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Signs Of The Times: The New World of Cannabis Tours in the USA

Signs Of The Times: The New World of Cannabis Tours in the USA

From Taboo to What’s New – Cannabis Themed Tours Are Sprouting Up in America

As the old song says: Times they are a changing… What was considered a taboo some years ago is now becoming a tourist trend. Long gone are the times when Cannabis was an issue that had to be hidden. Now the winds of change have brought legal reforms and are remaking the once evil branded plant into an advantageous factor for economic growth. Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska have already legalized the “drug” for recreational use among adults and more States are changing their legal frameworks making Cannabis use acceptable for medical purposes.

April 15, 2016 | By More
New Trends in Camping Equipment for 2016

New Trends in Camping Equipment for 2016

What’s New in Camping Equipment? New equipment and gadgets are making camping easier than ever.

The right camping equipment can go a long way in improving your experience when you’re out there roughing it in the wild. From core camping gear that will improve your ability to tackle challenging conditions to gadgets and tech that caters to the modern camper – the range of camping equipment available nowadays is nothing less than amazing.

February 24, 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
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
As Seen In Times Square New York!

As Seen In Times Square New York!

Today is a banner day for Wicked Good Travel Tips!  Nasdaq is showing us some love on their billboard above Times Square.  Thanks Nasdaq, we’re proud to carry all your breaking travel news from the Globe Newswire on WickedGoodTravelTips.com. Glad Emma Stone seems to like it too!

December 3, 2015 | By More
New Electronic Cigarette Regulations – E-Cigs Just Banned From Checked Luggage

New Electronic Cigarette Regulations – E-Cigs Just Banned From Checked Luggage

Heads Up All E-Cigs Users! There are new rules for bringing Battery-powered e-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems on an airplane.The TSA now bans electronic cigarettes or other battery-operated electronic smoking devices in checked bags to protect against in-flight fires.

Here’s what you need to know about taking your electronic cigarettes on an airplane as of November, 2016:

October 30, 2015 | By More
Top Reasons Thailand Should Be Your Retirement Paradise

Top Reasons Thailand Should Be Your Retirement Paradise

Everything You Need to Know about Retiring in Thailand

Why would anyone want to spend their retirement in Thailand? The real question is, “Why wouldn’t everyone want to retire in Thailand?” For one thing, Thailand is both exotic and familiar at the same time. Its’ the number one retirement destination in Southeast Asia for people from the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand thanks to its Eastern culture and the fact that people who speak only English typically have no trouble getting around and making their way through their everyday life.

October 26, 2015 | By More
Emerging Wine Regions That Have Everyone Talking

Emerging Wine Regions That Have Everyone Talking

Wine Regions Around the World That Say, “Move Over France and California”!

Although there are more than a million wine producers who produce in excess 2.8 billion cases of wine each year, global wine production has decreased in the past decade due to recent worldwide economic instabilities. On the other hand, a global consumption trend never really had any major oscillations, people simply love this historic beverage. You probably think of France, Spain, Italy or California as the leaders in this business, and you are right to do so, however, underdogs are slowly, but surely emerging to challenge the world wine market.

October 12, 2015 | By More
Delta’s New Carry-On Baggage Policy May Just Be A Winner!

Delta’s New Carry-On Baggage Policy May Just Be A Winner!

Delta has announced a new VIP Carry-On Bag Service that is actually free to use (well for now anyway). If you’re like me, one of the most annoying aspects of flying is arriving at your seat only to find the overhead bin packed full with bags dropped off by folks sitting somewhere else. Hey, isn’t that my bin??? We all know that stowing overhead bags slows down the boarding process and blocks the aisles for everyone.

June 8, 2015 | By More
Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Innkeeper?

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Innkeeper?

Have you toyed with the idea of owning a Bed and Breakfast someday? Here’s the basics of what you need to be a successful Innkeeper.

Move over Lorelai Gilmore and Bob Newhart, do you think you have what it takes to be an innkeeper? I can’t think of any other profession that combines the knowledge from as many different disciplines as innkeeping does. From cook to concierge, housekeeper to historian, gardener to greeter, mediator to marketer the list goes on and on, so to be successful you need to know your limitations and know when to get help.

May 22, 2015 | By More
How To Travel The World on $50 a Day, Just Get Out and Explore!

How To Travel The World on $50 a Day, Just Get Out and Explore!

Have you been scared away from visiting Europe because it’s just too expensive? Well there’s good news on the horizon. Not only is the dollar strong again and climbing in value against the Euro, but seasoned traveler Matt Kepnes (a.k.a. Nomadic Matt) has shared his secrets for How to Travel The World on $50 a Day.

It’s been 50 years or more since Arthur Frommer first peaked America’s imagination to head to Europe for $5 a day. Generations have now hopped-the-pond to explore Europe, and the world, on a budget. Matt’s terrific guide for traveling smarter in today’s economy should be on everyone’s book shelf.

