Monthly Archives: January 2013

12 Best Winter Vacations | U.S. News Travel

winter-break1OK, enough of the snow and cold weather!  It’s time to put away the snow shovel and gloves and dig out the shades and swimsuits. Winter never seems too bad at first: It’s hard to resist that warm, fuzzy feeling brought on by the impending holidays, first snowfall, and a crackling fire. But after awhile, when the cold prevents your car from starting and the snow turns to gray, this season starts to get the better of us. For this reason, U.S. News Travel has come up with a list of vacation destinations to help you defeat your seasonal doldrums and cure the wintertime blues.   Now is the time and here are the places.

Don’t waste another frozen minute!  Decide where you need to go, then use my site to plan, plan, plan!

 

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What does the TSA do with my dangerous nail clippers?

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The TSA doesn’t just throw out the items confiscated at security checkpoints. Some are donated to non-profit organizations, most metal is recycled as scrap, and alcohol used to be binned. Well, until the cleaners started turning up drunk at the job, when they had to start disposing of the liquid gold more properly…

However, much of the loot confiscated items are actually sold online by the individual states via TSA auctions.

Buying the confiscated goods either from the TSA or individual states is done in auctions 90% of the time. Some confiscated items are put up directly for sale though, and you can find it on the websites for direct purchase. The state surplus auctions are held regularly, and if you’re planning to show up for it, it’s definitely best to check if you have to register beforehand. Several states require this.

Find your state information here:

 

 

 

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Caribbean vacations – Official Site of the Caribbean

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The perfect winter getaway is the Caribbean.  The weather is mild, fairly dry humidity, and it is “the tourist season”.  This means the islands are “lively”!  Whether you are looking for a quiet, secluded beach or jamin night life, it’s all there!

SEARCH THE CARIBBEAN. Destination of the Month. Caribbean Guide 2011.  The Caribbean is the perfect place for beach vacations, golf vacations, and scuba diving. Visit the Caribbean Tourism Organization to learn more about the Caribbean, and gather information to start planning tropical vacations.

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