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Read more: Best US Football Cities

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Are you ready for some football?! TravelPirates certainly is. Nothing excites us more than the opening week of the regular season, which is why TravelPirates got in the spirit and took a look at our favorite football cities to visit as we brace ourselves for the first kickoffs of the season. If you're trying to…

Read more: Top 5 Best US Fall Foliage Spots

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Whether you've been dreading the end of summer, or counting down the days until sweater weather, it's hard to believe it's already autumn. Crisp days, longer nights, and beautiful foliage can be found in places across the world. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite destinations for leaf peepers below. Maine Peak season:…

Read more: 10 Cheap and Cool Airbnb Listings in the US

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In this day and age, our options for hotels and inns have expanded significantly, especially due to the convenience of online booking platforms like Airbnb at our disposal. With that in mind, TravelPirates went ahead and took a look at what were some of the coolest and cheapest listings on the US rental market right…

Read more: Top 10 Most Searched Weekend Destinations

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Are you tight on free time, but still yearning for the opportunity to travel? A weekend getaway might be just the break you need! And lucky for you, TravelPirates has narrowed down the 10 top-searched cities for long weekend trips. 1. Chicago, Illinois First on the list is the Windy City, Chicago. Millennium Park is…

Read more: Best Fourth of July Destinations

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With America’s birthday around the corner, people are shuffling to figure out what to do to celebrate the land of the free and home of the brave. TravelPirates has found that there is a party for everyone, whether you’re looking for a family packed weekend or some fun barbecues and breweries. There’s a celebration to…

Read more: Incredible and Affordable Summer Destinations

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Summer is officially here and TravelPirates wanted to mark the occasion by highlighting our favorite and best, most affordable summer destinations around the world. California Central Coast It is peak season for California's central coast and the Golden State has a lot to offer for those looking for a good summer getaway. Areas like Carmel…

Read more: Great Getaway Gifts for Dad on Father's Day

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It's that time of year when dad requires some special attention. As a way to show our appreciation for dear old dad this Father's Day weekend, TravelPirates came up with some great getaway ideas that the adventurous and not so adventurous dads will love and be thankful for. Golf Outing The US Open golf championship…

Read more: 10 Vacation Rental Necessities

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Summer's here and you're getting ready to move into your getaway abode. And although you want to believe wherever your staying is equipped with everything you need, the chances are the homeowners may make you feel a bit short-changed. TravelPirates suggests some essential items that you should come prepared with to make you feel more…

Read more: Five Ways to be Comfortable on a Flight

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Not all of us find first class all that economical when booking our plane tickets, and so, most of us have to make do with coach. As we head into the summer travel season, TravelPirates has put together some suggestions for how to help ease the pain of uncomfortable long trips in your typical cramped…

Read more: Five of the Best US Doughnut Shops

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How can anyone say "no" to a doughnut? With today being National Doughnut Day, we at TravelPirates figured we could take a cheat day and indulge a little bit by satisfying our sweet tooth as we take a look at our five favorites for doughnut shops the US has to offer. GOURDOUGH'S - Austin, TX…

Read more: 5 Incredible, Cheap Destinations

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We all want that dream vacation that grants us access to all the must-see places of the world. However, sometimes our bank accounts can only take us so far and our paradise seems out of reach. Luckily, there are ways to work around this dilemma, as some of these dream destinations aren’t just reserved for…

Read more: Barcelona on a Budget: 11 Free Things To Do

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This week, TravelPirates asked one of our favorite travel bloggers, Olivia Diamond from TravelWithLiv, for some insight into one of the world's most popular destinations, Barcelona. Olivia provided us with some useful budget travel tips on how to enjoy the country's excitement and beauty without lightening your wallet. By Olivia Diamond, TravelWithLiv Don’t be fooled…

Read more: Weigh Anchor! Airport Parking Tools & Tips

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Need a place to dock your pirate ship while you roam the seas and skies? Because a pirate should never pay full price, we highly recommend using tools like Park Sleep Fly, AirportParkingReservations.com, and Park 'N Fly to find convenient airport parking at discounted rates: Park Sleep Fly Park Sleep Fly offers offers convenient hotel…

Read more: 7 Travel Safety Tips for National Travel Week

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The opportunity to travel is a rare and valuable reward we earn after the time and hard work we put into our routines. Whether it’s a vacation getaway with our families or exploring the world on a solo adventure, traveling is a special experience that shouldn’t be faced with adversity or danger. Happiness is of…