April 1, 2015 | By More
Northern Lights Tour To Iceland For Just $699!

Northern Lights Tour To Iceland For Just $699!

Will This Be The Year You See The Northern Lights? Incredible Sale – Norther Lights Tour to Iceland for just $699 per person!

For the next 8 days, go-today is offering an unbeatable vacation package to Iceland for travelers wanting to enliven the 2015/2016 fall/winter season. For just $699 per person, ordinary Americans can transport themselves from the dreary boredom of a cold, blah East Coast to an Arctic world of thermal pools, glaciers, geysers and frozen waterfalls. Bookings must be made by March 30, 2015 – so get cooking.

March 23, 2015 | By More
New Mobile Passport App Lets You Speed Through US Customs

New Mobile Passport App Lets You Speed Through US Customs

Imagine never having to wait in long, long U.S. Custom lines again when returning to the United States from your international travels. Yes, you could apply for Global Entry, pay the fees, have an interview and wait to be approved, or there may be a much easier way. The new free Mobile Passport App streamlines the re-entry process and is a must-have app for US citizens who travel internationally.

February 27, 2015 | By More
No Valentine’s Plans? No Worries, HotelTonight To the Rescue

No Valentine’s Plans? No Worries, HotelTonight To the Rescue

HotelTonight.com was made-to-order for times like this – stop procrastinating and find a great last-minute deal on a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, the pressure is on to plan a big event to celebrate your love. Couple that with all the weather events across the country and everyone is ready to just getaway! But where to begin? Thankfully, HotelTonight is coming to your rescue with ready-made LOVE packages!

February 10, 2015 | By More
Inexpensive New Travel Insurance Well Worth Buying

Inexpensive New Travel Insurance Well Worth Buying

Let’s be honest, we all grimace at the thought of spending hundreds of dollars on travel insurance. One of the most asked questions I received as a travel agent was, “Do I REALLY need to buy travel insurance, I’ve never had a problem before”? But with volcanoes erupting, winter snow storms, strikes across Europe, terrorism events and just unlucky happenstance, having some trip protection is in fact a good idea. So for all you procrastinators, here’s some good news: there’s a new breed of travel insurance out there that is both no-hassle and inexpensive. Here are some policies well worth considering:

January 27, 2015 | By More
There’s Good News in Travel Trends for 2015

There’s Good News in Travel Trends for 2015

Could it be that the years of bad news for travelers with diminished services and higher prices are finally going to take a turn for the better? Well yes, in fact, there’s finally some good news on the horizon for travel trends in 2015. So let’s take a look at some of the most important changes in store for the new year that are sure to cheer all you bedraggled road warriors.

January 7, 2015 | By More
What’s New On The London Theatre Scene for 2015

What’s New On The London Theatre Scene for 2015

Ever since the Olympics (I know that is old news but stick with me) London’s Theatreland has had a newer fresher feel to it.

There were a lot of shows that were hanging around a bit for no other reason than they could. But in 2012 many shows that were not cutting the ice closed and some others that just came in to town to reap the rewards of an Olympic year, rightly disappeared into obscurity! Since then visitors to London have enjoyed a plethora of new and exciting productions.

December 19, 2014 | By More
Free Golf at Hyatt’s New All-Inclusive Jamaica Resorts in 2015

Free Golf at Hyatt’s New All-Inclusive Jamaica Resorts in 2015

Hyatt Hotels are introducing their new All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica in a big way – with free golf!

This winter the new all-inclusive resorts, Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva in Rose Hall Jamaica, are offering a complimentary amenity that’s sure to put a smile on the face of your favorite golfer. Instead of waiting until Spring to hit the links, you can now play golf on your tropical Caribbean vacation. Every guest who stays at one of Hyatt’s new all-inclusive resorts, regardless of room category booked, will be offered complimentary greens fee for one round of golf per person per stay at either the ocean front Cinnamon Hill Golf Course or the legendary White Witch Golf Course. Which ever course you choose will deliver memorable views and an exciting day of golf action.

November 10, 2014 | By More
London’s Best Budget Hotels For An Affordable London Stay

London’s Best Budget Hotels For An Affordable London Stay

London attracts millions of visitors from across the world each year. To meet the demand there are about 9,000 plus hotels in the Central London alone, but alas, the city has a reputation for being quite expensive. So where can a budget traveller turn for reasonable accommodations in this vibrant city?

For those visiting London on a budget, one good option is to stay in a short-term serviced apartment. For others looking for a traditional hotel experience that won’t break the bank, London has a growing number of trendy hotels that provide a clean, nicely decorated room and a good breakfast for economical prices.

Here’s a look a some of London’s Best Budget Hotels:

October 29, 2014 | By More