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America’s Best Fall Foliage Biking Getaways For 2015

America’s Best Fall Foliage Biking Getaways For 2015

Best Biking Getaways To For Fall Foliage Views

Cycling is fun at any time of year, but when Autumn brings a refreshing nip to the air and landscapes explode with fall colors, there’s no better time to hop on your bike and take in the splendor. This fall season a number of wonderful properties across the U.S.A. have put together biking packages that make it easy and enjoyable to go off exploring the countryside on two wheels while being pampered at day’s end at a lovely Inn. Here’s a look at some of the best biking getaways for fall 2015.

September 14, 2015 | By More
Where To Next, Destination Travel Trends You Should Know About

Where To Next, Destination Travel Trends You Should Know About

Ireland’s popular vacation escape travel company, Sun Search Holidays, has analyzed how travel trends have changed in recent years – and the changes have happened at a breathtaking pace. Gone are pre-paid phone cards, bulky travel guides, maps and translation books, replaced by ever-smarter digital smartphone technology. Perennial destinations favorites, London, Paris, Rome and New York are going strong, but emerging young-at-heart cities are attracting more and more attention. Have a look at the up and coming trends in travel and hip destinations that are rising in popularity! Don’t rely on yesterday’s choices, be on the forefront of tomorrow’s travel trends.

August 26, 2015 | 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
Bolongo Bay Resort’s Adults-Stay-Free Promotion Is Perfect For Friends Getaways This Fall

Bolongo Bay Resort’s Adults-Stay-Free Promotion Is Perfect For Friends Getaways This Fall

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, on the island of St. Thomas, has a September-to-Remember promotion that is perhaps the best friends’ getaway idea that we’ve every heard of – 3 adults stay free with every paying adult! St. Thomas has never been more inviting for an adult getaway than it is with Bolongo Bay Beach Resort’s amazing deal. I think it’s time to text the girlfriends and get a group together!!!

August 17, 2015 | By More
Pampered Pet Getaways To Celebrate National Dog Day in August

Pampered Pet Getaways To Celebrate National Dog Day in August

August is considered to be the dog days of summer, so it’s perfectly appropriate that National Dog Day falls on August 26, 2015. Just as summer temperatures crank up and you and your pooch are in need of a romp at the beach, hotels and inns are treating guests and their doggie pals to some extra special treats.

Here’s a look at some of the best beach getaways for you and your best canine pal this summer.

August 10, 2015 | By More
FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

There’s a new trend on golf courses around the USA and it doesn’t come with high fees or expensive equipment. In fact, you probably have everything you’ll need to play FootGolf already at home. FootGolf is attracting attention as an ideal activity for families to get out in the sunshine and play together, and makes a great activity while on a family vacation. What is FootGolf, you ask? Take a soccer ball and strategically kick it around a beautiful 18 hole golf course into specially designed 21 inch cups cut into the rough of the course. Simple and fun!

August 4, 2015 | By More
9 New England Summer Food Festivals Worth The Road Trip

9 New England Summer Food Festivals Worth The Road Trip

Just because the 4th of July has past, it doesn’t mean Summer festivals in New England are on the wain. There are plenty of warm summer days and over-the-top foodie festivals yet to come. Summer is when the beer and wine really start to flow and seafood of every description is celebrated all across New England. So let’s take a look at some of the best Summer Food Festivals yet to come:

July 23, 2015 | By More
Best Ways to Connect When Traveling Far From Home

Best Ways to Connect When Traveling Far From Home

New trends in communicating with loved ones when you’re traveling to Mexico, Canada and Across The Pond.   T-Mobile has a great new plan. I arrived home today from a weekend away and look what was waiting for me on the doorstep. Oh the bennies of a blogger’s life.. Okay T-Mobile, you have my full attention! […]

July 21, 2015 | By More
America’s Absolute Top Rated RV and Camping Parks For Family Fun This Summer

America’s Absolute Top Rated RV and Camping Parks For Family Fun This Summer

America is dotted with great RV and Camping Parks that attract adventurers all summer long, but they are not all created equal. Before you load up your RV, camper van or family SUV, take the time to check out the very best of resort camping parks across the country.

July 17, 2015 | By More
Traveling Inn-to-Inn In Maine Searching for Lobster, Lighthouses & Blueberry Pie!

Traveling Inn-to-Inn In Maine Searching for Lobster, Lighthouses & Blueberry Pie!

Summer brings out the best of Maine and the new Inns-Along-The-Coast association of coastal inns makes it easy to go in search of Lobsters, Lighthouses and Blueberry Pie!

With inns in Kennebunkport, Rockland and Bar Harbor, (a 2 hour drive from each other) it’s a simple task to plan a great one week getaway. Best of all, InnsAlongTheCoast has crafted itinerary suggestions for Food Lovers, Outdoor Adventurers and Art and Culture enthusiasts.

July 7, 2015 | By More
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
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
Boston City Wine Tours – Sip, Nibble, Laugh and Learn

Boston City Wine Tours – Sip, Nibble, Laugh and Learn

What better way to enjoy an afternoon in the Back Bay of Boston than to visit trendy restaurants, sample tasty appetizers and sip a variety of fine wines with a Certified Wine Specialist?- What fun! This experience is offered by City Wine Tours in four Boston neighborhoods – Back Bay, South End, North End and Harvard Square. Their motto is: Learning About Wine Should Be As Fun As Drinking It, and we definitely agree. Come along as we visit three acclaimed restaurants in Boston’s Back Bay in the company of our own wine expert.

June 22, 2015 | By More
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
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
Important Questions To Ask Before Taking A Walking Tour

Important Questions To Ask Before Taking A Walking Tour

Important Questions To Ask Before Signing Up For A Multi-Day Walking Tour

When you travel, wouldn’t you love to view the brilliant countryside up close instead of through a smudgy bus window? This is one of the main advantages of taking a walking tour instead of touring by train or bus. But there are many types of tour companies that offer walking tour experiences. What are the important questions you should ask before signing up for a walking tour? Here are main points you should consider:

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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
9 Spectacular Easy-To-Find New England Waterfalls

9 Spectacular Easy-To-Find New England Waterfalls

In New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington Valley granite cliffs and glacier carved ravines produce an abundance of beautiful, easily accessible waterfalls just waiting for you to explore.

Follow us to discover 9 spectacular waterfalls in the Mt. Washington Valley that are easily accessible just off paved roads and in short distance from each other. Plan an unforgettable adventure to explore these cascading waterfalls and don’t miss the chance to see them in their full spring rushing glory!

May 18, 2015 | By More
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