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Credit Card Rewards: Our Budget Travel Plans for the Rest of 2015

The post Credit Card Rewards: Our Budget Travel Plans for the Rest of 2015 appeared first on Club Thrifty.As many of you know, we have traveled all …

Frugal Living

10 Castle Stays Cheaper Than a Hotel Room

Where: Monteroni d'Arbia, Tuscany, Italy<p>Price: $136/night

I Quit My Job and Spent 3 Years Visiting 60 Countries with My Camera

Sometime during 2010, I began dreaming of quitting my job and traveling around Asia for a year before returning to the work force. I had graduated …

Tranquil Pond House Generates Energy Instead of Consuming It

Louisiana's Holly & Smith Architects has designed a sustainable home that's the epitome of relaxation. The beautiful retreat–which is known as <i>The Pond House</i>–seamlessly blends in with its serene surroundings. The naturalistic look of this residence is enhanced by the fact that it overlooks a calming …

Energy Star

11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.<p>Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

Fall Asleep in Class at Portland, Oregon's Kennedy School

<i>By Lauren Walser</i><p><i>Kennedy School in northeast Portland, Oregon, was built in 1915.</i><p>Go ahead -- drink a beer or take a nap at northeast Portland, Oregon's Kennedy Elementary School. We promise you won't get detention.<p>Since its doors re-opened in 1997, Kennedy School, as it's now called, has traded in …

7 Must-See Locales in Portland, Oregon

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>Portland, Oregon has a reputation for being unique, hip and a little bit weird. There's enough to see for an exciting day trip or week-long vacation, but no trip is complete without experiencing at least one of these seven must-see places in the City of Roses.<p>1. Tom …

Oregon To Begin Recreational Marijuana Sales Early

"If marijuana is legal to use, it shouldn’t be illegal to buy."<p>Oregon adults will be able to legally purchase recreational marijuana beginning Oct. 1, about a year earlier than had been expected.<p>Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed a law on Tuesday allowing the sale of recreational marijuana in existing …

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9 things Oregonians have over everyone else (and one thing we suck at)

1. Vegan strippers<p>Portland has an old reputation as a port for the licentious and wanton. That routine is upheld by Portland’s strip scene, which …

Tips for visiting Switzerland on a budget

Switzerland can seem expensive--discouragingly so--especially considering the strength of the Swiss franc; $1 buys about .94 francs. But the land of mountains, cheese and chocolates need not be out of reach for the budget-conscious traveler.<p>Here are some tips to save some bucks.<p><b>Drink from the</b> …

Trains

3 Bulletproof Reasons Why Happiness Is More Important Than Success

<b>Reason #1: Success Won’t Do You Any Good If You Are Not Happy</b><p>Drug addiction. Alcoholism. Inappropriate, violent, and bizarre behavior. Negative …

Happiness

9 Things Happy People Are Super Chill With

If you want to be happy, you’ve got to be CHILL.<p>You can’t sweat the small stuff. You can’t be pissed off all the time. You can’t let other people get …

Stunning Photos Of Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World

The Philippines boasts extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and islands that are so beautiful, that one was named "The Top Island in the World" just last year by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader Choice Awards.<p>In Palawan, beautiful blue water mixes with emerald green, jungle-filled mountains that …

8 Powerful Things That Will Inspire You

Eight ways to inspire yourself to get to the next level in life, with links to the research behind them:<p>To have meaning in your life you need a …

Enjoy the Warm Weather at These Sunny Bay Area Beaches

It'd be a crime to stay indoors today! Feel free to escape to one of these sunny, warm, and inviting beaches around the Bay Area.<p><b>McNears</b> <b>Beach, San</b> …

Marin County

30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.

Fly Fishing

6 Hotels That Give You Great Club Access

Sometimes you just want to dance. And sometimes you just want an epic night out without, well, actually having to go out. These hotels make it easy to enjoy a top notch clubbing experience without venturing far from the comfort of your guest room. Because who needs cabs anyway?<p><b>1. The Cromwell</b><p>Las …

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

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San Francisco's Best Rooftop Bars

Our sunny spring has been hijacked (boo to this premature chilly, cloudy weather).<p>But we're holding on to hope for brighter, warmer days before Karl the Fog sets in for summertime.<p>Because we love you, we put together a cheat sheet of rooftop bars that you can have at the ready as soon as a nice day …

48 hours in Downtown LA

Think of Los Angeles and you probably think of Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice and Beverly Hills, with Downtown barely registering on the where-to-go radar. And until about a decade ago, you'd have been right - back then this area of the city was a ghost town nights and weekends after office …

Get Out! The Ultimate Guide to Bay Area Neighborhoods

Everything you need to know about eating, drinking, shopping, lounging, biking, hiking, and more in San Francisco, Oakland, and beyond.<p>SAN</b> …

Top 15 Travel Spots for 2015

The <i>New York Times</i> Travel Show always proves to be an entertaining and efficient way to sift through the morass of clutter generated by the travel industry. This past January, I made it a point to attend some of the seminars offered, including two that were presented by the father-daughter duo, …

Budget Traveling in Japan: Japan Rail Pass and Discount Ticket Shops – Japan Info

Japan may seem like an expensive travel destination, but there are several ways for travelers on a budget to enjoy Japan without digging too far into …

Photography Business Resources for photographers - Virutual Photography Studio, Guide To Resources, Products and Information

11 Food Photography Tricks for Mouth-Watering Pictures<p>The Federal Trade Commission Act's ban on deceptive advertisement does not mean that …

Photography

Best of Travel: 16 More Things We Loved

Even if they didn’t snag the tippy-top spots on our 2015 Best of Travel list, these outstanding runners-up still deserve an award for being the best in their respective fields.<p>Want to see the wildlife of Uganda or ride a camel in the Sahara? The outfitters here have you covered. Seeking endless …

Adventure Travel

Crazy Cheap Deal: Fly to 10 Countries in 30 Days for JUST $160

If you want to travel a lot for not a lot of money, Southeast Asia is your destination. And besides being cheap, the region offers some of the …

In the Name of College! What Are We Doing to Our Children?

Kelsey is an 11th grade student at a local private high school in San Diego, California. She is taking a total of six classes of which three are honors classes -- to boost her GPA, and not because she is totally into Chemistry. She volunteers twice per week at a local animal rescue facility - …

11 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Spiritual Teachers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you perceiving reality as it is or as you think it is?<p>I would like to share with you the following quotes from some of the best spiritual …

Adventurous couple eats way through 20 countries | CNN Travel

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