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20 Best Weekend Getaways in the US

20 Best Weekend Getaways in the US

Is it time to travel again? Weekend getaways are the best! We're all looking for the best weekend getaways in the US. Travel lovers share their favorite destinations for great weekend getaways in the US, arranged from west to east: This post on the 20 best weekend...

The Top 6 Lavender Farms in NC You Should Visit

The Top 6 Lavender Farms in NC You Should Visit

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, or cutting your own...

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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10 Best Donut Shops in North Carolina

10 Best Donut Shops in North Carolina

Whether you spell them donuts or doughnuts, there is no denying that Americans love this sweet breakfast treat. Our passion for this sweet treat has inspired tv shows, from Superior Donuts on CBS to Donut Showdown on the Cooking Channel. We just can't get enough! It...

10 Best Things to do in Greenville, SC

10 Best Things to do in Greenville, SC

Have you visited Greenville, South Carolina lately? This city adopted a great slogan to attract visitors -- “Yeah, that Greenville” and it is working. The city has really changed, becoming a haven for both young people and retirees. There are many things to do in...

20 Best Weekend Getaways in the US

20 Best Weekend Getaways in the US

Is it time to travel again? Weekend getaways are the best! We're all looking for the best weekend getaways in the US. Travel lovers share their favorite destinations for great weekend getaways in the US, arranged from west to east: This post on the 20 best weekend...

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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