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Check out National Geographic Traveler's Peeps in Places photo contest. If only I'd brought Peeps with me to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro!

I've got traveling on the brain because we're sort of being forced into some vacation time. A labyrinthine series of rules and regulations boils down to us taking vacation in May or losing certain travel perks. 

Well, if we have to, we have to. 

But where to go and what to do when we get there? I'm obsessed with NGT's Intelligent Travel blog, searching for answers:
Now through April 27, Alaska Airlines is offering 30% off its tickets from select airports. Each day, the airline will chose one airport that will offer the deal.
Gogo Inflight is offering 20% off internet use on Delta flights through April 30.

Folks in London and Stratford-upon-Avon are celebrating Shakespeare's birthday this week. Celebrations will include a free open day at the Globe Theatre.

Intrepid Travel is offering  20 percent off some of its most popular tours through April 20, like  The Road to BudapestColors of Morocco, and Majestic Peru.

Get the kids outside. Junior Ranger Day is April 25 and many National Parks are hosting events to celebrate. There's even an essay contest where junior rangers can enter to win $1,000.

Snakes on a plane! No, it's not another Samuel L. Jackson flop. Twelve pythons got loose on a Qantas flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne. Although only eight of the snakes were found, the plane is now back in service.

Fat tax? United Airlines just announced plans to start charging obese passengers for two seats on full flights.

Check out BrilliantTips for their top 11 pop culture memorials around the world.
Actually, I think we'll go to Paris. We've never been and why the hell not?


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