Carmel-by-the-Sea provides a perfect, rustic weekend

Carmel-by-the-Sea provides a perfect, rustic weekend

From Travel Pulse One of the most beautiful collaborations between man and nature has to be the seaside bohemian artist village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Located just five miles south of Monterey, Carmel’s groves of live oaks, pines and Monterey Cypress meet the white silky sands of its pristine beach. What began as an artist colony that […]

Sweet Virginia: Explore Roanoke

Sweet Virginia: Explore Roanoke

ROANOKE-Within easy reach of the nation’s capital is another America steeped in history and bootstrap ethics, and welcoming to visitors who take the time to go slow. Radiating out from Roanoke, a mere three- to four-hour amble southwestward from Washington, D.C., and well west of the I-95 corridor, are little towns with names like Floyd, […]

Dallas offers BBQ, Tex-Mex, JFK centennial history as well as craft beer

Dallas offers BBQ, Tex-Mex, JFK centennial history as well as craft beer

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Since everything is bigger in Texas, perhaps it’s little wonder Dallas residents call their hometown “the Big D.” The Lone Star State’s third-largest city by population has seen history both glorious and ignominious since John Neely Bryan hammered down stakes on a small plot of land along the Trinity River in 1841 in the […]

Go big in America’s smallest state

Go big in America’s smallest state

From Travel Pulse Sometimes, going big means going small. Rhode Island provides travel opportunities for all ages with its massive coastline, eclectic cities and cultural attractions. If you are looking for an educational trip for the kids, head to Providence, the state’s capital. Or check out the historic landmarks, wildlife refuges and parks throughout the state. As the smallest […]

Boise, Idaho, a haven of restaurants, art, craft beer and outdoor activity

Boise, Idaho, a haven of restaurants, art, craft beer and outdoor activity

ANALYSIS/OPINION: What most of us know about Idaho largely falls into two categories – potatoes and Mormons. Yes, that particular crop is one of the Gem State’s greatest and most important crops, and yes, the state indeed hosts a rather large Latter-day Saints contingency. However, Idaho – and its rather vibrant capital city of Boise […]

Six steps for planning your best trip ever

Six steps for planning your best trip ever

From Travel Pulse So, you’ve decided this is the year you’ll take that trip you’ve been dreaming about. Where to? The Amalfi Coast?  Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way? Letting the good times roll in New Orleans? Maybe you’re looking for destination-inspiration. However, before you do, or if choosing to plan your own vacation, check out […]

The most-popular National Parks in the US, according to report

The most-popular National Parks in the US, according to report

From Travel Pulse Choosing a national park to visit isn’t typically a popularity contest, but perhaps the masses are onto something. CNN reports on the most popular parks this nation has to offer its citizens and International visitors.The list is a trove of possibilities for anyone considering meandering about some gorgeous landscapes this summer. The […]

Romantic couples retreats in New York and Pennsylvania await travelers

Romantic couples retreats in New York and Pennsylvania await travelers

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Azure waters in exotic, tropical settings are not required for romantic retreats, as hidden domestic gems on the East Coast provide luxurious, pampering spa treatments designed for overnighting couples, who can also wander through fragrant gardens in full bloom while staying at a nearby welcoming, country inn. *** Romantic Escape at The Castle Hotel […]

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 […]

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