Every year, on April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been a time to honor the natural beauty of our planet, to demonstrate support for green movements around the globe, and to raise awareness about environmental protection. Today, 44 years after the first Earth Day was celebrated, the “eco” lifestyle has had a beneficial influence on just about every market, including the travel market. Here are some particularly great ‘green’ eco getaway spots.
The Ultimate Roadtrip Tips and Tricks for Route 1, The Pacific Coast Highway
Whether you’re on a weekend break or a year-long trip of a lifetime, making entirely new memories is a unique experience. That’s why I love road trips! Every day brings something different, a new stone unturned, a new path untraveled, a new road un-driven!
Driving The Pacific Coast Highway is a journey that takes you through the heart of California’s spirit. With its heart stopping turns and stunning coastline vistas, it comes as no surprise that this highway is one of America’s unofficial pilgrimage routes. From surfers to food groupies to motoring enthusiasts, this particular road trip attracts thrill-seekers of all sorts.
Throwing caution to the wind we decided to try to escape to the coast of Maine during the busiest week of the summer season. Summer doesn’t officially begin in New England until July 4th, and this year a heat wave only heightened everyone’s desire to getaway. Finding a last minute room anywhere in Maine during the July 4th weekend was unlikely, but after scanning a few bed and breakfast sites, we were lucky to grab a room at the Dockside Guest Quarters in York Maine. This is truly one of the most picturesque and quiet settings in the York Harbor/ Ogunquit area. The inn is located on Harris Island and affords their quests beautiful waterfront views.
We were looking for peace and quiet and busy hotels and 4th of July crowds were not for us during this weekend getaway. We arrived while the inn was setting up for afternoon tea which offered quite a delicious spread, and the view was breathtaking.
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. [...]
Chasing the Peak Fall Foliage to a Bed and Breakfast Getaway When it comes to leaf peeping, you could take one of two approaches: hang loose and wait for the peak color to arrive or put on a warm sweater, lace up the boots, pack your camera and go chase it. But, where would you [...]
Here’s the making for a perfect New Engalnd getaway – pause for brewskies and breakfasts at great bed and breakfasts along the Vermont Brewers Trail Looking to beat the heat? A frosty mug of your favorite ale might just do the trick. Whether you’re savoring a pint on the patio, at a BBQ, in a [...]
The Queensland coast line, at around 2,500 kilometres long, offers incredible diversity for travellers keen to experience it all. With a catchline, “beautiful one day, perfect the next,” Queensland holidays are undeniably amazing. Starting in the south and heading north, here are the top ten destinations for things to do in Queensland to make the most of your next Australian driving adventure.
If you are planning a camping and hiking trip out West, there are very few destinations as stunning as Big Sur in northern California. Located along Scenic Highway One, about 150 miles south of San Francisco, Big Sur is one of Northern California’s most popular destinations for hiking, camping and a variety of other outdoor [...]
An exotic South Pacific vacation is at the top of most of our dream vacation lists. Having spent time in both Tahiti and Fiji, I can tell you without hesitation,”Go – these destinations will knock your socks off”. The islands are every bit as enchanting and sensual as the pictures would have you believe! Two concerns typically [...]
I’ve just done the winter escape road trip run from New England to Southern Florida and back, and couldn’t have lived without the terrific website I95ExitGuide.com. This wonderful guide tells you about all things related to Route I-95 from beginning to end, and every exit in between. I began by checking the weather all along [...]