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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
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
Love is in the Air! Romantic BnB Getaways Designed with Valentine’s in Mind

Love is in the Air! Romantic BnB Getaways Designed with Valentine’s in Mind

Now that the New Year’s festivities have finished, it’s time to get ready for the next big holiday to warm our hearts this winter – Valentine’s Day! This is an easy one to fall for since it involves several things we adore including romance, chocolate, flowers, and champagne. Because many BnB’s across the country are known for romantic getaways, this is the time of year they shine even brighter.

Take a look at our pick of romantic inns offering special pricing and packages for Valentine’s Day.

January 22, 2016 | By More
America’s Best Winter Festivals To Blast Away The Winter Blahs

America’s Best Winter Festivals To Blast Away The Winter Blahs

Although winter can be a daunting season, it is also filled with gala celebrations including Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ day. It seems there is no shortage of reasons to celebrate and have a party during winter months, so we’ve gathered together a guide to America’s Best Winter Festivals to temp you off the couch. Grab your mittens and slip into you Ughs and head on out to a gala WinterFest, Ice Fest or Brew Fest from New England to California!

Guide To America’s Very Best Winter Festivals

January 11, 2016 | By More
Brews With Spectacular Views – Epic Northwest Brew Trail

Brews With Spectacular Views – Epic Northwest Brew Trail

A brew and a view: Best Northwest Breweries to visit.

America’s Northwest is a gorgeous area for travel, with rugged mountains, clear running rivers, high desert, and ocean access. This area also has also become known for some great breweries. These breweries boast regional ingredients and deliciously crafted beers of all varieties. So while you’re taking in the wonders of the Northwest, why not check out its nature sites and breweries at the same time?

Here’s a guide to an epic tour of breweries and nature sites you won’t soon forget.

January 6, 2016 | By More
Stay and Ski Bed and Breakfast Getaways

Stay and Ski Bed and Breakfast Getaways

Home is Where the Slopes Are This Winter: Top Inns For a Stay & Ski Getaways

Now that winter is coming, it’s time to indulge in some of our favorite seasonal activities. Among the top contenders for family, friends, and fun is of course hitting the slopes. Whether its downhill or cross-country, on beginner trails or Black Diamonds, there are plenty of options for guests headed to BnB’s who want to ski.

January 4, 2016 | By More
Best Year-Round Trails For Mountain Bike Junkies

Best Year-Round Trails For Mountain Bike Junkies

For Mountain Bike Junkies: Best Places for Year-Round Trails

If you’re a mountain biker, chances are you’re insatiable. You love the feeling of conquering a challenging trail, no matter how high up. But even you aren’t masochistic enough to try mountain biking in the freezing cold and risk running over an icy spot. Luckily, there are a number of different areas you can bike in year-round.

December 28, 2015 | By More
Tips For Navigating New Year’s Eve in New York

Tips For Navigating New Year’s Eve in New York

For millions of people, New Year’s Eve means hanging out at home, watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square to ring in the New Year. But for a once in a lifetime experience, there’s nowhere else in the world to be than Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Here are great tips for navigating Times Square on New Year’s Eve so you don’t get lost in the crowd.

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10 Great Experiences You Can Only Have in Connecticut

10 Great Experiences You Can Only Have in Connecticut

During a tech conference, I was able to stay at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut for the weekend. I was expecting a pretty normal conference: most of my time spent at the event, without a lot of chances to get out of the venue and my hotel and enjoy the rest of my time in Stamford. The tourism opportunities, however, surprised me. As it turns out, there are a number of experiences you can only have in Connecticut. Here are our favorites:

December 18, 2015 | By More
New Florida Eco Tours – A Refreshing Change From Theme Parks

New Florida Eco Tours – A Refreshing Change From Theme Parks

What happens when you gather southern Florida’s preeminent environmental scientists, land managers, and tourism officials together and ask them to identify the areas most awe-inspiring natural attractions? You get a treasure trove of the most diverse and interesting nature experiences in southern Florida. Newly formed tour operator, Ecko Tours, a collaboration of the non-profit Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida, has crafted 5 exciting nature tours based on the recommendations of environmental experts.

December 15, 2015 | By More
Best Destinations for Family Christmas Vacation Magic In The USA

Best Destinations for Family Christmas Vacation Magic In The USA

There’s certainly no place like home for the holidays, but sometimes our family homes are scattered across the country or everyone is so completely stressed out that a holiday vacation is the answer. Actually nothing brings a family closer together than experiencing a new destination together.

As your family explores new cultures and vistas, you’ll find yourself snapping pictures of smiling faces and group hugs. So give yourselves the ultimate gift of a spending time together and relaxing where someone else does all the work. Here are our picks of the most magical destinations in America for spending the Christmas and New Years holidays:

December 1, 2015 | By More
A Look At America’s Most Iconic Coffee Houses

A Look At America’s Most Iconic Coffee Houses

Where Do You Get Your Coffee Fix? – Here Are Seven of America’s Most Amazing Coffee Houses You Simply Must Try.

There’s something about a hot, steaming cup of coffee that just makes the day better. What is it about the aroma of coffee beans in the morning that makes you able to take on the world? It’s no secret that coffee is one of the highest consumed beverages in the US (and the world), so why settle for mediocre coffee shops and bland cups of Joe when you could be exploring some of the best coffee houses in the world?

November 20, 2015 | By More
The Best of Atlanta in One Day – See All the Red-Hot Spots!

The Best of Atlanta in One Day – See All the Red-Hot Spots!

See The Very Best of Atlanta in One Glorious Day!

Ask a native Atlanta resident about their favorite local restaurant, music venue, or distinguishable Atlanta characteristic, and you’ll get a torrent of answers. Atlanta is rich with Southern hospitality and history, delivered with a 21st century approach, and home to acclaimed shopping and dining destinations in distinctive neighborhood “pockets.”

November 18, 2015 | By More
Thanksgiving BnB Getaways – Your Home Away For The Holiday

Thanksgiving BnB Getaways – Your Home Away For The Holiday

Thanksgiving BnB Getaways – Be Welcomed to a Home Away From Home for the Holiday

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for everything you have, which is a good thing to remember considering how stressful it can be planning the big event. Coordinating food, family, and friends can be an overwhelming endeavor – except, of course, if you have a professional handle it all for you. That’s one of the biggest benefits of B&B’s for holidays, and really, all year round! Since the holiday season is upon us, here are few inns where you can take advantage of (and enjoy) the best home-away-from-home hospitality.

November 16, 2015 | By More