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The Ultimate Guide to Provence

Provence, France, known for its diverse landscapes, miles of vineyards, lavender fields, and crystal blue waters, is indeed a traveler’s dream. I recently got to visit, and it was everything that I hoped for and more. If you have the opportunity to spend 3-5 days exploring Provence I highly recommend doing so. I chose to stay in Avignon and spent a few days wandering around.To make your itinerary planning a little easier, I’ve put together my ultimate guide to Provence with all the can’t miss spots!                                                                              Whenever I arrive at a destination, I like to spend my first afternoon...

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How to Get Massive Hotel Discounts (it’s easy and free)

This is a simple one. In my never ending search for ways to get the best deals on all things travel related, I recently came across a website that makes it remarkably easy to get massive hotel discounts. The website, Club 1 Hotels, resells hotel rooms that were purchased in bulk by corporations. When bought in bulk, the rooms are purchased at much lower rates than what the public can get. Then, when some of those bulk rooms aren’t used, this website makes them available to everyone in order to avoid losing money. The result is that regular travelers like us can actually take advantage of these hotel discounts at hotels all over the world. That’s really all there is to it, and it works.The Big Difference It seems like a normal hotel booking website. But again, other booking...

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The International Towing and Recovery Museum. I Loved It.

I saw the sign on the side of the highway as I rolled into the small city of Chattanooga. Two days later, I drove past the sign again. I saw it a third time when I tried to find a gas station the next day. And each time I saw the sign, I shook my head, admittedly, with some internal laughter at what I thought was a silly, silly idea for a museum. Today, I stand, or sit, here before you and with a straight face and a renewed appreciation for life’s surprises, I declare that I was wrong. What seemed like a museum worth ignoring proved to be a museum well worth visiting. Of none other do I speak than the International Towing and Recovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Actually, let’s be official. The full name is the...

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Awesome Things To Do In Las Vegas (My Favorites)

I just returned from an 8 day trip to Las Vegas. It was my fourth time there. As always, I spent half my time in this city shaking my head. There is no other place quite like it and regardless of any pre-conceptions, it’s worth seeing at least once in my opinion. The main reason I was in Las Vegas was to attend the Star Trek Convention. And while I’m not a big Star Trek fan, a friend of mine had invited me to attend and I figured, why not? I’ll be writing a separate post soon about that bizarre experience. As for the city itself, I get a kick out of being here. And while I don’t really gamble and I’m not much of a party person, I always manage to have a good time. If you...

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Viator’s Travel Agent Program Gets Mixed Reviews

Travelers participate in a Vatican museum tour before it normally opens to the general public. TripAdvisor is enabling travel agents to book tours such as this through a new travel agent website. ViatorSkift Take: The market for off-the-beaten-path tours and experiences has been heating up this year with the emergence of Airbnb’s Experiences. TripAdvisor, which emphasizes on-the-beaten path offerings, is putting a huge effort into trying to stay on top. Its new travel agent program is part of that effort. — Paul BiascoRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Skift Global Forum Preview: Why the Internet Didn’t Kill Off Travel Agents

Matthew Upchurch, Virtuoso CEO. Upchurch will be on stage at Skift Global Forum 2018. Charlie Sawyer Photography / VirtuosoSkift Take: The travel agent still exists for a reason. Despite having the option, plenty of people don't want to do it on their own, and are happy to get someone else to make plans — even if it costs more. — Patrick WhyteRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Travel Leaders Settles Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Travel Leaders Group, one of the largest U.S.-based travel agencies, has settled a lawsuit against the company alleging sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. Travel Leaders GroupSkift Take: When cases like these settle out of court, the public doesn't get to learn much. — Sarah Enelow-SnyderRead the Complete Story On Skift

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