Mid-Atlantic Roadside Oddities Worth Stopping For
If you’ve got your RV or SUV fueled up and fully loaded, you’re always ready for a road trip – the real question is, where do you want to go? It’s easy to pick a well-worn tourist route, or return to a favorite vacation spot, but if you truly want something off the books, hit the roads of America. The United States is home to more one-of-a-kind roadside oddities than anywhere else.
Here are our picks for some of the weirdest and most entertaining roadside attractions in the Mid-Atlantic States:
Whether you are an overseas visitor to Australia or an Aussie who wants to get out of the city and explore, you have a lot on offer in the land down under. Australia is one of the few places in the world where you can still find some unspoiled nature. It has mountains, the bush, the ocean and rivers, as well as bustling cities and urban settings.
We bring you some of our favourite places to stay when you want to get away for a little while – or for a long while when visiting the Sydney area.
With all the excitement of Father’s Day this past weekend you may have missed another wonderful holiday…National Martini Day that takes place on June 19th each year, and this year it coincided with Dad’s day. But it’s never too late to sit down and savor a really good martini, especially when you’re on summer vacation or need to feel like you are.
With that in mind we share with you 12 colorful recipes for summer-spirited martinis created by some of America’s top chefs and mixologists at top resorts across the country. Get your shaker ready!!
Leave the Modern World Behind When You Visit These 3 Countries
For people living in the United States, Canada, Europe, and other major developed regions of the world, it’s easy to forget that not all of humanity lives with the ubiquitous innovations of the 21st century. There are plenty of places that the internet doesn’t extend, where cars cannot drive down city streets, and where electricity is considered a recent luxury if it is available at all. These pre-modern standards of living don’t mean that these nations are backward – in fact, this sort of living is one of the most exciting things that a traveler can experience. If you’re looking for a simpler way of life, if only for a holiday, then here are three nations where life is a little simpler and slower than it is in your part of the world.
Getting to know Ireland’s intriguing off-shore islands.
Many of us have visited Ireland more than once, as the hospitality of the Irish is unsurpassed and the scenery is stunning. But just when you think you know the island-nation well, there is more scenic beauty waiting just offshore on one of Ireland’s 80 off-shire islands. Here’s an introduction to Ireland’s beautiful off-shore islands just waiting for you to explore.
13 Historic Monuments Where Mystery Prevails
The world is a rich and wonderful place that’s full of surprises. Mysteries can be found in the most unexpected corners of the Earth – and many of them are left unsolved despite centuries of speculation.
Here are 13 mysterious historical monuments, from those well-loved in pop culture, to lesser known curiosities from ancient times, all waiting for your exploration:
6 Amazing Buildings You Probably Didn’t Know Were Built for British Royalty
With Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday being celebrated this weekend, everyone’s attention will be focused on a number of iconic royal destinations in the UK like Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. But these great palaces are not the only impressive buildings that are linked to the British royal family.
Bring On A Toast to Summer! BnB’s along Brewery and Wine Trails
Summertime calls for beer and wine, and there are numerous inns located on some of the best trails in the US. There are even regions that are celebrated for both breweries and wineries, so guests don’t have to choose between the two. Here are a few inns from New York’s Finger Lakes and Virginia where you can sip, sample, and stay while enjoying the best breakfasts and beds in between.
Have you ever seen one of the oldest bridges in Europe? Do you want to try wine from a drinking glass like the one Charles IV owned? Did you know that world’s renowned Prague Dancing House was originally named “Fred and Ginger” after Aster and Rogers fame? Or that Old Town Square has the tastiest street food and most unique handicrafts – all are waiting for you to discover in Prague!
Amazing River Cruises In India Are A Growing Trend
With the success of tourism in India, river cruises are gaining huge popularity. With the best services offered on board and amazing views that surround such an expedition, river cruises are becoming a popular choice for touring. So, it’s time to spend your holidays with great comfort and luxury along with your family, friends or your partner. Let’s check out these Top 5 River Cruises in India that you need to explore!