Read more: The 4 Greenest US States to Visit

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Earth Day brings out the best in everyone by reminding us how to appreciate the ground we’re standing on and the natural beauty this world has to offer. TravelPirates got into the environmental spirit and took a look at some of our favorite places to travel this spring which also happen to be the states…

Read more: The World's Longest Commercial Flights

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What's the longest flight you have ever been on? These flights set the records for the longest flights commercially available by milage. It takes the majority of the day to get there and you will absolutely cross some time zones. Take any of these flights and you will fall asleep on the opposite side of…

Read more: How to Stay In Shape while Traveling

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Traveling can have very positive impacts on your life. From a broader worldview to more cultured learning, traveling is great for you mentally and culturally. Unfortunately though, it can sometimes have a negative impact on you physically. Being cramped for hours in cars, planes, busses, and trains can be hard on your body. Traveling can…

Read more: Amazing Free Attractions in the US

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We are all about great deals, and nothing is better than free. So we thought we would share our favorite free attractions around the US. They are a great way to explore a new city, save a buck, and check out some art or history.  Freedom Trail Boston, Massachusetts  Boston has a rich and dynamic role…

Read more: The Best Travel Inspiring Movies

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There are tons of great travel movies out there. Everyone has their favorites, so we thought we would share ours. Take a look, give them a watch, and let us know what you think. We also want to know what movies we left off our list! The Art of Travel The Art of Travel is…

Read more: Must Read Travel Books

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"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."  - St. Augustine  There are many ways to travel the world, to explore unseen places, and to engage foreign cultures. If you can't get away right now, there is a world waiting to be explored in the nearest novel. While there are…

Read more: The Captain's Tips for Enjoying a Flight

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We all know that as exciting as travel is, the flight is usually not the highlight of your trip. It can be uncomfortable, cramped, smelly and boring. So here are some tips to help make your flight a bit more comfortable. So take a lesson from the Captain, and don't let the trip ruin your journey.…

Read more: The Happiest Countries in the World

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Don't worry. Be happy! We all too often thing of countries in terms of GDP, oil, and conflict. The UN has begun to measure the Happiest countries in the world. We have read the UN World Happiness Report 2013 and are bringing you the top 10 Happiest Countries in the World! #10. Australia   #9. Iceland…

Read more: Ten of the Healthiest Cities in the World

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Where you live has a huge impact on how healthy you are. Cities, governments, and organizations do a lot to impact the overall health of their citizens. We have compiled list of 10 of cities that are doing awesome things to stay healthy. How many have you been to? The Pursuit of Happiness: Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen is known…

Read more: The Best US Airports to be Stuck In

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Like many travelers this Holiday season, I spent more time sitting in airports than I had planned for or ever wanted to. I had finished my book, updated my instagram, and cleaned out my inbox. And still, the plane was deicing more than an hour after we were scheduled to leave. And I was not…

Read more: Holiday Gift Guide: The Future World Traveler

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It's never too early to teach your future world traveler about the world! The next generation will be able to travel the world with greater ease than we have ever experienced. This holiday season, you can get them ready for it. This edition of the Holiday Gift Guide is dedicated to the travelers out there…

Read more: Holiday Gift Guide: The Backpacker

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Backpacker With so many products, stores, and sales out there it can be hard to shop for your favorite traveler. Our guide exists to make it easier to find the newest, coolest, and most needed items for a backpacking traveler. And as always, we have found some great deals…

Read more: The Best Places To Visit: California

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The United States is a great place to live and to explore. It is an immense country full of states that often seem like little countries of their own. Each state has its own culture, history, and attractions. Since our country is so big, and would take a lifetime to explore, we want to go…

Read more: Top Instagram Accounts for Travel Inspiration!

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We finally have an Instagram! As we find and follow our favorite Instagramers, we wanted to share our top picks for Instagram accounts that will make you want to travel. Did we miss any? Let us know! And don't forget to follow us for pictures of our favorite places.   Everyday Journeys: Colin Cabalka (@ColinCabalka) Colin Cabalka's Instagram…

Read more: The Best Places To Visit: Arkansas

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The United States is a great place to live and to explore. It is an immense country full of states that often seem like little countries of their own. Each state has its own culture, history, and attractions. Since our country is so big, and would take a lifetime to explore, we want to go…