Posts about ‘Tips & advice’

As we celebrate Earth Day, we should all be more cognizant of Mother Earth and how we treat her. There’s no better way to do that than reconnecting with nature. That becomes pretty easy while seeing the first rays of the sun from atop a mountain, or watching shooting stars dance between the silhouettes of [read more…]

Bora Bora: Just the name conjures images images of perfect beaches, unbelievably clear waters, and a vacation budget that rivals some small countries’ national budgets. Fortunately, there’s more than one place in the world that looks like a postcard. To celebrate National Lookalikes Day, we’re offering up some dupe dream vacations—that is, affordable lookalikes of some of [read more…]

The South in the springtime is pure bliss. It’s easy to think it’d be a little more blissful if you waited a month for the Derby and filled up on mint juleps, but you can avoid the crowds—and steep prices—by visiting Louisville in April instead. Right now the magnolias are in bloom, and it’s surprisingly warmer than most northern [read more…]

Primary season is in full swing, and the batch of remaining presidential hopefuls is hitting the campaign trail hard. If your political blood is boiling and you’ve caught the campaign fever, why not turn your trip to all those heated debates and rallies into an enjoyable getaway. Gerrymander through some of the best destinations along [read more…]

You don’t need white tablecloths or an overpriced meal to impress a date. This year, leave the predictable date itinerary behind—here’s what to do (while saving some dough) on Valentine’s Day in some of America’s coolest cities. Sample wine, cheese and theater in Austin Your romantic day begins with a challenging, thought-provoking play at Austin‘s Zach [read more…]

It plays out like a scene in a movie: You pack your things and hit the open road with the hopes of reaching out and touching fame, fortune and glory—if only for a moment. Following your favorite band across the country is certainly an adventurous pastime, meaning it can also get expensive pretty quickly. But [read more…]

From blues and jazz to Katy Perry-style mega pop, America’s music scene is off the charts. And all over the country, entire swaths of the states are extremely loyal to their own favorite genres, according to this interactive map by Movoto. Which begs the question: What cities are the best for each kind of music? [read more…]

New York City is the jewel in New Year’s Eve’s crown, and the west coast offers unforgettable nightlife peppered with celebrity spottings to ring in the New Year. But the flyover states are not to be overlooked. People throughout the middle chunk of our country know how to party, and each place offers experiences a [read more…]

Perhaps you’re familiar with the thanks-for-playing feeling of utter woe when you realize tickets to the concert you’re whole life has been leading up to sold out in 60 seconds flat. You start going through the five stages of grief. First complete denial. How did it sell out so quickly and how did you not [read more…]

Tailgating: The time-honored camaraderie of strangers who come together to cheer on their favorite team, and jeer at any opponents who had the audacity to show up on your home turf. Luckily, the hot dogs, burgers and overflowing team spirit necessary for such an event don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Follow [read more…]