In stark contrast to most other parts of the Mediterranean, North Cyprus is a comparably untouched gem. While that is partially due to the politics of the region itself, for holiday-goers it presents a unique opportunity to enjoy the Mediterranean as it once was.
While North Cyprus in itself is actually rather small (encompassing about 38% of the island), there is certainly a lot to see there. Southern Cyprus in Greek, while Northern Cyprus is Turkish. From calm and sandy beaches to numerous architectural marvels, North Cyprus is a unique and interesting place to visit.
Life is full of stress, challenges and sometimes just boredom. When I need a boost, I simply think of where in the world I’d like to be today. Here are this weeks picks: Thursday 5/26 Exploring the Peloponnese region of Greece. Unspoiled, uncrowded and filled with ancient sites. The Peloponnese was named #1 place in […]
If you asked me why I was planning to travel through Thailand a year ago, I would have spouted off some nonsense about the beauty of the earth, the people, and the spirituality of traveling alone and having a grand adventure. I had ideals and I was certain that I was an open-minded, easy-going individual, and that I would be welcomed into the fold. I thought I was rugged enough to withstand primitive accommodations, and that I could have an experience that I would remember forever. On my trip however, all of my misconceptions about myself went out the window; I had to reshape my own opinion of myself, and I learned a few things.
Let me share them.
It would seem that media superstars know a thing or two about glamorous experiences and luxury surroundings. After all, if you had mega-millions at your disposal, you’d definitely have a taste for the finest luxury goods and most breathtaking settings. So it should be no surprise that many media celebrities have purchased resort properties to reflect their personal vision of resort utopia. While some have failed, many have succeeded in becoming the most glamorous and sought after resort properties in the world.
Here’s a look at The World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts
Going to France by ferry can be quite an adventure but is often overlooked since flying and the Chunnel are faster options. Flying has its own delights no doubt, but the ever annoying delays on arrival, to airport car parks make it less than a fulfilling experience. Crossing the Channel by ferry however lets you watch the Isle of Wight fade into the haze, watch the waves made by the ferry as it moves, and best of all, you get to travel with your car, motorhome or caravan from one country to the other. Ferry crossing is a thrill that needs to be rediscovered.
Calling all lobster lovers, it’s time to plan your summer road-trip to sample the best lobster in America! Sure you have your favorite lobster or clam shack that your family has visited for years…. but you could be missing another memorable experience just down the road a piece. Thanks to the updated and revised edition of Lobster Shacks, A Road-Trip Guide to New England’s Best Lobster Joints, finding the best lobster and clam shacks near you is a cinch.
I discovered New Caledonia when searching for a perfect honeymoon destination. It was the closest to the image of a perfect tropical paradise I had in my head. It is also heavily influenced by French culture, including cuisine and architecture, so discovering New Caledonia was like Paris, the city of love, only with heavenly beaches and turquoise seas. I could not have imagined a better combination, so that’s where we spent our honeymoon.
Naturally, I wanted to make sure we made the best of our experience there, and I’m sharing my tips and insights to help you do the same.
Surely nowhere else on earth are there as many celebratory festivals as there are in Europe each year. For centuries local cultures have gathered to honor and celebrate everything from gaming competitions to religious holidays, to cultural traditions and even an abundance of beloved food items. The result is a kaleidoscope of festivals worthy of your participation.
Here’s a look at some of Europe’s most popular festival gatherings month by month:
America’s National Park Service is celebrating 100 Years of protecting the country’s most precious and awe-inspiring scenery while welcoming visitors to experience their grandeur. In 2015, more than 300 million visitors enjoyed the beauty and history of our National Parks and this year promises to be even more popular. On August 25, 2016 the National Park Service will commemorate its official anniversary as they celebrate across the country with free admission and special events from 8/25-28.
How many of our National Parks have you visited, and can you guess what the top 10 most visited parks are? Here they are in order of popularity:
Spoil Mom this Season! Celebrate Mother’s Day the BnB Way!
Mom’s big day is on its way, so there’s no time like the present to start thinking of a gift that you know she would want to get. At inns across the country, mothers can indulge in weekend escapes and enticing events with family and friends that really show her just how much she’s loved.