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Fun Urban Beaches Pop Up in Cities Across The Globe

Fun Urban Beaches Pop Up in Cities Across The Globe

Best Urban Beaches From Paris to Philadelphia – Summer City Beaches Are Popping Up In Land-Locked Cities Around The World

July is almost here when all thoughts turn to lazing at the beach with friends. In major land-locked cities across the globe, temporary beaches are popping along river banks to give city-dwellers and visitors a bit of sun and sand fun. City beaches are not a new idea but, when Paris brought in sand and palm trees to line the banks of the Seine River in summer, the world took notice. Paris Plages become an immediate passion for Parisians who couldn’t escape to the Med for a beach vacation. You just can’t keep a good idea from spreading and soon pop-up urban beaches were being created in major cities across the world. So grab you flip flops and beach chair and head to one of the world’s most popular pop-up city beaches!

June 29, 2016 | By More
8 Wacky Mid-Atlantic Roadside Attractions Worth Stopping For

8 Wacky Mid-Atlantic Roadside Attractions Worth Stopping For

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:

June 27, 2016 | By More
12 Lip-Smaking Summer Martini Recipes From America’s Top Bartenders

12 Lip-Smaking Summer Martini Recipes From America’s Top Bartenders

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!!

June 20, 2016 | By More
Top Beer and Wine Trail Getaways To Toast Your Summer Escape

Top Beer and Wine Trail Getaways To Toast Your Summer Escape

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.

June 8, 2016 | By More
Best Lobster Shacks in New England and Their Secret Recipes Revealed

Best Lobster Shacks in New England and Their Secret Recipes Revealed

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.

May 11, 2016 | By More
Can You Guess The Top 10 National Parks in America?

Can You Guess The Top 10 National Parks in America?

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:

April 26, 2016 | By More
Luxurious BnB Getaways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Luxurious BnB Getaways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

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.

April 25, 2016 | By More
Signs Of The Times: The New World of Cannabis Tours in the USA

Signs Of The Times: The New World of Cannabis Tours in the USA

From Taboo to What’s New – Cannabis Themed Tours Are Sprouting Up in America

As the old song says: Times they are a changing… What was considered a taboo some years ago is now becoming a tourist trend. Long gone are the times when Cannabis was an issue that had to be hidden. Now the winds of change have brought legal reforms and are remaking the once evil branded plant into an advantageous factor for economic growth. Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska have already legalized the “drug” for recreational use among adults and more States are changing their legal frameworks making Cannabis use acceptable for medical purposes.

April 15, 2016 | By More
5 Reasons To Include Brooklyn on Your Next New York Visit

5 Reasons To Include Brooklyn on Your Next New York Visit

Brooklyn is an amazing and diverse borough in New York. One of the most populous areas of
the nation with over 2.5 million residents, almost 40% of whom are immigrants, you can find
just about anything here. Whether you’re looking for arts and culture, fun and entertainment, the
best in cultural cuisine or just about anything else, Brooklyn has it to offer. Here are 5 reasons
you should visit Brooklyn the next time you’re in New York.

April 8, 2016 | By More
Better than a Hole in One! Great B&B Golf Getaways

Better than a Hole in One! Great B&B Golf Getaways

Since spring has officially arrived (according the calendar, anyway), that means the season for golf is getting underway as well. In addition to the best in beds and breakfasts, many B&B’s across the country also offer great golfing packages that are on par with some of the bigger resort experiences. Here are a few to consider scheduling some tee time with.

April 6, 2016 | By More
Charles Hotel Summer Jazz Series Welcomes Grammy Winner Michel Camilo

Charles Hotel Summer Jazz Series Welcomes Grammy Winner Michel Camilo

The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA Welcome’s Grammy Award Winning Artist- Michal Camilo

The newly renovated Charles Hotel, , located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, kicks off their Summer Jazz Series on April 1st. Michael Camilo is returning to the stage after taking time off to work on his new compositions, including an Off-Broadway play.

