Unique Vacation Ideas

8 Wacky Mid-Atlantic Roadside Attractions Worth Stopping For

8 Wacky Mid-Atlantic Roadside Attractions Worth Stopping For

Mid-Atlantic Roadside Oddities Worth Stopping For

If you’ve got your RV or SUV fueled up and fully loaded, you’re always ready for a road trip – the real question is, where do you want to go? It’s easy to pick a well-worn tourist route, or return to a favorite vacation spot, but if you truly want something off the books, hit the roads of America. The United States is home to more one-of-a-kind roadside oddities than anywhere else.

Here are our picks for some of the weirdest and most entertaining roadside attractions in the Mid-Atlantic States:

June 27, 2016 | By More
3 Destinations To Savor The Simple Life and Leave The Modern World Behind

3 Destinations To Savor The Simple Life and Leave The Modern World Behind

Leave the Modern World Behind When You Visit These 3 Countries

For people living in the United States, Canada, Europe, and other major developed regions of the world, it’s easy to forget that not all of humanity lives with the ubiquitous innovations of the 21st century. There are plenty of places that the internet doesn’t extend, where cars cannot drive down city streets, and where electricity is considered a recent luxury if it is available at all. These pre-modern standards of living don’t mean that these nations are backward – in fact, this sort of living is one of the most exciting things that a traveler can experience. If you’re looking for a simpler way of life, if only for a holiday, then here are three nations where life is a little simpler and slower than it is in your part of the world.

June 17, 2016 | By More

Good To Know

Fun Urban Beaches Pop Up in Cities Across The Globe

Fun Urban Beaches Pop Up in Cities Across The Globe

Best Urban Beaches From Paris to Philadelphia – Summer City Beaches Are Popping Up In Land-Locked Cities Around The World

July is almost here when all thoughts turn to lazing at the beach with friends. In major land-locked cities across the globe, temporary beaches are popping along river banks to give city-dwellers and visitors a bit of sun and sand fun. City beaches are not a new idea but, when Paris brought in sand and palm trees to line the banks of the Seine River in summer, the world took notice. Paris Plages become an immediate passion for Parisians who couldn’t escape to the Med for a beach vacation. You just can’t keep a good idea from spreading and soon pop-up urban beaches were being created in major cities across the world. So grab you flip flops and beach chair and head to one of the world’s most popular pop-up city beaches!

June 29, 2016 | By More
Cozy Places To Stay In Sydney Australia

Cozy Places To Stay In Sydney Australia

Whether you are an overseas visitor to Australia or an Aussie who wants to get out of the city and explore, you have a lot on offer in the land down under. Australia is one of the few places in the world where you can still find some unspoiled nature. It has mountains, the bush, the ocean and rivers, as well as bustling cities and urban settings.

We bring you some of our favourite places to stay when you want to get away for a little while – or for a long while when visiting the Sydney area.

June 22, 2016 | By More

Just Back Trip Reports

Backpacking Through Thailand My Story of Self-Discovery

Backpacking Through Thailand My Story of Self-Discovery

If you asked me why I was planning to travel through Thailand a year ago, I would have spouted off some nonsense about the beauty of the earth, the people, and the spirituality of traveling alone and having a grand adventure. I had ideals and I was certain that I was an open-minded, easy-going individual, and that I would be welcomed into the fold. I thought I was rugged enough to withstand primitive accommodations, and that I could have an experience that I would remember forever. On my trip however, all of my misconceptions about myself went out the window; I had to reshape my own opinion of myself, and I learned a few things.

Let me share them.

May 24, 2016 | By More
New Caledonia Trip Report, A French Paradise in the South Pacific

New Caledonia Trip Report, A French Paradise in the South Pacific

I discovered New Caledonia when searching for a perfect honeymoon destination. It was the closest to the image of a perfect tropical paradise I had in my head. It is also heavily influenced by French culture, including cuisine and architecture, so discovering New Caledonia was like Paris, the city of love, only with heavenly beaches and turquoise seas. I could not have imagined a better combination, so that’s where we spent our honeymoon.

Naturally, I wanted to make sure we made the best of our experience there, and I’m sharing my tips and insights to help you do the same.

May 2, 2016 | By More

Latest Travel Trends

Europe’s Most Celebrated Festivals, Month by Month

Europe’s Most Celebrated Festivals, Month by Month

Surely nowhere else on earth are there as many celebratory festivals as there are in Europe each year. For centuries local cultures have gathered to honor and celebrate everything from gaming competitions to religious holidays, to cultural traditions and even an abundance of beloved food items. The result is a kaleidoscope of festivals worthy of your participation.

Here’s a look at some of Europe’s most popular festival gatherings month by month:

April 29, 2016 | By More
Luxurious BnB Getaways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Luxurious BnB Getaways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Spoil Mom this Season! Celebrate Mother’s Day the BnB Way!

