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Champs-Elysees in Paris

From fancy hotels, airline dating, or gadgets that get rid of jet-leg, our selection of travel blogs this week gives you even more reason to get bitten by the “travel bug.”

Those goodies in your hotel room’s minibar seem so tempting until you see their price tags. But check out Oysterblog’s list for the most expensive minibar offerings and that $10 bag of chips might seem to be a bit more reasonable compared to these pricy treats that could cost you an arm and a leg!

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This Week in Photos

From a “magic equation” for budgeting travel to 5 tips for rescheduling flights during these upcoming holidays, this week’s travel blog round-up not only adds to our already bad case of wanderlust, but is chock-full of useful tips as well.

Traveling, of course, can come with a large cost. To prevent blowing your budget halfway through your trip, Gadling shares their “magic equation” to help you decide how much vacation you can afford, and what luxury activities you might have to take off your agenda.

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This Week in Travel

A lot happened this week, in the world and in travel, and now the holidays are quickly approaching. If you’re looking for an opportunity to escape –whether it’s the cold weather, the post-storm clean up or just everyday life — let our This Week in Travel be your guide to getting away.

Planning a trip to Hong Kong? Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family friendly vacation or a luxurious escape, Oysterblog has a hotel just right for whatever type of traveler you may be.

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"View” by Dave Mercer

This week, our favorite travel blogs are all about planning our next getaway! They’ve picked the best tech resources, ways to get the cheapest flights and how to get the most out of our upcoming journeys.

Let’s face it, traveling can take a huge chunk out of our bank accounts and may not be affordable for everyone. But Nomadic Matt disagrees and offers us his “Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You Have No Money,” proving we don’t have to be rich to travel.  From finding free flights to working overseas, he proves we can still see the world and pay off our college debt.

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Inava Kuzmanouska and Rachel Cooper’s sculpture, Mirador

Circuses without animals? Ice sculptures in October? Traveling without the stress?  For This Week in Travel, we found posts that strayed from the ordinary.

With Halloween just 2 weeks away, Oysterblog gets in the spirit and offers their picks for the spookiest places for the brave at heart to spend a fright night. From vampires to voodoo, you’ll be sure to get your supernatural fix.

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From fitting in at the Austin City Limits music festival to reliving your Disney movie dreams, our This Week in Travel blog roundup hits the high points of the travel blogosphere. Travel Channel makes it easy to stay up to date on your travel news. By the way, it’s time to book those holiday flights — read on to make sure you’re not too late!

Not in the mood to buy your own private island? Yeah, neither are we. But Oysterblog has 6 private island resorts that you can borrow for a week or two.

“The prosthesis endured longer than our love. It was made of sturdier material.” See this memorial to a wooden leg and more with Gadling’s visit to Croatia’s Museum of Broken Relationships. See more wacky museums here!

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Munich

From luxurious dining in hotels and on the street to the rocking good times of Oktoberfest, travel bloggers have it made. Get a glimpse of their adventures when we share our favorite picks from this week’s travel blogs.

2Backpackers explore Buenos Aires and unexpectedly spot many unique Asian-Argentinian fusions of culture due to a major wave of Asian immigrants in the 1980’s. From Chinese empanadas to Japanese pop music shops, you might forget you’re in South America.

A $5,000 burger?! Oysterblog finds the hotel meals with the biggest price tags for those who really want to splurge on an extravagant vacation.

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This Saturday, outdoor lovers have a chance to give back to some of the United States’ treasured nature reserves for National Public Lands Day. It’s the largest single-day volunteer effort in the country, and over 170,000 volunteers are expected to help plant trees, remove trash, restore habitats and beautify their public gardens, beaches and parks. This day is set aside annually to promote the importance of protecting our environment and conserving nature.  If you love hands-on activities and don’t mind getting a little messy, this is a great way to connect with nature and help our environment.

And to celebrate, the National Park Service is waiving the entry fees to all national parks, so If you don’t plan on volunteering this weekend, be sure to get outdoors and take advantage of this great opportunity to explore some of America’s treasures.

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Little girls’ dreams are about to come true this January when the Royal Caribbean cruise line starts setting sail with Barbie. Children ages 4-11 will be able to hit the high seas with the world’s most popular doll on a dream cruise complete with all sorts of Barbie-esque activities,  such as a “tiaras and teacup” party in a decorated stateroom that is sure to be covered in the doll’s signature pink. Girls will get the chance to walk in a fashion show, take mermaid dance lessons, design their own doll outfit and more. And in case that wasn’t enough, guests will also receive gifts including dolls, blankets, toothbrushes and bags, so you can leave in true Barbie style. Booking starts this fall, with dates continuing through March 2013.

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Tonight’s Trip Flip episode at 9|8c brings us to Nashville where 2 vacationers partake in some unconventional, yet characteristically country, activities including mud bogging and globe riding. They also clean themselves up just in time to attend this year’s CMA awards.

Nashville is known for its legendary music scene, where artists such as Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton first got their start. Thousands of fans flocked to the birthplace of country music in June for the CMA’s Country Music Festival. The industry’s biggest stars such as Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley and Carrie Underwood graced the LP Stage in downtown Nashville for a record-breaking audience of over 71,000 fans. If you have an “achy-breaky heart” because you missed this country music party, then enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to next year’s CMA music festival!

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