New Year’s Commitments Part 4: Travel

    Got that travel itch? Maybe this year is going to be all about new experiences. In 2013, vow to finally take some well deserved time off and go on that trip you have been talking about. I know, I know, it’s not that simple. We have jobs, kids, responsibilities, the list goes on. It always seems like now is not the time to travel. Rachel Stein of the The Huffington Post gives us a few tips for making these obstacles a little less daunting ( by putting away cash a little at a time or planning a trip that your kids will enjoy too.

    Need some help planning your next vacation? Here are some sites we have had success with in the past:

    -Costco Travel (
    -American Express Vacations (
    -American Airlines Vacations (

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    If you don’t already have one, or two, or ten destinations in mind of where you would like to go, has compiled a list of the 13 best travel destinations for 2013:

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Marseille, France
    Palawan, Philippines
    Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic
    Quito, Ecuador
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Bagan, Myanmar

    Best on a Budget:
    Portland, Oregon
    New Zealand

    So what are you waiting for? Follow Mark Twain’s advice because, as he so eloquently points out, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail ways from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”.

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