How to Spend Your First Trip to Florida Florida is a very popular destination for holidaymakers. People from all over the world make the trip year after year to visit the stunning sands of this state and to explore deeper into all the great things to do, see, and eat. If it’s your first trip to Florida, however, it can feel a bit daunting. Don’t get sucked in by the nightlife at Miami or the beaches at Palm Beach because while they are great places to go, you will want to diversify your trip so that you can get a complete and epic experience of Florida. Book Yourself a Villa Florida is the equivalent of the Mediterranean coast to North Americans and has many stunning and modernized features a European might be familiar with. One such feature is the villas. By renting out villas in Florida, you can enjoy a luxurious experience like no other and have a great home base that you can make many day trips from. Top Activities in Florida Florida has a lot to do, which is why you need to venture away from the beaches and head inland to explore these top areas and enjoy a great day out: Theme Parks North America has theme parks that are unrivaled around the world. Florida alone is home to two of the most famous in the...Read More
Scottsdale Arizona is a Wonderful Vacation Destination Scottsdale, Arizona is a gorgeous vacation destination. It’s the place to go for interesting historical sites, unique cultural institutions, and stunning vistas. Visit Scottsdale when you want to participate in fun activities, enjoy tasty cuisine, or take a scenic hike. Visit the Western Spirit The Western Spirit is known as “Scottsdale’s Museum of the West” and it is an affiliate of the Smithsonian. It hosts several thoughtful exhibits throughout the year. At the museum, you’ll have the chance to learn about the American West through sculptures, photographs and paintings. While there, you can see artifacts like Meriwether Lewis’s tomahawk in addition to other unique western collections. Arizona Luxury Resorts Vacationing in Scottsdale means that you can stay at one of Arizona’s luxury resorts, places like the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. With its natural décor of flowering cactus and onsite spa, the Hyatt offers accommodations designed to pamper you. There is also a Four Seasons in Scottsdale. If you decide to stay there, you’ll be comfy and cozy as every room has a fireplace and balcony. OdySea The OdySea aquarium has something like 30,000 different sea creatures, making it the largest aquarium in the Southwest. As you wander through it, you’ll stroll past several different marine environments including oceans, reefs, shores, and rivers. At the aquarium, you’ll get...Read More
VIGAN: HISTORY PRESERVED If you ever find that you feel like you’ve just stepped out of the modern concrete jungle and into a street paved with cobblestone and flanked by 16th century-inspired Spanish houses, then, nomad, you’ve found yourself in Vigan, Philippines. This town is the most extensively preserved town in the Philippines. It is untouched by the modernization that has flourished everywhere else, and it holds a distinct brand of romance that you can only find in places where the walls themselves have their own stories to tell. Vigan is filled with 16th-century structures, along with those Spanish-era street lamps. and even down to the use of horse-drawn carriages called “Kalesas.” During the 16th-century, Vigan was a vital coastal trading post that catered to both Spanish and Chinese traders. It was the trade center for the northern regions in the Philippines and as such, was one of the most developed of its time. Today, this charming city sticks to its roots. Walking around Calle Crisologo feels like visiting an era long gone. The town is filled with art. Everything about it is art. Everything from the historical paintings and sculptures from the Philippine’s most affluent artists, to the age-old art of pottery. Hotel Luna is a 4.5-star hotel in Calle Crisologo that showcases the perfect marriage between modernism and 16th-century art. The hotel has all the amenities that...Read More
Whether it is for business or a vacation, most of us will need to fly on an airplane at certain points in our lives. While the miracle of flight is a pretty amazing thing, some of the flights we end up taking are, well, less than amazing. It’s no secret, plane rides can often be a nightmare. While sometimes it is due to turbulence, noisy seatmates or delays, we are often to blame for our lousy experience due to lackluster planning and preparing. With that in mind, we will now take a look at a couple of tips to help you fly and travel like an absolute pro. Try to Sit Near the Wing One of most people’s biggest gripes with flying is the turbulence. Some flights go by without a hitch, while others feel like you are riding on a roller coaster. Sadly, turbulence has only been on the rise over the past few decades, so you have to be prepared for it. While it is impossible to ignore, there are some ways to minimize the effect of this turbulence. One of the best ways to do this is to sit near the wing on the plane. The reason for this is because by sitting near a wing, you are closer to the plane’s center of gravity and the structural support helps to reduce the turbulence. Familiarize Yourself...Read More
Best Winter Holiday Activities as You Embark on a Hop on/Hop off Adventure in New York City When it comes to amazing holiday travel destinations, New York City is at the top of the list. The city that never sleeps is known for its endless options for activities year-round, but New York City really thrives in the late fall and early winter months. Here are some of the best activities in New York City to get the most out of the winter holidays. Bryant Park Winter Village The opening of the Bryant Park Winter Village is a sign that Christmas has arrived in New York City, despite the fact that it tends to open near Halloween. With a 17,000 square foot ice rink, and an extensive marketplace, this New York City hot spot is the perfect spot for a romantic evening, some solo shopping, or to take your nomadic family for a night on the town. Given the time of year, Bryant Park Winter Village is the perfect place to get some holiday shopping done. Visit one of the small coffee shops, then peruse through the 150 vendor locations at the park. Located in Midtown Manhattan behind the New York Public Library’s main branch, the Winter Village is a must-see. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree The Rockefeller Christmas Tree is a spectacle to behold. With the 2017 version standing at...Read More
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