Unique Vacation Ideas

Learn To Sail in a Weekend and Discover a World of New Horizons

Learn To Sail in a Weekend and Discover a World of New Horizons

Discover Your Inner Swabby by Learning to Sail in a Weekend

How can two land-locked adventure seekers with the dream to sail around the world learn to sail? By taking lessons, of course. The dream of sailing around the world in our first few years of retirement has been ours since we first met. But life is short and we figured we’d better not wait until then to begin the adventure.

We were in love with the idea of sailing, but we really didn’t know if we would like sailing. Good news– It’s even more fun than it looks. It’s hard to describe the inner calm that develops while quietly gliding through the water powered only by wind – it’s truly addicting.

October 20, 2014 | By More
5 Hikes To Heavenly Hot Springs in Colorado

5 Hikes To Heavenly Hot Springs in Colorado

Now that fall temperatures have started to cool and Colorado landscapes are turning to gold, it’s a wonderful time for some high-altitude hiking to hot springs in Colorado. Colorado is blessed with an abundance of scenic hiking trails to tease you into the mountains, but none so compelling as hikes that lead to soothing hot springs. What could be a better prize at the end of an energetic hike than to throw off your hiking boots and splash your way into the relaxing waters of a bubbling hot spring? Here for your daydreams then are 5 Colorado hikes that lead to wonderful hot springs pools.

October 17, 2014 | By More

Good To Know

Ski Resorts In Europe That Are Perfect For Beginners

Ski Resorts In Europe That Are Perfect For Beginners

Five European ski resorts where beginners can concur the slopes

It can be intimidating to know what to expect on a ski trip to Europe, especially if you’ve never planned one before. If you’re new to skiing, there are lots of resorts overseas that will make you feel comfortable and excited to hit the slopes. Start by picking a resort that suits your needs as a beginner; one with plenty of accessible pistes that match your skiing ability.

Here we’ve chosen a selection of five of Europe’s best ski resorts for beginners, with great facilities and gentle slopes, helping new skiers find their confidence on the slopes.

October 13, 2014 | By More
Prost!  Great Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest in America

Prost! Great Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest in America

On October 12, 1810, Bavaria celebrated Prince Ludwig’s upcoming nuptials to his bride with the citizens of Munich, Germany. The celebration took place in front of the city gates and included copious amounts of beer, food and games. It was so much of a success that they decided to host the event again the following year. Fast-forward 204 years and the tradition of Oktoberfest is not only celebrated in Munich anymore, it has traversed countries and continents snowballing into a world-wide event held every October.

The United States loves their beer, food and games just as much as Germany. Here’s a look at fun Oktoberfest celebrations across America:

October 1, 2014 | By More

Just Back Trip Reports

Ultimate Australia Roadtrip – Sydney to Cairns With All The Best Stops Along The Way

Ultimate Australia Roadtrip – Sydney to Cairns With All The Best Stops Along The Way

Australia’s Most Iconic Road Trip – Sydney to Cairns With All The Stop Along The Way

Australia is known all around the world as one of the dream destinations for RV enthusiasts – sunny beaches, dramatic scenery and great weather are just a few of the things that attract thousands of RV-rs each year. However, although you would probably have a hard time finding a soul that wouldn’t know about the beauty of cities like Sydney and Cairns, there’s actually an unforgettable trip that waits by traveling between the two cities. In the two and a half thousand kilometers that separate these two cities, you can find so many spectacular places to visit along the way that it would probably be impossible to see them all in one trip.

October 22, 2014 | By More
Okemo Trip Report – Vermont’s Perfect Vacation Spot For All Seasons

Okemo Trip Report – Vermont’s Perfect Vacation Spot For All Seasons

Okemo Mountain is Vermont’s perfect vacation spot For ALL SEASONS.

Summers and Fall at Okemo Mountain Resort offers outdoor fun for everyone. The Adventure Zone is a hub for family fun with the Mountain Coaster, Sawyer’s Sweep Zipline Tours, Haulback Challenge Course, Disc Golf Courses, Lumberin’ Cal Miniature Golf, Stump Jumper Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall, AMP Energy Big Air Bag and my personal favorite Segway Personal Transport Tours.

September 19, 2014 | By More

Latest Travel Trends

Where Is The Best Place In The World To Be Today?

Where Is The Best Place In The World To Be Today?

This compelling question tickles our imagination and is the basis of a terrific new book published by Lonely Planet: The BEST Place To Be Today, 365 Things To Do & The Perfect Day To Do Them. The premise of this entertaining guide is to provide interesting and unique places you should consider traveling to – on the very best day to visit that particular spot. With something intriguing to do on every day of the year in 2015, this book makes it on our list of great Christmas presents for your favorite travel enthusiast.

So what’s the first day you would look up? Your birthday, anniversary, or perhaps that cold mid-winter week that you always hit the wall and want to escape to someplace exciting and warm.

October 10, 2014 | By More
Why Wait – Applying For TSA PreCheck Is A Breeze

Why Wait – Applying For TSA PreCheck Is A Breeze

Making Your Way Through Airport Security is almost pleasant with TSA PCheck Status. If you travel several times a year, do yourself a big favor and apply for PreCheck. I just got mine and was surprised how simple the process was.

