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Letting Dreams Soar: How Travel Changed My Life

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Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always dreamed of flying away to faraway places. I certainly have the travel gene. Every time I would see an airplane, my attention would dissipate for a moment while my 6-year-old self would ponder where the plane was going. It wasn’t long after our first family vacation to Florida that my interest in flying quickly became one of the consuming parts of my life. By the time I turned 15, I had flown well over 344,000 miles to four states. At that point, many people — especially my age — might consider this an accomplishment, or just insane. The truth is every single one of those miles was flown for a family…

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California Celebrity Vineyards Book Suggests Fine Wines Brought to You by the Stars

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Visiting local vineyards is always a relaxing getaway, especially in the summer when the sun is shining and you’re looking to venture outside. But what if you could tour the sprawling vineyards of some of your favorite celebrities? There’s an easy way to catch a sneak peek of celeb wine country, and this edition was written exclusively for the Golden State. Nick Wise and Linda Sunshine’s California Celebrity Vineyards: From Napa to Los Olivos in Search of Great Wines (The Overlook Press, June 15, 2016) provides an amazing selection from the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Kurt Russell, Mario Andretti, Yao Ming and Lillian Disney. Whether you’ve started your foray into wine because of family traditions, the sheer challenge or simply the science behind…

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Lonely Planet Suggests the 50 Best Museums, Bars and Beaches to Blow Your Mind

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Enter to win these books below!!! Every time that we receive packages from Lonely Planet we are instantly excited even before we see what’s inside. And this time was no different when we received these three fantastic little travel-sized books with summer activities for anyone on any budget. The first one I picked up is 50 Beaches to Blow Your Mind and I was happy to find that the third beach listed was Flamenco Beach in Puerto Rico, a place that I’ve recently traveled to. I was taken with its long stretch of white sand and the remnants of an old war tank that has been painted and turned into a surreal piece of artwork. Stick around for dusk at this…

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6 Locations to Add to Your Travel Bucket List Thanks to Lonely Planet

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Like many of you, I dream of distant lands—raging waterfalls that cascade over the jungle’s edge, villas stacked tightly along the cliffs and oceans so clear you can see to the bottom. Then, the phone rings and I’m sucked out of my computer screensaver and back to reality. You feel my pain. So, when Lonely Planet released ULTIMATE TRAVEL: Our List of the 500 Best Places on the Planet…Ranked, (Lonely Planet; October 20, 2015) I was sold. I’ve long been filling my mental bucket of places I must see; If I had it my way, I’d be flying on a plane tonight to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, wailing tomatoes at strangers in Buñol, Spain (La Tomatina festival is…

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