Mom’s big day is on its way, so there’s no time like the present to start thinking of a gift that you know she would want to get. At inns across the country, mothers can indulge in weekend escapes and enticing events with family and friends that really show her just how much she’s loved.

April 25, 2016 | By More

Wellness Beyond Borders

A Wealth of Pampering Options Await Downunder in Australia

A Wealth of Pampering Options Await Downunder in Australia

Wealth of pampering options for healthy holiday in Australia

Holidays are no longer just some time spent by having fun and simply resting. Due to the hasty life pace, people are turning to vacations that are favorable for their health, both physical and mental. And as a country that covers an entire continent, Australia is rich with beautiful nature, urban cities and rural landscapes, where you can find wealth of pampering options. Eastern shore of the continent is especially filled with spa resorts and it is becoming a popular choice not only for Australian citizens. Everything from pure pampering, beauty treatments to personal empowerment can be found in Aussie’s spa wonderland. Let’s dive in deeper in the possibilities of such vacation.

March 23, 2016 | By More
Best Year-Round Trails For Mountain Bike Junkies

Best Year-Round Trails For Mountain Bike Junkies

For Mountain Bike Junkies: Best Places for Year-Round Trails

If you’re a mountain biker, chances are you’re insatiable. You love the feeling of conquering a challenging trail, no matter how high up. But even you aren’t masochistic enough to try mountain biking in the freezing cold and risk running over an icy spot. Luckily, there are a number of different areas you can bike in year-round.

December 28, 2015 | By More

Family Travel

Do Kids Need A Passport To Go On A Cruise?

Do Kids Need A Passport To Go On A Cruise?

Yes, all babies and children need a passport in order to go on a cruise with you. No matter how old your children are, 16 months or 16 years old, all children (and adults for that matter) must have a passport before departing on a cruise. Here are the requirements and documents you will need in order to obtain a passport for your child if you live in the United States.

Here are the basic things you need to know.

May 31, 2016 | By More
Play Fair New York – The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

Play Fair New York – The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

Play Fair in New York Is The Ultimate Play and Toy Experience, Consider It The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

In early February, WickedGoodTravelTips was invited to attend the first annual Play Fair and Toy Fair (http://playfairny.com and http://toyfairny.com) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. With my husband and son in tow, I headed to Manhattan on the coldest day of the year so far. This experience was like being a kid in a candy store, but instead of candy, there were toys, play activities, and everyone’s favorite characters from favorite shows, plus so much more. If you have children, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

March 21, 2016 | By More

Taste Of Our Travels

12 Lip-Smaking Summer Martini Recipes From America’s Top Bartenders

12 Lip-Smaking Summer Martini Recipes From America’s Top Bartenders

With all the excitement of Father’s Day this past weekend you may have missed another wonderful holiday…National Martini Day that takes place on June 19th each year, and this year it coincided with Dad’s day. But it’s never too late to sit down and savor a really good martini, especially when you’re on summer vacation or need to feel like you are.

With that in mind we share with you 12 colorful recipes for summer-spirited martinis created by some of America’s top chefs and mixologists at top resorts across the country. Get your shaker ready!!

June 20, 2016 | By More
Top Beer and Wine Trail Getaways To Toast Your Summer Escape

Top Beer and Wine Trail Getaways To Toast Your Summer Escape

Bring On A Toast to Summer! BnB’s along Brewery and Wine Trails

Summertime calls for beer and wine, and there are numerous inns located on some of the best trails in the US. There are even regions that are celebrated for both breweries and wineries, so guests don’t have to choose between the two. Here are a few inns from New York’s Finger Lakes and Virginia where you can sip, sample, and stay while enjoying the best breakfasts and beds in between.

June 8, 2016 | By More

Cruise News

Luxury River Cruises A Growing Trend In India

Luxury River Cruises A Growing Trend In India

Amazing River Cruises In India Are A Growing Trend

With the success of tourism in India, river cruises are gaining huge popularity. With the best services offered on board and amazing views that surround such an expedition, river cruises are becoming a popular choice for touring. So, it’s time to spend your holidays with great comfort and luxury along with your family, friends or your partner. Let’s check out these Top 5 River Cruises in India that you need to explore!

May 30, 2016 | By More
Who’s Cruising To Cuba in 2016?  Nine Companies Say, We’re Ready!

Who’s Cruising To Cuba in 2016? Nine Companies Say, We’re Ready!

The anticipation and excitement from American travelers wanting to be among the first to tour Cuba (after nearly 50 years) is almost palpable. With the recent thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States, travel companies are expecting increasing demand for tours to Cuba from the United States. And while a limited number of People-to-People land tours have been operating in the past two years, 2016 will be the first year that cruise lines enter the mix. Soon U.S. travelers will be able to board a ship in southern Florida and cruise to Cuba. We’ll take a look at which cruise ships are ready to introduce cruises to Cuba in 2016.

August 24, 2015 | By More