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Tips for Traveling by Train in Europe

The best thing about Europe is that travel is easy. If you want to visit France for a day, you can probably do so. If you want to spend a day in Germany, you can hop on a train and make it a day trip. Europe provides one of the best travel experiences there is. Each nation has something unique to offer like monuments or museums you must visit at least once in your lifetime.

Europe also has a very complex rail system given that its nations are rather small and close to one another. Hopping on a train from Paris to Luxembourg is just as easy as taking a subway from one end of New York to the other end. When you’re in Europe, you can expect you’ll take the train at least once, whether it’s for a quick ride into the city or on a scenic rail tour. Continue reading “Tips for Traveling by Train in Europe” »

Which Virigin Island is Right for Me?

Choosing which U.S. Virgin Island is right for you can be tough. The U.S. Virgin Islands are mixed with the British Virgin Islands, making the international boarder a little tough to understand. Nevertheless, each island has something unique about it that separates it from the next. While you can travel from island to island, choosing which one to stay on depends on the type of person you are. The beautiful cluster of paradise U.S. islands have three main islands, including smaller surrounding islands. Each island has something for everyone to enjoy.

We break down the specifics of the islands and which Virgin Island might be best for you: Continue reading “Which Virigin Island is Right for Me?” »

4 Reasons Why You Should Take a Beach Vacation in the Winter

Let’s face it: most of us in the United States will face a frigid cold winter blast at least once through the months of November through March. That’s a lengthy time of about five months where we might face the brutal results of a blizzard or ice storm. That’s why we’ve always been jealous of the friend who takes vacations during the winter, flies down to Florida for a week, and comes back looking like they spent a summer there. Well, that friend has been right all along–taking a much-needed vacation to warm up and relax. Here’s why escaping the winter and taking a vacation on the beach is exactly just what we all need:

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2016 Family Festivals in Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte, Colorado is known for a lot of things: skiing, mountain climbing, biking, exploration, and many more outdoor activites given its geographical location. It’s also the center of exciting year round festivals for families. Here are upcoming family festivals to look forward to in Crested Butte this year: Continue reading “2016 Family Festivals in Crested Butte, Colorado” »

The Famous Mendocino Coast Glass Beach

If you ever find yourself in Mendocino County, California, and are lucky enough to find time to head over to Fort Bragg, look for the famous Glass Beach. Even if you’re nearby, such as in San Francisco, this popular tourist destination is about a 2-hour drive from San Francisco. Tourists and locals will tell you that it’s a must-see attraction, and they’re certainly right. It’s easily one of the most memorable sights you’ll witness in Mendocino. If anyone tells you, “All the glass is gone,” they clearly were not looking hard enough. Glass Beach rests on one of the small capes along the coast. This place is known to have the highest concentration of sea glass in the world. Continue reading “The Famous Mendocino Coast Glass Beach” »

Games to Pass the Time on a Train Journey

Train trips are great for a family. You can see places together that you’ve never visited before, but sometimes these places are far away so passing the time on a train ride should be fun. Parents are often looking for ways to keep their children occupied, but the game I-Spy has been used too much to distract younger kids. So instead, try some different games on a train journey as you await your arrival at your next destination. Continue reading “Games to Pass the Time on a Train Journey” »

5 Wine Tours to Take in Napa Valley

If you’re visiting Napa Valley, California, then expect to drink wine at every meal. While you’ll see miles and miles of vineyards while visiting Napa Valley, you can expect to try a variety of fresh wines made directly in California. Wine tours are a must when visiting Napa Valley, while there are a lot of wine tour options, here are the best ones to take: Continue reading “5 Wine Tours to Take in Napa Valley” »

Scuba Diving: What First Timers Should Know

If you think scuba diving is remotely similar to snorkling, think again. Scuba diving takes swimmers on a deeper adventure under the sea, through calm, sparkling waters. Unfortunately, no one can simply jump into scuba diving their first time and get the hang of it immediately. It takes skill, practice, and usually a course is required to train divers how to swim with the heavy equipment. Continue reading “Scuba Diving: What First Timers Should Know” »

Techniques for Whale Watching in Port Angeles

Have you ever heard someone on the ocean ask to a native, “Do you ever see whales out here?” A lot of people ask this question because seeing a whale is unlike most other experiences. Most natives on the coast will tell you yes, that they have seen whales, but that it takes a lot of patience and persistence.

Port Angeles, Washington is one of the many areas in the states known for catching a glimpse of whales, orcas, and dolphins. Its quiet coastline allows for whale watchers to have more of a chance to see these peaceful, magestic creatures. Here some techniques to follow on a whale watching excursion: Continue reading “Techniques for Whale Watching in Port Angeles” »

The Best of Healdsburg, California

7102-lEach year, tourists flock to southern California for the beaches and warm weather, but northern California has plenty of beautiful sights. The cities in the north have their own special charm, especially in Sonoma County where the town of Healdsburg is. Healdsburg is known for its beautiful weather and small town charm. Tourism is booming within the town, as they pride themselves with exquisite cuisine and a worldly experience you can’t get anywhere else. There is something for just about every season in Healdsburg, with lively festivals and town dinners. Continue reading “The Best of Healdsburg, California” »

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