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Travel Tips | Screen Time on Vacation

Travel Tips | Screen Time on Vacation

Vacation is a time for fun for everyone in the family. Here are a few ways to strike a balance between letting the kids have fun and relax, without everyone spending the entire vacation staring at a screen.

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Health Hints | Staying Limber During Traveling

Health Hints | Staying Limber During Traveling

Got a kink in your neck from being in the car too long? Here are some health hints you can use to arrive at your destination ready to conquer vacation!

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Travel Tips: Packing For A Tropical Vacation | RTX Traveler Issue 14

Travel Tips: Packing For A Tropical Vacation | RTX Traveler Issue 14

For some travelers, the packing process can take the wind right out of your vacation sails before you even launch. Make packing an enjoyable start to your great adventure with these quick tips for a carefree tropical vacation.

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Take Great Vacation Photos | Travel Tips | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Take Great Vacation Photos | Travel Tips | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Take great vacation photos with just your smartphone using these tips from RTX Traveler photographer Pat Barcas.

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December 2015 | Health Hints | Water Safety

December 2015 | Health Hints | Water Safety

Some of the most fond vacation memories are built around water. Whether it’s learning to swim at the resort’s pool, splashing in the ocean waves for the first time or boating on a river or lake, water activities can be relaxing, invigorating and great learning experiences for everyone. Getting familiar with few safety tips can be key to fully enjoy being in, around or on the water.

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December 2015 | Top Free Things To Do On Vacation

December 2015 | Top Free Things To Do On Vacation

Check out these ideas for money-saving entertainment on your next RTX vacation.

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Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Day Fun

Sometimes even the most meticulously planned vacation can go awry, especially when unpredictable weather is a factor. Summer thunderstorms can put a damper on the day for even the most enthusiastic travelers, but there’s no need to let a little rain ruin the whole trip. Here are some ideas for rainy day fun that will get you out and about, or make the most of staying in.

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RTX Travel Tips | Best Vacation Reads for Spring 2015

RTX Travel Tips | Best Vacation Reads for Spring 2015

Vacations are a great time to catch up on reading. Whether you’re killing time in an airport or car, or lounging by the pool, lake or ocean, these books will keep you entertained and enthralled on your next RTX vacation.

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Hot List: Essentials for a Day Hike

Hot List: Essentials for a Day Hike

Hiking is a favorite activity for winter. Clear air, cool temperatures and unobstructed views bring out hikers who are on vacation or just a day trip from home. Fill your pack with these items for an ideal day hike.

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Health Hints: How to Avoid or Ease a Winter Sunburn

Health Hints: How to Avoid or Ease a Winter Sunburn

Temperatures may be cooling off, but the sun can still affect your skin, especially if you visit a warmer climate. If you take an RTX vacation this winter, or if you’re just spending more time outside, soak up enough Vitamin D without getting scorched using these tips.

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Love Lighthouses? Check out these RTX destinations:

Love Lighthouses? Check out these RTX destinations:

Some lighthouses are preserved as historic landmarks and may also have a museum, gift shop or park adjacent to them while some are more rustic and make an interesting addition to vacation photos on the shore. Here are a few lighthouses RTX members can visit using an exchange, getaway or discounted hotel stay in these seaside destinations.

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Summer Health Tips and Hints | First Aid Essentials | RTX Traveler Magazine

Summer Health Tips and Hints | First Aid Essentials | RTX Traveler Magazine

It’s always good to keep a first aid kit handy any time of year, whether you’re on a weekend road trip or a weeklong vacation. The summer months mean more time outside, increased activity and a higher probability of actually needing to use the first aid kit, especially if you have kids. Check out our suggestions for items to stock up on and keep handy to keep your family safe and healthy this summer.

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Top Beach Gear for Summer

Top Beach Gear for Summer

It’s time to dig out those bathing suits and beach towels, and get ready for sun, sand and surf! Summer days on the shore can be some of the best memory making moments, and being prepared with the right gear for your family can help enhance the experience for everyone. Check out some of our favorite items to make your beach trip go without a hitch.

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Weekend Escape | New Orleans |RTX Traveler Magazine

Weekend Escape | New Orleans |RTX Traveler Magazine

New Orleans is one of the most popular cities in the South, and for good reason. While it has a long history of being known for jazz music and the huge street parties that seem to never stop, there is much more to explore beyond Bourbon Street including world-famous cuisine, a music scene that explores a variety of genres, and fascinating and lively cultures that have deep roots in New Orleans.

