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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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9 Essential Cruise Embarkation Tips for the First Time Cruiser

9 Essential Cruise Embarkation Tips for the First Time Cruiser

Excited about your upcoming cruise? You should be! If this is your first time sailing, you may have lots of questions about what to expect and read as many articles as you can to prepare yourself. These cruise embarkation tips should help answer some of your...

5 Essential Travel Hacking Tips for Beginners

5 Essential Travel Hacking Tips for Beginners

Curious how to use credit card points to travel? This introduction to travel hacking explains the basic concept. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please read our Disclosure Policy. Guest Post by Pam of Travel Hacking Moms So much world,...

Weekend Getaway to Shelby

Weekend Getaway to Shelby

Shelby, North Carolina, has been a weekend getaway destination for over a hundred years. Find out what to do, see, and where to eat in Shelby, North Carolina! Definitely book your trip!

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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