Oahu Attractions: Pro Bowl Preview

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In January, there is one Oahu attraction enjoyed by local Hawaiians, visiting tourists, and television viewers alike: the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. This year, the NFL's all star game will be taking place on Sunday, January 27 with kick-off at 2 PM HST (7 PM EST). Players from 26 NFL teams will face off in front of more than 13 million viewers nationwide. Here's a look at how you can celebrate the game in Oahu this weekend: 2013 Pro Bowl Celebrations Since 1980, the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii has been home to the NFL's Pro Bowl Game, a showdown between the best players of its two leagues: the … [Read more...]

See It All at the Top of the Rock!

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You can see it all at the Top of the Rock during New York City's less busy season for tourism and travel this winter. Ticket prices to NYC typically increase around March and April as students go on spring break and families begin to plan spring vacations. Now's a better time than ever to plan a cheap trip to New York City. The Top of the Rock is a perfect spot to kick off your tour of the city - colder weather and less tourists mean quicker access to the Top. Rockefeller Center will introduce you to some of New York City's biggest names past and present, from John D. Rockefeller himself … [Read more...]

New York City Attractions: Jazz in NYC

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Have you been struggling to find New York City attractions to enjoy during the winter? While a stroll through Central Park is just as beautiful in January as it is July, the cold can get to anyone. Most travelers escape chilly city winds by popping in and out of stores, settling into a Broadway theater, or setting a credit card down for a fancy dinner out. This weekend, why not try something new? The New York City Winter Jazzfest returns to Manhattan for its ninth year of group performances and shows. Here's a breakdown of this year's schedule, and tips to turn this festival into an entirely … [Read more...]

How to Beat the Holiday Blues

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Looking for tips on how to stop feeling sad around the holidays? FamilyDoctor.org reports that up to 20% of people in the US experience lower levels of energy and feelings of sadness during winter. If you one of these people feeling a little blue this week, you may be able to perk up with a few of our tips: Be Realistic & Delegate Let-downs during the holidays can give anyone the blues. Whether you didn't receive the top gift on your list, are stuck far from home due to work, or simply aren't having as good of a time as you did last year, there are plenty of things that can get you down … [Read more...]

Holiday Money Saving Tips

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Everyone nowadays is wondering how to save money during the holidays. It doesn't matter if you're after cheap gifts for Christmas, discount holiday travel, or decorating on a budget - saving money during the holidays always takes some planning and finesse. Here's a look at our best Holiday Money Saving tips for stretching your dollar during the holidays: Start with a Budget, Not a List It's first important to sit down and figure out how much exactly you'd like to spend this holiday season. Consider all the things you'll be spending money on - travel, decorations, party favors, foods, and of … [Read more...]

Unique Gifts for the Traveler On Your List

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Looking for unique gifts for the traveler on your list? It's often hard to come up with gift ideas for someone who's never in one place. Many gravitate towards gift cards or standard gifts, like neck pillows, ear buds, and other items for the plane or bus. The downside to buying these standard gifts is the appearance of last-minute shopping; you don't want your traveler to think you didn't put much thought into their gift. We've come up with a short list of gifts that will convey your heartfelt intentions - think outside the box this holiday season by taking a look at what we've come up … [Read more...]

Best Warm Holiday Destinations

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While many spend the month of December wishing for a White Christmas, there are plenty of others who are determined to find the best warm holiday destinations to escape the madness at home. There are some upsides to traveling during the busy season. If you're willing to fly on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, you can often find reduced fares and better flight times. You can also fight holiday traffic by driving during off hours - very early in the morning or very late at night. With the right sacrifices and planning, you can catch a great deal for you and your family this December. Here's … [Read more...]

How To Be a Good Guest

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Figuring out how to be a good guest during the holidays can be tricky. When your mind is preoccupied with presents, decorations, and hosting your own events, thoughts of your stay at another's house may seem distant. Here's a quick set of tips to help you plan ahead and make sure you're invited back: RSVP ASAP When someone invites you to stay at their home, it's best to respond to their invitation as soon as possible. It's usually best to respond within 24 hours, but if you're not sure of your plans that quickly, you should still plan to contact your host and give them an idea of when you'll … [Read more...]

How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving

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It may seem like it snuck up on you, but Thanksgiving is only days away. Here are our best ways to make sure you have a happy (and tasty) Thanksgiving this Thursday: Do As Much Prepping As Possible Thanksgiving is a messy, busy affair. There's a lot of food to manage – I know every Thanksgiving morning, my parents have every burner going well before noon. If you're looking for a happy and less-stress Thanksgiving holiday, prep as much as you can. New York Times writer Melissa Clark breaks down a Thanksgiving prep schedule which suggests cooking pies, stuffing, and this delicious mashed … [Read more...]

Tips for Traveling with Family

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As the holiday season is drawing closer, there are quite a few perks to look forward to: homemade treats, seeing old friends, and possibly best of all, presents. But of course, there's always one aspect of holiday celebrations which tends to get more "ughs" than "ahs". Traveling with family can be a nightmare for some - whether it's packing into a small car, sitting next to your snoring Dad on a 6 hour flight, or arguing over who'll watch the bags on a bathroom break, family doesn't always make for the best travel companions. Here are some quick tips to get by during those long hours on the … [Read more...]