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:
Great Cities For The World’s Best Surfing Experiences – Grab Your Board and Soar!
Waves not only produce beauty and excitement, they create magic for those who ride their power. If you are looking for a great surf town for your next vacation then the following list of the world’s best surf towns will guide your way. All are not necessarily picked because they have the best waves, but because they also have superb hotels, welcoming locals, amazing nightlife, soul-satisfying cuisines and lots of fun activities!
Chase your winter blues away, with a blues immersion of a completely different kind! Ease your body and soul into an incredibly seductive aqua-blue infinity pool, imagining that you can gaze out on this mesmerizing oceanfront scene forever.
Well, all this can be yours for at least an unforgettable vacation stay if not forever. We’ve found perhaps the most inviting infinity pool vacation rentals imaginable that are all just a few hours flight away.
Hawaii is a diver’s ultimate dream come true. From the Big Island to Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Kauai, meet a group of exquisite and beautifully-lush islands with no requirement of a passport to travel to for US citizens. With a perfect geographical location of 2500 miles from the closest continental landmass, it is one of the world’s most remote Archipelagos. This isolation from the rest of the world could only mean one thing: you get to share the sea with endemic and rare species.
Some of the top scuba sites you will not want to miss out in your scuba trip include:
It’s been a particularly long and challenging winter with snow storms and cold weather blanketing the country time and time again. Nearly everyone is looking forward to the beginning of Spring his week and wishing they could jet off on an exciting travel adventure. Luckily there are plenty of travel companies who are just waiting to give away a trip of a lifetime to lucky winners of their travel sweepstakes. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting and exciting travel contests for Spring:
For many people, a chance to swim with sea turtles is a dream come true. There are seven species existing today that can be found swimming and diving to the depths below seas. Sea turtles have been around for over 110 million years – since the time of the dinosaurs. You can swim with turtles on any continent (except Antarctica). So get your swimming costume on, swap sandals for a pair of flippers and get ready to paddle around with one of Earth’s most ancient creatures.
Cook Island Marine Reserve is a small protected island located on the Gold Coast in the south east of Queensland. With plenty of soft and hard coral gardens it’s the perfect sanctuary for a rich marine life. Visitors can see a variety of tropical sea life the including clown fish, damsel fish, angel fish, the occasional manta rays and of course the resident green sea turtles. The turtles can be spotted all year round in these oceans so you’re guaranteed a chance to swim with some when you visit.
Aloha! Don’t you love just saying it? Maui was one of my all-time favorite get-aways. For me, Maui just can’t be beat. Pack the sunscreen and get psyched! You’re almost there! With the fresh lei around my neck, the first thing I craved was some Hawaiian fresh air and a walk on the beach. I […]
Hawaii feels made for romance with turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, exotic flowers, Polynesian culture and a laid-back vibe. Sure, you can spend all day at the beach near your resort or near one of the many Hawaii villa rentals, but if you are like my husband and me, you’ll want to do some exploring. […]
A trip to Hawaii just isn’t complete without a visit to the Hawaii Farmers Markets! Last fall I went on a cruise to Hawaii. It was my first time to the islands and let me tell you it’s nothing like you dream about – It’s better! The plants are bigger and greener, the people are […]
Enhance your vacation by dining at one Maui’s Best Restaurants for romance. Honeymooners select Maui for its abundant natural beauty and intrigue. Part of the thrill of being on such an island comes from finding a romantic dining spot that will forever be associated with the trip. Whether casual or fine dining, Maui offers something […]
While millions of tourists descend on this gorgeous state every year, I believe too few ever venture far from their hotel’s beach or the tried-and-true tourist attractions to see the true beauty of the islands. This is a real shame, as the Hawaiian Islands have many more truly special sites that can make a lasting impression on those willing to make a little effort to seek them out.
For many people, nothing embodies a tropical vacation more than a trip to the golden sands and crystal blue waters of sun-drenched Hawaii. It’s as beautiful as its reputation claims with perfect weather, friendly people and sights that are almost too incredible to believe. Where else can you safely watch a surfer ride the tube […]
There’s nothing like taking a ride in a brand new car or vacationing at a glittering new hotel that’s been primped and polished to impress all who enter. While the slow economy has diminished the number of new hotel construction projects in recent years, the winter of 2012 will still see some impressive new additions. […]
Good news: there are ways to hang on to your hard-earned dough when planning a Christmas vacation for the whole family. Spacious vacation rentals offer up an affordable alternative to hotels, and kid-friendly cities are easy enough to enjoy on a shoestring. You just have to know where to look. Here’s a guide to finding affordable family rentals for Christmas.
Disney is definitely on the move and spreading their magic to new places. Here are some new Disney offerings to put on your watch list. With Disney now boasting 4 cruise ships, the Mouse is definitely out and about! Disney Cruise Line is bringing their cruise ships to new home ports all across the United States.
I love it when a travel company puts their tongue firmly in cheek and comes out with a great quirky promotion. Hat’s off to Aqua Resorts, a budget friendly hotel company with dozens of nice properties throughout the Hawaiian islands. As a nod to President Obama for producing his birth certificate, Aqua Hotels are offering […]
Take advantage of new opportunities to volunteer in Hawaii to enrich your soul as well as dazzle your eyes during your next vacation to the Hawaiian islands. While most visitors to Hawaii focus on experiencing the islands’ dramatically beautiful landscapes and the pleasures of premier luxury resorts, there is a growing number of travelers who […]
Our favorite walking cities can all be explored in a day, tracing history through varying ethnic neighborhoods, offering top notch museums, inviting parks, exciting cuisine and of course local artisan shops. Leave all the stress of public transportation and driving in busy cities behind, visit pedestrian friendly cities around the world and take off on […]
CJay is just back from Hawaii and has pulled together a primer on how to visit Hawaii on a budget – because we all know he was pinching every penny! There’s plenty of good news to be told – a dream trip to Hawaii has never been more affordable or easier to plan than it […]