5 Camera Tricks to Make You Look Like a Professional

We shared a couple of simple tricks you can use to take a spectacular photograph before. And as we’ve seen from our Vacation Quest Shoot for the Stars entries, there are many ways to take a good picture!

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The Beard is BACK. November Celebrates Hair and Health

Movember is about to begin! That magical month that combines “moustache” with “November” to raise awareness about, and money for, men’s health issues. To date, the cause has raised $559 million to help find cures for prostate and testicular cancer, support mental health and more.

So why the moustache? According to us.movember.com, “Mo Bros” use facial hair to “change the face of men’s health” and spark meaningful conversation. And let’s be honest, men just want an excuse to grow some choice facial hair!

From freestyle to fu manchu, goatee to Garibali, mutton chops to Musketeer, there are a lot of people who take the art of facial hair seriously. For fun, your friends at Vacation Quest decided to find the local clubs and competitions around some of our own vacation destinations.

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Member Monday: Back to New Orleans


Pam T. and her husband went for a recent vacation to New Orleans, Louisiana, and stayed at the Wyndham La Belle Maison. Having not been for several years, she told us that this Vacation Quest stay had some of  “the best accommodations ever.” See why in this week’s Member Monday!

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Vacation Quest’s Most Haunted Destinations


The month of October brings many fall traditions: pumpkin patches, apple cider, colorful leaves…and the thrill of all things creepy. October is the signature month for those with a penchant for poltergeists, and for you adventurous ghost-hunting types, Vacation Quest has some eerie U.S. haunts that are sure to provide both frights and fun.

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Member Monday: Cool Off in the Lakes of Minnesota

Sunset over the hills

Vacation Quest members Carolyn and David H., who have shared their vacation experiences with us in the past, had a lovely stay at the Edgewater Beach Club. If you want to get away from the mid-west summer heat, Carolyn says to try the Detroit Lakes area of Minnesota! Find out more in this week’s Member Monday.

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5 Snacks to Pack For Healthier Travel

Bananas bunch isolated on white background cutout

The last time I was on a plane, they offered cookies or pretzels as the complimentary snack. The airports had overpriced salads or reasonably priced pizzas. It was a long trip and I didn’t have any food in my bag, so I was consuming every free and cheap calorie I could find. Without considering adding snacks […]

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