Using Johnny Cash, or Hank Snow before him, as a measuring stick, I’ve officially been 29.7 percent of everywhere. Of the 91 places mentioned in the American version of “I’ve Been Everywhere” I’ve been to 27, one of which I was born in. A current place of fascination for me is not mentioned in the song, which is curious considering an abundance of Texas towns mentioned.
San Antonio is somewhat of a hidden gem. For the past 25 years, it has ranked in the top 10 of fastest growing U.S. cities. Not surprising, the former capital of Texas, is now its second most populous city. It has also been noted as the number one city to visit on a budget.
Canggu is fast becoming the hottest destination in Bali. This once sleepy coastal district – where swathes of unbelievably green paddy fields sweep down to meet beaches of black volcanic sand and the swell of the Indian Ocean – has seen seismic change in recent years. The rice fields are still there, and still just as beautiful, but they are now punctuated with hot bars, cool cafés, classy restaurants, transcendent yoga barns and a liberal sprinkling of gorgeous private villas.
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.
Do You Dare Drive in NYC? Here Are Top Tips for Driving Safely in Busy New York City.
The Big Apple, New York, is a fantastic city full of rich sights, wonderful people and a network of busy roads. While we could talk for days about why New York is awesome or why you should visit New York City on your next trip to America, we thought it’d be far more useful to offer you our top tips for driving in the New York City. In a city full of taxis and bustling roads, it’s far easier to take public transport or even walk, but there are several reasons people choose to drive here.
Eating Like a Local in Miami Beach
When going on vacation, you go to experience new sights, to enjoy a different culture, and to relax in an environment that’s completely different than the one you see on a day-to-day basis. So, why would you waste your vacation by eating at the same old chain restaurants that are within a few of miles of your home? Fortunately, if you want to avoid the Cheesecake Factories and the McDonalds of the world, Miami Beach is the perfect place to go!
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?
Celebrating the last week of summer vacation, off we went to Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, Ma with great expectations of a fun time at this new water-park resort. While we don’t often post negative reviews, I feel we need to warn you that Great Wolf Lodge Massachusetts falls short of the Great Wolf reputation in the rest of the country. Let’s begin at the beginning, the registration lines were wrapped around the entrance and it had to have taken at least hour wait for the check-in process.
A feast for the senses – Annual Food Festivals of Italy
Italian food culture really is something special. It’s not just the simplicity of flavours and the pride in fresh ingredients that permeates the everyday eating experience here, but the relish with which these are served – food is not merely to feed the body, but the soul – and in particular the soul of the family and the community. Even in these fast food, global-busy days there is still a sense in Italy that real food is important to take time for.
Experience The Grand Pageants and Festivals of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (formerly know as Ceylon) is an island country located off the southeast tip of India that is filled with a vibrant, colorful, and energetic culture. The population is a beautiful composition of different races, religions, and cultures, making the country’s festivals and celebrations a melting pot of everything Sri Lanka has to offer.
In Living Color: B&Bs with Spectacular Foliage Views and Great Fall Specials
After August comes Autumn, and although some travelers may be sad to see summer go, others are excited to enter the most colorful season of the year. When fall foliage is in full swing, social media sites become overloaded with images of picture-perfect landscapes, and there are plenty of B&B’s where photography buffs and nature lovers alike can find their bliss. Here are a handful to get you started.
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.
Easy Steps To Save A Bundle in Iceland
Iceland is quite an expensive country. If you are on a tight budget, you have to find ways to save your precious dollars or euros wherever possible. If you want to take a trip to Iceland but are anxious it will be totally out of your price range, here are a few tips to make your dream come true.
Top Ways To Make Your Honeymoon Magical in the Maldives
The Maldives have become a honeymooner’s paradise – pristine, exotic and stunningly beautiful. They are the ideal place to celebrate life with sun, sand, water and tranquility. Add to this luxurious over-the-water bungalow resorts and you have a destination that attracts affluent honeymooners from around the globe. But you can’t spend every waking hour sitting in a hammock by the beach, so here are 8 ways to add some magic to your exotic honeymoon in the Maldives.
When I mention to others that I live in Italy, I usually receive glares full of jealously and sighs expressing some unfulfilled dreams. Why does Italy seem idyllic to so many people I meet? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a while now, and I think I finally found the answer. Italians are proud to be Italians and they do everything to cultivate their strong national, regional and local cultures.
Here are 8 essential tips to help you survive the Italian peculiarities, strange habits and a daily dose of the absurd.
What To Do in Virginia Beach as it Keeps on Getting Better in Fall.
To begin with, we have water everywhere. We have both the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay at our doorstep. Weather and water form the primary attractions for the city. Tempered by the surrounding water, our weather is mild all year round. Most years, we enjoy our beaches from early April through October. Winter brings rain, but few major storms. No snow plows needed here! Spring comes early and summer stays late.
9 Ways To Save Money While Having A Great Time in Sydney
Sydney is known as one of the most amazing cities in the world, and also one of the most expensive. When visiting Australia, Sydney is a can’t-miss destination, but you don’t necessarily have to break the bank while there. Here are a few tips to help save money while you’re visiting Sydney.
A Foodie’s Guide To Tasting Bali on the Cheap!
Just hearing the word “Bali” evokes images of towering palm trees, pristine beaches, tree-covered mountains and alluring Hindu temples. When you start daydreaming about this island paradise, often referred to as the “Island of the Gods”, your mind probably doesn’t extend to Balinese foods – although it should.
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.
Discover Dazzling Dresden, Germany – The most beautiful city on the Elbe River.
Dresden is undeniably one the most beautiful cities in Germany, many would say the most beautiful, it sparkles with baroque majesty that will leave you feeling you’ve arrived in a very special place. Lying right at the heart Germany’s Saxony region and just 30 miles from the Czech border, Dresden is separated into two parts lying either side of the River Elbe.