Travel Talk

Sands Casino Bethlehem’s Exciting Deals

Situated prominently on the site of the historic Bethlehem Steel Plant is Sands Casino Bethlehem, the Las Vegas of Eastern Pennsylvania. Besides more than 3,000 state-of-the-art slot machines, 200 table games including a 36-table poker room, Sands Casino is also a five-star hotel featuring 300 rooms and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. Whether you’re new or a loyal patron, you’ll find many reasons to keep coming back and gambling your fortune at the hottest venue this side of Lehigh Valley. Continue reading “Sands Casino Bethlehem’s Exciting Deals” »

Where to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Maryland

Maryland has everything you need for a romantic escapade. Imagine being surrounded by mountains and lakes while staying in a luxurious room. Be it a former monastery or a Scottish-style Gothic Revival castle, you and your loved one are sure to have a unique experience in the beautiful combination of history and nature in these recommended Maryland spots. Continue reading “Where to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Maryland” »

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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Don’t Lose Your Luggage! Traveling Tips

If you’ve ever lost your luggage, or dealt with a delayed flight you know how frustrated and utterly helpless you feel when these situations occur. We all like to believe that when we go on a vacation, none of these things will happen to us! What happens however, when the unexpected happens? How can you be prepared for something that is completely out of your control?

Survival Carry-on

Your carryon should always include a stash that you can live on for at least a couple of days. This should include a couple of spare outfits, all of your important travel docs, and cash. CASH. Not just debit cards, but real cash. You never know when you’ll find yourself in the one place that American Express, Visa and Mastercard aren’t accepted and needing to buy items desperately. You’ll also want to be sure to include your camera in this bag. Keeping your camera close at hand will insure you don’t miss out on a single moment of your vacation, regardless of what happens.

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Free Things to do in New York!

Going to New York always leads to a great adventure. To the ill-prepared, it may end up being a very expensive one at that. There are some fabulous attractions that cost a pretty penny and if we’re being honest, they are often worth it, but if you are a poor, starving student or running a little low on family vacation funds, there are plenty of fun, FREE things to do throughout New York that will ensure a memorable and unique experience.

Staten Island Ferry

If you go to New York City and don’t see the Statue of Liberty at least sort of up close, there is something seriously wrong with you. It’s like an unwritten law that you must see it when visiting NYC. Luckily, there is a free solution that should not be passed up. The Staten Island Ferry is completely free, and it takes you right past the Statue of Liberty. Since 1905, the ferry has been a go-to form of transportation for people commuting between Staten Island and Manhattan. And if tourists hop on to check out the sites and enjoy the ride, so be it.

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A New Way to Welcome the New Year

Families want to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bang. Perhaps at Times Square to watch the ball drop. Or go up to Wisconsin for a skiing holiday and fireworks on the mountains. Well, my family and I beg to differ because for the first time in years, we are going to the antithesis of New York City. A small town that looks like it came right out of a Norman Rockwell painting—Lexington, VA.

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Benefits to Family Reunions at Beach Resorts

When you’re planning your next family reunion, you may wonder what the next stop is going to be. Three years ago it was the cabins in the woods when half of you got poison ivy. You went to that one amusement park 2 years ago and the moms missed out to take care of their whiny tots. Last year you all visited Grandma’s house and played Bingo nonstop. Looking back on these memories, it may not be encouraging to think about the next “adventure” for the family. However, one great idea may be to visit The Reef Residences at Atlantis or another beach resort. These resorts offer all sorts of advantages if you think about it.

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Planning the Perfect Caribbean Vacation

In the midst of planning the perfect vacation, it can sometimes be challenging to put together the perfect itinerary. Let’s assume you’ve chosen a Caribbean vacation in an exotic place like Anguilla. Obviously your first decision should be on accommodations. Whether you’re looking for a cozy room or a full service five star hotel, there is no shortage of beautiful Caribbean luxury villa rentals available for you to choose from.

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