities.

The National Park Service was created by an act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. Yellowstone National Park was established by an Act signed by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, as the nation’s first national park. There are currently 400 national parks available to visit, so whether you’re embarking on a staycation or you’re traveling the country, there’s one to see. Every year, more than 300 million people visit the parks.

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Travel Gadgets

It’s always nice to have the latest and greatest technology with you when you travel. Here are some new gadgets that are perfect for your next travel journey.

Waterproof phone case: Have you ever gotten water in your phone, and then maybe had to put it in a bowl of rice or, unfortunately, have to get a new phone altogether? The Waterproof Phone Case from Overboard in Surrey, England, solves that problem. It comes in sizes for both the Android and iPhone and you can even take calls while your phone is safely sealed within the waterproof case. So get in that pool or ocean because you won’t miss a thing.

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