HOPE HILL LAVENDER FARM – A PEACEFUL ESCAPE

Hope Hill Lavender Farm in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, sits quietly among the hills of Schuylkill County and invites visitors to stop by and enjoy its purple-covered grounds and a gift shop. Easy to reach as a day trip from Philadelphia, Harrisburgh, Lancaster, Wilkes-Barre, and Allentown, it deserved recognition for what it is, a beautiful and peaceful … Continue reading HOPE HILL LAVENDER FARM – A PEACEFUL ESCAPE

THINGS TO DO IN BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is one of Mother Nature's greatest hits. Nowhere else on the planet, the red, orange, pink, and white hoodoos cut through the blue desert sky with the same intensity and create out of this world painting-like scenery. The park’s main road follows the expansive Bryce Amphitheater (not really a … Continue reading THINGS TO DO IN BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

First time camping tips. Ten camping. Pink sunset.

FIRST TIME CAMPING TIPS – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are looking for first time camping tips, you came to the right place, but I can't promise you that this new adventure will be easy. After all, with tent camping, you will have to create a whole new household with all its functions, just far from comfortable. And you need to pack it … Continue reading FIRST TIME CAMPING TIPS – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Krign Point State Park. 1000 Islands, NY. Tents and sunset.

KRING POINT STATE PARK IN 1000 ISLANDS, NY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Kring Point State Park, just like the entire 1000 Islands Region of New York State, is a top-rated destination among nature lovers. Surrounded by the beautiful St. Lawrence River, it delivers everything outdoor-oriented visitors are looking for - boating, fishing, hiking, and a waterfront campground with gorgeous views. The park appeals to people of all … Continue reading KRING POINT STATE PARK IN 1000 ISLANDS, NY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Robert G. Wehle State Park, NY. Tree on the cliff.

ROBERT G. WEHLE STATE PARK, NY – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you never heard of Robert G. Wehle State Park in New York State, you are not alone. The park definitely falls into the category of New York's best-kept secret. Created in 2004, it is practically known only to locals who frequent the park to walk their dogs and have a relaxing picnic. But the … Continue reading ROBERT G. WEHLE STATE PARK, NY – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Tauhannock Falls from the bridge.

TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK – FUN FOR ALL AGES

Taughannock Falls State Park features one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast - 215 feet Taughannock Falls, the highest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains, even taller than Niagara Falls. The park's stunning nature, combined with well-planned accessibility, makes the area a perfect playground for the entire family. Visitors can enjoy hiking, … Continue reading TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK – FUN FOR ALL AGES

Zion National Park - things to do. Beauty from the road.

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN ZION NATIONAL PARK

What are the best things to do in Zion National Park? The list of activities is long, but the number one is definitely hiking. Famous trails, the Narrows and Angels Landing lure visitors from all over the world to explore the park's spectacular red rock country. Then there is mountain climbing, cycling, and backcountry backpacking, … Continue reading THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN ZION NATIONAL PARK

Loyalscock Canyon Vista at Worlds End State Park.

VISITING WORLDS END STATE PARK, PA – KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Worlds End State Park - the name describes it all! Located in the Endless Mountains Region of Pennsylvania, the park delivers its promise of being away from it all. Far from cities and major tourism routes, it sits there quietly, seemingly unaware of its quiet beauty. It pulls you in with its endless forest, stunning … Continue reading VISITING WORLDS END STATE PARK, PA – KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The Dali Museum in Florida, building.

VISITING THE DALI MUSEUM IN FLORIDA – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Dali Museum in Florida is not to be missed if you are visiting the Tampa Bay area. With its unparalleled collection of Salvador Dali's art, featuring more than 2,000 of his works, it is one of the most acclaimed collections of a single modern artist in the world. It is also the only museum … Continue reading VISITING THE DALI MUSEUM IN FLORIDA – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Unreal landscape of Blue Canyon in Hopi Reservation in Arizona.

