New Orleans Tops U.S. Vacation Destinations Lists Post-Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina marked a turning point for many people. Amid the rain and winds, the massive storm managed to flood most of the city, wiping out millions of dollars worth of infrastructure, homes, and businesses. We all remember the details and the aftermath of the storm, but ten years later, we are just starting to evaluate the rebuilding and rebirth of New Orleans, and its transformation into one of the best U.S. vacation destinations.

Keeping the Legacy of New Orleans Alive

Because of the devastating effects of the storm, many areas of New Orleans were forced to reinvent themselves. As the New York Times points out, the city’s public housing and public school systems were overhauled, and the Art Deco Charity Hospital was replaced by a more advanced medical complex. But housing, healthcare, and infrastructure weren’t the only things the city had to give rebirth to—the tourism industry faced a steep uphill battle as well.

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How to Avoid Looking Like a Tourist

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When going on vacation, especially to another country, many people don’t want to be identified as tourists. Mention the word tourist and your mind instantly conjures images of crowds of people blocking streets, travelling en masse to hyped up locations and attractions, and perhaps worse, people who treat a destination’s residents with ignorance or indifference.

Many people travel to experience and explore, not to be a nuisance. The best way to fully immerse yourself in a place you’ve never seen before is to resist the norm and march to the beat of your own drum, while respecting the laws and manners of other places. The travel experts at SellMyTimeshareNow.com have compiled this guide on how to not look like a tourist, and be a traveler instead.

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Disney Announces New Star Wars Theme Park

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The Force is strong in Orlando.

Disney recently announced their intent to create a Star Wars theme park at their D23 Expo. Initial planning and concept art has been released for the park, and the buzz has already started to culminate with the December 2015 release of Star Wars: Episode VII, a Walt Disney Pictures film. Can Walt Disney World bring the same excitement that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter brought to the Universal Orlando Resort?

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How the 2015 El Niño Could Impact Your Vacation

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2015 El Nino

The infamous El Niño weather pattern is making a big comeback this year. The 2015 El Niño is predicted to be one of the most significant of its kind in history, and could have the potential to radically change weather conditions around the world. If you’re planning a trip this winter, you may be travelling to an area that is particularly impacted by the phenomenon.

What Happens During El Niño?

An El Niño occurs whenever the waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean rise by a few degrees. Its opposite, La Niña, occurs when temperatures are colder than usual. The warmer waters typically cause more storm systems to develop there, which can affect areas as far away as Africa. This year, the El Niño event is forecasted to increase the water temperature in parts of the Pacific by two, maybe even three degrees.
Warmer ocean temperatures—even if they are only warmer by a few degrees—can cause many areas to see excessive amounts of rain and damaging storms, while other areas can experience a significant drought and risk for wildfires. It is not uncommon for El Niño events to affect areas as far North as Alaska and New England, and as far South as Australia. So which regions should you watch out for during your winter travel?

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Hey Americans, Take a Vacation!

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The verdict is out—Americans are not using their paid vacation days to take a yearly getaway. We’ve compiled some of the shocking data into the infographic below to showcase that all types of people in all parts of America aren’t taking advantage of their vacation time. No breaks or vacations can lead to depression, higher stress levels, and general unhappiness. The data is as follows:

We think a yearly timeshare vacation is the perfect solution to get you out of the office for fun and relaxation time with friends and family.

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