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Teresa Shaw

Teresa Shaw is a professional editor and freelance writer with a degree in English and journalism. She writes about travel, motherhood, and cooking, among other topics, for a variety of print and online markets. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter, two cats, and dog. Check out her Budget Travel Blog on 52 Perfect Days or visit her online at http://teresawrites.wordpress.com.

Local Travel: Take a Day Trip

Looking to squeeze in one last vacation before fall arrives and the kids (or you) go back to school? Why not do a road trip? Read More

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Finding Free Wi-Fi on the Road

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Saving on Souvenirs

[img_assist|nid=417|title=New York City Snow Globe|desc=Photo by Annette Gulick, www.4loves.com|link=none|align=left|width=267|height=300]Souvenirs can be a fun way to remember past vacations and trips. But, honestly — how many silver spoons or snow globes does a person
truly need?

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Gas Prices: How to Get a Break

[img_assist|nid=392|title=A Hearty Breakfast|desc=Photo by Roger Kirby|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=57]As the summer travel season gets under way, U.S. gas prices are continuing to rise, averaging around $4 for regular fuel. And in some states, prices are much higher.

To help ease some of the pain at the pump, many bed and breakfasts are participating in a promotion called “Tanks a Lot,” where guests receive cash back, a discount on their bill or a gas card to fill up their tanks.

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Hitting the Books

Books are essential traveling companions – whether they are
guide books for a place you’re traveling to for the first time, or the latest
paperback best seller to pass the time on a long flight or [img_assist|nid=371|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=84|height=100]during
airport delays.

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Inexpensive ways to stay healthy while traveling

When you’re on the road, it’s always a challenge to stay healthy. With recycled airplane air and fellow passengers sneezing and coughing all around, you just know you’re going to end up [img_assist|nid=317|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=74]catching something. Here are some inexpensive tips to staying healthy while traveling.
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Packing Smart – Double Duty Travel Items

Packing for a trip can be a challenge. You want to make sure you remember to pack the[img_assist|nid=138|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=97] essentials, which can sometimes result in over-packing and running out of room in your suitcase.

When space is a premium, consider packing these multiple use items in your suitcase to save space in your luggage.

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