Grand Teton National Park.

HERE IS WHY I AM TAKING THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP NOW

For many of us taking the Great American Road Trip is on the top of the bucket list, but it is easier said than done. The USA is a huge country, so jamming it all in one adventure requires time, money, and long preparation. Many travelers at first explore the country in smaller sections and … Continue reading HERE IS WHY I AM TAKING THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP NOW

Joshua Tree and a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park.

14 REASONS TO VISIT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

In recent years, Joshua Tree National Park and the nearby communities are experiencing a steady growth in the number of visitors. Winter holidays and the spring months are the busiest times of the year at the park, but other seasons receive a consistent flow of travelers, too. This is certainly due to the park's natural … Continue reading 14 REASONS TO VISIT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Mesquite Flat Sand Dune illuminated by sunrays.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Death Valley National Park in Southern California is a fascinating travel destination, but before you make plans to visit it, be aware that there is a reason behind the park's name. This is where the hottest temperature was ever recorded in 1913, at 134 degrees! And this record is often being challenged. The weather there … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

ANGELS LANDING HIKE IN ZION NATIONAL PARK – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Iconic Angels Landing hike in Zion National Park is famous not only for its outstanding scenery but also for its difficulty level. And we are not talking about just technical difficulty, but also how challenging it is for your mind, especially if you are afraid of heights. To make it more visual - according to … Continue reading ANGELS LANDING HIKE IN ZION NATIONAL PARK – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Black Canyon on the Gunnison National Park view.

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK – DISCOVER COLORADO’S HIDDEN GEM

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, also called Black Canyon of Colorado, is a hidden gem of the US national park system. It is the least-visited national park in Colorado and one of the lesser-visited national parks in the country. But what is behind this lack of popularity? Certainly not an absence of amazing … Continue reading BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK – DISCOVER COLORADO’S HIDDEN GEM

WHAT TO DO IN DAYTONA BEACH – NATURE ADVENTURES IN NEARBY STATE PARKS

Are you planning a trip to Daytona Beach but wondering what it is there to do beyond the beach? You may be surprised that the area offers fantastic opportunities for nature explorers. In Washington Oaks Garden State Park nearby, you can spend a day hiking, birding, fishing, or admiring the park's unique shoreline of coquina … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN DAYTONA BEACH – NATURE ADVENTURES IN NEARBY STATE PARKS

Leonardo Da Vinci Horse Statue in Milan

LEONARDO DA VINCI’S HORSE STATUE – 500 YEARS IN THE MAKING, AND HOW THE STORY TIDES TO ALLENTOWN, PA

Leonardo Da Vinci's Horse Statue, or Gran Cavallo for Italians, is one of the largest equestrian statues in the world. It stands proudly at the entrance to the San Siro gallop racetrack's secondary grandstand in Milan, Italy. You may think it is just another of Da Vinci's masterpieces, but that is not exactly true. It … Continue reading LEONARDO DA VINCI’S HORSE STATUE – 500 YEARS IN THE MAKING, AND HOW THE STORY TIDES TO ALLENTOWN, PA

Horses in Bighorn Mountains near Sheridan, Wyoming

THE AMERICAN WEST – THINGS TO DO IN SHERIDAN, WYOMING

Sheridan, Wyoming, is one of the best examples of the American West. Surrounded by the Bighorn Mountains, it delivers a unique cowboy vibe with a view! Conveniently located halfway between Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, the town is a great vacation destination on its own. It offers artsy historic Main Street, a magnificent backdrop … Continue reading THE AMERICAN WEST – THINGS TO DO IN SHERIDAN, WYOMING

Blue sky at Beavertail State Park.

FINDING SERENITY AT BEAVERTAIL STATE PARK, RHODE ISLAND

Beavertail State Park, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, offers some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline. It attracts people who enjoy getting away from it all in search of peace and tranquility. The park's most popular activity is sightseeing, followed by hiking along the dramatic rocky coastline, picnicking, and excellent saltwater … Continue reading FINDING SERENITY AT BEAVERTAIL STATE PARK, RHODE ISLAND

Rock of Gibraltar is the main attraction in the Gibraltar.

VISITING GIBRALTAR – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Gibraltar, British overseas territory, is a place of strategic importance. In the Middle Ages, the territory was dominated by the Moors. Later, it has been fought over by Spain, France, and Britain - all claiming its possession. Today, it is self-sufficient and benefits from an extensive shipping trade, offshore banking, and its position as an … Continue reading VISITING GIBRALTAR – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHITE MOUNTAINS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE – TRAVEL GUIDE

White Mountains in New Hampshire draw travelers from around the world to their soaring peaks and lush valleys. Six million visitors per year flock to the area to take advantage of 1200 miles of hiking trails, numerous campgrounds, and Nordic and alpine ski areas. This is where you will find famous Mount Washington, Kancamagus Highway, … Continue reading WHITE MOUNTAINS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE – TRAVEL GUIDE

The Wave in Arizona.

AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN ARIZONA

There is no secret that there are many amazing attractions in Arizona. Everyone has heard about the Grand Canyon and Sedona, but the truth is that the state is blessed with many off-the-beaten-path fascinating sights. Hidden in the state's remote areas, some of them are so surreal they seem more like a product of artistic … Continue reading AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN ARIZONA

EXPLORING THE 7 FAMOUS LIGHTHOUSES IN MAINE

With 65 historical lighthouses, Maine is commonly referred to as The Lighthouse State. One look at the map and you will see why. The state's rocky 5000 miles of coastline consist of inlets, islands, and small peninsulas difficult to navigate without guidance. These lighthouses have acted as beacons of light for sailors for hundreds of … Continue reading EXPLORING THE 7 FAMOUS LIGHTHOUSES IN MAINE

HOTEL CLIFF HOUSE MAINE – A DESTINATION ON ITS OWN

Hotel Cliff House Maine is a place like no other. The name says it all - the hotel sits on a massive cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This scenic location, unique for the East Coast, grabs your vision from the moment you walk in. Walls of windows bring the ocean straight to your eyes from … Continue reading HOTEL CLIFF HOUSE MAINE – A DESTINATION ON ITS OWN

Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISITING ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Acadia National Park is a fascinating national treasure on the coast of Maine. Famous for its dramatic beauty and outstanding recreational opportunities, it ranks among the ten top US national parks. The area encompasses about half of Mount Desert Island, many adjacent smaller islands, and part of the Schoodic Peninsula. Visitors come to enjoy not … Continue reading ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISITING ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

TRAVELING DURING THE PANDEMIC – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING A ROAD TRIP

Thinking of taking a road trip but now sure what to expect when traveling during the pandemic? Are you asking yourself a question, is traveling by car safe? What risks are involved, and how can I minimize them? One thing for sure, a lot has changed in the travel industry for the safety of travelers. … Continue reading TRAVELING DURING THE PANDEMIC – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING A ROAD TRIP

Providence, RI - best things to do. Bridge.

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – THE TOP THINGS TO DO

Providence, the capital of Rhode Island, is a delightful city to visit. With a population of under 200000, unique history, impressive architecture, and scenic location, it offers calming old-world charm. The best thing to do there is to take a stroll along the historic Benefit Street or in Roger Williams Park. Another way to see … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – THE TOP THINGS TO DO

View of Newport Bridge from Jamestown, Rhode Island.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISITING NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

Newport, Rhode Island, checks all the boxes for a great getaway. Beautiful rocky shores interrupted by sandy beaches, excellent shopping, world-class sailing, and an abundance of seafood restaurants will satisfy any visitor. But what impresses tourists the most is the town's architecture. The 19th-century summer "cottages" and the colonial-era buildings downtown create an irresistible old-world … Continue reading ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISITING NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

Gift guide for a woman who likes to travel.

GIFT IDEAS FOR A WOMAN WHO LIKES TO TRAVEL

Looking for gift ideas for a woman who likes to travel? The good news is that there are plenty of options out there, and for every budget. On the other hand, maybe too many choices to sail through the search effortlessly. This post comes to the rescue. You will find here a handpicked selection of … Continue reading GIFT IDEAS FOR A WOMAN WHO LIKES TO TRAVEL

WHERE TO FIND AMAZING FALL FOLIAGE IN THE NORTHEAST

Looking for the best destinations to see fall foliage? Hard to find a better place to enjoy colorful autumn than the Northeast. One of the most famous regions for its outstanding fall scenery is New England. Every year, people flock to Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to enjoy the area's dramatic landscape highlighted with shades … Continue reading WHERE TO FIND AMAZING FALL FOLIAGE IN THE NORTHEAST

ESCAPE THE COLD – 9 NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT DURING WINTER

Some US national parks are best to visit in winter. During the summer months, many of them are simply unbearable due to overcrowding or extreme heat. They flourish off-season when temperatures are pleasant, and the number of visitors is low. If you are looking for inviting winter destinations, this post is for you. Let's see … Continue reading ESCAPE THE COLD – 9 NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT DURING WINTER

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11 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT LETCHWORTH STATE PARK THIS FALL

If you love the fall season, put Letchworth State Park in New York State on top of your list of places to visit. The park is beautiful at any time of the year, but it turns into a colorful masterpiece when autumn arrives. Its unique landscape, decorated with spectacular foliage, will take your breath away. … Continue reading 11 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT LETCHWORTH STATE PARK THIS FALL

TRAP POND STATE PARK, DELAWARE – PLAN YOUR VISIT

Trap Pond State Park in Delaware may not be on everyone's list of places to visit, but those who love nature will certainly find it very attractive. The park features the northernmost natural stand of bald cypress trees on the East Coast, flourishing in the swamp's wetland. Boating around these magical trees is a must … Continue reading TRAP POND STATE PARK, DELAWARE – PLAN YOUR VISIT

