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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. […]

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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 […]

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June 19, 2015 by | Comments Off on Exploring Savannah on a Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour

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 […]

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March 20, 2015 by | Comments Off on 8 Most Extreme Florida Adventures

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 on Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

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 […]

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March 4, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Things to Love About Myrtle Beach

Getting a Taste of Orlando on a Winter Park Food Tour

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I always encourage visitors to get outside of the theme parks for at least a day to see the Orlando area the way locals experience it. This tour is a great way to get to get to know the area and have a taste of why Orlando is earning a reputation for being a great […]

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December 8, 2014 by | Comments Off on Getting a Taste of Orlando on a Winter Park Food Tour

Charlotte Food and History Tour by Bike

Tremaine chatting with our tour group

An extremely bike-friendly city, with wide-bike lanes and an easily navigated layout, there’s no better way to explore than on two wheels. I arrived at the office for my morning Food & Culture Bike Tour of Charlotte a few minutes early, eager to start. My guide Tremaine is a Charlotte native and was keenly interested […]

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November 5, 2014 by | Comments Off on Charlotte Food and History Tour by Bike

Charleston and Savannah: The Haunted Cities of the South

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Separated by less than 100 miles of coastline and Hilton Head Island, Charleston and Savannah compete for the title of Most Haunted City in America. Episodes of the Sci-Fi channel’s Ghost Hunters and HGTV’s If These Wall Could Talk feature hotels, gravestones, and other sites known to host apparitions. Diner, pub, and brewery guests tell […]

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September 3, 2014 by | Comments Off on Charleston and Savannah: The Haunted Cities of the South

Festivals Happening Around the World in July

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The summery (at least for the Northern Hemisphere) month of July is host to a number of exciting festivals around the globe. From America’s Independence Day to the Darwin Beer Can Regatta, here are some of the month’s most fascinating festivals.

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July 16, 2014 by | 4 Comments

Ultimate US City Summer Guide

Philadelphia in the summer

We’ve put together a list of 15 great US cities to check out this summer, plus some ideas on what to see and do when the weather heats up. On top of classic outdoor tourist attractions, these destinations also host festivals, markets, concerts, outdoor film screenings and more no through September.

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May 27, 2014 by | Comments Off on Ultimate US City Summer Guide