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5 Budget-Friendly Travel Ideas for 2019

Every year as December comes to a close, anticipation builds nationwide for New Years Eve. The stress of the holiday season bubbles over into what is to be the highlight of the year-- a time to reflect on trials and tribulations, victories, disappointments, and achievements.  Why is New Years Eve so romanticized? Why are expectations so high for the perfect starlit evening punctuated by the perfect midnight kiss? Research tells us that the popularity of New Year’s resolutions stems from the fact that New Years is such a significant temporal landmark. Temporal landmarks, such as the onset of a new week, a birthday, or a new semester, allow us to demarcate periods of time in our lives, and “relegate past imperfections to a previous period”.  Thus, the New Year is an opportunity to start fresh; The unachievable is achievable with enough motivation, and the weight of past mistakes seems altogether lighter…  


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Love A Tree Day-Top Forests & Jungles To Visit In Your Lifetime

If you don’t consider yourself a “tree-hugger”, I’m here to tell you why you should reconsider.  For starters, May 16th is national Love A Tree Day. Besides being visually stunning, trees also reduce erosion, produce oxygen, remove carbon dioxide, and moderate the climate by lowering temperatures, reducing energy usage and removing air pollutants!  Do you live in a major metropolitan area? Rowkin is based in San Mateo, on the peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Many of our trees are neatly lined up and definitely not naturally occurring. While we love some good ole city planning, we love trees of the unplanned variety (particularly if they are trees we encounter on an adventure).  We’ve got a fantastic list of the top forests and jungles around the world to plan out your next one! Pictures won’t do them justice. You’ve gotta see them to believe them…

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5 Incredibly Bizarre Easter Traditions Around the World

Have you ever microwaved a peep just to watch it expand and then explode?  Easter egg hunts, Cadbury eggs, and taking photos of terrified children on the Easter Bunny’s lap are all exceptionally American Easter traditions. But where did all of these traditions originate?  Due to our love for travel, cultural exploration, and a little adventure, we were curious how people celebrate Easter around the world.  So we did a bit of research, and this is what we found!

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5 Surefire Ways to Save On Flight Tickets

Everybody loves traveling for holidays and for all other special occasions. However, traveling can get pricey and many are left trying to find the best ways to make their vacations budget-friendly. Of course, this can get tough when airfare costs so much. And, unless you know certain tricks, finding affordable flights can be a hassle. Did you know that on a plane with 150 seats, there could be 50 different prices online? To make sure you find the cheapest ticket there is, check out these 5 surefire ways to save on flight tickets.

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5 Genius Valentine's Day Ideas for Your Special Someone

We all love surprises and gifts, especially when they come from loved ones. If you want to try something different this year, your typical plan – dinner and a box of chocolates – could perhaps use a little shakeup. There is no perfect universal gift for every person, but there are a few things every lover would like to receive. Here are our 5 genius Valentine's Day ideas for your special someone.

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5 Breathtaking Places To Ring In The New Year

If you’re planning to make some New Year’s resolutions and turn over a new leaf next year, then maybe you should also consider bringing in the new year in a brand new place. Instead of having to deal with the crowds and skyrocketing Uber fares every year, consider a brand new experience to restart the year. Here are 5 breathtaking places to ring in 2018.

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Top 10 Deals for Black Friday 2017

Traditionally, Black Friday occurs on the day after Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday in November. Black Friday 2017 will fall on November 24. Stores and retailers have already started to announce their discounts. Be prepared for the holiday deals this year!

Here are the top 10 deals for Black Friday 2017.

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The Perfect Tech Gift For Your Graduate

Choosing the perfect gift is always difficult, especially for new graduates. There are the usual ideas (gift card, actual card, watch, book, keys to the old Chevy, etc.), but how do you make your gift stand-out? This year, give a pair of truly wireless headphones from Rowkin. They’re sleek, smart, and affordable–perfect for that graduate who's on-the-go lifestyle requires a pair of headphones that go everywhere and stay wire-free.

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No Service? Here's How You Can Still Use Google Maps (& 4 more hacks)

While you’re on the go, you may find yourself relying heavily on GPS’s to get you around this holiday season. Lucky for you, we have 5 hacks to make traveling and navigation 10 times easier. Take the hassle out of traveling and check out our tips on how to make the most out of Google Maps.

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Gifts Under $50 For The Person Who Has Everything

It’s gifting season! While it may not be fun to spend hours in stores shopping for presents, it feels great to give your loved ones gifts they can really appreciate. Before you can purchase anything, however, you’ll have to figure out what presents will really rock their world. So, what happens when an individual already has everything they could possibly need? We have a quick list of awesome gear and gadgets you can bet they’ll love. Avoid the crowded malls and grab these items online.  

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