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Enjoy Better Vacations With Expert Local Guides From TripSavvy

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Planning for a vacation leads to a more enjoyable trip. You can pick out the best restaurants, attractions, and hotels at your destination. But should you trust a random website with biased reviews for the success of your vacation? Absolutely not! This is where TripSavvy comes in. They pick qualified writers that are actually from the city you want to visit. Then those writers use their expertise to write about the best things to do their town. This local’s perspective gives you an insider’s point of view and improves your overall vacation experience.

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Pack For A Purpose: How Your Next Vacation Can Make A Difference

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Whenever you travel, there is an opportunity to make a positive impact on the local community beyond the tourist dollars that you spend. Pack for a Purpose is an organization that coordinates travelers with local charities. The idea is simple, yet genius – fill your unused suitcase space with necessary supplies that will improve lives.

I spoke with Rebecca Rothney, founder of Pack for a Purpose, to hear her story. I learned of an ingenious idea how travelers can make a profound difference in the lives of many around the world.

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How to have Three Vacations at One Destination in Tuolumne County

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When picking a destination with family and friends, it can be hard to choose where to go. One person wants to be one with nature. Someone else is a foodie. And a third loves history. What do you do in this situation? I have the perfect suggestion for you… Tuolumne County in Northern California.

Most people think California is all beaches and big cities, but there’s so much more to California for visitors to explore and enjoy. We had a chance to speak with Katie Kirkland, the Communications and Tourism Manager for the Tuolumne County Visitor’s Bureau, to find out what makes Tuolumne County such a popular destination.

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See the World in Style with THIRDHOME

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The most luxurious destinations and accommodations in the world can be yours for a fair price. And we’re not talking traditional hotels. A startup called THIRDHOME is shaking up the luxury travel industry with its business model. THIRDHOME is a luxury property and travel club offering home exchanges, rentals and even adventures. “Originally a luxury home exchange, it has evolved into the only travel brand that brings together a collective group of trusted homeowners, renters and adventurers who share a passion for discovery and demand an elevated experience,” said Senior Vice President of Operations at THIRDHOME, Sean Judge. He spoke to RewardExpert about the advantages of traveling the THIRDHOME way.

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Before You Rent, Check the Data

It’s just as common these days to call an Uber or Lyft as it is to vacation in somebody else’s home. More specifically, that means staying in an Airbnb.

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Cozi Makes Family Vacation Planning Easy

Spring break is here, which means families from all across the U.S. will be vacationing to warmer locations via car, plane or even train.

Planning a vacation or cross-country trip is no easy feat, especially when you’re organizing an itinerary for the entire family. The process can be tiresome and it can be hard to come to an agreement on what events everyone should participate in. To ease the burden, notably for parents, an app called Cozi helps families stay organized so everyone is on the same page before taking off for vacation.

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Save Money on Your Next Road Trip with Outdoorsy

When it comes to planning a trip, most people do it on a budget. You want to have a nice vacation with your family, but you don’t want to break the bank. An RV that can serve as transport and lodging may sound like a good idea, but while many RV owners buy one with the intention of using it many times throughout the year, the reality is that many campers sit in driveways most of the time. Over 15 million RVs in North America sit unused for nearly 350 days each year, according to Outdoorsy, a company that helps both RV owners and travelers save money on their vacations.

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How to Get a Free Honeymoon with What You Spend on Your Wedding

How to Get a Free Honeymoon with What You Spend on Your Wedding

Planning the wedding of your dreams isn’t complete without the perfect honeymoon. So, what will it be? Will you wine and dine your nights away in Paris? Or just lounge on the beach in Bali?

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HomeAway: Twice the Space at Half the Cost

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Would you like to enjoy all of the conveniences—and privacy—of an entire home for half the cost of a typical hotel room? That’s what HomeAway offers travelers with their vacation home rental service.

RewardExpert spoke with Melanie Fish, HomeAway’s travel expert, to learn more about the company’s rapid growth, why the vacation home rental market is expanding and how you can use the website or app to plan your next vacation.

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How to Navigate Thailand in the Next Year

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When it comes to redeeming points and miles for a dream vacation, Thailand is often at the top of the list. Low prices for hotels, tours, and dining combined with lots of flights with relatively decent award space into Bangkok create the perfect, friendly storm for an amazing trip.

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Find an Award Ticket to Curitiba, Brazil

Find an Award Ticket to Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba, Brazil, may not be as well known as São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, but its attractions are plentiful and diverse. There’s a lot to explore, including everything from quaint historic districts and quiet parks to modern architecture, art museums and shopping.

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