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Historic Beverly Hills Celebrates 100 Years of Dazzle With Free Concerts And More

Historic Beverly Hills Celebrates 100 Years of Dazzle With Free Concerts And More

An Insider’s Guide To Historic Beverly Hills

“Historic” may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think about Beverly Hills, but the city has much more to offer than world-class shopping and cars that cost more than your (and my) house. On January 28, 2014, the City of Beverly Hills marked its centennial and kicked off a year-long celebration featuring free concerts, public art exhibits, special offers from local hotels and restaurants and much more. If you want to experience the history of luxury, glamor and elegance, Beverly Hills is the place to go.

February 6, 2014 | By More
How To Stay Safe And Healthy While Traveling in India

How To Stay Safe And Healthy While Traveling in India

A Traveler’s Guide For Staying Safe and Healthy in India

It’s no secret that India is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. In 2011 alone, 6.29 million foreign tourists visited the subcontinent according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. India is an especially popular travel destination among U.S. Americans who in fact comprise 16% of all foreign travelers.

Whether you intend to backpack through the country or stay at a luxurious resort at the beach, you should plan your trip in advance and take several precautions to remain safe and sound during your journey.

February 3, 2014 | By More
Winter Fun With Kids in New York City

Winter Fun With Kids in New York City

We have great recommendations for fun winter activities with kids in New York City. As we all know trying to find something to do with a toddler during the winter can be a challenge. Luckily, there are a lots to do here in NY.

We decided to visit the New York Botanical Gardens Train Show. We live about 15 minutes from the Botanical Gardens, but had never been there. We were graciously hosted by the garden to see the Holiday Train Show and see the rest of the garden.

January 23, 2014 | By More
Top Attractions For Family Vacations in the United States – Surprise, Disney World Isn’t on the List!

Top Attractions For Family Vacations in the United States – Surprise, Disney World Isn’t on the List!

Families are always looking for great vacation spots to bring the kids. Here are our recommendations for top attractions for family vacations in the United States, and surprise, Disney World isn’t on the list!

I live in Portland Oregon where, no joke, our biggest tourist attraction (for adults and kids alike) is Powell’s Books – a bookstore with a collection so large that, in addition to its own three-story-tall city-block big building, it has started to take over the building across the street. It’s also the grandfather of the used/new-side-by-side sales model that more and more independent bookstores are starting to adopt across the country. If your family ever finds itself in Portland, you’ll have to see it.

January 13, 2014 | By More
Top Sites For Romance in Paris

Top Sites For Romance in Paris

Best Places For Romance in Paris

Arguably the original ‘city of love’, Paris is synonymous with romantic breaks, and there is no more romantic trip (in theory!) than one’s honeymoon. If you’re planning on celebrating being newlyweds in the French capital, consider checking out these seven top romantic spots for honeymooner or any couple looking for romance.

January 10, 2014 | By More
How To Plan A Budget Honeymoon in Italy

How To Plan A Budget Honeymoon in Italy

A honeymoon in Italy has it all: culturally rich cities, ancient treasures, contemporary art, cozy wine bars and panoramic vistas that create romantic backdrops. It’s one of the world’s premiere honeymoon destinations for good reason: Italy has everything you’ll ever want for the perfect getaway with the person you love most.

The country’s beauty and popularity attracts millions of visitors each year. Its allure comes mainly from its historical significance, its aura of high taste and its natural beauty. However, this same popularity has its drawbacks: Italy’s classy reputation and relative distance can intimidate couples who are working with a tight budget.

December 13, 2013 | By More
Sesame Place – Not Just For Summer, A Childhood Treat All Winter Long

Sesame Place – Not Just For Summer, A Childhood Treat All Winter Long

I was able to experience sesame place this past summer with my two year old son and share my experiences with you. As I look at activities to do in the winter to keep my now 2 ½ year busy, I look back at Sesame Place and see how many great events that they have throughout the year to enjoy. You sometimes think, that theme parks are just for the summer, but that’s not always true. Many have great activities all year round.

During December, Sesame Place is planning A Very Furry Christmas, which is featured between November 23-December 31st.

