Jodi Thornton O'Connell

Jodi Thornton O'Connell

Adventure & Immersive Travel

Indulging her passion for vacation vagary through the written word on a full-time basis since 2010, travel funster Jodi Thornton-O'Connell guides readers to the unexpected, quirky, and awe-inspiring.

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7 New or Improved Tax Breaks for 2017

7 New or Improved Tax Breaks for 2017

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TIME

Amazon: What You Should And Shouldn't Buy In February | Money

As one of the world's largest retailers, Amazon.com offers great deals on everything from books to diapers and video games. But, the online marketplace isn't the best spot for all goods. This February, find out what you should buy on Amazon -- and what you should skip.

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Things to Do in Virginia Beach with Kids | Choice Hotels

Virginia Beach offer much more than the sandy shores of its beachfront. Check out the area's most engaging activities for the young and the young at heart.

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Guide to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk | Choice Hotels

From rollercoasters with an ocean view to fun on wheels, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk brims with activities for every member of your party.

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Best Restaurants in Virginia Beach

Tucked among the attractions, you'll experience food as remarkable as the local sights.

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How to Talk to Your Significant Other About Money

How to Talk to Your Significant Other About Money

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readingeagle.com

Deals on deals: How to get nice things for next to nothing

You've probably encountered at least one checkout clerk who asked you to get a store credit card to save a sizable percentage on your purchase. If you diligently pay your bills in full each month, you can not only save money then and there by signing up, but also use your new card to get deals on deals throughout the year.

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Things to Do in Virginia Beach | Choice Hotels

There's more to do in Virginia Beach than walk the soft sands and feel the ocean waves foaming over your toes

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America's Best Shopping Cities | Choice Hotels

Although the iconic shopping areas of New York City and Beverly Hills are must-do vacation destinations, some of the hottest shopping districts in the U.S. are hundreds of miles from Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive. From quaint storefronts with historic flair to ultra-modern, high-rise malls, you'll find shopping districts dotted around the country that will enthrall you!

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needbenjamins.com

The Best Things to Buy on Amazon in February—and the Worst

As one of the world’s largest retailers, Amazon.com offers great deals on everything from books to diapers and video games. But, the online marketplace isn’t the best spot for all goods. This February, find out what you should buy on Amazon — and what you should skip.

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BeachLifeGoals: San Diego activities to help you live that beach life | jetBlue

While letting the waves lap at your sand-crusted toes is a noteworthy endeavor, you can get even more out of beach life with these must-do activities.

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6 places that give Portland its wonderfully weird reputation | JetBlue

If you don’t happen to be in town for Portland’s annual World Naked Bike Ride, don’t worry—there’s still plenty of weirdness to be found. And remember, when it comes to Portland, the weirder, the better.

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Hidden gem beaches in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico - Out of the Blue

Some of Puerto Rico’s best surfing beaches lie along its northwest coast in the county of Aguadilla. But if your beach-going requirements lean toward solitude, ditch the tourist crowds in favor of Aguadilla’s hidden gem beaches.

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A toast to Dallas' bar scene | Out of the Blue

While two-steppin’ country bars with mechanical bulls and creative country-themed shooters might come to mind, Dallas’ bar scene runs much deeper. Kick off your cowboy boots and explore the city’s downtown area, where you’ll find hand-crafted cocktails and atmospheres ranging from casual to classy.

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The best of Reno-Tahoe for non-skiers | jetBlue

A winter trip to Reno and Lake Tahoe doesn’t have to be a bummer just because you don’t ski. Activities in the area reach far beyond hitting the slopes or sipping cocoa in the ski lodge. You’ll find options for adventure that will take you outside to enjoy the area’s natural beauty without ever having to step into a pair of skis.