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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. Use Photos to Engage with Locals on Trips
How to teach your kids to give back and engage with locals while traveling? When visiting poor areas in developing countries, we take Polaroid photos of willing people and give the images to them as gifts. Even in the digital age, many people in rural areas do not photos of themselves.
2. Tips on Villa and Rental Companies
Looking for more space than a hotel room plus the comforts of home on your next vacation? Then, think about renting a house, condo or villa. Here are some tips and top companies to consider.
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. 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.
5. Eat like a local in Maui, Hawaii
When you eat like a local in Maui, be prepared to savor a wide range of food influenced by the Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese and other immigrants. You can try these meals at moderately-priced restaurants.
6. 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.
7. Phoenix & Scottsdale summer adventures
Take advantage of summer’s low rates to enjoy adventures in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Plan carefully and you can stay out of the mid-day heat and still explore the attractions.
8. 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.
9. Best Beaches in Delaware and New Jersey
For some of the best mid-Atlantic beaches, head to Lewes and Rehoboth in southern Delaware and Cape May in New Jersey. Both regions offer wide, white sand beaches plus the bonus of nearby state parks that preserve acres of natural scenery.
10. Maui's Best Beaches Surf, Kiteboard, Windsurf
On Maui, locals know the best beaches for adventure: Jaws for professional board surfers, Ho`okipa for expert windsurfers. At both those beaches, watch the experts; never get in the surf. Come to Kanaha Beach to learn kiteboarding.
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