ATTRACTIONS IN ARIZONA – HOW TO VISIT THE HOPI INDIAN RESERVATION AND BLUE CANYON

The Hopi Reservation, including its unique Blue Canyon, is a must-see Arizona attraction if you are looking for a unique cultural experience combined with stunning desert scenery. The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in the northeastern part of the state. The reservation occupies part of Coconino and Navajo counties, encompasses more than 1.5 … Continue reading ATTRACTIONS IN ARIZONA – HOW TO VISIT THE HOPI INDIAN RESERVATION AND BLUE CANYON

An entrance to Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey.

GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE IN NEW JERSEY – A PERFECT DAY TRIP FROM NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, AND PENNSYLVANIA

Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey is a perfect day trip destination for residents of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The name sounds intriguing, but what is it? It is a museum, sculpture garden, and arboretum spread across 42 landscaped acres in Hamilton, New Jersey. A place when famous paintings were transformed into bigger-than-life … Continue reading GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE IN NEW JERSEY – A PERFECT DAY TRIP FROM NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, AND PENNSYLVANIA

HOW TO TRAVEL SAFELY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC – PRIMITIVE CAMPING WITH A CHECKLIST

For many of us, primitive camping may not sound like the most desired type of vacation, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the safest choice. When camping, you can easily limit your social interaction to your own family and avoid touching anything that does not belong to you. Additionally, you are surrounded by nature, … Continue reading HOW TO TRAVEL SAFELY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC – PRIMITIVE CAMPING WITH A CHECKLIST

Best state for social distancing. Road trip to Wyoming.

WHERE TO TRAVEL WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN MIND? TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO WYOMING!

Consider a road trip to Wyoming if you are looking for an incredible travel destination that allows for social distancing. Most travelers head to Wyoming to visit Yellowstone National Park. Some venture out a little farther to explore Grand Teton National Park. Only a few go beyond these obvious attractions to discover the rest of … Continue reading WHERE TO TRAVEL WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN MIND? TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO WYOMING!

Best State Parks in New York State. Minnewaska.

ESCAPE TO NATURE – THE 8 BEST STATE PARKS IN NEW YORK

Did you know that New York state parks offer the most diverse landscape in the Northeast? All 180 of them impress with stunning scenery and endless recreational opportunities. The state provides millions of acres of protected wilderness, 2000 miles of hiking and biking trails, 561 waterfalls, 7600 freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. If that is … Continue reading ESCAPE TO NATURE – THE 8 BEST STATE PARKS IN NEW YORK

How to plan your travel during coronavirus crisis.

HOW TO PLAN TRAVEL AMID COVID-19 CRISIS WITHOUT FEAR OF LOSING MONEY

Ready for an adventure but not sure how to make travel plans amid the coronavirus crisis? If we want it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic will change the way we travel, just like 9/11 did. If the wanderlust is calling your name, you will have to face a new reality. No escape from the fact … Continue reading HOW TO PLAN TRAVEL AMID COVID-19 CRISIS WITHOUT FEAR OF LOSING MONEY

Is buying travel deals a good idea during coronavirus pandemic a good idea?

DEAL OR NO DEAL? IS BUYING CHEAP VACATIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC A GOOD IDEA?

The coronavirus pandemic hit the travel industry without mercy and discrimination. When travelers are looking to get their refunds for canceled trips; airlines, cruise ships, hotels, and tour operators are looking to stay alive while paying back to their customers. The chaos is real, and the possibility of positive changes any time soon is slim. … Continue reading DEAL OR NO DEAL? IS BUYING CHEAP VACATIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC A GOOD IDEA?

Travel refund during coronavirus pandemic.

