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Where to Save on a Vacation Rental Home in Florida

by Gary McKechnie. Posted Feb 23rd 2011 02:30 PM
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Skipping the hotel and renting a house or an apartment on vacation in Florida can be a great way to save money. Not only do they come with full kitchens, keeping you from having to eat every meal in a restaurant, there are extra perks like washer/dryers, flatscreen TVs and even free Wi-Fi. Also, you can find them just minutes from theme parks and stops from the beach.
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How to Leverage the Timeshare System

by Terry Ward. Posted Oct 8th 2010 03:56 PM

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When Barbilee Hemmings, a family success coach in Edmonton, Canada, moved to California in 2001, she found an interesting -- and economical -- way to get to know her new home.
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Safe and Dangerous Places in Naples

by Kristen Berry. Posted Oct 4th 2010 09:40 PM
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Those planning family trips to Naples, Fla. should know that crime rates in this city are low. In fact, the Collier County Sheriff's Office reports that in 2009, Collier County had the lowest crime rate of any metropolitan county in Florida. Of the 67 counties in Florida, ten had a lower crime rate than Collier County and the majority of these counties were in rural areas. Despite these promising statistics, there are certainly areas to avoid in Naples. Timing, location and the activities you're planning play a large role in determining dangerous areas and safe areas.
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Happy Hour in Naples

by Nanette Wiser. Posted Aug 26th 2010 03:14 PM
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Naples, Fla. – It's old money, nouveau riche and not as sleepy as most think. A winter retreat for snowbirds who like Chanel and Grey Goose, the city offers a number of hot spots with happy hour specials. Here's my advice for finding the best happy hour in Naples.
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America's 10 Best Islands

by Jordan Simon. Posted Aug 24th 2010 11:46 AM


As America the Beautiful so lyrically states, our country extends "from sea to shining sea," and some of the greatest escapes in the U.S. are to the islands that line our eastern and western coast (and don't forget the Great Lakes). The islands all have their own personalities and there is something for everyone -- breathtaking hikes through national parks, inns housed in quaint Queen Anne manses, plus maritime history to spare.
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