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6 Caribbean Ports With Fabulous Beaches

6 Caribbean Ports With Fabulous Beaches

We are all thinking about the trips we have taken and the areas we cannot wait to explore. Any getaway that involves warm Caribbean waters and elegant beaches, and historical and cultural places is an escape worth daydreaming about. But what are the best Caribbean...

Bratislava Travel Guide: The Best Things to do in 48 Hours

Bratislava Travel Guide: The Best Things to do in 48 Hours

Centrally located between the more well-known cities of Budapest and Vienna, visitors to Central Europe should not miss the often-overlooked town of Bratislava. This charming city is vibrant and full of history. And bring your camera since there are so many fabulous...

A complete 10 Day Costa Rica Itinerary: the Best Things To Do

A complete 10 Day Costa Rica Itinerary: the Best Things To Do

Preparing for my Costa Rica adventure, I couldn’t find a Costa Rica itinerary that included everything I wanted to do -- so I created my own!  This 10-day Costa Rica itinerary includes adventure and relaxation. It can be modified if you’ve got less time or prefer to...

9 Lavender Farms in Virginia to Visit – 2023!

9 Lavender Farms in Virginia to Visit – 2023!

Stand in a field of lavender and your next inhale relaxes you. Open your eyes as blues and purples pop into focus. Busy bees buzz around, pollinating from one plant to the next, while butterflies flutter from one bud to the next. This is the beauty of visiting any...

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6 Caribbean Ports With Fabulous Beaches

6 Caribbean Ports With Fabulous Beaches

We are all thinking about the trips we have taken and the areas we cannot wait to explore. Any getaway that involves warm Caribbean waters and elegant beaches, and historical and cultural places is an escape worth daydreaming about. But what are the best Caribbean...

Exploring Southwest Florida Inland Towns: Immokalee and Ave Maria

Exploring Southwest Florida Inland Towns: Immokalee and Ave Maria

While Southwest Florida’s beach cities receive all the accolades, two small towns offer a perfect day trip from Marco Island, Naples, Ft. Myers, and points in between. Each is as different from the other as they could be. Here are the best things to do in Immokalee...

10 Best Day Trips From Riga

10 Best Day Trips From Riga

Riga, Latvia is a fantastic city that offers so much for travelers. This UNESCO Heritage city offers many attractions for visitors - from the largest European central market, to some of the best art nouveau architecture, a historic Old Town, and a lot of fun within...

6 Must-See Things to Do and Experience in Jervis Bay, NSW

6 Must-See Things to Do and Experience in Jervis Bay, NSW

Guest Post by Mike Johnston While Australia has no shortage of jaw-dropping beaches, Jervis Bay is truly something special. Its bright white sands, crystal-clear waters, and peaceful atmosphere continue to attract travelers from all over the world, mesmerizing them...

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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