HOW TO GET YOUR REFUND FOR CANCELED TRAVEL DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

The coronavirus pandemic paralyzed the travel industry around the world. Many of us are still frantically fighting to recuperate money invested in our trips. And it is not an easy battle. Individuals are left to themself to fight for their rights. But what rights? Actually, when you take a closer look, what we are left … Continue reading HOW TO GET YOUR REFUND FOR CANCELED TRAVEL DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

HOW TO VISIT THE VESSEL- NEW YORK CITY’S NEWEST ATTRACTION

Updated as of January 14, 2021.    After three suicides, Vessel at Hudson Yards closes indefinitely. The developer of Hudson Yards said that the firm was consulting with suicide prevention experts about how to limit the potential for more suicides at the 150-foot-tall structure. Check for updates here.  The Vessel, New York City's newest attraction … Continue reading HOW TO VISIT THE VESSEL- NEW YORK CITY’S NEWEST ATTRACTION

HOW TO VISIT NEW YORK CITY ON A BUDGET – MAKE JERSEY CITY, NJ YOUR BASE

Many potential visitors ask themselves if it is possible to visit New York City on a budget. The answer is, yes!  And you do not need to compromise much to achieve it. With accommodation being a substantial part of your travel expenses, choosing the right location is crucial. For that, let me introduce you to … Continue reading HOW TO VISIT NEW YORK CITY ON A BUDGET – MAKE JERSEY CITY, NJ YOUR BASE

SPRING IN GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK – HOW TO VISIT

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the USA, puts on a fabulous show every spring with its colorful display of wildflowers. Early blooms arrive around mid-March, and the progression takes place throughout the season with 1,500 types of flowering plants, more than in any other national park in the … Continue reading SPRING IN GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK – HOW TO VISIT

Best cities to visit in Europe, Florence.

EUROPEAN VACATION – 12 BEST CITIES TO VISIT

Dreaming about a European vacation and wondering which are the best cities to visit? It is not an easy task for sure. Most European cities have a lot in common - stunning architecture, world-class museums, charming streets, and intriguing local cultures. So how do you prioritize the must-sees in Europe? Think popularity first. There must … Continue reading EUROPEAN VACATION – 12 BEST CITIES TO VISIT

CDC RECOMMENDS MASKS – HOW A LOCAL BUSINESS IS ALREADY AHEAD OF THE GAME

To mask or not to mask? After weeks of mixed messages, we have the answer - face masks are recommended in a fight against coronavirus. As much as it seems unreal in today's world of science and technology, COVID -19 is forcing us to scramble for ways to survive. We have no ammunition to stop … Continue reading CDC RECOMMENDS MASKS – HOW A LOCAL BUSINESS IS ALREADY AHEAD OF THE GAME

Athens, Greece - Acropolis.

ITINERARY FOR ATHENS, GREECE – WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN TWO DAYS

You will definitely need a well-planned itinerary for Athens if your time in Greece is limited. Wondering how much time to spend in the city? The answer is, at least two days. Of course, you will not be able to see everything, but forty-eight hours is enough to explore all must-sees like the Acropolis, Acropolis … Continue reading ITINERARY FOR ATHENS, GREECE – WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN TWO DAYS

Entrance to Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.

THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH – BROOKGREEN GARDENS

If you are looking for things to do in Myrtle Beach beyond the beach, Brookgreen Gardens is the answer. Never heard of them? You are not alone. Hard to imagine but these fascinating gardens managed to stay under the radar of South Carolina's beachgoers, despite ranking among the ten top gardens in the USA. What … Continue reading THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH – BROOKGREEN GARDENS

Driftwood beaches of the East Coast. Jekyll Island.

AMAZING DRIFTWOOD BEACHES OF THE US EAST COAST – WHERE TO FIND THEM

Driftwood beaches of the US East Coast draw visitors with their serenity and beauty. Also called boneyard beaches, they are essentially maritime forests that are being eroded into the ocean. They are created by forces of the Atlantic pounding its way into the woods and knocking down the trees. The waves then continue to wash … Continue reading AMAZING DRIFTWOOD BEACHES OF THE US EAST COAST – WHERE TO FIND THEM

Hiking the Narrows in Zion.

