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Travel Guest Post: How to Turn Your Vacation Into a Novel

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On vacation to Carlsbad Caverns, I saw a sign that started my writing career. I was thirty-eight miles north of Roswell, New Mexico and passed an abandoned rest stop; the bullet ridden sign warned me to “Watch for Rattlesnakes.” At the end of that day, I began writing my first novel, Rattlesnake Lawyer. You too can begin writing your first novel…

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Travel Guest Post: Sofitel San Francisco Bay, Romantic Luxury for Couples

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Perhaps no better location exists for couples planning an escape to the San Francisco Bay area than the gorgeous Sofitel San Francisco Bay. A lovely property located in Redwood City where the former Marine World Africa USA once stood, the property overlooks the lovely lagoon that hosted the water ski shows at Marine World many years ago. With a European flavor…

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Travel Guest Post: Picturesque York

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York is rightly regarded as the UK’s most beautiful city. This ancient city has a rich and interesting history making it the ideal location for a romantic getaway or a packed cultural break. There is much to see and do here and, with a wide choice of accommodation from luxury five star hotels to cheap New York hotels, there is something…

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Travel Guest Post: 10 Hotels Made Famous in Movies

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When traveling, you look for a hotel that is economically affordable, but comfortable and decent. Of course, there are cheap hotels you definitely aren’t interested in, so if you have a little extra money to splurge, you might go over the top and book reservation online at a luxury resort. Hotel booking is easy these days through the means of…

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Travel Guest Post: Luxury Skiing in France

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There are many luxury ski resorts in France and the best of these attract skiers from around the world, lured into the resorts by the powder and après ski. France has some of the best Alpine skiing in Europe and the French food certainly makes a holiday in the country worthwhile. Whether you are a seasoned skier or a beginner…

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Travel Guest Post: The Wonders of South America

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South America is such a vast continent and finding things to do here is easy. Provided you have a car, you can see the many wonders that South America offers and can spend plenty of time exploring the region. Locals and visitors alike love to surround themselves with friends and groups, taking trips out to Buenos Aires, Cartagena and São…

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Travel Guest Post: 4 Top San Diego Attractions

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When travelers arrive in San Diego they see a beautiful coastal city with contemporary architecture and palm trees. The downtown area has a business district, many restaurants and cafes, museums, and shopping opportunities. Mountains and desert are on one side of the metropolis and the Pacific Ocean is on the other side. Here in Southern California the weather is mild.…

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Travel Guest Post: Last Chance to See 3 Endagered Destinations

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As every year passes, the world opens up a little further. More people go further to discover places undiscovered by their friends and family, bringing tourist revenue to regions that would once have never even considered a tourist industry possible. But as new pages are written in the industry journal, there are those on which the book is very nearly…

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Guest Motivational Post: The Unstoppable Life of Larry Jacobson

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Larry Jacobson knows what it’s like to have a dream that seems nearly impossible to realize.  He also knows how to make that dream come true. “I remember being a curious kid looking out at the docks in Long Beach from behind the locked gates that led to the pier,” he said. “I saw this montage of beautiful sails and…

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Travel Guest Post: 10 Amazing International Travel Destinations

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The following is a comprehensive list of some of the most prestigious and luxurious international travel destinations across the world. Every single one of them offers their own unique appeal. Grab your passport, sign up for some international travel insurance, pack your bags and get away! One of the world’s most luxurious destinations is the ultra-modern city of Dubai in…

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Travel Guest Post: Sardinia in May

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Sardinia is the largest island of the Mediterraneo is a fantastic place to spend a luxury holiday   before the always crowded  summer season. If you like to avoid touristic mass affluence you can travel in May and June, the best time to visit Sardinia. Airlines offer low–cost flights from many European capitals in the shortest possible time. Getting to the…

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Book Review: Taking Root in Provence

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If you are looking for an armchair getaway filled with charm, subdued sophistication and grace, pick up a copy of “Taking Root in Provence” by Anne-Marie Simons. A writer and traveler, Anne-Marie has that certain way of casually transporting you to a different place  through the eyes of a local. As a former American, the Simons’ decided on retiring in…

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Travel Guest Post: 5 Essential Items for Vacations

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You’ll be set next time you travel if you bring a good attitude and five simple essentials. Money Unless you’re planning to hitchhike and beg for food, money is a must. Take cash, credit and debit cards or traveler’s checks, but make sure you take something. Money is even more important that clothing, since you can always use the money…

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Travel: Win a Trip to Australia!

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Tourism Australia and Quiksilver announced today they have launched a Facebook contest, “Surf, Sun and Social Networking in Australia,” that will send one lucky winner to Australia to be the official blogger for the 2012 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Beginning March 14 and ending April 8 contestants will have the opportunity to upload their best adventure photo to either…

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Travel Guest Post: Maui, An Idyllic Tropical Road Trip

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photo courtesy of Maui Convention and Visitors Bureau Aside from being a tropical paradise destination, the Hawaiian island of Maui encourages couples to bond, slow down, and create treasured experiences with its unique blend of beauty, activities, history, and variety. With it’s ever shifting landscape, perfect year round climate, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, crystal skies, warm tropical waters and spectacular…

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Happy Mail

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Hi Kimberly, Your story is officially the 2nd place winner for our 2009 Travel Writing Contest. ( Here is the link. I’ll be sending out a more formal notice regarding all the winning articles by next week as well as featuring them in the next newsletter. Congratulations! Alexa Meisler Editor

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