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How to Take a Vacation Without Losing Too Much Fitness

Summer is a great time to get in shape—you can enjoy the non-freezing weather, the longer days, and depending on your line of work, you might have more free time. But then a vacation happens, and your fitness goals take a back seat for a little while. Here’s how to minimize the damage.Read more… Continue […]

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What Kitchen Tools Do You Bring on Vacation?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to talk about summer vacations, rental kitchens, and the things we bring to make cooking in them easier.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Streamline Group Vacation Planning With Kayak’s New ‘Trip Huddle’ Feature

Planning trips with friends can be a tremendous and painful undertaking. Depending on your group, you’ll either end up with a bunch of people who just want you to figure everything out on your own (so they can complain about it when you do), or a group of highly-opinionated friends who all have their own […]

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Use the Washington Post’s Vacation Finder to Plan Your Next Trip

Feeling the urge to get out of town—but not sure where you want to go The Washington Post’s Vacation Finder asks a series of questions (domestic or overseas? warm or cool?) to help narrow down your vacation priorities, then provides a handful of destinations to consider. You’ll get a few touristy suggestions, but…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Avoid Vacation Rental Scams Online

Vacation home rentals are a fun, and often affordable, alternative to hotels, but they’re also less regulated and more prone to scams. Crooks have come up with plenty of schemes to make a quick buck off of oblivious vacationers using nice photos of non-existent rentals and up-front cash security deposits. That’s why…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Dig Up Dinosaurs at These Family-Friendly Paleontology Sites

Looking for a fun, educational summer activity the whole family can get in on? How about digging up actual dinosaur bones and other fossils! Here are a few of the best dig sites across the country that welcome newcomers who want to learn about paleontology.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Use Microsoft Translator’s Enhanced Offline Languages

Microsoft just updated its Translator app for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire devices to support new optimized language packs that are (allegedly) up to 23 percent better at helping you figure out how to say “where is the bathroom” on your next vacation. They also eat up around half as much space on your phone […]

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The Best Travel Destinations, According to TripAdvisor Users

When you’re planning an epic vacation, you want to be sure you’re headed somewhere incredible in more ways than one. You want fascinating culture and history, eye-popping beauty, and of course, incredible food. You want a location that millions of travelers can recommend.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Prevent Getting Hookworms on Your Next Beach Vacation

Is there anything better than digging your toes into the warm sand on some beautiful, exotic beach? Well there is if that beach is riddled with hookworms that hope to burrow into your feet and make their way to your small intestine. If you do a lot of traveling to warm, humid locales, here’s how […]

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