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Bad News For Your Fourth of July Weekend: Gasoline Prices Hit Six-Year Holiday High

Expect to pay more at the pump this summer.

Conflicts in Iraq have caused gas to go up substantially.

According to AAA, 41 million people are expected to hit the road during this Fourth of July weekend, and experts say get ready to pay more at the pump.

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Sochi’s 9 Hours Ahead: It’s Already Time to Go Bar-Hopping at the Winter Olympics

By Ryan Howe | BSU at the Games

Traveling to Russia can have its share of ups and downs.

While one gets to experience new culture and surroundings, it also means leaving your favorite bar, club or hangout behind.

Finding one that suits your desires when overseas in places like Russia can be difficult and frustrating.

Luckily, customer reviews and tour guide Pavel Senkiv, who has an affiliation with Sochi Magazine, helped narrow a long list of nightspots in Sochi, Russia, to explore during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Just make sure to shake off your jet lag quickly, because there's a nine-hour time difference between Sochi and Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids Named Top Travel Destination

The Grand Rapids area has been named the #1 travel destination by Lonely Planet!

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Credit: Experience Grand Rapids
Credit: Experience Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids Named Lonely Planet’s No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination for 2014

Grand Rapids scored some high marks from Lonely Planet!

The marks were so good that Lonely Planet put Grand Rapids and West Michigan atop its list of "Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014."

Grand Rapids beat out destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and Lana'i, Hawaii!

Lonely Planet credits Grand Rapids' craft breweries along with the festivals cele

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Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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“How Much Of Grand Rapids Have You Experienced?” What’s Your Score?

I have to give props to Wendy Reed for posting this link on my Facebook page after I asked the people of Channel 95-7 what I have to experience in Grand Rapids. I heard some awesome ideas like trying all the breweries, Kent Trails for

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10 Real Life Horror Movie Locations

Now that Halloween is quickly approaching, why not grab a few friends and visit these 10 real-life locations that famous horror movies used in order to scare and thrill their audience? It's a good way to get some spine-tingling chills as you walk past these infamous sites without having to spend the money to visit a haunted house or go on a ghost tour.

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Girls’ Weekend – We Might Be Doing It Wrong, But We Have Fun Doing It

I'm about to embark on my second annual girls' weekend away tomorrow. Sometime tomorrow morning, my sister-in-law will be picking me up and we'll be off for a fun-filled weekend in Louisville with some of our favorite people.

Our girls' weekend isn't the norm, as far as I know.

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The Price At The Pump Coming Down?

As the national average for gas hit the highest level since 2008 at $4.11 (national average), we were paying $4.29 a gallon across West Michigan last week.  There seems to be some relief in sight... at least in the short term.

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January Is The Month For Vacation Deals

Doesn't the beach sound good right about now?! 

January is a great month for big vacation deals. 

After the holidays, a lot of people take a break from traveling which means airlines, hotel, and others offer some great deals!

Save Cash On Travel

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U.S. Customs Agent (AFP / Getty Images)
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Man SHOCKS U.S. Customs Agents With His Junk!

With all the controversy surrounding the personal junk exposing "body scanning machines" and the too fresh for comfort "full body pat-downs", a Ghanaian man had "junk" NO ONE at the airport inspections portion of the U.S. Customs Dept. wanted to touch, little alone see in a suit case!

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A mother stands with her child at a check-in desk for Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong's international airport. [AFP]
A mother stands with her child at a check-in desk for Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong's international airport. [AFP]
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Flying With Small Children This Holiday Season? Here Are Some Tips

Travelling as an adult by yourself is hard enough, but if you add in an infant or toddler, the whole situation changes. From getting strollers checked in, to navigating your children around the airport, to dealing with TSA

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TSA: Security Imaging Technology

It's right around the corner, the busiest travel time of the year.  And with the increased amounts of travelers comes increased security.  Just in time for the holidays the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is introducing the Millimeter Wave scanner and the Backscatter scanner.  The images that these scanners provide are, well... anything but flattering for the holiday traveler (especially if you have packed on a few of those extra holiday pounds)

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