Save more on teeth whitening services with Groupon

Many people like to travel abroad to obtain dental services. And who can blame them when one considers how much cheaper it is? In countries like Thailand, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, and Costa Rica to name just a few, a trip to the dentist is less than half the cost of what it is back at home.

But that’s not always true. Some dental services can be had for affordable prices back at home, if you know where to look. For example, just take a look at the discounts available on the Groupon website. This Chicago teeth whitening listing offers steep discounts of more than fifty percent off of some services.

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Save big when you grab your hiking boots at Groupon

If you’re planning to go “off the beaten path” on your next trip, make sure you’re prepared. While hiking is always a great way to see the Big Wide World in all its natural glory, you’ll need to ensure you have the right gear. Believe me when I tell you, it’s no fun when the sole rips off of your boots when your half way trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro.

Hiking gear doesn’t have to cost the earth either. If you’re smart you’ll shop online at stores like Sierra Trading Post. They’ve just done a deal with Groupon and now the popular coupon site is offering dozens of great discounts on outdoor clothing and equipment, as you can see here.

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Best food trucks and street food in Portland, Oregon

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Looking for the best street food in Portland, Oregon? This article will have us spill our guts on what we think are the most innovative food carts that can be found on the streets of America’s funkiest city…

1) Picnic

Want to satiate your craving for meat and cheese slabbed between two thick slices of bread? If so, you’ll want to make Picnic your first food truck stop in Portland.

With even simple dishes like the BLT having its ingredients sourced and created with care (the bread is homemade and the bacon comes from local pigs that have had their flesh marinated in honey and black pepper), you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise if you think you’re in for a lunch that merely fills the void within you.

2) Miss Kate’s Southern Kitchen

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Airlines Are (Finally) Offering High-End Food

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While some airlines have distinguished themselves with awesome in-flight entertainment options or stellar amenities in first, business, and economy class, for the most part airline food has failed to keep up with these new high-end innovations. Until now.

That’s right: Airlines are officially improving their menus, especially on domestic flights. From using fresh ingredients, to offering healthier options, to recruiting talented chefs to revamp their menus, airlines are going out of their way to make their food better, reports USA Today.

It’s hard to say exactly why airlines have suddenly started to up their food game, but odds are good that the increasing presence of higher-end eateries in airportsand consumer pressure are big factors...

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Eating Penang: a foodie’s guide

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Penang has been widely lauded in the food and travel media over the past few years for the quality of its cuisine, especially from its street stalls.

In order to make the most of your meal times on this flavorful Malaysian island, we have pulled together a list of a few dishes that you should eat before pressing on to other destinations in this exotic country.

Check’em out below…

1) Assam Laksa

This sour seafood soup is one of Penang’s most famous dishes, so be sure to hunt down a bowl as soon as you get settled in the bustling city of Georgetown.

Usually made with poached mackerel, noodles, shrimp paste, lemongrass, tamarind and chillies, the broth and ingredients are bursting with flavor, so much so that leading food critics consider it to be among the world’s best street meals.

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The 6 Best Destinations in the U.S. for Chocolate Cake Lovers

by thehipmunk

We Americans love eating almost as much as we love excuses to celebrate. Luckily, some very smart men, women, and the odd industrial association or two granted our collective wishes over the years by instituting a number of “official” holidays dedicated to our favorite foods. Fan of soft pretzels? The whole month of April is dedicated to them. Chocolate lover? There are no fewer than 30 dayscelebrating different permutations of the stuff, with at least one occurring every month. With National Chocolate Cake Day right around the corner on January 27th, we at Hipmunk decided to share the chocolatey love and guide you to the best cocoa-laden slices in the country...

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5 of the Best Winter Sun Holidays Around the World 

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Looking for the perfect way to escape the chilling temperature form your city or country? Well, start packing your bags now and take a trip to five of the winter sun holiday destinations that we will recommend below, each with its unique personality and the promise of providing you with new travel memories that you will forever treasure.

Burma 

Popularly known as Myanmar, this Asian country is currently one of the hottest destinations, especially for young travelers who are looking for winter sun holidays. It has just recently opened its doors to tourists, which is why it still holds a charm that many people find fascinating. However, when planning a trip in Burma, do not expect to see progressive cities...

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5 City Breaks to Enjoy with the Family

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We always should give priority to our family and spend as much time as possible with our family. But it does not happen all the time as we all are busy with our work. But when we get a break, we try and go on a family vacation. City breaks are always very popular family holiday options. Here are 5 wonderful city breaks that you can consider for your next family vacation:

Paphos

Paphos is a superb family vacation friendly city in Cyprus with vast archaeological sites, the palm-fringed seafront, caper plants that grow on the Mediterranean’s edges, the wild fennel and a vast blue sky. The official Archaeological Site in Paphos is grand and surely the richest in the south’s archaeological locales...

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites We’ve Got on Our Bucket List

by thehipmunk

These UNESCO World Heritage Sites have us itching to pack our bags and hit the road ASAP!

Iguaçu National Park

Why It’s Awesome: On the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguaçu National Park is home to one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls. Let’s just say it makes Niagara Falls look like amateur hour.

Getting There: Take a 90-minute flight from Sao Paulo or a two hour flight from Rio de Janeiro.

Where to Stay: Book a hotel in Iguazú with views of the falls, like the Sheraton Iguazú Resort and Spa.

City of Bath

Why It’s Awesome: Bath is a reminder of just how far-reaching the Roman Empire once was. Here you’ll see ancient Roman baths built around natural hot springs...

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Dishes you must eat in Sicily

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There are many amazing regions to visit in Italy. However, few appeal so strongly to foodies than the island of Sicily.

Representing the soccer ball on a map of Italy, the culture of this corner of the nation is strong, and needs to be experienced first hand to appreciate it properly.

With that in mind, here are several dishes you must eat in Sicily…

1) Arancini

When you are walking the streets of popular Sicilian centres such as Palmero and Messina, keep your eye out for Arancini, as it is a popular street food that will prime your appetite for the more elaborate meals that are to come.

Arancini are stuffed rice balls that are covered in breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried. The filling varies from place to place, but it usually is filled with cheese, peas, and meat/tomato sauce...

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