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riverside scene at yellowstone in fall

Pros and Cons of Visiting Yellowstone in September

I’ve been a long-time advocate for shoulder season travel. More often than not, you get smaller crowds and lower prices with only minor trade-offs. Visiting Yellowstone in September is no exception and in fact, fall might be the best time of year to go. Not only will you get traditional shoulder-season benefits, but there are …

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2019 Oktoberfest Tents Guide: Comparing the Best Oktoberfest Tents

I’ve been to Oktoberfest before, so for this year’s trip I didn’t need to read a million pages of festival tips to prepare.  I just wanted to pick which Oktoberfest tent to go to!  Unfortunately, it took reading through a thousand websites just to find the basics I needed, so I thought I’d compile all …

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Celebrate El Grito (Mexican Independence Day): Isla Mujeres

Before a trip, I research the best places to visit, local foods to try, and unique activities I don’t want to miss.  All this planning helps me craft the trip that fits best for me. But sometimes, I just happen to get lucky…like when I’m in Mexico for El Grito and the beginning celebrations of Mexican Independence …

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