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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. Airline Ticket Cautionary Tale
It seemed like a simple request, but it turned out to be one with as many answers as there were American Airlines service people handling our calls.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Using Frequent Flyer Tickets
Once in a lifetime trips,often begin with a plane ticket. Because cashing in frequent flyer miles delivers dream destinations almost for free (you pay taxes and award fees), we booked tickets--or tried to- from D.C. to Africa. Here’s what we learned.
6. Tips on How to Fly with your Pet
Should you take your dog or cat on an airplane? If your pet can’t be in the cabin with you, then don’t put him on the plane. That’s the advice of the Humane Society of the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and many other pet organizations.
7. Beach and Nature Vacation, Kiawah Island, SC
Make your family beach vacation more than just sun and sand by selecting a destination that enables you to explore the natural environment. In Kiawah Island, South Carolina, add kayak outings, pond explorations to peer at turtles and alligator safaris.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Cozumel and Los Cabos, Mexico’s Coasts
Cozumel, along Mexico’s Caribbean, offers white sands as well as first-class snorkeling and diving. In Los Cabos on Mexico’s Pacific coast, the desert meets the sea and jagged mountains rise. The sands turn coral in the sun and blue waves send plumes of white spray crashes against the shore.
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