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13 Best Road Trips from  Minneapolis

13 Best Road Trips from Minneapolis

Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, is surrounded by scenic routes that make for an unforgettable road trip. Taking some of these great road trips from Minneapolis can provide you with some of the best views, things to do, and fun times, right from the Twin...

Iceland Lagoon Etiquette: What You Need to Know

Iceland Lagoon Etiquette: What You Need to Know

One of the most popular activities visitors to Iceland enjoy is visiting one of its many lagoons. The ritual of enjoying the geothermally heating bodies of water has a long tradition that both locals and tourists get to savor. But there are a variety of rules, both...

8 Lavender Fields to Visit in Maryland in 2023

8 Lavender Fields to Visit in Maryland in 2023

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 fields in Maryland. Whether you're looking to get some fabulous photographs, enjoy the fragrant air, or cutting your own...

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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4 Days in Puerto Vallarta

4 Days in Puerto Vallarta

Looking for the perfect 4 days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, itinerary? You’ve found it! This guest post for The Common Traveler makes it easy for you to enjoy your vacation!

Best Things to Do in Quito Ecuador

Best Things to Do in Quito Ecuador

Visiting Quito, Ecuador is not just about great things to do, it is also about experiences. You can fun experimenting with being on opposite sides of the equator. You can see the blending of indigenous cultures with Catholicism in the limpia. And there is always the food and the views of this deeply historical city. Check it out!

Best Things to do in Ottawa

Best Things to do in Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada (not Toronto as commonly believed) with a population of only 1 million, and a relaxed and walkable downtown core with pedestrian-only streets. Situated on the river with old parliament buildings, Ottawa is a quaint city with lots of...

22 Top Activities in Turks and Caicos

22 Top Activities in Turks and Caicos

More than 30 islands and cays comprise the Turks & Caicos Islands, providing various experiences for individuals, couples, and families. There is much to do in Turks & Caicos, from Providenciales to Grand Turk and all the different islands and cays. Most of it...

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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