December 10, 2013 | By More
Thanksgiving Tips For the Big Apple – Tips For A Great New York Visit

Thanksgiving Tips For the Big Apple – Tips For A Great New York Visit

Few places are more synonymous with the spirit and tradition of the holidays than New York City. Whether you indulge in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, infinite stores for holiday shopping, or the world-famous Rockettes at Radio City, the Big Apple is THE place to visit around Thanksgiving time. The fall air is crisp, the streets are packed, and everyone is in a festive holiday mood. What could be better?

Here are top tips and must-see attractions to check out while you’re enjoying gala New York City during the Thanksgiving season.

November 14, 2013 | By More
Top Sports Hall of Fame Museums to Thrill Sports Fans of All Ages

Top Sports Hall of Fame Museums to Thrill Sports Fans of All Ages

As children millions of sports enthusiasts have dreamed that one day they might end up in a sport’s hall of fame, well, your dreams have come true. Well, sort of. Check out these wonderful sport’s halls of fame museums in North America and pretend that stadiums are full of people are screaming out your name. Head to upstate New York to visit The Baseball Hall of Fame Head, to visit a hall of fame dedicated to America’s favorite pastime.

November 11, 2013 | By More
Treat Your Family To A Bit Of Disney Magic For The Holidays

Treat Your Family To A Bit Of Disney Magic For The Holidays

Most people think of Disney as a summer holiday destination, but once you’ve experienced Disney during the Holidays you’ll always remember the magical glow. Have you ever considered getting out of your holiday routine and going to Disney World or Disneyland for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Disney goes all out when celebrating the holidays with decorations, fireworks and parades that truly dazzle. It’s well worth thinking about spending a Thanksgiving or Christmas break in Florida. Here are a few highlights to tempt you:

November 6, 2013 | By More
New York’s Top Must-Visit Art Galleries

New York’s Top Must-Visit Art Galleries

Art Galleries You Shouldn’t Miss Out On In New York

When it comes to New York’s architecture and design, as well as the city’s wealth of culture, you don’t need an art degree to tell you what you like. Visited by millions every year, New York is one of the world’s most spectacular cities, and it is able to offer tourists so much entertainment and attraction mainly because of its alternative social historical landmarks, many of which are a far cry from other iconic cities. If you’re thinking of visiting the big apple this year, then let’s take a look at some of the top art galleries you simply can’t miss out on!

November 4, 2013 | By More
British Columbia Shines Even In The Rain – 10 Vancouver Rainy Day Activities

British Columbia Shines Even In The Rain – 10 Vancouver Rainy Day Activities

10 Rainy Day Activities to Enjoy in Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver is a city known for its rain as much as it is for its natural beauty. You may luck out and have beautiful weather, but it’s best to plan ahead for rainy day activities so that you aren’t stuck in your hotel praying for sun. Here are some of the 10 best activities to keep you and your family fascinated and entertained even when the weather lets you down.

October 22, 2013 | By More
Heavenly Hikes – 3 Stunning California Hiking Destinations

Heavenly Hikes – 3 Stunning California Hiking Destinations

If you’re looking to go the extra mile, California has some of the world’s most picturesque hiking trails to get your adrenaline going. Whether you’re looking for extensive rugged climbs or more sedate paths, the state contains plenty of worthy hiking destinations to meet your needs.

Here’s a look at three highly-rated destinations worth exploring — each featuring a wide variety of easy to difficult trails, as well as some essential tips for your journey.

October 18, 2013 | By More
3 Unlikely Places To Visit A Winery – Top US City Locations

3 Unlikely Places To Visit A Winery – Top US City Locations

Think you need to go to Napa, Long Island or Washington State to tour a winery and sample locally made wine? Think again, because you can find wineries producing their own wine in some well traveled but not-so-obvious places.

It was while living in New York City that I first had the opportunity to learn about wine, and it was there that I fell in love with it. Combine the city’s wine and food with its history, architecture and culture and it’s easy to see why the Big Apple is a place like no other. You wouldn’t expect New York, a city known for busy streets and skyscrapers, to have a winery — but it actually has three!

