10 Days in Europe; 10 New Things to Try

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There’s a first time for everything. I just didn’t expect to have so many new experiences during one European vacation. Competitours intrigued me from the moment I heard about it. The tour company takes several teams of two across the pond to compete in quirky point-earning challenges over 10 days for the chance to winRead more

Bhutan sees record number of tourists in 2011

Royal wedding fever led to tourism increases in 2011, but not just in the U.K. The Kingdom of Bhutan recorded a an almost 57 percent increase — the highest in the history of the remote Himalayan country — which can be partly attributed to the nuptials between King Jigme Khesar and commoner Jetsun Pema. “TheRead more

A dollar a day makes it easy to get away

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I recently met a woman, who since the birth of her two daughters, has saved a dollar a day for each kid’s travel fund. Upon turning 14, and with more than $5,000, they can choose where in the world they’d like to go. Her youngest, who reaches that magical milestone this year, has chosen Australia.Read more

Departures from the Ordinary

Have you thought about where you’re going on vacation this summer? Yeah, I know . . . the economy. Some travel companies are trying to sweeten the deal to be more enticing to travelers, but the best offer I’ve found is with Competitours, a travel competition that offers the chance to win a worldwide travelRead more

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