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Full Bloom

As of today, spring is officially upon us! This is the time for new growth, good weather, and the last few weeks before summer vacation for those still in school. What better way to celebrate the season than by hitting up one of Virginia’s many upcoming outdoor festivals?

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The Hunt is Over

In a previous blog I wrote about “mystery” vacations, or the phenomenon where a travel agent plans you an entire trip, including flights, accommodations, and activities, to a surprise location based on your preferences and previous travel experiences. I didn’t really see myself taking one of these trips anytime soon, but when my plans for spring break fell through just a few weeks beforehand, this all changed. I took the plunge and booked an international mystery trip with The Vacation Hunt and could not be more elated with the result.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Cellphones play an integral role in our daily lives. We use phones to communicate, connect with far away loved ones, send emails, capture memories… the list goes on and on. While traveling, as obvious as it may sound, a phone is one of the most useful tools you can have. Modern cellphones provide access to maps, recommendations for new activities or sightseeing, and a means to instantly translate foreign languages. However, if you have a bad international plan with your phone provider, this device can quickly become more of a hindrance than a help.

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