Jacksonville, Florida, golf culture includes Players’ Club, Hall of Fame

Jacksonville, Florida, golf culture includes Players’ Club, Hall of Fame

ANALYSIS/OPINION: If there’s one thing Northeast Florida is unquestionably known for, it’s golf. In the environs surrounding Jacksonville, the state’s largest city by area (although Miami is the most populous), an entire culture dedicated to the game, its history and its impact on American and world history has arisen on the sandy shores of the […]

3 Family-friendly destinations (that aren’t theme parks)

3 Family-friendly destinations (that aren’t theme parks)

From Travel Pulse If you’re planning a family trip, there are more choices than just the standard – and typically overcrowded — popular theme parks. If you’re looking for more from your vacation than souvenir mouse ears, here are some suggestions: National Parks: “We are fortunate in the United States that our National Parks Program […]

Vail, Colorado, skiing town offers Rocky Mountain experiences and stellar cuisine

Vail, Colorado, skiing town offers Rocky Mountain experiences and stellar cuisine

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Vail, Colorado, conjures mental images of newly powdered slopes, fresh mountain air and wintry perfection upon which to set down one’s skies. While all of this is indeed correct, Vail and its surroundings also offer exquisite cuisine, high-altitude adventure and, of course, even more examples of Rocky Mountain State craft beers. It’s a special […]

Where will Americans vacation in 2017?

Where will Americans vacation in 2017?

From Travel Pulse More than four in 10 Americans (42 percent) plan to take a vacation in 2017, according to recent research from AAA, and nearly one-third of American adults (30 percent) say they are more likely to take a vacation this year than compared to 2016. Wisely, most of those vacationers are set to head […]

12 destinations for 2017 bucket list

12 destinations for 2017 bucket list

ANALYSIS/OPINION Per Chance to Dream. If dreams, as Freud noted, are the primary pathways to the subconscious, a dream-worthy travel bucket list is a good way to start the journey of fulfillment in becoming a whole and knowing person. A great plan for 2017 might be to get a start on that lofty aim with […]

Vacation booking sees jump in January, travel expert says

Vacation booking sees jump in January, travel expert says

Admit it, you’d rather be on a tropical island drinking a pina colada (and/or getting caught in the rain). It’s never too early to plan for your vacation, and HomeAway.com is giving other services like Airbnb a run for their money when it comes to finding roomy accommodations for well-deserved holidays away from the office. […]

Saving on travel in 2017

Saving on travel in 2017

From Travel Pulse The New Year has presented a lot of “unprecedented” things, and travel is going to be one of them. A less expensive Britain and the “Wild West” of airfares are some of them, says a report in The New York Times, which also reports on some of the most up-to-date ways to […]

Memphis and northern Mississippi show birth, maturing of the blues

Memphis and northern Mississippi show birth, maturing of the blues

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Memphis has many nicknames: Bluff City, Barbecued Pork Capital of the World, Home of the Blues. But whatever you wish to call Tennessee’s largest city, which sits astride the Mississippi, its treasures of music, history, food and culture are there to see if you just know where to look. It was here that the […]

Travel agent advice for first-time travelers

Travel agent advice for first-time travelers

From Travel Pulse In 2017, some travelers will be flying or cruising for the first time in their lives. If you don’t know what you’re doing, traveling can be very overwhelming and even intimidating, so we asked travel agents for some advice to get you going on the right foot: Know your budget: “My best […]