THINGS TO DO IN ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

Arches National Park features the highest concentration of natural arches in the world - over 2000 of them! But it is not the number that will take your breath away, the outstanding out-of-this-world landscape will. You find there not only the arches but also balanced rocks, spires, pinnacles, and rock domes, all bursting with shades … Continue reading THINGS TO DO IN ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

FUN IN THE SUN – SUNFLOWER FIELDS AT BROWN HILL FARMS, PA

Nothing says summer like a wide-open sunflower field! You cannot find a lot of them in the Northeast, but they are here! Surrounded by the scenery of the Endless Mountains, Brown Hill Farms in Tunkhannock, PA, is one of them. It offers a yellow carpet of beauty perched against rolling hills of a country site. … Continue reading FUN IN THE SUN – SUNFLOWER FIELDS AT BROWN HILL FARMS, PA

Lakeland Orchard & Cidery made this lady smile.

LAKELAND ORCHARD & CIDERY – BRINGING BACK OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY FUN

We can all agree that 2020 is one for the books and not in a good way. With no real trips on the horizon, many of us look more than ever into local activities. And this is when Lakeland Orchard & Cidery in Scott Township, PA, comes into the picture. This new operation, owned by … Continue reading LAKELAND ORCHARD & CIDERY – BRINGING BACK OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY FUN

Things to do in Sedona, Arizona. A view from the highway.

THINGS TO DO IN SEDONA, ARIZONA

Sedona, Arizona, gained its reputation as a place of outstanding red-rock scenery offering fantastic outdoor opportunities and the urban development to match its uniqueness. But there is more to its beauty than meets the eye. Sedona vortexes, famous for its spiritual power, draw visitors who seek to pursue their spiritual and personal enrichment of the … Continue reading THINGS TO DO IN SEDONA, ARIZONA

Yellow trees reflecting in a lake at Lackawanna State Park.

LACKAWANNA STATE PARK – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

You will not find Lackawanna State Park on the list of must-see attractions in Pennsylvania. It does not offer any outstanding crowd-drawing features, but what it gives instead is pleasant views, fresh air, and a relaxing atmosphere. Come for a day or spend a week camping among nature. Put your boat on the lake or … Continue reading LACKAWANNA STATE PARK – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

EXPLORING BEAUTIFUL DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN IN PHOENIX, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ, displays the world's finest collection of arid plants from deserts of the world in a unique outdoor setting. You probably do not think that the words desert and garden really come together, but you will be pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this oasis. Of course, no roses there, … Continue reading EXPLORING BEAUTIFUL DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN IN PHOENIX, AZ

THINGS TO DO IN PROMISED LAND STATE PARK

If you’re looking for a back-to-nature vacation, Promised Land State Park in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania delivers a perfect ground for that. It invites you with 3,000 acres of land, 50 miles of trails, two lakes, 9 miles of shoreline, 170 mooring spaces, and numerous camping areas, some offering picture-perfect waterfront sites. Boating, fishing, … Continue reading THINGS TO DO IN PROMISED LAND STATE PARK

1000 Islands New York. View form the water.

16 REASONS TO VISIT THE 1000 ISLANDS

The Thousand Islands Region in upper New York State on the border with Canada has all you need for a great down to earth vacation. Miles of shoreline, scenic islands, fantastic swimming, boating, fishing, and camping can satisfy any outdoor lover. Families with children especially appreciate the area for its endless entertainment provided by nature! … Continue reading 16 REASONS TO VISIT THE 1000 ISLANDS

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT – VISITOR’S GUIDE

Colorado National Monument hides in a shadow of popular national parks of the Southwest. Despite its outstanding red rock scenery and convenient location, practically within the city limits of Fruita, Colorado, the park receives only around 400000 visitors per year, versus millions flooding the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Zion, and others. And that of … Continue reading COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT – VISITOR’S GUIDE

If you love camping, Wellesley Island State Park delivers! Located on St. Lawrence River, this stunning park offers over 400 sites, many of them waterfront!

WELLESLEY ISLAND STATE PARK IN 1000 ISLANDS, NY – CAMPING AT ITS BEST

If you love camping, put Wellesley Island State Park in New York's 1000 Islands Region on your campground list. Located on St. Lawrence River across the border from the province of Ontario in Canada, the park offers over 400  sites, with 69 of them directly on the water. The main activity there is simply enjoying … Continue reading WELLESLEY ISLAND STATE PARK IN 1000 ISLANDS, NY – CAMPING AT ITS BEST

Hiking Mount Minsi in Delaware Water Gap,

HIKING MOUNT MINSI IN DELAWARE WATER GAP, PA

If you are thinking of hiking Mount Minsi, do not just show up and hope for the best. It is a very popular hike, so even finding a parking spot at the trailhead could be a challenge. Keep in mind that easily accessible as a day trip from New York and Philadelphia, Delaware Water Gap … Continue reading HIKING MOUNT MINSI IN DELAWARE WATER GAP, PA