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The Best Sunflower Fields in NC to Visit – 2021!

The Best Sunflower Fields in NC to Visit – 2021!

Nothing says summer like seeing fields of beautiful sunflowers! They make me smile. My Instagram and Facebook feeds light up every July with glorious photos of these golden beauties. I see people stage their baby photos, engagement, wedding shoots (how do they time...

The Top 6 Lavender Farms in NC You Should Visit

The Top 6 Lavender Farms in NC You Should Visit

Updated for 2021! The sweet smell of lavender - you don't need to travel to France to enjoy it! You can enjoy the beautiful fragrance by visiting these lavender farms in North Carolina. Whether you're looking to get some fabulous photographs, enjoy the fragrant air,...

10 Things to Do and See in San Antonio: a Weekend Plan

10 Things to Do and See in San Antonio: a Weekend Plan

Looking for things to do in San Antonio, Texas, over a weekend? If you've only got a short period of time in San Antonio, here are some great highlights you'll want to see, most of which are within easy reach of downtown and for which you don't even need a car....

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Complete Costa Rica Packing List – Adventure & Relaxation

Complete Costa Rica Packing List – Adventure & Relaxation

Do your travel plans include Costa Rica? Our comprehensive Costa Rica Packing List will have you ready for all your adventures and relaxation!  While you can find anything you need in Costa Rica, products often cost a lot more (the tourist tax). To save yourself...

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, NC: An Honest Review

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, NC: An Honest Review

Should you stay at the Grand Bohemian hotel on your next trip to Charlotte? Read detailed feedback, including expectations and visit tips. This is not a sponsored post and I paid for my own stay at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte. All views expressed are my own....

Hiking Alone: Tips for Solo Hiking Safely

Hiking Alone: Tips for Solo Hiking Safely

Hiking is a great way to explore the outdoors and enjoy nature. It's also fun, healthy, and an excellent way to get some exercise. Many people prefer to do it as a group, but if you love solo hiking, you can go on a hike and have fun as long as you take the necessary...

Tips for Travel to a Much Hotter Climate

Tips for Travel to a Much Hotter Climate

Considering a trip to a hot climate? As hard-working people who get many things done each day, we know that there are times when we deserve breaks. We value productivity – we always want to get lots done to feel better about ourselves. Too much work is a problem,...

About The Common Traveler

Raised as a third culture kid living in South America and Europe, Annick caught the travel bug early. Now that the children are gone, but still saving for retirement, she enjoys traveling in an affordable way and wants to share those ideas.

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