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Where to Celebrate the 4th of July

There's no better place to watch fireworks than on a beach! Photo credit: Kyle Nishioka via Flickr.

For many Americans, July 4th is a family holiday — it involves backyard barbecues, maybe a parade through town and a local fireworks show. Some people, however, have dreams of celebrating the nation’s birthday with more pizzazz. Thankfully, there are plenty of options around the country that deliver 4th of July festivities worth traveling for.

So, where to celebrate the 4th of July? These 11 places around the U.S. each offer something special for the day, whether it’s a stunning backdrop for fireworks or a party that makes you forget the fireworks altogether.

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July 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Exploring Savannah on a Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour

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When the city of Savannah was first established in 1733, the entire area was free of lawyers, liquor, slaves and Catholics. I pondered this bit of historical trivia while strolling the cobbled streets, sipping on a Chatham Artillery Punch made with seven types of booze. Savannah’s original liquor law, it turns out, only lasted for nine short years. Today, the entire Savannah historical district is completely open-container — meaning anyone with a single, plastic cup can legally carry up to 16 ounces of liquor out on the street.

While the potent punch was originally poured in the confines of Tondee’s Tavern, I find myself swilling the drink en route to Scottish-themed Molly Macpherson’s. The pubs, respectively, are stops two and three on a culinary, cultural walking tour of Savannah’s historic district — which, aside from stopping at seven eateries from bakeries to beehives and bars, also offers tasty morsels of Savannah’s early history.

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June 19, 2015 by | Comments Off

10 Great Summer Family Road Trips with Kids

Ferry boat in the San Juan Islands, Washington, USA

Summer is approaching, which means it’s high time to start planning—and booking—your summer trips. Our advice: Slow down and enjoy the journey by road-tripping to and through your favorite destinations. We’ve researched a number of family-friendly road trips around the country. Here, in no particular order, are our favorite 10.

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May 26, 2015 by | Comments Off

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

Enjoy scrumptious Czech cuisine at the May food festivals!

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season, or you’re simply itching to add a new stamp to your passport – May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, May has that “not too hot and not too cold” weather, as well as being a time for some pretty big festivals. Here are some ideas for where to go in May.

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May 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments

8 Most Extreme Florida Adventures

Go hang gliding!

Florida isn’t just about relaxing on the beach, margarita in hand, toe-tapping to Jimmy Buffet. It’s also one of the country’s premier destinations for extreme, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From shark diving in the Florida Keys, to racing a Lamborghini in Miami, to skydiving in Tampa, there’s no shortage of adventure opportunities. Here are just eight of our favorite experiences for adrenalin junkies.

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March 20, 2015 by | Comments Off

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

The 450-mile stretch between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America’s most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains, and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California coast.

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March 16, 2015 by | Comments Off

Instagram Contest: ‘Spring Break’ Photo Contest

Spring is almost in full swing which means Spring Break 2015 is upon us! Are you beach bumming on tropical island or camping in Mother Nature’s finest forests? Maybe you’re exploring your new favorite city? Whatever your spring break plans, we’d love to know! Snap a photo and share them with us on Instagram for […]

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March 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments

10 Things to Love About Myrtle Beach

Sink your toes into the sands at Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a favorite vacation destination in South Carolina—for good reason. With 60 miles (96.6 km) of beach known as the Grand Strand on the Atlantic Ocean, plenty of opportunities for entertainment and multiple cultural offerings, Myrtle Beach has been luring visitors for decades. A man-made island, with the Intercostal Waterway separating the city from the mainland, this separation just adds to the allure of Myrtle Beach. While there are lots of things to love in Myrtle Beach, here are our top 10 picks.

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March 4, 2015 by | Comments Off

26 Cheap Things To Do, Eat and See in New Orleans

Big cities can be a drain on the wallet with pricey options for food, entertainment, and transportation, but New Orleans, Louisiana, is particularly friendly for those traveling on a budget. Sure you can drop a ton of cash in The Big Easy, but it’s not necessary. Here are 26 cheap—and free!—things to do, eat, and see in New Orleans that won’t bankrupt your trip.

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January 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments

What the US’s New Stance on Cuba Means for Tourism

Cubans hanging out after a days work in Havana

One of the biggest political surprises of 2014 was the Obama Administration’s decision to “chart a new course” in US relations with Cuba. While social media buzzed with chatter that the US was “lifting the embargo,” the new policy towards Cuba is at most a step towards that. Lifting the embargo requires the approval of Congress, which given its current political makeup, is not likely to happen in the very near future.

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January 8, 2015 by | Comments Off

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