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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
August is considered to be the dog days of summer, so it’s perfectly appropriate that National Dog Day falls on August 26, 2015. Just as summer temperatures crank up and you and your pooch are in need of a romp at the beach, hotels and inns are treating guests and their doggie pals to some extra special treats.
Here’s a look at some of the best beach getaways for you and your best canine pal this summer.
When temperatures reach 90 degrees and above (as they have all across the counntry this week) it’s time to escape to the cool breezes of a dreamy mountain and lakeside B&B to beat the summer heat!
As the heat index rises so too does travelers’ intolerance for uncomfortable travel and steamy summer locals. The search for cooler destinations in magnificent locations becomes top priority during peak summer, and there are plenty of B&B’s situated in mountainous and lakeside regions that definitely fit the bill. Here are a few great properties to check out and check into when planning your next great summer escape.
“Hey mister…will you take a picture of me and my family?”, will make a grand resurgence at Disney properties beginning on Tuesday, June 30th when a ban begins on selfie sticks in Disney parks.
Citing growing safety concerns with the increasing number of selfie sticks in use at the parks and on amusements rides, Disney has decided to ban these handy photo tools entirely.
Blaze your Path through Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail with the Help of These Spirited B&B’s.
With the spike in bourbon and whiskey sales over the past five years, one of the largest trends in travel has been the pilgrimage to Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail. From bachelor parties, to mancations, to girlfriend getaway weekends, everyone wants to know more about America’s favorite brown spirit.
We all know the big three St. Patrick’s Day cities that grab all the attention each year for gala green celebrations and boisterous parades. Boston, Chicago and New York are hard to beat for their St. Paddy’s Day enthusiasm and Celtic traditions.
But with more folks claiming to have Irish heritage in the United States than in Ireland, there are lots of other cities that go all out to celebrate their Gaelic connections and hoist more than a few pints of green beer and Guinness. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the top places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day across the United States:
Start Fresh With The Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the USA.
It’s that time of year again – time to make some New Year’s resolutions, with the hopes of keeping them! We’re sharing some of our favorite New Year’s Eve celebrations and traditions that will have you looking forward to 2015.
Let’s face it, adults have it hard these days. Don’t you regret wishing you were older when you were younger? Missing all those naps, the recess periods were stolen from you long ago, and the satisfaction of getting your fingers in paint. Those were the days. Don’t say goodbye to them yet though, if you’re around the Orlando area, and are fed up with being an adult, just check any of these five spots out where you can become a kid again.
This year why not let someone else do the driving while you sit back and relax with nothing to disturb your leaf-peeping revelry. We’ve pulled together a guide to America’s favorite rail journeys that travel past the country’s most stunning fall foliage vistas. Whether you have one day to spare or a week, here are the best train routes for doing some serious leaf peeping.
From New England, to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the narrow gauge rails of the west, there’s spectacular foliage scenery all along the way.