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I Want To Go On Some of the Best UK Road Trips

Next year is our 20th wedding anniversary. It's also the year our daughter will start college. My husband and I are thinking we'll take a vacation to celebrate in the fall of 2014 (our anniversary is in April) after our daughter is settled into dorm life.

One of the places we're considering is England. Both of us have been to Europe before, but neither one of us have been to the UK and we'd both really love to see London and the surrounding area.

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Alamo's Pin Your Happy Place ~ Pinterest Give Away worth over $400!!

Who is completely over this winter?! ME TOO! It's extremely bitter for me as we had thought we would have already sold our home and would be living in Texas by now.

I'm so looking forward to summer. If we still live here (which I hope not!), we'll be taking a road trip up north to Canada to attend my niece's wedding. It's the first one of my nieces and nephews on my side of the family to get married.

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Give Away: Dog Trots Globe by Author Sheron Long

Calling all puppies, lap dogs, and faithful companions. It’s time to travel the world!

In Dog Trots Globe – To Paris and Provence, author Sheron Long introduces us to her adorable traveling companion, Chula, a 9-year-old Shetland Sheepdog. A charming, entertaining, and informative book narrated by Chula, Dog Trots Globe is full of fun anecdotes, vibrant pictures, and awesome advice for traveling internationally with a pet.

Some of her tips include:

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Find the Best Travel Deals

These days you have to be a savvy shopper to track down the best bargains. Big credit card companies have got point programs that give you access to discounts on all kinds of travel, but they can sometimes come with restrictions – you might, for example, find a great offer on a plane ticket, but then you can only book one at that price or you may to have to fly on their time schedule.

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Traveling With Toddlers: Best Destinations

The best family-friendly vacation spots are not confined to those destinations spelled with a
capital ‘Disney’. In fact, there are plenty of places in the USA and Canada with a great reputation for accommodating families and for providing fun activities for children, including toddlers.

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Summer Give Away - 1,000 Places To See Before You Die

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, by Patricia Shultz is a great way to get tips and ideas for your next travel destination.

The New Full-Color Second Edition once again pushes the boundaries of the travel category, revealing why the book – though often imitated – remains the most comprehensive, inspiring, and trusted travel guide available with 200 new entries, 28 additional countries, 200 more pages, and more than 600 full-color photographs.  Offering a fresh new take on the world we live in now, it enables both armchair travelers and savvy globetrotters to get an inspiring taste of the world’s current riches and plan their next trip.

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Holiday Travel with Little Pim is Fun & Educational - Gift Guide Pick - Giveaway

Coming up with ways to entertain little children on long distance travel can be a challenge.  But it doesn’t have to be.  Julia Pimsleur Levine, daughter of the renowned linguist Dr. Paul Pimsleur and founder of Little Pim, and award-winning foreign language learning series, believes travel time is the perfect opportunity to play games that reinforce kids’ budding foreign language skills, while keeping it fun and silly.

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The post 9/11 effect on travel

We travel quite a bit here on Three Different Directions and just with our last vacation to Alaska in August we were commenting on how things have changed from leisurely to stressful.  In 2001 we traveled to Disneyworld less than a month after 9/11, and the heightened security everywhere we went was just the beginning.  I found this infographic very interesting about Osama vs Travel - The post 9/11 effect on travel.

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Twizzlers Landmark Summer - Giveaway

To celebrate the Twizzlers Landmark Summer™ promotion, Twizzlers is giving consumers the chance tow in a trip to a well-known U.S. landmark destination plus daily, road trip-themed prizes throughout the summer, just by visiting

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Smarter Travel: Get the Most Out of Your Vacation

Going to a far-flung destination is always exciting, but today's travelers demand a bit more from their experiences. Trends indicate that as people start to plan and embark on their 2011 vacations, the central goal, for many travelers, is getting a real sense of place. This emerging breed of traveler makes a point of seeing the major sights, but also wants a local view of each destination to experience the most fulfilling getaway possible.

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Don't Gamble When Visiting a Foreign Country: Consider Health Insurance

Are you a gambler?  Even if you've never visited a casino, bought a lottery ticket or put money on the ponies, you may be in danger of making a bet you are certain to lose.

When people visit foreign countries, or come to the US as visitors, they "bet" that they will not need to visit a doctor or hospital.  In most cases, they win.  But what if it happened to you?

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Travel Tips for Kids Flying By Themselves

Summer vacation is a great time to send your little ones on a flight to visit grandparents or other relatives this summer.  But, there are so many questions parents have when it comes to sending their kids solo on a flight.   

Interestingly, there are no set Department of Transportation regulations concerning travel by these “unaccompanied minors,” but the airlines have specific procedures to protect the well-being of youngsters flying by themselves.  

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10 Creative and Affordable Vacation Ideas

It's all about tip sharing today!  Twitter Moms is bringing you the best tips from the bloggers in their community to help you have fun and save money.  Of course you can find more tips at the link above.

We travel a lot and I'm pretty frugal so it wasn't difficult to come up with 10 creative and affordable vacation ideas.

1. Look for coupons.  Before you get to your destination search the internet for coupons or discounts to use on attractions and restaurants.  They are out there for virtually every place you might visit.  From Buy 1 get 1 to % off discounts you will save money. 

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