Illinois’ Best Weekend Getaways from Chicago

The Windy City is a fantastic place, but even its own residents need to get away from the big-city bustle from time to time. Outside of Chicago and its vast suburban sprawl, colloquially known as “Chicagoland”, Illinois immediately opens into the deep forests and the endless vista of plains that characterize the midwest. Illinois has much to offer. A short road trip will lead weekend road warriors to an array of natural, historic, and tourist-friendly places. Continue reading “Illinois’ Best Weekend Getaways from Chicago” »

Spring Break in Seaside, Oregon

If you’re looking for a fun place to go this spring break, look no further than Seaside, Oregon. This charming area is located in the northern part of the state along the beautiful Pacific coast. It has remained one of Oregon’s most popular seaside destinations for decades. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or a fun-filled vacation this spring break, Seaside has it all.

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The Best Lighthouses in Cape Cod, MA

Even though most Cape Cod lighthouses are only open in the warmer months for tours, just seeing a Cape Cod lighthouse is a travel must. Cape Cod is known for its nautical activities and beautiful Atlantic beaches. Lighthouses are an important part of Cape Cod history. If you love lighthouses, here are some of the best right in Cape Cod.

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Things to Do on a Weekend Trip to Leavenworth WA

Leavenworth, Wash., is a small Bavarian village just a few hours east of Seattle. Nestled in the foothills of the Wenatchee National forest, a weekend getaway to Leavenworth provides plenty of outdoor activities with a mountainous backdrop. Although primarily known for its outdoor adventures, these are some of the best things to do in this small town on a weekend visit to Leavenworth, Wash., any time of the year. Continue reading “Things to Do on a Weekend Trip to Leavenworth WA” »

Best Places to Eat in Nashville, TN

Nashville is considered by many to be the best place for live music, but the city also offers an amazing food scene. Whether you’re looking for traditional Tennessee BBQ or something more exotic, Nashville can provide an opportunity to try it all. The following are some of best places to eat in the city. The list includes some new places, as well as some favorites that have been loved by locals for many years.

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Reasons to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Gulf Shores, Alabama

The breathtaking coast of Gulf Shores, Alabama, offers the ideal backdrop for an enjoyable and memorable getaway. Although perfect for sun worshipers and dolphin lovers, the Gulf Shores of this friendly southern states are also perfect for those planning a Gulf Shores New Year’s Eve getaway. Below are some family-friendly activities travelers should consider when visiting this area for the holiday.

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5 Things Kids Will Love at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum

Children and balloons just seem to go together. Something about a colorful, floating orb just seems to light up little faces in a way nothing else does. No one knows this better than the folks at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum. Since 2005, the museum has introduced visitors to the science and wonder behind ballooning. If your child is a balloon-a-maniac, there are a few features you should make time for. Continue reading “5 Things Kids Will Love at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum” »

Reasons to Visit Lake Michigan in the Winter

Everyone knows there are many reasons to visit a lake in the summer, but what about the winter? Well, with Lake Michigan there are just as many reasons to visit in the winter as there are in the summer. The lake is beautiful and with the filter of winter, it is even more so. There are many winter specific activities that you must experience if you plan to visit Lake Michigan this winter. Here are just a few of the reasons to visit Lake Michigan this winter.

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5 Wonders of Yosemite National Park

Visiting a national park is a great vacation for the whole family. National parks can educate and excite young children. Today it is very hard to get a good sense of nature as most of the people live in cities and suburbs. Taking your children to a national park can be a fun and new experience for them, and Yosemite is a great place to start. There are giant trees and steep cliffs. Visiting Yosemite is a great way to get some fresh air and some exercise. Here are 5 wonders of Yosemite National Park that you should experience with the whole family. Continue reading “5 Wonders of Yosemite National Park” »

Winter Activities in Helen, Georgia

While most consider Georgia as a warm southern state teeming with peaches, North Georgia, leading up into the Blue Ridge mountains, is a beautiful place to visit for a winter getaway. Located less than two hours north of Atlanta, consider heading to Helen this winter season for a fun week, weekend, or even just a day trip. Check out this list of hotspots and events to keep you busy. Continue reading “Winter Activities in Helen, Georgia” »

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