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Top 5 Things to Do in Hawaii

Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit any time, complete with multiple pristine, white sandy beaches and clear beautiful waters. However, Hawaii has more to offer than just beach fun with an array of interesting activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy. Continue reading “Top 5 Things to Do in Hawaii” »

The Spookiest Haunted B & B’s in the U.S.

Experience some spooky fun and stay at any of these haunted bed-and-breakfasts, where you can mingle with the ghosts and apparitions that roam the halls. The b & b’s are said to have “pranks” and unusual sounds from some angry and some playful spirits, just waiting to make your stay a little creepier.

Lizzie Borden Bread and Breakfast- Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect for the blood hatchet murders of her father and stepmother in 1892, but was not found guilty. This long unsolved mystery still attracts attention today, as it said that the three ghosts still haunt the house today. Guests can stay the night in the rooms where the bodies are Abby and John Borden were found or just take a tour of the house between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. The inn even offers ghost hunger university classes and crime re-enactments. There is also a museum gift shop that sells Lizzie Bordon souvenirs.

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5 Perks of Traveling By Train

Like most people, I usually fly when I am traveling, mainly because it’s the most normal mode of transportation and relatively easy. However, I used to be train girl when I was young and would travel to Chicago regularly with my mother and grandmother to visit family. I just recently rediscovered the amazing benefits of train travel over airplanes when I opted for a cheaper train ride to Chicago than the overly expensive last minute flight. Here are five perks that train travel has over other transportation and why you should convert from planes to trains.

1. Packing is EASY

One thing I am really bad at is packing and all the airline restrictions only amplifies that trait. However, while packing for a train ride I found that packing was immediately easier. First you don’t have to worry about rules like liquid restrictions. On a train you can bring as much shampoo or conditioner as you want. You dont have measure out smaller bottles or rely on the hotel brand stuff that often smells like a bad hospital bath. On an airplane food and drinks aren’t allowed, but on trains you can pack a lunch and bring as much water as you want. Another major perk.

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Exploring the Towns in Cape Cod

cape cod townsThe summer capital of the nation, Cape Cod draws millions of tourists to its shores every year because of its stunning beaches and quaint towns. Whatever outdoor activity you want to do on land or on water is available such as biking, kayaking, golfing, whale-watching, and fishing, to name a few. Another interesting fact to learn about Cape Cod is its shape – it’s like a crooked arm making a fist. Cape Cod is also subdivided into four regions: Upper Cape, Mid-Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape. Continue reading “Exploring the Towns in Cape Cod” »

Things to Do and See in Iceland

 

The Small Nordic country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean is home to many exciting and unique travel opportunities. With breathtaking views and sights you won’t find anywhere else, Iceland offers experiences that you will never forget. Continue reading “Things to Do and See in Iceland” »

Iconic Buildings Around Ellicott City

Planning a visit to one of America’s most affluent and historic cities? You won’t be disappointed when you visit Ellicott City in Maryland because all the good things you have heard about this town in Howard County are most likely true. Besides the eclectic and antique stores, there are also Ghost Tours at places known for paranormal activities throughout the year; that’s why Ellicott City is called one of the most haunted small towns on the east coast. So don’t forget your cameras and make sure to take home beautiful shots of this unique town’s historic sites and buildings. Continue reading “Iconic Buildings Around Ellicott City” »

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Each year in early October, nearly 600 hot air balloons fill the Albuquerque sky for a 9 day festival that is now the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta brings balloons, pilots, and spectators from all over the world to participate in and view the event. Many people travel from far and wide to come to this event, with some organizations even setting up special tours just for the festival. For example, America by Rail offers a train tour created specifically with this fiesta in mind. Different events take place over the course of the 9 days with the most popular being Dawn Patrol, Mass Ascensions, Special Shape Rodeo and Balloon Glows. Continue reading “Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta” »

Wine Tasting in Mendocino County

wine tasting in mendocinoIf you’re still thinking of the best way to celebrate the harvest season, let me give you a great suggestion – get a Hopland Passport and enjoy two fun-filled, wine-induced days in the town of Hopland in Mendocino County, California. Your glass will never go empty as you go through 14 participating wineries known for their tongue-tingling vino. Continue reading “Wine Tasting in Mendocino County” »

Historic Museums and Sites to Visit in Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley is teeming with history and culture evidenced by its wide array of museums, which have made their mark not just in Pennsylvania, but the whole nation. If you love old houses and buildings, antiques, and history, you definitely have to tour the following extraordinary places. Continue reading “Historic Museums and Sites to Visit in Lehigh Valley” »

Why I’m Uber Happy with Uber

Vacationing in North Myrtle Beach during the summer has been a family tradition for us. We stay at the same vacation rental house by the beach and virtually spend the entire month going around the city for the major attractions. This year is a bit different since Uber came into the picture. For residents of San Francisco and New York City, Uber is old news. But in North Myrtle Beach, it’s making a big scene on the road. Continue reading “Why I’m Uber Happy with Uber” »

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