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The world of travel gadgets is always changing and lately for the better. Gone are large bulky items and here to stay are lightweight, durable and convenient accessories to make our travel easier and more convenient. The more I travel, the lighter and smaller my travel bag becomes, so it’s essential to make the most of the space I have and to take only the items that work the best.
So here’s a look at the top travel gadgets that you’ll want to pack in your bag for travel in 2016:
Although winter can be a daunting season, it is also filled with gala celebrations including Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ day. It seems there is no shortage of reasons to celebrate and have a party during winter months, so we’ve gathered together a guide to America’s Best Winter Festivals to temp you off the couch. Grab your mittens and slip into you Ughs and head on out to a gala WinterFest, Ice Fest or Brew Fest from New England to California!
Guide To America’s Very Best Winter Festivals
What happens when you gather southern Florida’s preeminent environmental scientists, land managers, and tourism officials together and ask them to identify the areas most awe-inspiring natural attractions? You get a treasure trove of the most diverse and interesting nature experiences in southern Florida. Newly formed tour operator, Ecko Tours, a collaboration of the non-profit Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida, has crafted 5 exciting nature tours based on the recommendations of environmental experts.
Today is a banner day for Wicked Good Travel Tips! Nasdaq is showing us some love on their billboard above Times Square. Thanks Nasdaq, we’re proud to carry all your breaking travel news from the Globe Newswire on WickedGoodTravelTips.com. Glad Emma Stone seems to like it too!
There’s certainly no place like home for the holidays, but sometimes our family homes are scattered across the country or everyone is so completely stressed out that a holiday vacation is the answer. Actually nothing brings a family closer together than experiencing a new destination together.
As your family explores new cultures and vistas, you’ll find yourself snapping pictures of smiling faces and group hugs. So give yourselves the ultimate gift of a spending time together and relaxing where someone else does all the work. Here are our picks of the most magical destinations in America for spending the Christmas and New Years holidays:
Good news everyone – Delta is starting nonstop flights to the Bahamas from Atlanta!
Do your daydreams include making the first set of footprints on a gorgeous beach as you stroll hand-in-hand with your honey along a picture-perfect bay? Well then, get yourself to the Out Islands of the Bahamas where life is one breathtaking beach after another! And the good news is that hurricane Joaquin didn’t do any sustaining damage, so the resorts are as tempting as ever.
If you haven’t discovered the Out Islands of the Bahamas yet, you’re missing some of the most beautiful beaches and pristine landscapes on the planet.
I recently settled down to read Mexico by Motorcycle…An Adventure Story And Guide, by William Kaliher, and found it to be a terrific guide to travel in Mexico whether it be by two wheels or four. This free-spirited look at exploring Mexico on two wheels is for everyone who’s ever dreamt of riding off into […]
Have you ever made a fanciful sandcastle that is so enchanting you wanted to step inside and spend some time? Well now your daydream has become a reality in the Dutch cities of Oss and Sneek. As last winter’s Ice Hotels slowly melted into the landscape, the Dutch came up with a new challenge for their talented ice sculpture artists….create a Sand Hotel for the summer season! Now childhood fantasies are coming true as the world’s first sandscastle hotels, complete with drawbridge and turrets open for occupancy.
There’s more to autumn than falling leaves and brilliantly colored landscapes. We’ve got great adventure destinations just waiting for you to explore. So get off the couch and out into the sunshine with our Fall Issue of Wicked Travels Magazine, it’s anything but ordinary! (Just click image to read)
If you covet the vibrant flare of Miami Beach, but crave miles of uncrowded beachfront and tony accommodation, then you need to drop everything and plan a getaway to the Delray Sands Resort in trendy Delray Beach, Florida. This resort delivers the stylish appeal of Miami Beach at a fraction of the South Beach price tag. And Delray Beach delivers the cafe-society lifestyle savvy vacationers prize. Make no mistake, this is NOT your Grandpa’s Florida.
This Fall, San Diego may just be the cheapest place in America to take the family on vacation. San Diego turns into a utopia for family vacations during the month of October with their Kids Eat, Stay and Play For Free promotion. With each paying adult, during the month of October, a child gets to vacation for next to nothing. What more encouragement do you need to plan a great family getaway to this popular seaside city?
Oktoberfest 2015 begins this coming weekend! The largest Beer Festival in the world, Germany’s Oktoberfest, has been going strong for over 200 years and in all that time, appetites for good fresh beer, giant pretzels and grilled meats have grown every year. Today Oktoberfest in Munich welcomes over 7 million people during its 16 day beer fest. With 34 beer tents that seat 100,000, you would think that there would be a seat for you….but don’t dare go without making advance reservations at a table, or you’ll be standing the whole time. The good folks at Viator.com can coordinate everything for your visit. Have a peak at their article “25 Things To Know About Oktoberberfest” with links for reserving tours and tickets at the bottom.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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: