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Oregon and Washington are two of the most beautiful states in America. The extensive rainfall of the Pacific Northwest provides the flora and fauna with ideal conditions to thrive, making the landscape and wildlife of the region some of the best in the USA. The varied terrain and geography offers something for all types of nature enthusiasts, from plentiful coastlines to breathtaking mountains, with everything in between. Consider these destinations for your next trip to the Pacific Northwest. Salem, Oregon The beauty of Salem is that even though it is the capital of Oregon, it doesn't feel that way. It…
Summer? Autumn? Winter? Doesn't matter when you are headed to Florida, the weather is always great. However, why head all that way just to find yourself in another big city? The following five small towns pack a big punch when it comes to top-notch resorts and breathtaking beaches. Saint Augustine While Saint Augustine most definitely is not the first city that comes to mind when you think about Florida, it should be. This modest city of less than 15,000 people was founded in 1565, making Saint Augustine the oldest city in the United States. People visit not only for the…
In terms of thinking of a vacation, North Carolina isn't at the top of everyone's list, but perhaps it should be. Take a look at some of the state's best destinations: Raleigh Although it's not the biggest city in North Carolina, Raleigh is one of the state's most hip, up-and-coming destinations (take that, Charlotte!). The city is a veritable melting pot of artists, chefs, entrepreneurs, and hip locals. Nightlife, including live music and the craft beer scene, is steadily improving. Also, the city is absolutely gorgeous, flawlessly wrapping its historic North Carolinian charm in a sleek, modern that still retains…
If there's one U.S. destination that embodies the four different seasons, it's New England. Here, whether winter blesses you with blue skies or snows a fierce blizzard, you'll experience a beauty that's just as sublime as the fall colors, spring flowers, or long nights of summer. Here are five reason to visit New England before spring, no matter which destination you prefer. It's Low(er) Season on the Ski Slopes Although winter's half over, much of what remains is still the relatively low season as far as Vermont's ski slopes are concerned. The majority of the season's visitors flock to Stowe…
Finding accommodations in New York City can be daunting for a tourist. As a New Yorker, I believe that location is most important, especially for first-timers and families. Don’t pay for transportation when you can situate yourself with a place to stay where it’s convenient to get to most top tourist sites. Some of the best Hotel offerings are in the Boutique Category. Often you will get Five-Star Service and accommodations for a price much less than you would from the more renowned names in the industry. Below are some top picks: The Iroquois Hotel As one of the Top…
Explore the Beauty of Asheville Asheville, North Carolina, is one of the trendiest smaller cities in the eastern U.S., which is not really surprising seeing as it offers something for everyone. Whether you come here for the stunning fall colours, amazing food scene, great outdoors, artsy culture or just to see the historic Biltmore Estate — the most famous and iconic of Asheville’s attractions — this cool and cultured town is sure to be a great short escape. Asheville is a stylish place with gourmet dining options, mouth-watering chocolate shops and microbreweries. However, underneath the glossy façade, Asheville is still…
Planning your summer vacation already? Check out these up-and-coming destinations. The Biloxi Lighthouse by Ipung Zan via Flickr Biloxi, Mississippi The beachfront city of Biloxi is a popular summer destination for people looking to enjoy the gulf. Water-based activities such as fishing are some of the biggest pastimes of the area. In fact, every 4th of July the city holds the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, which draws crowds in excess of 50,000 people. Nearly all the hotels in town are located on or near the water, and because gambling is legal in Biloxi, most have casinos as well. Charlotte,…
Located about 60 miles from Denver, the charming mountain town of Colorado Springs is considered to be one of America's best cities. Colorado Springs is technically in the high desert, near the base of Pikes Peak, one of the country's most noted mountains. If you're looking to take a holiday in Colorado Springs, here's five really cool boutique hotels to consider. Luxury Resort: Cheyenne Mountain Resort Cheyenne Mountain Resort is a four-diamond resort in Colorado Springs. There are 316 guestrooms with a variety of luxurious amenities, including plush robes and lemongrass bath products. There is a $21 daily resort fee…
Nestled between the Great Salt Lake and the snow-covered peaks of the Wasatch Range is Salt Lake City, one of the most popular cities in all the state of Utah. It has outdoor activities and adventures, breathtaking scenery, delicious food, hip neighborhoods, historic buildings, and impressive architecture. There is truly something here for everyone. The only question now is where to stay. Those traveling with their favorite furry companions will be happy to know that all these hotels are pet-friendly. Classy But Cheap If you want to stay in a fancy hotel without breaking the bank, check out the Hotel…
Smack dab in the center of California's west coast lies Monterey, another of the state's amazing year-round destinations. The city was the capital of California back in the early 1800s when it was part of Mexico. Nowadays however Monterey is known for outdoor activities like golfing, sailing and biking, not to mention its many vineyards and fine dining options. With so many diverse reasons to visit the area attracts all types of visitors. As such, here are the best hotels for every kind of traveler: For the Explorers Eager to make the most of your time in Monterey and don't…

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