Great Farm Vacations to Get Back to Nature

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Updated: January 23rd, 2019Farm vacations – Long popular in Europe, farm stay vacations have only recently become part of the mainstay U.S. travel market. Once you try a farm vacation, however, you’ll be sold. Whether experiencing a farm as a vacation destination in itself or as a lodging alternative including other activities, staying at a … Read moreGreat Farm Vacations to Get Back to Nature

8 Reasons Why Beach Volleyball Is Great Fun for Perfect Holiday

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Updated: January 23rd, 2019Beach volleyball is always a lot of fun, no matter what age group you are and how well you can actually play the sport. It can be played throughout the year, and besides having so much fun playing the game, volleyball has so many other benefits as well, thus making the sport … Read more8 Reasons Why Beach Volleyball Is Great Fun for Perfect Holiday

Pros and Cons of Driving Versus Flying ~ What Makes More Sense

Driving Versus Flying

Updated: January 23rd, 2019For each trip, travelers have to weigh the pros and cons of driving versus flying. Which is more cost effective? Which is more convenient? Which one has the smallest environmental impact? While there are no answers that apply to every situation, following a few suggestions can make it easier to decide which … Read morePros and Cons of Driving Versus Flying ~ What Makes More Sense

How to Drive in Snow and Ice: 5 Winter Driving Safety Tips

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Updated: January 23rd, 2019How to drive in snow – Many travelers will take to the highways and interstates this holiday season, facing snow, ice, and other winter conditions. Our family will be driving long-distance for a ski vacation in Canada, and we want to make sure we’re prepared for safe winter driving. Raised in the … Read moreHow to Drive in Snow and Ice: 5 Winter Driving Safety Tips

Reasons to Book Small Ship Cruise to Alaska

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Updated: January 23rd, 2019Small ship cruise to Alaska ~ In mid-July, my family and I embarked on our Alaska Dream Trip and set sail aboard the 49 passenger Baranof Dream from Sitka to Ketchikan Alaska with Alaskan Dream cruise line. For ten days, we’ll experience their family cruise itinerary through SE Alaska, which promises to keep … Read moreReasons to Book Small Ship Cruise to Alaska

Best Appalachian Trail Lodges: Where to Stay

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Updated: January 23rd, 2019Best Appalachian Trail Lodges – When most outdoor travelers think of the famed Appalachian Trail, their first association is with long-distance backpacking. And it’s true. Many hikers spend months traveling the trail from its start in Georgia to its finish atop a mountain in Maine. But what if you’re not quite ready … Read moreBest Appalachian Trail Lodges: Where to Stay

24 Hours in Iceland and Puffin Pictures

Updated: January 23rd, 2019Vík í Mýrdal, more commonly known simply as Vik, is conveniently located on the Ring Road in Iceland. Vik is known for its stunning black basalt beaches and it’s a great place to stop on your way from the Westman Islands to Skaftafell National Park. It’s a small town with under 300 inhabitants, but … Read more24 Hours in Iceland and Puffin Pictures

Top Swimming Holes in the USA to Dive into Before Summer Ends

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Updated: January 23rd, 2019Top Swimming Holes – Out of summer vacation ideas? Whether you’re traveling or spending the remainder of the summer close to home, there are plenty of sunny days left to explore a favorite swimming hole. Don’t know where to go? This list of top swimming holes across the US should get you started. … Read moreTop Swimming Holes in the USA to Dive into Before Summer Ends

Hiking the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park

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Updated: January 23rd, 2019Hiking the John Muir Trail – The John Muir Trail is a 211 mile stretch between Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and Mt. Whitney in the California desert. While hardcore backpackers will hike the entire length in as little as 15 days, the Yosemite National Park portion of the John Muir Trail … Read moreHiking the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park

What to Do in the Summer in Keystone, Colorado

Updated: January 23rd, 2019Keystone, Colorado is known for its fantastic skiing during the winter months, but it’s also great for a summer getaway. The inexpensive summer lodging and outdoor activities make the Keystone Resort the perfect destination for a summer vacation. Here’s what to do in the summer in Keystone, Colorado. Summer in Keystone, Colorado Here’s … Read moreWhat to Do in the Summer in Keystone, Colorado