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Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up | Vol. 3

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 3 | CosmosMariners.com

Hello, Mariners! I hope each and every one of you had a fantastic weekend. I had to pick up a few things for my upcoming trip to Germany on Saturday (the list is nearly done!), and then we took my daughter to my sister's work picnic on Sunday. Britton had her face painted, got a turtle balloon, and ate two snow cones: it was basically toddler paradise.

It's Monday (again), so you know what that means: another awesome round-up of my favorite travel posts to help you start your week!

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 3 | CosmosMariners.com

I know that geography isn't my strong suit, but you'd think that I'd have heard of the beautiful island of Saipan over the years. Located near Guam, this tropical paradise is actually a part of America, which means that U.S. citizens can jet off to the crystal clear waters and white sands that are usually associated with Fiji and Borneo--but without the need for a passport. Go for the stunning ocean views, and stay for the hiking, windsurfing, and the annual Flame Tree Festival.

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 3 | CosmosMariners.com

In my first reader submission, Amber at Global Munchkins shares how to best prepare for traveling to a developing country. She's about to make her second trip to Ethiopia and has some great tips on how trip prep is different when traveling to these countries. I can remember when my uncle went to Africa when I was a little kid and contracted malaria: I've seen first-hand the need for immunization and proper preparation when traveling abroad.

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 3 | CosmosMariners.com

I love fall, and I love London, so this article on fall (or autumn for my British readers!) in England's capital drew me in immediately. I've done the Hampton Court Palace maze and I've visited the Royal Observatory--though never at night--but there are still several entries on this list that I need to do. Which activity would you like to do?

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 3 | CosmosMariners.com
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This hotel in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia is made completely of salt: the pillars, the floors, the celings, and the bed frames are all composed of the mineral. The Palacio del Sal is the only one of its kind in the world, and, given Bolivia's ties to the salt mining industry, is a unique marriage of hospitality and local interest. The famed Bolivian salt flats are nearby, so you can complete your salty itinerary!

Odds + (Week) Ends: A Weekly Travel Round-up, Vol. 3 | CosmosMariners.com

Paris: the City of Lights that's famed for its cuisine, museums, fashion, and the Eiffel Tour. If you've been to Paris several times, or if you're looking to add a bit of a quirky twist to your first visit, check out the unusual attractions of Paris. I'd love to take a tour of the ghost stations of the Metro or explore the catacombs. Which would you be interested in experiencing?


Don't forget to share your own fun, quirky, unusual, or helpful travel posts in the comments--you might see it in a future round-up! How was your weekend?
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