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13 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Florida Vacation

Florida is famed for its beaches, theme parks, sunny weather, and delicious seafood, but as much as you think you know about the Sunshine State, there’s just as much that you don’t. Here are 13 easy-to-make mistakes (that are just as easy to avoid) when visiting Florida. However, the biggest mistake would be to not…

10 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Florida Keys Vacation

If you’ve never been to the Florida Keys, it’s easy to lump this beautiful collection of islands — well, cays, actually — with the rest of Florida. After all, they are the Florida Keys. Unfortunately, expecting the same sort of vibe, landscapes, and wildlife found on the mainland might lead to some big disappointments. Luckily,…

12 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Sicily Vacation

View from Hotel Villa Sonia, Castelmola The Italian island of Sicily is a fascinating place to visit. A rich medley of ancient civilizations, Sicily offers Greek ruins, splendid cathedrals, and atmospheric street markets on one mountainous landmass. Here, you can visit Baroque towns clinging to hilltops, calm bays with sparkling blue water, and the decadent,…

12 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Colombia Vacation

Once known solely for its drug and crime statistics, Colombia has worked hard over the last decade to rid itself of its old reputation. These days, Colombia’s eclectic cities, ancient archaeological sites, and lush landscapes (the world’s most biodiverse) make it a top travel destination. However, there are still a few things visitors should keep…

6 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Oahu Vacation

Oahu is a Hawaiian paradise filled with world-class beaches and verdant surroundings — not to mention the draw of famous Waikiki in Honolulu and North Shore’s sky-high surf. That being said, there’s more to “The Gathering Place” than pristine sand and waves. Read on for six rookie mistakes to avoid on your vacation to Oahu.

8 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Morocco Vacation

From the sensory overload at crowded markets and the beautiful deserts backdropped by mountains to the charming fishing villages and pastel-blue-hued cities, Morocco sparks wanderlust in travelers around the world. However, turning up to the North African country unprepared is a surefire way to end up disappointed. To help you prep, we put together a…

8 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Barcelona Vacation

Casa Batlló, Eixample With a buzzing culinary scene, loads of culture, a warm climate, and sandy — albeit man-made — beaches, it’s no surprise that Barcelona attracts such a huge number of tourists from around the world. But as with any major urban destination, the city comes with a range of issues that first-time visitors…

8 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Dubai Vacation

Downtown Dubai A city where everything feels bigger, from the skyscrapers to the brunches, Dubai is a desert playground for adults. Between the beach clubs and the designer shopping, the epic Friday brunches and the wide range of activities (think bungee jumping and riding desert dune buggies), it’s easy to be swept up in the…

10 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Amsterdam Vacation

Leliegracht, Amsterdam Despite its liberal, anything-goes reputation, Amsterdam’s standing as a city of vice is waning. This is a good thing, as visitors are paying more attention to the cultural beauty here, rather than just the weed and red light district. Between the museums, quaint canal-side walks, markets, shops, galleries, bars, and restaurants, Amsterdam caters…

7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Palm Springs Vacation

Pool at Movie Colony Hotel Palm Springs has been one of the most glamorous and fun places to visit in California since it served as an upscale escape for Hollywood stars in the ’50s. Rumor has it that Hollywood actors were required to stay within 100 miles of Los Angeles (in case they were needed…