Monthly Archives: January 2016

How to Plan a Trip to Brazil for Carnival

The Brazilian Carnival has its roots in an old Catholic tradition which precedes the time before Lent. During Lent, many Catholics give up eating meat for 40 days. The word "carnival" comes from the Old Italian "carnelevare," which means to remove meat. In other words, the Carnival is a time to let loose and celebrate…
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Cheap romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day

If you've always wanted to surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway but held off because it was too expensive, now is the time to be spontaneous. Make 2016's Valentine's Day one that you'll remember forever. Skip the jewelry - but maybe not the chocolates - and set off on a romantic trip to one…
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Affordable island getaways you can take this winter

It seems there are two types of people in the world: There are those who, every January or February, escape the harsh winter by fleeing to a tropical paradise, and there are those who look on enviously at these snowbirds, wishing they could enjoy a bit of the tropics themselves. Fortunately, this distinction is shrinking…
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How to avoid crowded beaches

So you want to get away from the cold this winter and head to the beach - it's a great idea, but you're not the only one who has it. How can you avoid the crowds of tourists at the coasts this winter? Simple - you just need to do your research ahead of time. Read on to…
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