Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Festivities in Edenton, NC

Every year, local towns and communities come together to celebrate the holidays. The holidays are a time to bring people together, to enjoy good company, great food, and celebrate each other. One town that is known for its quaint holiday gatherings is Edenton, North Carolina. This month alone, the town of Edenton has several holiday events that are perfect not only for the community, but also for guests visiting for the holidays.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Five Top Historic Attractions To Visit In Savannah

If there is one thing the South does not come up short on, it is historical attractions. Colonial, antebellum and postbellum sites await the millions of visitors each year who visit the culturally rich places of destination that make up the deep South.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Weekend Attractions Happening in Cape Cod

Halloween is celebrated virtually everywhere. It's one of America's favorite holidays. Children (and even adults) dress up as whomever they like, people decorate houses to look haunted, and everyone carves at least one pumpkin during the season.

Cape Cod is no exception, and there have even been rumors that Cape Cod is one of the most haunted regions in New England. Not only is it a vacation hot spot, it has more than 400 years of history linked to it, along with paranormal events on land...and in the ocean.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Top Historical Sites in Virginia

Virginia is a popular tourist destination, both for Americans and foreigners. Virginia was the first British colony to be founded in North America, and features many historical attractions from as early as the 1600's. Here are a few must-see historical spots in Virginia that we think you'll enjoy.

Monday, October 19, 2015

The History of the Sonoma Valley, California's Wine Industry

The Sonoma Valley, located in Sonoma County, California, is known for primary one thing: wine. Known as the birthplace of the California wine industry, the valley is a vast field of vineyards and wineries--encompassing some of the first in the state. Sonoma Valley is home to 183-year-old vines and has stood the test of time.Some wineries, in fact, survived the impact of prohibition in the early 20th century. The valley's wines are now protected by the U.S. Federal Government's Sonoma Valley and Carneros American Viticultural Areas. The wine industry also survived an epidemic of a root disease called phylloxera, which affects the grapes and its vines.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Family Fun in Cape Cod

Cape Cod is an idyllic coastal destination. The continuous sound of waves crashing are the perfect soundtrack for this historic New England location. With comfortable temperatures and an abundance of sunshine, the villages of Cape Cod should be at the top of your list for your next family vacation.

As parents around the world understand, it is important to ensure that the kids we travel with during vacation have a wide variety of activities they will enjoy. From lazy days playing in the sand to walking through history, your family is sure to find many activities to fill your days.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Antique Shops in Hocking County, Ohio You'll Want to Visit

Hocking County is a quaint little town nestled in the hills of Ohio. It has everything from waterways and rivers to Hocking Hills State Park, a beautiful place to hike, visit a spa, and lodge for a romantic weekend. In addition to the seclusion of this town are the many shops in the shopping district that even a passerby cannot miss.

Amanda Furniture, Antiques & Craft Mall 
304 E. Main St., Amanda, OH 43102
This family-owned antique mall specializes in new and used furniture, but also carries small antique items and jewelry. Along with these good finds, shoppers are also likely to find Amish jams, jellies, noodles, and seasonal plants. Each Friday the shop holds a 6 p.m. auction and serves a delicious home-cooked meal.

Bodenheimer-Mayer House 
204 North Columbus, Lancaster, OH 43130
This shop caters to the artist and craftsman alike. In the Ohio Valley, this shop sells fine art and antiques. They feature regional artists with national reputations and the antiques range from a beginning to an expert collector status.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Why Students Should Study Abroad

If possible, every student should take the opportunity to study abroad. The benefits are enormous, and it is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable experiences of one's life. Here are 6 reasons why students should study abroad.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Places to Visit in Mendocino, California

Mendocino, California is another small town nestled in this large state. It's an unincorporated town of roughly 900 residents. The small beach town, despite its notorious size, is iconic for vacation getaways to the Pacific Ocean. The climate, unlike most areas in California, is not as hot as you'd think. It's warm and sometimes dry, but with it sitting on the beach, it's cooler than other hot and dry areas in the state. Often times, it experiences a Maritime Mediterranean climate, often good weather for beach adventures, boating and fishing.

That's not all this Maritime town has to offer. It's also booming with arts and culture and attractions that draw in thousands of tourists for a relaxing (and sometimes exciting) vacation spot.

Monday, August 17, 2015

5 Sites and Attractions to Visit in Port Angeles

There is no place like Port Angeles, Washington, a beautiful city made up of arts and culture, magnificent marine life, and a wonderful nightlife downtown atmosphere. Port Angeles was named one of the top 100 best small towns in 2015 by, and it's no surprise. The town has a rich history that draws in thousands of tourists each year to explore all its offerings and marine life experiences. Local menus list crab and Thai Cuisines as some of their most popular, and there's endless options for just about any burger or sandwich you desire.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Family Fun in North Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the United States. From spring break partiers to winter snow birds, a variety of people visit Myrtle Beach as a place to unwind and relax. North Myrtle Beach is one area of the city that is ideal for families who want to enjoy the beach and the area’s amusements while also avoiding the mid-town party scene. In fact, North Myrtle Beach has a number of attractions that are ideal for families to enjoy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What You Should Look For in a Bed & Breakfast

Bed and breakfasts are the new way to travel. There’s endless comfort, themed rooms, award-winning home cooked meals, travel guides, and so much more. If you’ve never stayed at a bed and breakfast, you’re missing out. They’re usually cheaper than conventional hotel stays, provide a unique experience, and typically come with less expensive or free amenities. If you’re looking to book a bed and breakfast, here the items you should look at for a perfect stay:

Friday, May 29, 2015

Catalan Cuisine: Why Barcelona Has the Best Dishes

It’s no doubt that Spain offers the best mouth-watering cuisine out of all the Spanish-speaking countries. In fact, you don’t even have to be Spanish to find something that’s close to home for you. Barcelona is a melting pot of people and that means dishes spread wide and far across many cultures. For all those culture-junkies, one of Spain’s largest cities offers a variety of unique cuisines from Catalan to Italian to French and Asian dishes.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Five Maine Festivals You Won't Want to Miss This Summer

You probably didn't know that the most northeastern state of the U.S. was so diverse in its summer festivals. Well, it's true. Maine is home to several unique festivals during the warmer months and it's no wonder Mainers have so much fun. Here are five unique festivals you won't want to miss out east this summer.

Maine Fare
June 26 - 27
Beginning late June, this two day festival is all about good food. It is located on the waterfront in Belfast and brings in many vendors, including farmers, fishermen, foodies, food businesses, eaters and more! While some tastings and classes require tickets, the general admission to the festival is free. Watch chef demos, take classes and try new recipes right on the east coast of Maine.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Teeth: America vs. Britain

 A longtime stereotype has been that British people have horrible, crooked teeth, while Americans are known for their straight, pearly whites. However, where did this cliche come from and is it really true that American teeth beat out British teeth in both looks and health?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Five Of The World's Most Remote Destinations

Planes, trains, and automobiles, and even some sea travel is involved when it comes to these super remote vacation destinations. Each spot has a long, convoluted set of travel instructions but are totally worth it when you arrive!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Things to Do in Napa This Spring and Summer

Despite its reputation as one of the finest wine destinations in the world, there are lots of awesome things to do in Napa that doesn’t involve a glass of wine. If you’ve crossed off drinking for the rest of your life or traveling as a family with kids, you can still find a lot of great wine-free activities to enjoy Napa Valley.