Travel

Selfie Denial: Proper Photo is Paramount to Obtain Passport

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by Kelly Potts

Besides giving you the ability to travel the world, a passport is the ultimate ID to possess. Yet the passport photo is often what people can’t seem to get right. Last year, more than 200,000 passport customers submitted poor quality photos that the State Department couldn’t accept. The main reason: issues with eyeglasses. Beginning November 1, 2016 travelers must remove their...

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Houseboat Party: How to Make Your Lake Vacation Great

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The heat isn’t over yet, so you might as well soak up those rays in the best way possiblea houseboat party! Vacationing on houseboats at Lake Powell is a popular getaway during the sizzling season. Kelly Zwierzchowski, district manager at Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas offers up a few tips to make your brief foray into the nautical life a pleasant one.

Imagine yourself kicking back on the wooden deck of a houseboat, lounging in your favorite lawn chair and sipping your favorite brew. Or...

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The Garland: A Hip LA Hotel With Family Appeal

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Let’s be honest: Kid hotels aren’t much fun for parents. Moms and dads do it, they slumber at princess palaces and waterpark worlds because it’s part of the job requirement, not because they like it. On the flipside, “grown up” resorts are a flop for kids who feel restricted when they have to tip toe around and use their inside voice. Can’t we just reach a compromise? The Garland in North Hollywood more than fills the gap.

 

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Parks for Rec: People Packing in National Parks

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The highest number of Americans in recent years are heading to national parks August 25 in recognition of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. According to a recent AAA survey, a whopping 85 percent of U.S. adults have visited at least one national park, and 79 percent are as likely or more likely to visit a national park in the next 12 months. Visitation to the national parks reached an all-time high in 2015, with more than 307 million visitors. The demand for national parks is off the charts this year, as the wide variety of national parks offer something for every traveler to discover.

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Summer Getaway: Big Sur Coast, California

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by Kelly Potts

When you stop to think about it, nearly all fairy tales are set in a land far, far away for one simple reason: to allow readers to step outside their daily reality. But where, exactly, is this mythical place? It’s closer than you realize because nowhere could be further removed from your everyday life than the 90-mile section of Highway 1 that runs through central California’s Big Sur coast. Its remote location, carved into the steep face of the Santa Lucia Mountains above the crashing Pacific, means it’s far removed from the daily deluge of emails, text messages, and phone calls...

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