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Dubai by Sky with HeliDubai

The United Arab Emirates—and especially Dubai—is an area that begs to be viewed on a grand scale. The Dubai skyline especially is picturesque, and what better way to see and experience it than from above. That’s why, on my recent trip to Dubai, I opted to take a helicopter ride with HeliDubai over the city to take in the views. My ride with HeliDubai, who gave me a complimentary media ride, was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.

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Rejuvenating Weekend in Playa del Carmen

Sometimes, I just need to get away. Not some long, complicated trip to some far off land. When I am feeling like I’m not centered or I need just a *second* for myself, the water is usually where I go. It’s healing and soothing and all of the things you need when you need to just reflect. The time had come and for this get away I decided to spend a long weekend in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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Research Rental Cars with Cars.com

This is a sponsored post. Much of the time when traveling, renting a car is inevitable. But when searching for a rental car, price isn’t the only factor you want to consider. One main consideration is the type of car you will be driving, and oftentimes, rental car sites don’t provide much information in that department. Enter Cars.com, which you can use not only to purchase a new car, but research rental cars so you are well equipped on your travels.

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How to Plan Before Traveling to a Natural Disaster Area

Harvey. Irma. Jose. Katia. In the last two weeks, these hurricanes have become household names, largely for the havoc they either have reaped or could possibly reap in the coming days. Most travelers know that it is hurricane season in the Caribbean, but natural disasters have the opportunity to happen everywhere, the world over. There are certain steps that travelers can take to plan before traveling to a natural disaster area. Here are some tips. Disclaimer: These are personal tips and are not endorsed by any emergency or crisis prevention entity.

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Black Paris Tour Review

Paris isn’t just the “city of light.” It has long been known as a haven for Blacks and Black Americans, even back to the World War era. Learning more about the rich history of Paris and its acceptance and fondness of members of the African diaspora was one of the driving reasons that I made sure to take the Black Paris Tour on my trip. And my complimentary tour was definitely one of the highlights of the visit to the city. Here is my Black Paris Tour review.

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5 Reasons You Can’t Help But Fall in Love with Paris

“Paris is always a good idea.”

~Audrey Hepburn

This may be super cliche, but, seriously, how can you not fall in love with Paris? Before I visited, I had heard the rude people and other negatives about the city. But when I went…magic. It is definitely a city I can see myself visiting again in the future, if for nothing other than its fantastic charm. Here are five reasons you can’t help but fall in love with Paris.

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Lynfred Winery: Chicagoland Winery Gem

When you think wine production in the United States, I am fairly confident that Chicagoland doesn’t come to mind. Because Chicago = pretty darn cold a good portion of the year. Even growing up outside of Chicago and returning there multiple times a year since that time, I have to admit that wine wasn’t the forefront in my thoughts of the area. And I certainly hadn’t heard of Lynfred Winery until recently. But I am glad I recently discovered this Chicagoland gem and that we got to experience a complimentary tasting, courtesy of the winery.

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