While some of the best hotel pools offer stunning views in relaxing locales, nothing beats swimming in one of Mother Nature's beautiful bodies of water. If you're tired of doing laps at the resort, you may want to explore these other places to splash around in some of the most exotic travel destinations around the world.... Read More
As soon as summer hits, cities across the United States get geared up to celebrate our nation’s most collective party — Independence Day. Fourth of July parades color city streets with a hurricane of red, white, and blue flags while concerts and festivities maintain patriotic sentiment well into the evening with bouquets of sky-splitting fireworks lighting up the night. It’s a series of traditions that Americans across the country know by heart. Almost every... Read More
“Welcome to The Beluga Capital of the World,” says Greg, my guide. “We’ve got the happiest whales on earth.” Good thing, because I’m ready to hug a beluga. I’ve flown nearly 2000 miles from Charleston, SC to Churchill, Canada to swim with snow-white whales summering in Hudson Bay.
“What makes a whale happy?” I ask, scrambling into the “Sea North Tours” Zodiac with eight other intrepid travelers. Greg’s answer: “A fish buffet. No predators. Warm waters for raising their baby belugas. Paradise, right?... Read More
Confession: I’ve been to San Juan twice. Each time I visited as a cruise ship passenger for a partial day visit and each time I departed liking it but not loving it. So when the opportunity arose for a more comprehensive peek at the Puerto Rican haunt, it was with mild... Read More
The Caribbean is definitely a popular spot for luxury vacations, filled with resorts and villas, and with the steady weather bringing sunshine and cool trade winds, it's no surprise that travelers flock there. Grace Bay Club chose its spot very well; located on the small 38 mile wide island of Providenciales, on the western end of the Turks and Caicos some 80 islands (with only eight inhabited), guests will be surrounded by clear waters and white sandy beaches.... Read More
Knowing the Lexus GS 350 F Sport Sedan I was to put through its paces shared the DNA of the world-renowned Lexus LFA supercar was a bit intimidating. A friend recently had the opportunity to drive the LFA and described it as “a sports car on Viagra.”... Read More
Billed as the “Silver Capital of the World,” Wallace is a living ghost town located in what is known as the Silver Valley of northern Idaho. Although the town has about 1,000 residents, Wallace packs a powerful punch for its small size. These days, Wallace has found its silver in the lucrative business of tourism, claiming to be the “Center of the Universe” and being the staging center for forays into a gilded past of the Wild West.... Read More
Switzerland is renowned for its spectacular scenery, soaring mountains, fresh air and outdoor recreation. What better place for a rejuvenating vacation than a country known for its healthy lifestyle? The Swiss are also renowned for their spas, luxurious amenities and vacation resorts... Read More
Spending a week aboard a posh houseboat off the shores of Lake Powell is an exceptionally distinctive vacation option. My temporary “ownership” of a luxurious floating-condo made me feel like Leonardo DiCaprio stretching out on the Titanic as “king of the world.”... Read More
If you ever dreamed of a long-distance rail journey through forests and along lake shores, stopping at picturesque little towns, then repairing to your cabin to watch the scenery go by, here's a tip from friends over the border: That experience is closer and less expensive than you think.... Read More
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