HIKING THE NARROWS IN ZION NATIONAL PARK – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park is most likely on your bucket list, and for a good reason. The Narrows, or more precisely the Narrows of the North Fork of the Virgin River, draws hikers from all over the world with its outstanding scenery and the unique way … Continue reading HIKING THE NARROWS IN ZION NATIONAL PARK – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

A ROAD TRIP TO THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC IN CANADA – WHAT TO SEE

How about a road trip to the province of Quebec in Canada for your next vacation? If you are craving European charm but do not want the trouble and cost of flying, Montreal and Quebec City will satisfy your desire. If you prefer nature, once you leave the big cities, you will be greeted by … Continue reading A ROAD TRIP TO THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC IN CANADA – WHAT TO SEE

Morning Glory Pool in Yellowstone.

THE ULTIMATE ITINERARY FOR GRAND TETON AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS

Why do you need a well-crafted itinerary for your Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks visit? The reason is that these two parks have so much to offer, you will get overwhelmed when planning your trip. Some visitors do not even realize that Yellowstone is much more than buffalos and the Old Faithful. The area delivers … Continue reading THE ULTIMATE ITINERARY FOR GRAND TETON AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS

Views of Balaton Lake from a winery.

DAY TRIP FROM BUDAPEST – EXPLORING NORTH SHORE OF BALATON LAKE

Looking for a day trip from Budapest along Balaton Lake, the largest lake in Europe? Then explore the ultimate itinerary I have crafted for you. This scenic trip will take you along the northern shore of the lake with frequent overlooks and lovely spots to enjoy. The first stop will be Tihany village with its … Continue reading DAY TRIP FROM BUDAPEST – EXPLORING NORTH SHORE OF BALATON LAKE

Hungarian Parliament building .

BUDAPEST TRAVEL GUIDE WITH MUST-SEE SIGHTS

What comes to mind when you think about Budapest sights? Of course the postcard-perfect Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle, and thermal baths. These are famous Budapest's must-sees but do not stop there. This vibrant city has a lot more to offer. Plan to spend at least four days to discover fascinating attractions like Dohany Street … Continue reading BUDAPEST TRAVEL GUIDE WITH MUST-SEE SIGHTS

Two weeks in Andalusia, Spain - itinerary. Alhambra in Granada.

THE ESSENTIAL SOUTHERN SPAIN ITINERARY (WITH GIBRALTAR) – WHAT TO SEE IN TWO WEEKS

Creating a Southern Spain itinerary can be challenging when taking into consideration how much this vibrant region has to offer. Most of the popular images of Spain come from Souther Spain: flamenco dancers, bullfighters, gazpacho, sangria, and beaches of Costa del Sol. Andalusia, in particular, the country's southernmost region, represents many of the iconic cultural … Continue reading THE ESSENTIAL SOUTHERN SPAIN ITINERARY (WITH GIBRALTAR) – WHAT TO SEE IN TWO WEEKS

Puente Nuevo Ronda Spain as seen from a hiking trail.

RONDA, SPAIN – A PICTURE PERFECT WHITE VILLAGE OF ANDALUSIA

Ronda, Spain is the most impressive example of the famous whitewashed towns (Pueblos Blancos) of Andalusia. If you only have time to visit one of them, go to Ronda! Surrounded by pristine mountain scenery, the town delivers thrilling views of the dramatic landscape over a deep canyon. The old section impresses with the narrow streets … Continue reading RONDA, SPAIN – A PICTURE PERFECT WHITE VILLAGE OF ANDALUSIA

VACATIONS TO COSTA RICA – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Are you dreaming of vacations in Costa Rica? You are not alone. This small Central American country is famous for its stunning beaches, lush jungles, and a laid-back way of life - Pura Vida! What should you see there? Just to mention a few, how about Manuel Antonio Costa Rica with its beaches, watersports, and … Continue reading VACATIONS TO COSTA RICA – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Holidays to Nerja Spain. View of the through the railing.

HOLIDAYS TO NERJA, SPAIN – PEARL OF COSTA DEL SOL

Are you thinking about holidays to Nerja in Spain but not sure if it is the right destination for you? Let me help you to make up your mind. I can't promise you will be there alone, but you will love it. After all, it’s one of Costa del Sol's most popular resorts. The reason … Continue reading HOLIDAYS TO NERJA, SPAIN – PEARL OF COSTA DEL SOL