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Let’s Go! 7 Amazing Vacation Destinations That Actually Exist

Sultry summertime is unwinding and settling in for a few months, and with the advent of warmer weather and longer nights, my mind starts to wander to more exotic enclaves. My typical summer vacation consists of laying out on my roof spritzing myself with a spray bottle and leafing through a tattered Us Weekly, but this year I’m going big or going home.  These absurdly awesome travel destinations really do exist. Come, my pets. Let’s reach for the stars! Click through to take a gander at some of the best vacation spots this fine world has to offer.

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We Want To Go To There: A Life-Size Replica Of Barbie’s Dreamhouse

When I was a kid, the best day of my life was the day my mom gave me her old Barbie Dreamhouse. It was made of pink cardboard, but equipped with all the swanky Malibu details you’d expect. My barbies spent many hours cooking dinner in the luxury kitchen and then retreating to the bedroom to hump each other. Good times. Today my inner child is telling me to buy a ticket to Florida, because that is where Mattel just unveiled a 10,000 square-foot replica of the Barbie Dreamhouse. The feat required 20 pounds of glitter and 100 gallons of pink paint to bring to fruition, and guests are invited to sit down at human-size versions of Barbie’s makeup counter, cook up some imaginary food on one of her three pink ovens, or play a tune on her hot pink grand piano. Check out a few more photos of this crazy piece of Barbie real estate after the jump… Keep reading »

Barbie Without Makeup
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Barbie and Ken
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Take Me There: I Want To Live In A Cave House

Cappadocia cave house

You’re probably not going to get great cell phone reception, but who cares? You live in a house carved out of the side of a mountain. Is there anything cooler than that? This pic of the The Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey, which is high on my list of Places I Need To Go To Right Now. But there are plenty of other places where people made their houses out of the sides of mountains. When I was in Fez, Morocco, you could see the remnants of former cave homes carved into the sides of the mountains outside the Medina. France, Italy, China — and yes, even Arizona — also boast cave-dwelling opportunities, so what are you waiting for? [io9]

Weekend Playlist: The Frisky’s Ultimate Road Trip Mix

Chick Flick Road Trip, Anyone?
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Travel Diary: The Road Trip
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Wanderlust 2013
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To cap off our Wanderlust content, what could be more fitting than a road trip playlist? Besides a car, gas money, and comfy pants, there’s really nothing more integral to a road trip’s success than a good selection of music. On our recent drive from Oregon to Tennessee, my boyfriend and I didn’t prepare nearly enough music, and we ran out of new tunes somewhere in eastern Wyoming. It was awful. I vowed to never let that happen again, so I polled The Frisky staff for their favorite road trip songs. Some of our selections specifically reference the road trip experience, but most of them are just awesome tunes that match the feeling you get when you see miles and miles of road stretched out in front of you. Check out our Spotify playlist after the jump, and feel free to download it before you hit the open road! Keep reading »

How To Come Back From Vacation Without Being A Jerk

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How to date someone who's always on vacation. Read More »
Travel Tips!
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Awesome Travel Apps
These 10 smartphone apps will make your vacation run smoothly. Read More »

We all know the trope: a young college student leaves the country for the first time and then returns home acting the part of a world-weary jetsetting dilettante.

We all also know that that person is annoying.

While there’s nothing wrong with going on an awesome vacation and coming back feeling relaxed and happy, there’s a fine line between wanting to tell your friends how cool it was to deep sea dive in the Indian Ocean and being a humblebragger. Here are some tips to make sure you don’t cross that line. Keep reading »

10 Travel Apps To Make Any Trip Better

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Traveling Alone Perks
Twelve reasons why traveling solo rules (in GIFs). Read More »

Smartphones are a way of life these days. I take mine everywhere, and look at it approximately 3,458 times a day. With so much time and attention lavished on our mobile phones, isn’t it about time they did something useful for us? As we come to the end of our two weeks of wanderlusting, we’ve compiled a list of 10 smartphone apps that’ll help make any trip easier and more enjoyable — from booking tickets, to what to bring, to how to chat up the locals. These apps will help you get the most out of your phone, so you can get the most out of your trip.

Take a look at our list, and share your favorite apps in the comments! Keep reading »

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