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Travel tips: Packing for a Road Trip

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You are spared from airport security checks and baggage fees during a road trip but undeniably, it still needs a good amount of planning to make sure your journey will be hassle free. The number one consideration is what you need to pack. A lighter trunk is a lot friendlier to the gas tank.

Here are some packing tips which maybe useful if you are going on a road trip:

Maximize the trunk space

If you are going on a road trip as much as possible avoid using structured suitcases to pack your things as they take up a good amount of space in the vehicle’s trunk. Use smaller bags like backpacks or duffel bags which have soft sides and can easily be squeezed in with the rest of your things.


5 New York City Rooftop Bars perfect for the summer

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If you will be in NYC this summer, there are some interesting bars you can hop to from one hotel rooftop to another. Here are some of the best where you can enjoy a round of drinks, the view, some fresh air, and a good company of friends:

Above 6

The people at Six Columbus has made a great stride in terms of what you can see at Above 6. Before, you will be staring at a drain pipe but right now, you will be able to get a glimpse of the Central Park. This rooftop getaway is inspired by the 60s and gives you that arty and minimalist vibe. Sip some Hummingbird while enjoying the panorama.

Empire Hotel


Time-lapse video: Eurolapse in 12 Cities, 3 Summers

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This time-lapse video was done by David Kosmos Smith. We are suckers for such travel videos so we are sharing it with you guys. He traveled through 12 cities during three summers. And what a great way to preserve such journeys!


Seven Most Mysterious Stone Circles in the United Kingdom

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Stone circles have an undeniable mystique which draw people to wonder about the life in the times these formations where constructed. It is this mystery that draws crowds from the United Kingdom to Stonehenge spend the solstices there. But unknown to many there are at least a thousand more stone formations across Britain.
Archaelogists believe that these circles were made during the Megalithic era. These circles are believed to be centers of ceremonies for the people of that time. They initially believed that the circles involved burials but no such artifacts have proven the idea conclusive.
Travelers can delve into the questions and mysteries that these circles pose by visiting the following sites.

Grey Wethers


America’s Top 8 Pizzas

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If you were anywhere else in the world, a pizza would just be a pizza. That is, of course, unless you’re actually in Italy, which is the pizza capital of the world. Away from its motherland, though, the pizza has also gained quite a following in the United States. If you want more than just another slice of pizza, here is a list of the best pizza places you can find in America.

New York: Co.

If you want authentic pizza, you should visit Jim Lahey’s eatery in Chelsea. The restaurant itself if sparingly decorated, which would lead you to believe that it’s not much of a pizza parlor. That is, of course, you smell their dough. Lahey, who owns the Sullivan Street Bakery as well, cooks his pizza over EarthStone oven. A whole pie might cost a lot, but nothing beats the taste of the pizza’s artisanal (if not scorched) dough.


Travel Tips: Sleeping in Airports

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People sleeping in airport are not uncommon.  In fact, sleeping in airports is expected.  Unless the airport has an indoor gym, mall, swimming pools, and a casino, you will find people sleeping in airport terminals.  Sometimes, there are people who occupy three chairs and are covered in a thick blanket without a care in the world.  Nowadays, people sleeping in airports are anything but discreet.  Besides, who would care to watch you snore when everyone seems to be rushing from one flight to another, fuming because of a delayed flight, and fighting boredom while, well, sleeping.  Here are some tips for you if you plan to get some shut eye while waiting for your plane.


Top sites to visit along the Sicilian Coast

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Travelers have always been fascinated by Italy through the years. Tourists have walked the streets of Rome, admired the old structures in Florence, and watched the opera at Verona. This time, we’ll be navigating the roads of Sicily by car, which will take us right by the Sicilian coast for a fantastic view and a week’s worth of Italian amusement.

Palermo


To begin your journey, hop on a plane headed to Palermo. This is not only the largest city in Sicily, but also its capital. From the airport, you can easily rent a car so you can start off on your adventure by driving to Erice, which is about 90 or so kilometers south west from Palermo.


Best Cruises in Alaska

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Alaska has a very rugged environment and the best way to experience its best offerings is on a cruise. You can combine the roadways on this state and it will not even cover half the stretch of its coastlines. From the waters, you can have a different perspective of the landscapes, or you can watch bears trying to catch salmons, or simply be amazed with the glaciers.

The cruise lines cater to the different Alaska travel adventures of your liking. Here are some of the best of Alaska cruises you can find:

Regatta