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5 Ways to Save Money for Your Vacation


These days it seems harder and harder to save for your or your family’s vacation, here are 5 easy ways to save:

1. Open a high interest savings account that you have limited availability to just for your vacation. An example is Capital One 360 (formerly ING) Savings account. Have a small amount on payday auto-debited into this account. (Even $10 or $20 a paycheck really adds up.)

2. Just like when you were a kid, a simple way to save is byhaving a change jar. Every day throw the change in your pocket into a jar, also get your kids involved they will get excited about saving for the vacation and start looking for change everywhere. Every few months take it to the bank then transfer the savings into your vacation fund.

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Our Top 10 Reasons to Sail with Royal Caribbean

No other cruise line gives you the best of Europe quite like Royal Caribbean International.
Here are ten reasons to sail the old continent with Royal Caribbean:

1. MOST INNOVATIVE SHIPS
This year, 12 Royal Caribbean ships will sail Europe, including two Freedom-class ships and the newly renovated Splendour of the Seas.

2. WIDE RANGE OF DESTINATIONS
They sail to 32 countries and 95 port cities in Europe, from classic cities to charming towns.

3. SERVICE & ACCOMMODATIONS
When booking travel abroad, you never know what to expect. But with Royal Caribbean, rest assured that you’ll enjoy signature personalized service and comfortable
accommodations.

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New Orleans and Louisiana are Back on Track!

By: Luis Herrera
AffordableTours.com Tour Consultant

I’ve just returned from an awe-inspiring trip to Cajun Country Louisiana (Baton Rouge and New Orleans) where I had the opportunity to visit a few plantations and sites of historical importance. First on my lists of sites was the impressive Louisiana State Capitol building which is listed as a National Historic Landmark and built on the former grounds of LSU (Louisiana State University). Standing tall at 34 stories, Louisiana’s State Capitol building holds two proud distinctions; the tallest building in Baton Rouge and the tallest capitol building in the United States. I was surprised to learn that Huey Long, Louisiana’s 40th Governor was buried on the grounds of the capitol which was a project he championed as governor.Continue reading

Touring the U.S. South with Globus

By: Bree Rodriguez
AffordableTours.com Tour Consultant

Filled with history and music, and a dash of whiskey and race horses, Globus’ Sights and Sounds of the South introduces travelers to the hospitable culture of three states south of the Mason-Dixon line: Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina. I traveled on this memorable itinerary with my husband last June, and we were surprised at how much we learned from our knowledgeable tour director and local guides at the various sightseeing stops.

Our first hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, was right beside the trolley stop that runs directly to wonderful Beale Street. Here, brass bands play on the streets and clubs rock with blues tunes. Everyone on our tour was wowed by nearby Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley. The National Civil Rights Museum was another highlight in Memphis. Located at the Lorraine Motel, site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the museum traces the Civil Rights movement.Continue reading