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Is There a Real Southfork Ranch?



Glamorous magnets for drama, the impossibly wealthy Ewing family dominated television from the late 1970s through the early 1990s on the primetime tv series Dallas. Their constant scheming, backstabbing, cheating, and deception gripped viewers—350 million people around the world tuned in on November 21, 1980, to find out who shot J.R.—and one of the most popular characters was the opulent setting itself.




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Topics: Americas, History


The Best Newport Mansions



Newport, Rhode Island was the summer playground of the rich and powerful during America’s Gilded Age. At the turn of the 20th century, American commerce experienced an unprecedented boom. Railroad, banking, oil, steel, and mining tycoons earned massive fortunes that they spent lavishly on their image and lifestyles. They wanted to show off their status as American royalty. For the very rich, nowhere was showier than their Newport mansions.




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Topics: Americas


European Etiquette Guide



Taking a trip to Europe promises plenty of adventures and memories that will be cherished long after the trip. But an international trip also involves planning – and an important part of planning should include researching travel etiquette in Europe. As etiquette rules in different countries vary, you’ll want to brush up on the current norms in the country (or countries) you’ll be visiting.

Get familiar with the travel etiquette tips below as you prepare for your upcoming trip to Europe and you may find yourself blending in with the locals!




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Topics: Europe, Travel Tips


Guiding Lights: New England’s Lighthouses




Coastal New England is a slice of Americana. A place where centuries-old clapboard houses sit alongside mansions built by Quaker sea captains. Where the rhythm of waves provides the soundtrack of the clam shacks where salty old men tell their tales. There is an abundance of beauty up and down this 6,000-mile stretch of coastline. Towering over it all are the classic lighthouses in New England.




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Topics: Americas, New England/Canada


How To Do Laundry While On Vacation



One of the biggest concerns our guests have before they embark on a YMT vacation is how they are going to do laundry while on their trip. Do hotels have laundry service? Is there laundry service on cruise ships? Will there be time to clean their clothes? Will there be facilities? What will it cost?

Based on these common questions, we’ve compiled a list of the best ways to wash clothes when traveling. Our suggestions vary by type of trip, cost, effectiveness, and convenience.




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Topics: Travel Tips


Tips To Determine How Much To Pack For Your Trip



What to pack for vacation varies based on multiple factors. For instance, items you pack for your summer vacation in July will differ for a winter getaway in December.

Deciding how much to pack for a trip comes down to your destination, the length of your trip, the weather, and the types of excursions you'll be taking.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


How to Spend One Day in San Francisco



There is plenty to see if you only have one day in San Francisco. It’s the beautiful, vibrant, sophisticated jewel of the California coast. Stellar views of the ocean, famous art and architecture, and an intriguing culture lure millions of tourists to the city every year. Read our expert advice for the best way to spend24 hours in San Francisco.




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Topics: Americas


How to Pack Clothing So It Stays Wrinkle-Free




Few things are as frustrating as unpacking your suitcase to find a wrinkled set of clothes. The friction created in such a tight space causes these wrinkles, meaning your wardrobe and your suitcase aren’t always the best combination.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips


How to Choose Where to Go On Your Next Vacation



Having trouble deciding where to go on your next vacation? With so many great options, we understand how difficult it can be to choose!




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips


Best Places to Visit in Ireland



Lovingly called the "Emerald Isle," Ireland is known for its stunning scenery, friendly people, cultural music and fascinating history. It offers visitors plenty of things to do. Gorgeous landscapes featuring rolling greenery and rugged mountains, as well as breathtaking coastlines, are a huge part of what draws many people to Ireland, so a camera is essential. But it also offers a fantastic variety of unique attractions and cities with distinct cultural experiences that keep tourists entertained and intrigued.




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Topics: Europe, Ireland