October 3, 2013 | By More
How To Do Miami Up Big On A Small Budget

How To Do Miami Up Big On A Small Budget

Miami has a reputation for being a sultry and expensive vacation destination, but it doesn’t have to drain your wallet to have a great time in this chic city. The key to a low cost vacation in Miami is embodying the lifestyle of the locals and embracing the culture by hitting up all the free stuff.

Keeping your dollars in your pocket can be pretty easy—and it doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time on the beach either. The only time you’ll have to shell out money is for food and drinks and if you play your cards right you can spend only a few bucks on each meal as well.

September 27, 2013 | By More
America’s Five Top Music Cities, To Light Your Fire

America’s Five Top Music Cities, To Light Your Fire

Music unites us all. Each year, nearly 40% of the adult population of the United States attends concerts, music festivals, and a slew of other musical performances. From college students, to vacationing families, to golden oldies, music has the power to bring people from all walks of life together. Here are the top five best music cities in America where you’ll always find great performances to spice up your vacation:

September 23, 2013 | By More
Seven Essential Tips For Planning An Extended Vacation

Seven Essential Tips For Planning An Extended Vacation

We’ve all felt the pangs of envy as our friends and family have regaled us with tales of their travels and the odd and wondrous things they’ve seen. When you hear they spent 2 months abroad, you think, “I want to spend 2 months abroad.” Well, maybe you should.

Opportunities like this are only afforded by free time, which may be the rarest commodity of all. In other words, if you want to go and you’re able to go, you should go. You never know when the window where it’s possible to take an extended trip will close. Tour the country, spend a summer in Costa Rica, go live in Germany for a while. These are memories we all deserve to have.

September 6, 2013 | By More
How To Choose The Ideal Jamaican Resort For Your Visit To Paradise

How To Choose The Ideal Jamaican Resort For Your Visit To Paradise

Well known for steel drums, dark rum, white beaches, blue water, and friendly locals, Jamaica is a top Caribbean resort destination. The home of Bob Marley, Usain Bolt, and Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s natural beauty and remarkable culture have lured vacationers for generations. As the third largest island in the Caribbean, you could spend weeks exploring it’s sandy shores and verdant highlands, and with over 200 hotels to choose from, here’s how to select the your personal Jamaican paradise.

The island is divided into 14 regions, or parishes, each with similar weather, climate, and scenery. Most vacationers choose the north and west coasts. Among the most popular destinations for holiday getaways are Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, and St. Thomas.

September 3, 2013 | By More
Easy Steps For Planning A Successful Family Reunion Holiday

Easy Steps For Planning A Successful Family Reunion Holiday

Has it been years since you’ve seen all your siblings, or spent time with your parents? Have you recently connected to family you never knew you had, or has it been too long since you’ve reconnected with your cousins? Maybe you’ve discovered new branches of your family tree via some ancestry websites. Perhaps you’ve uncovered an old photograph capturing the last family holiday. Have you ever imagined how wonderful it would be for you all to get together in one place again after so many years?

Family reunions are a good way for different generations and branches of a family to come together and share your heritage. With some advanced planning and a bit of creativity, you can organise a memorable family holiday.

August 30, 2013 | By More
Inn-dulgence With “Ruff” and Relaxation at Pet Friendly B&Bs

Inn-dulgence With “Ruff” and Relaxation at Pet Friendly B&Bs

Unconditional love – it’s what pets give every single day. If you’re a pet owner, you understand the special place they hold in our hearts. When you’ve had a tough day at work you can be sure a wagging tail (and maybe a happy bark), or a soft purr and a rub are waiting to greet you. Your mood can go from blue to new just by walking through your front door.

When the time comes to leave for a getaway, it’s hard to look into those puppy dog eyes and say good-bye. Fido and Fluffy are like family members, so leaving them behind is especially hard. Luckily, there are many B&Bs that allow pets to accompany you on a getaway, depending on size and behavior. Pet-friendly B&Bs provide amenities for your furry friend, including beds, water dishes, toys and treats.

August 28, 2013 | By More