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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!
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:
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.
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!
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.
One of the great gifts of spring is Lilac season, when the heady scent of lavender lilacs fill the air. For years I marched out with my garden snippers in hand and brought in arm loads of fresh blossoms to arrange. But alas within an hour or two they had already started to wilt and […]
Top Seven Ways to Travel Like a Jedi With Star Wars Inspired Vacation Rentals. In a nod to Star Wars Day which occurred this week, we bring you fantastic vacation rentals where you’ll feel just like your in a Star Wars film. Grab your light saber and here we go:
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 […]
Just published our Spring 2015 issue of Wicked Travels,… anything but ordinary. Enjoy the adventures in our free travel magazine! Just click cover to flip through the pages.
Re-Discover the Forgotten Movie Locations of Venice Beach California
Picture Venice Beach… Are you seeing surfers, hippies, lifeguards and skateboarders? How about Muscle Beach, the basketball courts, tattoo parlors and world-famous Ocean Front Walk?
But what if you could see it as it was in its hay-day in the early 1900’s when dozens of movies and later hundreds of TV shows chose Venice Beach as their ideal location? Don’t worry if you left your time machine at home, because it just so happens that Venice has been one of the world’s most filmed movie locations for over a century and you can tour to discover its most iconic film locations.
Have you been scared away from visiting Europe because it’s just too expensive? Well there’s good news on the horizon. Not only is the dollar strong again and climbing in value against the Euro, but seasoned traveler Matt Kepnes (a.k.a. Nomadic Matt) has shared his secrets for How to Travel The World on $50 a Day.
It’s been 50 years or more since Arthur Frommer first peaked America’s imagination to head to Europe for $5 a day. Generations have now hopped-the-pond to explore Europe, and the world, on a budget. Matt’s terrific guide for traveling smarter in today’s economy should be on everyone’s book shelf.
Where To See The World’s Most Dramatic Cherry Blossom and Spring Tulip Festivals
This year more than most, everyone is desperate for a glimpse of spring to help them forget what a disgusting winter 2015 has been. All across the world cherry trees are in bud and ready to burst with pink perfusion to create lacy canapes dancing on spring breezes. Likewise, fat garden bulbs are sending their shoots toward the sunshine and soon gardens will sprout with spring tulips painting the landscape in impossibly bright colors. Oh yes, we need a dose of beautiful spring flowers right now! Here’s our master list of the best Cherry Blossom and Tulip Festivals across the globe.
Will This Be The Year You See The Northern Lights? Incredible Sale – Norther Lights Tour to Iceland for just $699 per person!
For the next 8 days, go-today is offering an unbeatable vacation package to Iceland for travelers wanting to enliven the 2015/2016 fall/winter season. For just $699 per person, ordinary Americans can transport themselves from the dreary boredom of a cold, blah East Coast to an Arctic world of thermal pools, glaciers, geysers and frozen waterfalls. Bookings must be made by March 30, 2015 – so get cooking.
Blaze your Path through Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail with the Help of These Spirited B&B’s.
With the spike in bourbon and whiskey sales over the past five years, one of the largest trends in travel has been the pilgrimage to Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail. From bachelor parties, to mancations, to girlfriend getaway weekends, everyone wants to know more about America’s favorite brown spirit.
Come on a with us on a fascinating historic stroll through Warsaw, Poland.
What fascinates me about Warsaw is the immense and depth of of its cultural history. Warsaw is the capital city of Poland after the medieval capital city of Krakow. What is more eerie, is that Warsaw was completely destroyed during the World War II, with many lives perishing in the town. But humanity’s spirit never wanes and Warsaw is a symbol for that; today almost every standing structure in the city is postwar era renewal. Thanks to the ingenuity of the city’s talented engineers, the quaint old district of Stare Miasto still stands fully-restored.
They Eat Horses, Don’t They?… The Truth About the French, is a delightful book examining popular myths about the French.
Who among us hasn’t fantasized about putting life on hold and spending a year or two living in FrancThe Truth About The Frenche? Ahhh, I can imagine it all now; croissants at daybreak, long walks through lavender fields, stopping for a picnic of wine, bread and cheese… But I’m also imagining dealing with the infamous French stand-offish attitude, poor plumbing, and trying to dress with the chic ease of French women. Need I worry about the myths and rumors about quirky French lifestyles or is it all just hooey?
Take this fun quiz to find your perfect road trip in Ireland. Then download the map, directions and all the sites to see from Lonely Planet. This is your perfect Ireland Road Trip helper!
We all know the big three St. Patrick’s Day cities that grab all the attention each year for gala green celebrations and boisterous parades. Boston, Chicago and New York are hard to beat for their St. Paddy’s Day enthusiasm and Celtic traditions.
But with more folks claiming to have Irish heritage in the United States than in Ireland, there are lots of other cities that go all out to celebrate their Gaelic connections and hoist more than a few pints of green beer and Guinness. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the top places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day across the United States: