Here is a unique and adventurous experience from a new angle. The Navitat Canopy Adventures, with locations in Wrightwood, California, and Asheville, North Carolina, presents two natural habitats in an unparalleled way. Guests travel on zip lines through the woods on canopies atop trees while at heights of more than 200 feet above the ground.... Read More
Over the years, many travel writers have insisted a major reason we travel is to find some degree of happiness, by leaving familiarity and the comfortable status quo behind, moving into a more seductive territory of risk and reward.
I have always felt there was something more to this rationale - and it's this: with the most memorable forms of travel, those that involve both education and delight of the senses, a great travel experience offers a type of connectedness with past, present, and future.... Read More
East of Cedar City, Utah is a spectacular surprise. Cedar Breaks National Monument is a relatively undiscovered scenic gem. Resting on top of the Colorado plateau, at over 10,000 feet in elevation, a breathtaking view awaits. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift, and erosion are carving out a giant amphitheater that spans some three miles, and is more than 2,000 feet deep.... Read More
It's human nature to want something we can't have. For many travelers, adventurers, and basic seekers of that which has been out of reach, Cuba has been one of those places we as Americans could not experience, until now.... Read More
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could escape to a quiet island with nice people, quaint shops, great restaurants, and a variety of activities all at your fingertips? While you might not have the time for a lengthy vacation, a weekend getaway can be the perfect way to recharge your batteries and forget the stresses of everyday life. Enter Catalina Island, where total relaxation is just a quick ferry ride away from Dana Point, Long Beach, or San Pedro, California.... Read More
What is so rare as a day in June? How about a day in Ireland in June, at a castle, playing golf? Many Americans go to Ireland to play golf on some of the finest courses in the world there. Others go to the Emerald Isle to visit many of the most stunning castles ever built. We decided to do both at the same time.... Read More
Arguably, solo travel has always been a significant method of going places, and to many the only way of getting to see and feel a destination without assuming personal responsibility for anyone else. Many solo travelers also feel that going alone is a necessary adjunct in personal growth, assuming truth to the old adage, "he (or she) who travels fastest travels alone."... Read More
Twenty minutes after landing in Montego Bay, you, too, could be traveling — Red Stripe in hand — towards a lesser-known paradise on the island nation of Jamaica: Negril. Only about 90 minutes south of the airport, but eons away from the casino encrusted avenues of the well known beach city of Montego Bay, lives the pristine seven mile beach called "Seven Mile Beach."... Read More
Puerto Rico, one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean, is a quick 3.5-hour flight from the United States. While visitors religiously head off to Puerto Rico for an easy escape year-round, summer is the perfect time to experience the sun and sand on a budget.... Read More
Just a few years ago, gluten-free was nearly unheard of. Now, it's become a popular diet plan - whether you eat gluten-free by choice or because of a health condition. Still, dining out, and especially going on vacation, can be a nightmare for the people who require a gluten-free meal but want to enjoy more than just a salad. Luckily, plenty of luxury hotels around the world have stepped up and added gluten-free items to their offerings, with all of the taste and none of the gluten.... Read More
Sicily is a part of Italy that is cloaked in mystery. An island conquered throughout the centuries by a myriad of different cultures, all of whom left their mark behind. Driving through this gorgeous region of Italy offers breathtaking views of rough cliffs plummeting into the sea, the warm salty air, at times fragrant with the scent of orange blossoms gave the feeling of being in a far away exotic land.... Read More
Tourists the world over flock to Tahiti, not just for the beloved sun, but also to stock up on the island's gems: Tahitian pearls. Rare in their uniqueness and vivid color, each pearl is singular to the island, reflecting the glittering lagoons of French Polynesian coral islands.... Read More
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