Vacation? Staycation? Either way we covered it this year. From the ten things to carry with you when you fly, expert tips on how to pack lighter, and advice for a successful house swap (the budget travel idea!), check out a few of our best posts from this past July.

• 1 The Top 10 Things To Carry With You When You Fly
• 2 Going on Vacation? Ready Your Home!
• 3 10 Tips To Green Your Camping Trip
• 4 8 Ways To Green Your Vacation
• 5 Tight on Budget? Plan a Socially Responsible Staycation

• 6 5 Really Cool Eco-Lodging Destinations
• 7 5 Alternatives To Booking a Traditional Hotel
• 8 10 Helpful Tips To Keep Pets Comfy & Safe While Traveling
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• 10 Essential Travel Accessory: Multi-Purpose Fleabags by Lyndsey Hamilton

• 11 5 New Tips To Help You Pack Light
• 12 Community Inspiration: Tour Urban Farms While Traveling
• 13 Travel Green: BPA-Free and Eco-Friendly Reusables
• 14 Budget Travel: 10 Tips For A Successful House Swap

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Welcome to Re-Nest's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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