Unique Vacation Ideas

America’s Wackiest Road Side Attractions To Spice Up Your Summer Road Trip

America’s Wackiest Road Side Attractions To Spice Up Your Summer Road Trip

America’s Most Out-There Pit Stops to Liven Up Your Summer Road Trip

Summer is the time of year when millions of American families leave their worries behind and answer the call of the open road. It’s time to break out the coolers, tune up the car, and throw in your duffel bags. While most road trips have an ultimate destination in mind, there’s plenty of adventure to be had between point A and B. Here’s a list of some of the most bizarre pit stops and roadside attractions you just have to fit into this year’s summer road trip.

June 29, 2015 | By More
Practical Cuba Travel Tips – Don’t Go Without Them!

Practical Cuba Travel Tips – Don’t Go Without Them!

Important Insider Travel Tips To Know Before Heading Off To Cuba .

Since the United States and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, many have expressed the wish to visit the Caribbean island before the new political course changes its character for ever. I think it is going to take a good while for Cuba to overcome its long isolation, yet, I also believe that anytime is a good time to visit this incredible country.

June 17, 2015 | By More

Good To Know

Guide To Happy Vacations With Your Pets

Guide To Happy Vacations With Your Pets

Millions of vacation travelers wouldn’t think of leaving home without bringing along their BFF (Best-Fury-Friend). But a successful vacation with your pet takes some advance planning to keep you both healthy, entertained, comfortable and happy.

Here’s a guide to travel tips for vacationing with your pets.

July 3, 2015 | By More
Hold That Smile…Selfie Sticks Are Banned From Disney Parks

Hold That Smile…Selfie Sticks Are Banned From Disney Parks

“Hey mister…will you take a picture of me and my family?”, will make a grand resurgence at Disney properties beginning on Tuesday, June 30th when a ban begins on selfie sticks in Disney parks.

Citing growing safety concerns with the increasing number of selfie sticks in use at the parks and on amusements rides, Disney has decided to ban these handy photo tools entirely.

June 27, 2015 | By More

Just Back Trip Reports

Dances With Kangaroos – Epic Cycling Trails in Australia

Dances With Kangaroos – Epic Cycling Trails in Australia

Dances With Kangaroos – Epic Cycling Trails I’ve Traveled Down Under

Cycling is my passion and I have been into it since I was a child. My enthusiasm for this hobby only increased as the years passed. Cycling is keeping me fit and happy. I think that I couldn’t imagine my life without this fantastic hobby. Not to mention that I live in a perfect country for any cyclist.

July 1, 2015 | By More
Experience The French Chateau Lifestyle in Plymouth, MA

Experience The French Chateau Lifestyle in Plymouth, MA

Located in The Pinehills development in Plymouth, MA, the Mirbeau Inn is secluded, surrounded by lush greenery, and well worth discovering. With only 50 deluxe rooms and suites, the Inn is reminiscent of a French country manor home plucked from a Monet canvas.

Treat yourself to a romantic getaway to the Mirbeau Inn (less than a one hour drive from Boston), and you’ll think you’ve skipped away to the Loire Valley of France!

June 24, 2015 | By More

Latest Travel Trends

Delta’s New Carry-On Baggage Policy May Just Be A Winner!

Delta’s New Carry-On Baggage Policy May Just Be A Winner!

Delta has announced a new VIP Carry-On Bag Service that is actually free to use (well for now anyway). If you’re like me, one of the most annoying aspects of flying is arriving at your seat only to find the overhead bin packed full with bags dropped off by folks sitting somewhere else. Hey, isn’t that my bin??? We all know that stowing overhead bags slows down the boarding process and blocks the aisles for everyone.

June 8, 2015 | By More
Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Innkeeper?

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Innkeeper?

Have you toyed with the idea of owning a Bed and Breakfast someday? Here’s the basics of what you need to be a successful Innkeeper.

Move over Lorelai Gilmore and Bob Newhart, do you think you have what it takes to be an innkeeper? I can’t think of any other profession that combines the knowledge from as many different disciplines as innkeeping does. From cook to concierge, housekeeper to historian, gardener to greeter, mediator to marketer the list goes on and on, so to be successful you need to know your limitations and know when to get help.

