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Why Take a Scenic Train Ride this Fall?

Scenic train rides in the fall bring color and light to train vacations. When the leaves begin to change towards the end of September and peak in October, that’s the perfect time to take a rail vacation. There are so many sites and parks to see, and many train vacations are all-inclusive with trips to famous National parks that become a sea of reds, golds, and oranges during the fall months. Continue reading “Why Take a Scenic Train Ride this Fall?” »

Things to Do in the Outer Banks Besides Going to the Beach

Let’s face it, you’ll go to the beach in the Outer Banks more than once while on vacation. That’s what it’s all about–swimming and relaxing. The Outer Banks, though, has so many other opportunities to take advantage of while on vacation. So if you do find that you want to seek out other things to do on the shoreline, look no further. Here are some of the other acitivities to take advantage of in the Outer Banks besides simply going to the beach. Continue reading “Things to Do in the Outer Banks Besides Going to the Beach” »

10 Things You’re Forgetting to Pack on a Ski Trip

If you’re new to the slopes, it’s likely that you’re forgetting a few essential items on your packing checklist. The obvious are clear–snowpants, snow boots, heavy sweaters, and large puffy coats to keep you warm. There are a few other items, however, that you’re likely overlooking when it comes to planning the perfect ski trip. Continue reading “10 Things You’re Forgetting to Pack on a Ski Trip” »

Places to Visit in Harrisonburg, Virginia

With a population of nearly 50,000 residents, Harrisonburg is an independent city nestled in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. The city is surrounded by history, art, and culture. The location is prime not only to residents, but to tourists, and with a close proxmity to the Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest, the area makes for a great tourist destination, especially for those more inclined to explore the outdoors. Harrisonburg is home to many attractions, perfect for people seeking excitement and adventure, while also trying new things. Continue reading “Places to Visit in Harrisonburg, Virginia” »

Things to Bring on a Rail Vacation

Train rides are both fun and long experiences in which you might want to find ways to keep yourself occupied. If you’re traveling with children, this task is made even more difficult. There are some really simple things you can bring with your on a train ride. Whenever I take long train rides, I always make sure to pack some form of entainment–for me, that’s my tablet where I can watch TV or movies, or even browse the web. For others, it could be a book or a card game. Either way you look at it, you’ll want to make sure you bring the essentials for a lenghty ride on the railroad so you’re neither bored nor uncomfortable. Continue reading “Things to Bring on a Rail Vacation” »

How Should You Travel This Summer?

It’s June, and that means if you don’t have summer vacation plans yet, it’s time to start booking. Forget flying in a plane. Take a vacation that will really let you see and experience your surroundings. Planes are nice, if you’re trying to get somewhere fast. But whatever happened to good old fashioned road trips or train rides? What about taking the ferry or a cruise? The benefits of taking a slower mode of transportation means you’re traveling while on vacation. Cruises let you see islands and coastal areas around you. Train rides have stops along the way to see nature and explore. Road trips basically mean you get to plan wherever you stop and go. It’s all about experience, not traveling just to get nowhere fast. Continue reading “How Should You Travel This Summer?” »

Five Places to Explore in Hocking Hills, Ohio

From cliffs to caves, Hocking Hills, Ohio is a destination for the hiker, explorer and avid camper. Lodge at Hocking Hills for an incredible woodland experience, learning about distinct history and wildlife.

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Yellowstone National Park: America’s Jewel

All About Yellowstone

Known as the first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park is one of the United States’ finest natural areas and has been a staple of American culture for more than 140 years. Yellowstone was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. The park’s 3,468 acres are mostly located in Wyoming, with property extending into Montana and Idaho as well.

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3 Reasons to Take the Train

You and your spouse have planned a family vacation for this summer. Airplane ticket prices are through the roof and you can’t imagine driving your three screaming kids for two days across the country – what’s a family to do? Or perhaps you are a college student planning on traveling to visit your loved ones or significant other – but you don’t have a car and you’re on a budget. How will you get there? Try the train! There are three simple reasons why taking the train is the best option when vacationing: it’s affordable, it’s fun, and it’s comfortable. Read on for more details!

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3 Reasons to Visit Grand Rapids

If you find yourself in the Midwest with nothing to do, why not take a trip to beautiful Michigan and visit one of its most vibrant cities? Grand Rapids is an exciting, attractive place to visit (and it was recently ranked #1 on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Raising a Family). There’s something for all ages within this Great Lakes gem (and it’s also just a short drive away from the beautiful sandy shores of Lake Michigan!). Here are several “reasons” to visit this amazing city that hundreds of thousands of people call home.

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