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In 2007, Congress declared September to be America’s National Bourbon Heritage Month—so it’s time to get sipping. The most popular type of whiskey in the U.S., bourbon is made from a grain mixture (aka “mash”) that’s at least 51 percent corn. Federal law also mandates that bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels and bottled at 80 proof or stronger, and nothing other than distilled water can be added to the bottles. There’s no better place to celebrate this American spirit than in its birthplace: Kentucky’s Bourbon Country. Fly into Lexington and prepare to drink up on this…
South Padre is known for lots of things. Good beaches. Great fishing. The madness of Spring Break. And of course great seafood. However, there is much more culinary fun to be had on this humble island than mere seafood. Come with me on a culinary odyssey across all of South Padre Island! Yummies Bistro It's always important to start your day off with a breakfast that is at least filling, if not healthy. (I'm not here to give you life advice, merely food advice.) For that there is no better place than Yummies Bistro. Their food is so good they…
Reno might not get as much attention as its big brother Las Vegas, but that is a good thing. Reno has a more laid back, less frenzied feel that can actually make for a very nice vacation. Especially if you find the right hotel. Whether in the mood for posh pampering or a nice hotel with a casino that allows you to get the best of both worlds, these are the top boutique hotels in Reno, Nevada. Siena Hotel Located on the banks of the Truckee River in the heart of Reno, Siena Hotel is where you want to stay.…
Santa Fe is a beautiful and historic city with a wealth of cultural experiences and activities that never fails to leave first time visitors of the city impressed. The city is nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which offer a picturesque backdrop to city life, as well as an abundance of outdoor adventures. There is also a burgeoning art and music scene here, and comfortable weather year-round. Depending on what type of trip you are taking and what your specific needs are, these are the best boutique hotels in Santa Fe: Cities Of Gold Casino Gambling…
Hawaii is rich in activities and attractions both cultural and geographic. It poses as one of the top tourist destinations in the US. You can also find great accommodations in many places such as the Bluegreen Resorts. Consider visiting the following locations if you are planning to tour the Hawaiian Islands. 1. USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor is the biggest natural harbor within the State of Hawaii, initially referred to as “Pu’loa” by the ancient Hawaiians. Situated in Honolulu, the USS Memorial at Pearl Harbor is the top tourist destination in the Hawaiian Islands. You can visit…
If you’re going to try to see the countless amazing sites across America, you’ll need to get started now. And if you’re hoping to remain within a budget, you should definitely follow these tips. Invest in a Federal Recreation Pass Some cities are always going to be expensive, but if you think ahead and buy a Federal Recreation Pass, you can enter federally-funded recreation areas throughout the United States for free. This includes places like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park. You can even have some friends tag along! Bring Your Own Groceries If you’re driving across the country, a…
The only people who think Nashville is a boring city are the ones who have never visited. As it turns out, the city can be a lot of fun even if you don't like country music. Just like the city has a habit of exceeding your expectations, so too do many of the hotels in Nashville. The next time you're passing through Music City, rest your head at one of these cool Nashville hotels. Hutton Hotel Leading the pack as Nashville's most eco-friendly hotel, the Hutton Hotel is about as green as it gets. Located downtown, the hotel has flooring…
White Sox. Hot dogs. The longest street in the world (within one single city). The Bulls. 15 miles of public beach. Chicago-style pizza. Yes, the Windy City is home to many things, and it's important to experience and indulge in as many of them in as possible while here. If you've only got time for a short trip to Chicago, overabundance is the key. Chicago-Style "Red Hots" When it comes to Chicago cuisine, hot dogs are one of the city's most iconic dishes. Part of this is undoubtedly a result of Oscar Mayer getting its start way back in 1900.…
On the surface Carlsbad appears as little more than a typical family resort town, perfect for an ideal summer vacation or as a pit-stop on the next family road trip. After all, it's the home of Legoland, California, one of the coolest amusement parks for kids in the world, and K1 Speed, a racetrack designed for the kid in all of us. However, beneath the surface sights are some amazing hidden gems and awesome activities that will make your next trip to Carlsbad more memorable. Go Hiking Carlsbad is home to around a dozen different hiking trails located around the…
One of the most popular year-round beach destinations in Texas is South Padre Island. Although the island is most known for being a party haven of college students every spring break, it is also popular with families all summer and snowbirds all winter. The island may be small but is perfect for relaxing (as long as you are not trying to do that during spring break, of course). So the next time you need a quick weekend getaway, South Padre Island is where to go -- and this is how you make the most of it in just 48 hours!…

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