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Ancient Mayan City Unearthed on Yucatan Peninsula

Ancient Mayan City Unearthed on Yucatan Peninsula

Last week, a complete Mayan city was excavated on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. According to archaeologists with Mexico’s National Institute of Archaeology and History, roughly 35,000 people inhabited the site from 600 until 900 A.D, or the Late Classic Maya period, which occurred not long before the culture inexplicably vanished from [...]

Best 4th Celebrations

Best 4th Celebrations

Picnic blankets, mom’s fried chicken, lemonade and fun with family and friends are scenes often seen around July 4th.  The Americana around this national holiday is almost able to be breathed in through the air, and these are some of the best places to get your fix. Colonial Williamsburg – [...]

5 Best Surf Spots on South Africa’s Garden Route

5 Best Surf Spots on South Africa’s Garden Route

When most surfers think of South Africa, they immediately picture the long, roping rights of J-Bay’s supertubes, the big-wave mutants of Cape Town’s Dungeons, or the warm beach break tubes of Durban. South Africa happens to be one of the most surf-spoiled countries on earth, and the Garden Route offers a [...]

6 Best Summer Ski Resorts in CO

6 Best Summer Ski Resorts in CO

You know the best thing about ski resorts in the summer? You don’t have to wear those damn ski- boots. You can still fly down the hill; you just do it on a zip-line, alpine slide or even an inner-tube. Here are some samples of what’s happening on the Ski [...]

Summer Music Festivals (United States)

Summer Music Festivals (United States)

With music festival giants Sasquatch and Coachella out of the way, you may be wondering how many opportunities remain for seeing numerous bands concentrated in one place this summer. Well, there are plenty. All over the states, stages are being constructed, touring vans are being loaded with gear and amplifiers [...]

Guam: Big city on a small Island

Guam: Big city on a small Island

Guam, known for beautiful pristine beaches and warm waters year round, has been a tourist hub for many Americans and Japanese travelers looking to escape away into paradise.  While the beaches of Tumon are truly breathtaking, and the coral reef that surrounds the island provides some of the best year-round [...]

Most Spectacular Pools in Las Vegas

Most Spectacular Pools in Las Vegas

Nevada’s hot and sunny climate make for Vegas swimming pools a popular gathering hotspot to stay cool in the desert heat. Las Vegas hotel pools are also a trendy place for napping, or drinking, for those who gamble and party until the morning hours. Slap on the sunblock and get [...]

11 Tips for a Great Moab Adventure

11 Tips for a Great Moab Adventure

Red rock arches toward the deep blue sky of the Utah desert. Fine grains of sand, carried by the wind, collide with the rock to fill the silent landscape with a pulsating hiss. Around another bend opens yet one more jaw dropping view of surreal lands carved by time and [...]

Take the Plunge: Volcano Surfing in Nicaragua

Take the Plunge: Volcano Surfing in Nicaragua

Looking to spice up your bucket list with something that’ll really get your adrenaline surging? How about zooming down the treacherous slope of 16,000 ft active volcano at 50 mph with nothing but a wooden plank and a heaping dose of courage. Welcome to Cerro Negro, a fire-breathing giant that [...]

One Man’s Inspiration is Another Woman’s Nightmare

One Man’s Inspiration is Another Woman’s Nightmare

I headed for my Big Sur getaway with romantic notions of Henry Miller in my mind. The famous and provocative author had been part of a long-running art colony there. I hoped that just breathing in the fabled air would help me finally get serious about writing my memoir. The [...]