March 31, 2016 | By More
Play Fair New York – The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

Play Fair New York – The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

Play Fair in New York Is The Ultimate Play and Toy Experience, Consider It The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

In early February, WickedGoodTravelTips was invited to attend the first annual Play Fair and Toy Fair (http://playfairny.com and http://toyfairny.com) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. With my husband and son in tow, I headed to Manhattan on the coldest day of the year so far. This experience was like being a kid in a candy store, but instead of candy, there were toys, play activities, and everyone’s favorite characters from favorite shows, plus so much more. If you have children, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

March 21, 2016 | By More
Road Trip Bliss, Going-To-The-Sun Road To Reach The Crown-of-the-Continent

Road Trip Bliss, Going-To-The-Sun Road To Reach The Crown-of-the-Continent

Your guide to reaching the unforgettable Crown-of-the-Continent in Glacier National Park

I remember standing on a boardwalk atop a glacier. Besides the brown and gray weather-beaten boardwalk, the entire landscape was white. The sky was incredibly blue. A crowd of people lined the boardwalk, snapping pictures.

March 16, 2016 | By More
Top Rules For a No Regrets Visit to Vegas

Top Rules For a No Regrets Visit to Vegas

Top rules for visiting Las Vegas and increasing your chance of coming home a winner. Since 1931 when the state of Nevada legalized gambling, Las Vegas has been known as the entertainment capital of the world. If you are among the many travelers looking to try your luck in the City of Neon Lights, super-sized gambling halls and world class entertainment, then here are our top five rules to follow when visiting Las Vegas. By following our helpful hints you will be able to enjoy an exciting holiday, experience all of the sights that this impressive city has to offer, and keep some of your winnings!

March 9, 2016 | By More
Add Some Southern Comfort To Your Spring Break Getaway

Add Some Southern Comfort To Your Spring Break Getaway

Nothing is as soothing as a bit of Southern Comfort, especially in the springtime. Here’s a look at charming BnB’s that are ideal for an indulgent spring break.

Spring Break is the ideal time to plan your escape, especially if you’re craving some warmer weather. Going below the Mason-Dixon line offers more sun and plenty of fun, and you won’t have to pay a fortune to enjoy a wealth of benefits and some true southern comfort.

March 6, 2016 | By More
New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

In this age where most everything is turning digital, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Books are still your best travel companion for quick, well researched, destination information. DK Eyewitness Travel has just released their newly redesigned Top 10 Guides in a streamlined size that’s perfect for throwing in your backpack or travel bag. Any avid travelers knows that DK Eyewitness Travel guidebooks have always been well known for their succinct information coupled with lots of maps, photos and illustrations.

February 29, 2016 | By More
Norwegian Airlines Is Making Travel To Europe Affordable Again

Norwegian Airlines Is Making Travel To Europe Affordable Again

Norwegian Airlines is grabbing lots of attention as the newest major low-cost carrier flying between the United States and Europe. Their growth has been rapid and they are now the 3rd largest low-cost airline in the popular transatlantic marketplace. Also known as Norwegian Air Shuttle, the airline has just announced new direct flights between Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and New York, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale all beginning this spring.

February 22, 2016 | By More
Colorado Travel Tips

Colorado Travel Tips

February 21, 2016 | By More
Coming Soon, Luxury Pet Hotel and Airline Terminal at JFK

Coming Soon, Luxury Pet Hotel and Airline Terminal at JFK

Pet Boarding, Pet Resort Hotel, Veterinary Hospital, Animal Quarantine, and Animal Import/Export Facilities are all part of the luxury animal-only terminal being built at JFK airport in New York. Slated to open later this year, The Ark airport terminal will become the world’s only full-service luxury airport terminal designed specifically for animals.

February 18, 2016 | By More
Utah’s Drool-Worthy National Parks Will Leave You Breathless

Utah’s Drool-Worthy National Parks Will Leave You Breathless

To many people the world over, Utah is an undiscovered treasure, often overshadowed by the more famous Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. It’s time to discover the four unique and scenically dramatic National Parks in the state of Utah. You can enjoy unbelievable sights and sounds from stunning secret canyons to breathtakingly beautiful springtime wildflowers. The four drool-worthy national parks in Utah will not disappoint any visitor lucky enough to experience their vast canyons and sand sculpted arches. Start planning your adventure to Utah now!

February 11, 2016 | By More