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Calling All Serious BBQ Fans – Brooklyn NY Is The Place To Be Next Weekend 9/13-14!

Calling All Serious BBQ Fans – Brooklyn NY Is The Place To Be Next Weekend 9/13-14!

I can almost smell the aroma of grilling meat now! For everyone who just can’t get enough of the charred, finger-licking goodness of summer BBQ, your nirvana will be in Brooklyn next weekend at the Taste Talks All-Star BBQ where grilling masters will set up for a three day food obsessesive weekend. On Sunday, September 14th, the East River State Park will become a waterfront BBQ mecca as 25 of America’s trendiest chefs will gather to show off their grilling skills and talk some serious BBQ throw-down smack.

September 3, 2014 | By More
America’s Best Campgrounds and RV Parks For Hunting and Fishing

America’s Best Campgrounds and RV Parks For Hunting and Fishing

Soon the temperatures will begin to ease from summer’s heat and cool breezes will blow down from the hills and mountains. Before long, the urge to dress in bright orange will become irresistible. No, not for Halloween – for a great guys getaway to the wilderness! It’s nearly time to gather your buddies and take to the woods for a hunting, fishing and laughs. Combine the all-time favorite guy activities of fishing, hunting and hiking and go RVing and camping in some of America’s best spots.

Here’s a look at some of America’s best RV and Camping Parks for hunting, fishing and hiking:

August 18, 2014 | By More
Best of USA Yard Sale Trails – August Is A Bargain Hunter’s Dream

Best of USA Yard Sale Trails – August Is A Bargain Hunter’s Dream

Yard sales are one of the best ways to bring in a little extra cash or find a hidden treasure. Did you know that the late singer Marvin Gaye’s passport was recently found in a vinyl album cover bought at a yard sale?

While most yard sales only span the width of a single yard, some go the whole nine yards and beyond, stretching 100 miles or more! Many BnBFinder inns are located along these lengthy routes, providing comfortable lodging and delicious food amidst all the bargains you are sure to come across.

August 8, 2014 | By More
Road Tripping – Five Favorite Family Friendly Sites in Chicago

Road Tripping – Five Favorite Family Friendly Sites in Chicago

Road Tripping in Chicago : Five Family Friendly Sites

Chicago, Illinois is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. In 2012, Illinois welcomed over 100 million tourists with 46 million of them visiting Chicago. With museums, great food and sporting events all year round, Chicago has something for everyone. As you are packing your bags and loading up the car, consider these family-friendly attractions:

May 12, 2014 | By More
Toast A Ghost This Halloween – Haunted B&Bs With Nearby Vineyards

Toast A Ghost This Halloween – Haunted B&Bs With Nearby Vineyards

Ghosts are like a fine wine; their boo only gets better with age. The same can be said for the historic homes where they reside. These houses have seen people come and go, while some guests have decided to stay forever. They spend their days and nights walking up and down creaky stairs, crossing rooms in a shadowy veil, and floating objects in mid-air. It’s probably because they have endless time on their translucent hands. You might slam a few doors, too.

On your next getaway to a haunted bed and breakfast, you can raise a toast with your fellow guests before listening to the innkeepers tell bone-chilling stories of past guests who never left.

October 21, 2013 | By More
Top Chicago Sightseeing Attractions For A Memorable Visit

Top Chicago Sightseeing Attractions For A Memorable Visit

There’s no place like Chicago! The Windy City is known for more than just the weather. Chicago is also known for the number of skyscrapers it has, which is why it is also known as the city of big shoulders. The museums and theaters in Chicago are some of the greatest in the world. While there are hundreds of interesting places to visit in Chicago, below is a list of the must-see attractions for any first-time visitor to this exciting city.

June 25, 2013 | By More
March Madness Getaways Just For The Girls

March Madness Getaways Just For The Girls

Calling all Girlfriends – Just  Getaway to a B&B for a March Madness Antidote! What do boys, beers and college basketball have in common? March Madness, of course. Every year guys fill out their brackets and crowd their local pubs or friends’ places to share chips, Budweisers, and victorious back slaps. Glued to the TV […]

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Spooky Road Trip Destinations for Halloween Lovers

Spooky Road Trip Destinations for Halloween Lovers

My family and I make an annual family vacation revolving around Halloween. My love for the holiday rubbed off on my husband and, in turn, our children. Packing up the car and heading out on the open road has quickly become a favorite family tradition. We’ve had many great adventures, saved money by traveling smart, […]

October 22, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
America’s Top Native American Sites – A Fascinating Family Vacation Choice

America’s Top Native American Sites – A Fascinating Family Vacation Choice

Travel to Native American Sites And Experience Their Rich Cultural History Why Travel to Native American Sites? Because Native Americans serve as caretakers for the land, a vacation to Native Indian sites provides visitors with the chance to relax and connect with the earth. In the midst of tranquility, anyone can unwind and enjoy a […]

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
5 Ways To Have A Great Time In Branson Missouri

5 Ways To Have A Great Time In Branson Missouri

Branson Missouri is a small town offering big time fun.  Here are five ways to have a great vacation in Branson. When you think of the top tourist locations in America, what do you think of? Obviously, I can’t speak for you, but when I ask myself that question, I think of New York City, […]

June 27, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Affordable Family Friendly Christmas Vacation Rentals

Affordable Family Friendly Christmas Vacation Rentals

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.

November 25, 2011 | By | Reply More
Summer Volunteer Opportunities in the National Parks

Summer Volunteer Opportunities in the National Parks

Lots of folks find themselves with more time than money this year – and are still hoping for an inspiring summer vacation. It may be the perfect time to volunteer for a restoration project in one of the country’s national parks.  Coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, there are plenty of restoration and conservation projects […]

April 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
Tut Tut Tut, Don't Miss This Chance to see King Tut in the USA

Tut Tut Tut, Don't Miss This Chance to see King Tut in the USA

If you’ve always yearned to visit King Tut’s tomb, but are hesitant to trek to the Middle East, you’re in luck – King Tut’s treasures will be touring the United States this year.    History buffs and art enthusiasts will have three chances to view the precious golden relics from King Tut’s tomb as the “Golden […]

October 16, 2008 | By | Reply More
Fall Is The Perfect Season To Stay In A Tree House Hotel

Fall Is The Perfect Season To Stay In A Tree House Hotel

Ever since you were a kid clambering up to your private tree house (whether attached to a swing set, or hand crafted by your Dad), the appeal of living among the rustling tree tops has been compelling.  (Or was it the visions of imaginative carefree living we all saw in Swiss Family Robinson?)  As the […]

September 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Fall Festivals

Fantastic Fall Festivals

For me, Fall is the best time of year to travel. The weather is fresh and brisk, the earth is bursting with abundant harvests, and airfares take a dip between the high summer season and outrageous holiday fares. There’s no better time to venture forth and find a fall festival to enjoy. Here’s a sampling […]

August 28, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Best Fall Foliage Maps and Guides

Best Fall Foliage Maps and Guides

This is a love/hate time of year for me. I’m incredibly excited waiting for the roads near our house in Maine to burst into show stopping color. A sunny morning takes my breath away and makes me glad to be alive. Then of course there is the realization that the warm days of summer are […]

October 26, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More