May 22, 2015 | By More

Wellness Beyond Borders

Guilt Free Santa Barbara Launches Diabetes-Friendly Menus

Guilt Free Santa Barbara Launches Diabetes-Friendly Menus

California has always been known for promoting healthy eating habits and has helped spread the popularity of granola, sprouts and avocado to the rest of the country. Now the city of Santa Barbara is taking it all one step further with the introduction of GuiltFreeSB, an initiative to make Santa Barbara the most diabetes-friendly destination in the United States.

April 16, 2015 | By More
Say No To Norovirus – How To Avoid Catching A Virus While On A Cruise

Say No To Norovirus – How To Avoid Catching A Virus While On A Cruise

The Dreaded Norovirus – a few simple steps to protect yourself on your cruise.

Norovirus is second to the common cold in reported illnesses and it affects millions of people around the world each year, not just those who like to spend their holidays on large luxurious ships. Here are the best strategies to secure yourself against contracting the nasty norovirus.

March 9, 2015 | By More

Family Travel

Hold That Smile…Selfie Sticks Are Banned From Disney Parks

Hold That Smile…Selfie Sticks Are Banned From Disney Parks

“Hey mister…will you take a picture of me and my family?”, will make a grand resurgence at Disney properties beginning on Tuesday, June 30th when a ban begins on selfie sticks in Disney parks.

Citing growing safety concerns with the increasing number of selfie sticks in use at the parks and on amusements rides, Disney has decided to ban these handy photo tools entirely.

June 27, 2015 | By More
A Nat-Geo Book Your Bored Kids Will Just Love This Summer

A Nat-Geo Book Your Bored Kids Will Just Love This Summer

I’ve just spent an hour reading the new National Geographic Kids Almanc for 2016, and it almost makes me want to be a kid again! Every parent with elementary school-aged kids should pick this wonderfully entertaining book up for those irritating “I’m bored” moments. Even better, take this bright and entertaining almanac along on a road trip or to summer camp for hours of fun flipping through colorful pages – way better than watching Shrek for the 15th time!

June 3, 2015 | By More

Taste Of Our Travels

20 of the World’s Most Loved Brunch Dishes

20 of the World’s Most Loved Brunch Dishes

The folks at Lonely Planet have just published a wonderful new cookbook, The World’s Best Brunches, where to find them & how to make them.

I’ve spent days flipping through the tempting photos, reading recipes and learning the origins of 100 of the World’s Best Brunch Dishes. With each page I’m propelled around the globe remembering favored dishes I’ve sampled in far away places.

May 14, 2015 | By More
DIY New York City Wine Walking Tour

DIY New York City Wine Walking Tour

NYC Walking Tour – 3 Wine Bars You Just Shouldn’t Miss

Whether you’re a New York City native or visiting for the first or hundredth time, it’s a great place to explore a variety of wines from tiny wine bars to larger restaurants whose menus are built around wine selections. What better way to learn about wine than to grab your comfy shoes and spend a few hours walking around the Upper East Side (UES) of New York City and enjoy some spectacular wines?

April 10, 2015 | By More

Cruise News

Oceania Marina, Ship Review – Lavish Is Just The Beginning

Oceania Marina, Ship Review – Lavish Is Just The Beginning

Last week I had the privilege of visiting the cruise ship, Oceania Marina, while it was docked in Boston Harbor for a one day port call. My invitation came from Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel), a Boston-based tour company specializing in learning vacations. Road Scholar sets themselves apart in the travel arena by offering in-depth learning experiences, all meals, touring and tipping included pricing, and inspirational travel opportunities worldwide. As part of their Adventures Afloat program, they have contracted with Oceania Cruises to bring the Road Scholar experience aboard a selection of Oceania’s upscale cruises.

May 26, 2015 | By More
Sailing to The Bahamas is Even More Fun With Free Booze From NCL

Sailing to The Bahamas is Even More Fun With Free Booze From NCL

Short three and four day cruises from Miami have always been a popular getaway option, but now Norwegian Cruise Line is setting themselves apart by introducing all-inclusive pricing that includes unlimited free beer, wine and premium spirits while cruising to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Sky.  Those Bahama-Mama’s are going to taste all the better […]

April 27, 2015 | By More