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Romantic Winter Destinations USA

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Destinations, Family Travel, Features, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Lodging, Luxury, North America, Rafting, Rail Travel, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, Wild Life

Sleigh Ride courtesy the US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters There’s something about snow that inspires us to escape with that special someone to a peaceful and quiet hideaway from the crowds and hustle and bustle of life. Thankfully, there are places with elegant mountain cabins, tranquil rivers and sleigh rides
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Caribbean Eco-Trekking – Easy to Extreme Island Hikes

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Posted in Activities, Caribbean, Destinations, Green Travel, Hiking

From a vertical challenge to rocky and winding trails, dense and lush vegetation to tranquil river and waterfall oases, exploring the enduring forests of the Caribbean remains an incredible connecting doorway to the interior green worlds of this region. Some such treks are for the fit, agile and those with
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Top 5 Things to do in Ireland

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Backpacking, Biking, Birdwatching, Camping, Europe, Family Travel, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Lodging, Planning, Rafting, Solo Travel, Style, The Journey, United Kingdom, Voluntourism, Wild Life

Irelands Lush Countryside by Florian Fuchs When you think of the country Ireland, the color green may instantly comes to mind, as do its green patchwork and grassy hillsides. Officially known as the Republic of Ireland and nicknamed the Emerald Isle, its magical scenery attracts visitors from around the globe
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Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Birdwatching, Destinations, Family Travel, Hiking, Lodging, North America, Style, United States of America

We hadn’t been to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in years. Caught up in traveling all around the world, we had almost forgotten this charming town tucked away at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the most visited national parks in the United States. The beautiful LeConte
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Where the Mississippi River is Born

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Destinations, Family Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, North America, Solo Travel, Style, United States of America, Wild Life

St. Anthony Falls, at left, on the Mississippi River as seen from the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. The Mississippi River. The blues and jazz and paddle wheelers, poker-faced riverboat gamblers, Tom Sawyer and the Big Mo, and music meccas New Orleans, Memphis and St. Louis. Not here. Not in
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Camping 101

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Backpacking, Camping, Glamping, Hiking, Planning

Camping can be a great way to get closer to your family in every sense of the word.  You’ll be able to roast marshmallows over a roaring fire, huddle together for some stargazing and finally snuggle up in your tent at the end of the night.  You can invite a
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Five Fabulous Bed and Breakfast Locations to Visit for Mother’s Day

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Posted in Accommodations, Beach Vacations, Culinary, Family Travel, Florida, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Hiking, Lodging, North America, Style, United States of America, Wild Life

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it and I can guarantee that most mothers would adore a getaway with you more than any other present you can imagine. Hotels and resorts are perfectly lovely, but there is nothing as comfortable, charming, and unique as a stay at a
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5 U.S. Family Resorts Perfect for Spring Break

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Family Travel, Florida, Hiking, Uncategorized, United States of America

As spring break time approaches, families considering vacations are faced with a dilemma — should we head to a resort in the Caribbean or stay close to home? Don’t rush to get that passport. The answer shouldn’t be that cut and dry, as there are some wonderful resorts with lots
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3 Things to Do in Boquete, Panama if You’re not a Birder or Mountain Hiker

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Posted in Activities, Birdwatching, Food Tours, Hiking, Planning, South and Central America

Perched in the misty hills some 3,800 feet above sea level in central Panama, the small town of Boquete (Spanish for ‘the gap’) has attracted countless visitors  interested in the flora and fauna of the cloud forest since its founding some 100 years ago. Boquete’s elevation gives it a dramatically different
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From Volcanoes to Ziplines: El Salvador’s Wild Side

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Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, Beach Vacations, Birdwatching, Destinations, Hiking, River Cruises, South and Central America, Wild Life

Tour guides often refer to El Salvador as “the country of 40 minutes.”  Because it is the smallest country in Central America, flanked by Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the northwest, you can easily hike a volcano in the morning, grab lunch at the beach, and end your
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Snow Hotels that offer the Ultimate in Cool Rooms

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Astronomy, Biking, Camping, Canada, Europe, Family Travel, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Hiking, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Lodging, Quebec, Safari, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Wild Life

Winter Landscape Sweden Lapland by Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee   With the first snow fall of winter approaching, who can resist that fresh blanket of snow for a frosty adventure? But far beyond traditional snowman building, skiing or snowboarding is the ultimate snow adventure – staying in a snow palace crafted from
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Walking The Highlands And Hebrides

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Posted in Adventure, Hiking, Scotland

Traffic jam! A chill north wind blows across a landscape, stark but beautiful at the same time. But a peat fire is always nearby in some stone cottage with a thatched roof, where both the occupants and the ambiance are warm (and so, sometimes, is the beer; this is Britain,
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A Llama-Trek to Machu Picchu

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Posted in Activities, Backpacking, Hiking, South America

When it comes to bucket lists, travel writers are luckier than most; we get the opportunity to cross out a lot of items. Machu Picchu has been on my bucket list since before the term “bucket list” even came into common usage. In fact, it’s been on my list since
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The Healing Baths of St Lucia

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Posted in Activities, Caribbean, Garden Tours, Hiking, Holiday Travel

After years of reading about the island of St Lucia, her emerald twin mountains jutting from the sea and the delicious mineral waterfalls throughout the island, I was excited to finally have the opportunity to jump in and partake in its wonder. My friend had discovered a magical spot and
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