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Here are the top ten articles for the Adventure Living Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Washington, D.C, Cool Fun in Summer
There are many ways to have summer fun in Washington, D.C. Paddle the Potomac River, run through a spray fountain in Georgetown, soak in a splash pool and then cheer the Nationals during a baseball game. Then head for an air-conditioned, indoor “beach” of balls at the National Building Museum.
2. The Best of Aruba
Aruba is a good choice for a summer visit to the Caribbean. Like Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba is situated below the “hurricane belt” in the Southern Caribbean. As a result, big storms remain unlikely, although possible. Here’s a guide to some of the best of Aruba.
3. Inspiring Adventure Quotes
There are many quotes about adventure and adventure living, crazy and interesting, thought provoking and inspiring; here are some of my all-time favorites.
4. Fredericksburg, VA, More than the Civil War
Two reasons to visit Fredericksburg, VA, besides its historic battlefields: award-winning bourbon from the A. Smith Bowman Distillery plus dinner and an overnight at the historic Kenmore Inn. Fredericksburg, VA, is 60 miles south of Washington, D.C.
5. Three Great East Coast Boardwalks
Summer is prime time for boardwalk lovers. Our favorite East Coast boardwalks are in Virginia Beach, Virginia; Rehoboth, Delaware; and in North Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.each of these three seaside paths charms with its own special character.
6. Shopping in Shanghai and Beijing, China
For those who consider shopping a trip essential, China is magic. The vendors at Shanghai’s and Beijing’s markets hawk everything—tea pots, Buddhas, pearl necklaces, scarves, jade bracelets, cheap watches, "designer bags," silk shawls and more. But you need to know where to look and how to shop.
7. D.C. Surprise: Mansion on O Street
What do a log cabin, 20,000 books and a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen have in common? They’re all part of the Mansion on O Street’s surprises. The Mansion not only offers hotel rooms and event space, but hosts teas, brunches, treasure hunts, blue grass jams and drag shows.
8. Travel with Pets and Red Roof Inn
Often, the dog gets left behind on a family road trip. That’s because many hotels don’t permit pets and a majority of those that do, charge fees and accept only small dogs. But at Red Roof Inn one family pet of any size stays for free.
9. Washington, D.C., Summer Fun
If visiting Washington, D.C.,this summer with children, take advantage of the DC Cool Kids Contest to win a free return trip next year. Also, bicycle past the monuments at night, watch the new baby panda cub at the zoo, tour the National Archives, take in a baseball game and splash in a new park.
10. Hidden Hotel Fees
Like airlines, hotels are charging fees for many things that used to be free. In 2012 consumers spent more than $2 billion dollars on hotel fees. Here are tips on how to avoid or minimize lodging fees so you won’t get hotel sticker shock upon receiving your bill.
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