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August 2012 Archive

Guest Blog: From Springfield to Springfield on Historic Route 66 Photo

Guest Blog: From Springfield to Springfield on Historic Route 66

Posted on August 30, 2012 in Trip Ideas

It’s said that you get your ‘kicks’ on the iconic Route 66 and anyone traveling along any part of it will appreciate why. This is one of the most famous routes in the USA and we set out to cover just a portion of it from Springfield, Illinois to Springfield, Missouri... Continue reading Guest Blog: From Springfield to Springfield on Historic Route 66

IgoUgo's NOLA Journal: I Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans Photo

IgoUgo's NOLA Journal: I Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans

Posted on August 28, 2012 in Best of Travel

On the eve of the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and with another one on the way, my yearning for the only city I truly love compelled me to think of all the things that make it uniquely New Orleans... Continue reading IgoUgo's NOLA Journal: I Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans

Photos of the Week: Happy National Waffle Day! Photo

Photos of the Week: Happy National Waffle Day!

Posted on August 24, 2012 in Photos

Today marks National Waffle Day. And while the sweet scent of breakfast goodies fills our nostrils, we figured there was no better way to celebrate it than to gaze at our members' photos who have also gobbled up this delicious food... Continue reading Photos of the Week: Happy National Waffle Day!

Guest Blog: Best Foodies Cities in Europe Photo

Guest Blog: Best Foodies Cities in Europe

Posted on August 23, 2012 in Trip Ideas

There are those who travel to sightsee, and then there are those who travel to eat; traveling for foodies might look very different than traveling for non-foodies. Foodies will thrive on finding a delicious eatery off the beaten path as much as a dish from a world-famous chef... Continue reading Guest Blog: Best Foodies Cities in Europe

Room With a View | Hotel Options For More Convenient Travel Photo

Room With a View | Hotel Options For More Convenient Travel

Posted on August 21, 2012 in Hotels

Sometimes the best part of the trip is relaxing in a luxurious hotel. From tents to yachts to penthouse suites, where you stay can be as much of an adventure as where you go... Continue reading Room With a View | Hotel Options For More Convenient Travel

IgoUgo's Pike Place Market Journal | Happy 105 Birthday! Photo

IgoUgo's Pike Place Market Journal | Happy 105 Birthday!

Posted on August 17, 2012 in Best of Travel

As one of our favorite attractions in one of our favorite cities, Pike Place Market is a go-to spot for everything Seattle. The historic marketplace opened its doors on August 17, 1907 and has been a must-see for travelers ever since... Continue reading IgoUgo's Pike Place Market Journal | Happy 105 Birthday!

Guest Blog: These Boots Are Made for Walking | Where to Hike in Europe Photo

Guest Blog: These Boots Are Made for Walking | Where to Hike in Europe

Posted on August 16, 2012 in Trip Ideas

Bask in the beauty of Europe’s many idyllic walking locations. It's difficult to narrow down where to walk, however the following locations are certainly not ones to miss... Continue reading Guest Blog: These Boots Are Made for Walking | Where to Hike in Europe

The Future of Space Travel Photo

The Future of Space Travel

Posted on August 14, 2012 in Travel News

We've been on a space binge lately, and it seems that so has the entire travel industry. With the final frontier being closer than ever, more and more travelers are venturing out to pay homage to the great unknown... Continue reading The Future of Space Travel

Guest Blog: The Benefits of Solo Travel Photo

Guest Blog: The Benefits of Solo Travel

Posted on August 13, 2012 in Travel Tips

We all love to share experiences with our friends and loved ones, but sometimes you just want to get away from it all – including friends and loved ones – for a little while. Traveling solo can be a great experience, and affords you unique opportunities that may not be available to larger groups... Continue reading Guest Blog: The Benefits of Solo Travel

IgoUgo and TripButler Connect Travel and Technology Photo

IgoUgo and TripButler Connect Travel and Technology

Posted on August 12, 2012 in IgoUgo Updates

As we travel the world and technology advances faster than the speed of light, it only makes sense that the two should complement each other. Although travelers are increasing the distance between origin and destination, it is becoming ever easier to find ways to stay connected with home... Continue reading IgoUgo and TripButler Connect Travel and Technology

Photos of the Week: Goodnight Moon Photo

Photos of the Week: Goodnight Moon

Posted on August 10, 2012 in Photos

A plethora of celestial activity this week including the landing of Curiosity on Mars and the annual Perseid Meteor Shower have caused our necks to be sore as we turned our gaze to the great possibilities of the night sky... Continue reading Photos of the Week: Goodnight Moon

Spirit Air's Cheap Flights for the Dog Days of Summer Photo

Spirit Air's Cheap Flights for the Dog Days of Summer

Posted on August 8, 2012 in Travel News

We started the summer with cheap airfare, and we keep it rolling into the last few weeks. Before you head back to school or to that last wedding, check out Spirit Airlines mega-cheap deals... Continue reading Spirit Air's Cheap Flights for the Dog Days of Summer

The Great American Road Trip Week 8: The Pacific Coast Photo

The Great American Road Trip Week 8: The Pacific Coast

Posted on August 6, 2012 in Trip Ideas

The Pacific Coast of the United States has it all- big cities, warm beaches, and dense forests. From the urban sprawl of Los Angeles to the peaks of the Cascade Range, the end of our road trip was bittersweet... Continue reading The Great American Road Trip Week 8: The Pacific Coast

Traveler of the Week is Soaking in Eureka Springs Photo

Traveler of the Week is Soaking in Eureka Springs

Posted on August 3, 2012 in Traveler of the Week

As a growing tourist destination, Arkansas continues to impress visitors of all kinds. Longtime member sasha1 recently took a summer trip to Eureka Springs to soak and relax in the healing waters of the charming town... Continue reading Traveler of the Week is Soaking in Eureka Springs

The First Annual Food Olympics Photo

The First Annual Food Olympics

Posted on August 2, 2012 in Food and Drink

The Olympics, the Super Bowl, and now.... the first annual World Food Championships. In true Las Vegas fashion, Bally's will host the annual competition to see which chef can out grill, bake, and fry the competition... Continue reading The First Annual Food Olympics