Why wait (in airport security lines that is)? Applying for TSA PreCheck status is easier than you might think.

August 11, 2014 | By More

Wellness Beyond Borders

10 Magnificent Healing Hot Springs and Waterfalls of the Philippines

10 Magnificent Healing Hot Springs and Waterfalls of the Philippines

The Philippines are truly the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ with hundreds of bodies of water within the archipelago. Hot springs and waterfalls are just two of the frequently visited spots in the country. Here you’ll find a centuries-old concept of hydrotherapy and the healing powers of hot springs. The majority of the locals strongly believe that hot springs have therapeutic abilities, and we have to agree. The soothing sound of waterfalls, too, can calm the senses.

Below are some of the most famous and truly beautiful hot springs and waterfalls well worth a visit.

September 12, 2014 | By More
Moving Is The Best Medicine When Traveling

Moving Is The Best Medicine When Traveling

Dr. B. shares his advice for avoiding stiff muscles while traveling: Moving is the Best Medicine

Before I leave the registration desk when I check into my hotel, I always ask about the exercise room. Almost every hotel has one, but it helps to know where it is because sometimes they seem to be hidden in an out-of-the-way corner of the property. It is not because they are hiding the room from the guests, but it is the only place suitable.

July 7, 2014 | By More

Family Travel

Plan A Family Vacation To London And Find Paddington Bear All Over Town!

Plan A Family Vacation To London And Find Paddington Bear All Over Town!

Excitement is building in anticipation of the children’s film, Paddington, due to be released in the U.S. in mid-December and late November in the UK. The movie features the adventures of lovable bear, Paddington Brown, a storybook bear who has been entertaining young children (in book form) for over 50 years. London (Paddington’s hometown) is pulling out all the stops to honor the nation’s most beloved bear. 50 specially outfitted Paddington Bear statues will dot the city, appearing in strategic spots where Paddington encountered his most memorable adventures. Families will be able to follow specially designed Paddington Trails to follow the lovable bear all over the city.

October 15, 2014 | By More
It’s Not All Golf and Beaches – Discover 5 Scenic State Parks of North Carolina

It’s Not All Golf and Beaches – Discover 5 Scenic State Parks of North Carolina

There are of course the many famous beaches along the east coast; their beauty attracting people from all over. But I’m not exactly a beach person; my natural refuge is ideally surrounded by an endless variety of vegetation instead of sand and water. To my surprise, North Carolina has no shortage of incredible state parks. I’ve made it a task to visit every state park within NC, so here’s a look at the remarkable landscapes they offer:

September 29, 2014 | By More

Taste Of Our Travels

Calling All Serious BBQ Fans – Brooklyn NY Is The Place To Be Next Weekend 9/13-14!

Calling All Serious BBQ Fans – Brooklyn NY Is The Place To Be Next Weekend 9/13-14!

I can almost smell the aroma of grilling meat now! For everyone who just can’t get enough of the charred, finger-licking goodness of summer BBQ, your nirvana will be in Brooklyn next weekend at the Taste Talks All-Star BBQ where grilling masters will set up for a three day food obsessesive weekend. On Sunday, September 14th, the East River State Park will become a waterfront BBQ mecca as 25 of America’s trendiest chefs will gather to show off their grilling skills and talk some serious BBQ throw-down smack.

September 3, 2014 | By More
Do This.. Not That.. For An Authentic Experience in Singapore

Do This.. Not That.. For An Authentic Experience in Singapore

So you’ve decided to visit the Lion City – the cosmopolitan metropolis that has so much to offer for visiting travellers. Get off the typical tourist trail and experience Singapore on a more personal level. Just so you don’t waste your time standing in line with the other toursits, here’s what NOT to do, and what TO DO instead in Singapore.

August 20, 2014 | By More

Cruise News

River Cruising Is Not Just For Europe Anymore

River Cruising Is Not Just For Europe Anymore

Contrary to popular belief, river cruising is not exclusive to Europe. Most of the world’s great cities have emerged along the shores of mighty rivers and today river cruising has expanded to travel the world’s great rivers. There are opportunities to explore rivers all across the globe, from the Yangtze River in China to the Irrawaddy river in Burma. There are also river cruises in the USA and South America, with routes along the Mississippi and the Amazon rivers. River cruises offer the opportunity to explore territory which is often thought of as the remit of backpackers, in a luxurious relaxed, leisurely and safe way.

August 13, 2014 | By More
Concerts At Sea – Music Themed Cruises That Rock The Boat!

Concerts At Sea – Music Themed Cruises That Rock The Boat!

Live concerts by top artists are the latest trend in cruise ship entertainment. While great stage shows have always been a popular amenity while cruising, the new over-the-top mega-ships are rolling out a whole new cruise experience; on-board one night only concerts by some of the countries most popular performers. Just as premier restaurants and premium excursions are now being offered for additional fees, so too are top live concert experiences. Performers like Lady Antebellum, Daughtry, STX, REO Speedwagon, and Trace Adkins are performing one-night concerts while ships are in port.

July 24, 2014 | By More
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