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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…

Read more: The Best Places To Visit: Arizona

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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: The Best Places To Visit: Alaska

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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: The Best Places To Visit: Alabama

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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: The 10 Busiest Airports in the US

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On any given day in the US, more than 87,000 flights fill the skies above our heads. That means hundreds of thousands of people speeding through the air, all trying to get somewhere. Airports all over the country and abroad help to make this happen. 12 out of the world's 30 busiest airports by total passengers…

Read more: A Pirates Pick of the 5 Best Pirates

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#2. William Kidd  William Kidd, a fashionable Scotsman, was a socialite in New York when he was commissioned to rid the seas of piracy. Not too long after his crew elected him as Pirate Captain and he reluctantly accepted. He buried his treasure in Long Island and eventually found his end hanging from a noose (his…

Read more: The Best Beaches in the Caribbean

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As pirates there are a few things we know a lot about. One of them is buried treasure, but another Caribbean beaches. The Caribbean is full of beautiful islands and gorgeous beaches. Here are our top choices. #1. Playa Flamenco, Culebra, Puerto Rico Playa Flamenco tops our list for several reasons, starting with no need…

Read more: America’s Best Hostels

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The US is known globally for a lot of things. Hostels are not one of them. That said, over the last decade the sheer number and of hostels in the US has blown up more than your Facebook page. So here is our list of America’s best hostels, based on availability, cleanliness, amenities, environmental friendliness,…

Read more: 5 Places to Escape the Cold in the US

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Fall is here, and with it comes the cold. We have put together our favorite places to stay warm, save money, and enjoy the changing colors, all with out needing a passport.    #1. Albuquerque, New Mexico Each October, from the 4th through the 12th, Albuquerque hosts the Balloon Fiesta, where hundreds of hot air balloons take…

Read more: Top 5 Cheapest Airports in United States

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Not all airports are created equal. While some airports may be major transportation hubs with flights anywhere if you are willing to pay for it, others offer a cheaper approach. These airports provide service all over the country, including the international hubs, as well as some international flights. This great list is sourced at CheapFlights under the…

Read more: ​5 best US National Parks to visit in the Winter

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Escape the crowds, warm up a bit, and gain a new perspective. Visit our National Parks in the off-season to enjoy a completely different side of them. Here are our top picks. For attractions and places; visit TripAdvisor. 1. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado The beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park is home to more than…

Read more: Top 5 Must-See Infinity Pools of the world!

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The world is huge and full of some amazing views, from luscious rainforests to city skylines. One of the few ways to improve such a setting is to add an infinity pool. Infinity pools offer a mixing of the comfort of a pool with the stunning effect of the horizon meeting the unpunctuated water. The…