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The Famous Zion National Park: Top 6 Hiking Trails

The Famous Zion National Park: Top 6 Hiking Trails

Zion National Park is a beautiful network of forest covered mesas, ocean-like deserts, sky-scraping canyons, and over 90 miles of hiking trails. An incredible 84% of the park is preserved as wilderness. It’s located in Southwestern Utah and has some of the best day hikes in the region.  Here is [...]

How Americans Can Legally Travel to Cuba

How Americans Can Legally Travel to Cuba

In 1962, President Kennedy imposed an economic embargo on Castro-led Cuba (largely due to that leader’s relationship with the U.S.S.R.) that greatly restricted American travel to the Caribbean island. More than five decades later, the restrictions remain in place and U.S. citizens are still strictly forbidden from traveling to Cuba [...]

10 Must-Visit Temples of Eastern Asia

10 Must-Visit Temples of Eastern Asia

Temples are to Eastern Asia what cathedrals are to Europe: intricately constructed houses of worship that today serve as beacons of cultural history. And, like European cathedrals, there are plenty of temples to visit throughout Eastern Asia. While each site offers unique rewards to travelers, here are some of our [...]

7 of the World’s Most Beautiful Buildings

7 of the World’s Most Beautiful Buildings

It used to be that history impacted the modern eye through beautiful ancient structures that stand tall and were considered the most picturesque. Now, travelers experience a glimpse of historical and modern buildings while meandering urban streets.  Modern-day architecture is giving history a run for its money, as these contemporary [...]

TransRockies Run, The Ultra-Runners All-Inclusive Vacation

TransRockies Run, The Ultra-Runners All-Inclusive Vacation

Blasting rock and roll music, a huge cheer a countdown and the shout “go!” gave way to the sound of a 400 pairs of feet grinding over gravel. Within minutes of the start of the TransRockies Run, athletes were in their own worlds, stomping up narrow single track, along jeep [...]

8 Ways to Experience Tofino

8 Ways to Experience Tofino

The 1,876 full time residents who call Tofino, British Columbia home are on to something special. Not convinced that this surf town on the west coast of Vancouver Island should be at the top of your “to visit” list? Here are eight reasons to drop everything, pick up a surfboard, [...]

Tour the Caribbean like Bond, James Bond

Tour the Caribbean like Bond, James Bond

If you’re one of those who prefer their Pina-Coladas shaken, not stirred, here are some tips on how to experience the Caribbean like Bond, James Bond. Don’t forget the tux. The Bahamas Bond loves the Bahamas, or at least the bad guys he’s chasing do. More Bond films and more [...]

The 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Colorado and Utah

The 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Colorado and Utah

From the big mountain trails in Colorado to the flowing slickrock trails in Utah, this area of the US is known for its top-notch bike trails. While there are hundreds to try, here is a list of the Top 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails. Doctor’s Park (Crested Butte, CO) This [...]

The World’s 6 Scariest Waterslides

The World’s 6 Scariest Waterslides

If you’re looking for a relaxing, refreshing waterslide to cool you off during the hottest stretch of summer, then you’ve clearly clicked the wrong link. These diabolical chutes are for hardened veterans only. Insano A name like ‘Insano’ requires some serious cachet, but this vertigo-inducing slide at Beach Park in [...]

Eat and Sleep Retreats in the Northwest

Eat and Sleep Retreats in the Northwest

Bed and Breakfast inns are fine lodging options, but sometimes what you really want is a bed and dinner that you don’t have to get in a car and drive around looking for. Fortunately, bed and dinner options are growing as small homes and cottages near popular restaurants are increasingly [...]