Posts about ‘Tips & advice’

Camping may not be the most glamorous way to spend a night, but it does put you in place to experience some of the universe’s most astounding grandeur. It’s pretty cheap lodging, too, leaving just the flight and/or car rental to get you far enough away from civilization so that the stars light up the sky. [read more…]

Let’s face it: We’d all be exponentially happier if we quit our jobs and moved to a beach town somewhere along the western coast, where the sea breeze eases tensions and the weather begs to be enjoyed. Yet most of us will have to be satisfied with a visit. So for that coastal vacay, here are a slew [read more…]

Although we all long to cheer along at some certain summer games as a USA athlete claims the gold, the sky-high costs of getting to Rio will keep most of us away. Fortunately for all of us bound to the states, we can visit the beautiful relics of of the 1996 games in Atlanta. And what better [read more…]

America’s purple mountain majesties may be gorgeous all year round, but they seem to get the most buzz during winter, when the slopes are covered in fine powder. But a warm-weather mountain getaway has a whole boatload of benefits, up to and including not freezing your face off while you explore. Oh, and did we mention the [read more…]

When you’re in a new city and hungry for a way to explore and snack on a budget, there’s no beating the humble (or not-so-humble!) American hot dog. Grab one of these tasty sausage sandwiches, which are undoubtedly among the best hot dogs in the country, and fill yourself up without breaking the bank. Portillo’s [read more…]

Memphis, Tennessee is the spitting image of its namesake in Memphis, Egypt. In both locations you will find an astonishing man-made pyramid, a long and winding river, and plenty of blues and barbecue…Okay, maybe the last two are a hard sell in Egypt. But either way, the stateside Memphis is a great destination for travelers who want to [read more…]

Been fantasizing about a European getaway? Daydreaming about walking cobbled streets with gelato in-hand? You don’t need to smash your piggy bank—these closer-to-home North American destinations look like quaint European villages. Another bonus: no 14-hour flight across the ocean required. Experience Bavaria in Leavenworth, WA You could go to Germany…or you could take a quick [read more…]

It’s the all-American vacation: a trip to one of our national parks. And with the National Park Service marking its 100th anniversary this year, there’s no better time to explore the great outdoors. But after you’ve Instagrammed nature from every possible angle, what can you actually do? The big, open sky is the limit. Take [read more…]

Do you ever suffer from OBVD (over booked vacation days)? If your daily itineraries are making you feel burnt out, a day with only one activity on the schedule may be just what you need. A long hike that will re-charge your vacation and your attitude, and show you another side of your destination. Here are some [read more…]

If we’re being honest with ourselves, it’s the long weekend getaways that make life worth living. And lucky for us, there’s a small town around nearly every corner, welcoming us with its quaint bed and breakfasts and friendly local joints. Here’s a list of some of the best small towns to pass a long weekend in, [read more…]