Posts Tagged‘USA’

Enjoy the best Puerto Rico has to offer this winter

Has the initial burst of cold air from the north got you feeling down? You would normally book a flight to somewhere warm like you usually do, but lo and behold, you just realized that your passport just expired. Don’t despair though – you live in America! The island nation of Puerto Rico is an official territory of the United States, meaning you can board a flight to this exotic destination with little more than a piece of government-issued photo identification. What unique attractions await you in Puerto Rico? Below, we’ll give you a taste of a place that will…

Heli-Skiing Isn’t Like Other Vacations

To escape status-quo when it comes to skiing, you’re going to have to go a lot farther than where a chairlift can take you. Beyond the man-made slopes of your average resort, you can find perfect powder and awe-inspiring panoramic views. All you have to do is take a helicopter to the most beautiful peaks of British Columbia. If you’re tired of the chopped, artificial snow of resorts, you’re not alone. Many thrill-seekers who are sick of sharing the slope with novice skiers are turning to heli-skiing as the only way to true way to chase adrenaline. Taken by helicopter…

5 Amazing Travel Pictures from Amateur Photographers

Looking for some inspiration heading into the upcoming summer holiday season? The following are some of the most amazing travel pictures that I have seen from amateur photographers over the past few months. I’ve shared them so you can get started with the process of dreaming up your next big adventure. Check it out below… 1) Free range elephants enjoy a pasture in Northern Thailand While much of Thailand’s large mammals have found it hard to exist wild and free in the few remaining wildernesses in this nation of 70 million people, there are efforts to boost the population of…

Unearth the charm of the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains, sometimes referred to as the Great Smoky Mountains, or simply the Great Smokies, is a mountain range located on the border of Northern Carolina and Tennessee, and features the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a hub of excitement and adventure for anyone who likes to head outdoors while they are on vacation. Heading into the mountains The Smoky Mountains are truly a sight to behold; stretching on for as far as the eye can see, and covered in lush, ancient forests, the mountains are a truly breathtaking vision, regardless of whether you are a fan of the…

Top things to do in California on your next vacation

California truly has something to offer any traveler. In fact, there are so many great things to do, the problem is settling on which activities to take part in. Here are but a few of the top activities in California to keep in mind when planning your next vacation. Visit wine country California is home to one of the world’s top wine regions. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay of Napa Valley are some of the most celebrated California wines. For the perfect vacation, make sure to book a stay at a local bed and breakfast and spend your days walking…

6 Small Cities in New York State Worth Checking Out if You’re Visiting NYC

The Big Apple bustles with art, theater, shopping, and big city adventures. But New York offers a lot more than NYC, including some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern US. While you’re in the area, you might enjoy a day trip or a weekend in one of these smaller cities for a change of pace. Chautauqua: A Summer Learning Event Since 1874, this lakeside community near the Pennsylvania border has been the home of a summer lecture and arts program. Art openings, opera performances, and lectures by Supreme Court justices, celebrities, and top minds from every field liven up…

6 Things to Check Out in Carlsbad

Carlsbad, California is a coastal seaside resort community nestled between San Diego and Los Angeles. Travelers who want a quieter destination within reach of big city attractions will find “The Village by the Sea” a perfect compromise. Stunning Jewels at the Gemological Institute of America The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is headquartered in Carlsbad. The GIA museum hosts both rotating exhibits and breathtaking permanent features. Browse diamonds, pearls, and colored stones from around the world. The Tower of Brilliance is the largest crystal octahedron in the world. The crystal rotates continuously, reflecting natural sunlight during the day and carefully…

Get Off the Beaten Path in Maui

When traveling to Maui, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the many recreation and leisure options you can choose from. From the ocean to the mountains, you can find adventure from sea level all the way up to more than 10,000 feet. With so many microclimates to explore, it’s hard to know where you want to stay and what you want to see while you’re in Maui. While both the southern and northern shores of the island offer unique experiences, you’ll have to determine which will be more to your liking. The south shore of the island is home to…