Solo Travel: The Pros and Cons

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What are the pros and cons of solo travel? Expert JoAnna Haugen weighs in on the reasons why (and why not) traveling alone may be for you.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Safety and Security Tips to Know Before You Go

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There’s no reason to fear traveling around Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is important to be aware of some of the unique situations and challenges. JoAnna Haugen offers expert advice on how to enjoy your trip safely.

Planning a U.S. National Parks Trip

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If you’d like to experience the more natural side of the United States, look no further than its nearly 400 national parks. JoAnna Haugen tells you what you need to know before you go.

All-Inclusive Resorts and Indie Travel: Is It Possible?

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Have you ever been tempted by an all-inclusive vacation package but afraid you’d lose your independent traveler cred if you went on a trip like that? This article by JoAnna Haugen may help you see that while there are some drawbacks to vacation packages, there are some serious perks, too – even for indie travelers.

Tapping into the Traditions of the Cook Islands

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Cook Islands may be a bit off the beaten tourist trail, but JoAnna Haugen notes that, for those travelers who make the time to visit, they’ll not only be treated to an array of traditions but an open invitation to take part in them as well.

Seven Culinary Experiences Not to Miss in Switzerland

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Foodies may search wide and far for the perfect culinary excursions, but when they travel to Switzerland, they’ll find plenty of gastronomic delights. Whether travelers are on the hunt for wine, chocolate, cheese or other local specialties, JoAnna Haugen provides insight into what makes Swiss food special and where visitors to the country can find the perfect foodie experience.

How to Tell Which Virgin Island is Right for You

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The Caribbean Islands aren’t all created equal. JoAnna Haugen helps you figure out which of the many Virgin Islands would most appeal to you.

Five Reasons to Visit Las Vegas in 2011

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If you’re debating whether to book a trip to Las Vegas next year, why wait? WhyGo Las Vegas editor JoAnna Haugen gives you five good reasons to visit Las Vegas in 2011.

Eat (and Drink!) Your Way Around Las Vegas

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Itching for Italian, craving Chinese or desperate for dessert? In Las Vegas, you can find it all … and much, much more. WhyGo Las Vegas editor JoAnna Haugen takes you on a tour of Sin City’s most iconic dining experiences.

Six Things You’ll Find on a Vacation in Jamaica

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Heading to Jamaica? JoAnna Haugen lets you in on six things you’re sure to encounter on this Caribbean island.