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Weekend Escape | Boston | RTX Traveler Magazine

Weekend Escape | Boston | RTX Traveler Magazine

As the largest city in New England and one of the oldest cities in the country, Boston has a lot to offer for visitors seeking history, sports, culture, cuisine or a little bit of everything. Trace the trails of history through the American Revolution or visit more modern icons like Fenway Park and the famous Cheers! Bar. Eat or drink your way through the city’s abundant and varied cuisines or take an excursion on the water with a kayak tour or whale watching trip. However you spend your escape in Boston, you’ll be planning your return trip before you even get home.

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RTX Getaways | Spring 2014 | RTX Traveler Magazine

RTX Getaways | Spring 2014 | RTX Traveler Magazine

RTX Getaways are great for last-minute reservations at resorts worldwide. Getaways do not require a deposit or exchange, and Premium Plus members can book last-minute getaways for as low as $49/week. Log in to your account at www.rtx.travel today to see where you can go for $7/night!

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Spring Break Anthems | RTX Traveler Magazine

Spring Break Anthems | RTX Traveler Magazine

Every vacation should have its own soundtrack. The right music can set the mood and get you excited for your trip. Music provides entertainment and escape during the journey whether it’s a long road trip or long layovers in an airport. Music helps make lasting memories that can be relived each time you hear a familiar tune that brings you back to a specific time and place. Here are our top 5 albums for your Spring Break vacation.

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RTX Premium Plus in Action

RTX Premium Plus in Action

At RTX, we stand behind our product. We truly believe that RTX memberships offer some of the best benefits in the industry, at some of the best pricing. One of the reasons we are so confident in our product is that we test it firsthand to be sure that our members really are getting fantastic quality vacations at a great value.

When Sara Little, Director of Communications and Editor of RTX Traveler Magazine, began planning a trip to Southern California to research and write articles about Carlsbad and Palm Springs* as featured destinations in Traveler, she decided to do it all using an RTX Premium Plus membership. Her experience follows.

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Public Wi-Fi Safety | RTX Traveler Magazine

Public Wi-Fi Safety | RTX Traveler Magazine

Staying connected is important for many of us when we travel, whether it’s to keep up with work correspondence, upload your vacation photos each day to document your trip or just to kill time at the airport or in the hotel. Most travelers take steps to keep our cash, credit cards, personal identification and belongings safe, but public Wi-Fi is often taken for granted. Here are some recommendations from the tech guru site Mashable for protecting yourself while using public Wi-Fi:

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Road Trip Essentials | RTX

Road Trip Essentials | RTX

Check out these road trip essentials for your health, safety, entertainment and sanity.

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Indoor Family Vacation Activities | RTX Traveler Magazine

Indoor Family Vacation Activities | RTX Traveler Magazine

Some winter days are just meant to be spent inside. Whether it’s because of dreary winter weather, shortened daylight hours or a frigid breeze, there are bound to be times during a winter vacation that the whole family needs to stay indoors. Here are some ideas for indoor winter activities that the whole family can enjoy. Try these on your next winter trip or at home over the holidays.

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Cabin Fever Relief in the Winter | RTX Traveler Magazine

Cabin Fever Relief in the Winter | RTX Traveler Magazine

Whether you escape somewhere warm for your winter retreat or embrace the season with a snow-filled vacation, there are bound to be times that the family will get a small case of cabin fever. A little friendly competition is a sure way to cure it, and some of our favorite family games cost next to nothing. Best of all, they can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home or your vacation resort condo.

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Pre-Travel Checklist | RTX Traveler Magazine

Pre-Travel Checklist | RTX Traveler Magazine

We always spend a lot of time planning the actual vacation – how we’ll get there, what we’ll pack, and what to do once we get there – that we may not thing of certain things that need to be done to ensure that our home is secure and prepared for us to be gone. Here’s an easy timeline checklist of must-do items that will ensure your home is at peace while you’re away and undisturbed when you return.

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Successful Timeshare Exchange | RTX Traveler Magazine

Successful Timeshare Exchange | RTX Traveler Magazine

One of our goals at RTX is to ensure that when you are ready to plan your exchange vacation, the process is as simple and smooth as possible. While our Travel Consultants do everything that they can on our end, there are a few things that our members can do to ensure that the exchange process is seamless and successful. These tips should help as you plan your next dream vacation with RTX.

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