miami beach, florida

ESSENTIALS: Miami Beach

Miami – and just across the bridge to Miami Beach – boasts picturesque beaches, exceptional nightlife, plentiful shopping, and delicious dining options. Although there is an abundance of things to do in the city and on the beach, don’t pass up the chance to take one-day excursions to see some of the breath-taking natural surroundings […]

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las vegas strip

ESSENTIALS: Las Vegas

Neon, one-armed bandits, world-class entertainment, gourmet restaurants, swanky shops and nightclubs galore. This is Vegas and its 24/7. The massive Vegas Strip hotels look positively Lilliputian from the top of the Stratosphere Tower (2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S.), the tallest freestanding tower in the U.S. If your stomach's made of steel, take a spin on […]

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Phoenix, AZ

ESSENTIALS: Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, once known as little more than a tanning salon for traveling retirees, has become the Arizona desert's vacation oasis for all ages. Boasting some of the best Southwestern and Mexican food you’ll find anywhere, Phoenix and the surrounding area offers 300 days of sunshine a year, plush resorts, outstanding museums, 250 plus golf courses, […]

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white house

ESSENTIALS: Washington, DC

The Nation’s Capital is defined by imposing memorials, tributes to our democracy and love of freedom, plus iconic museums and corridors of power. There is such an embarrassment of must-see riches here that putting together a sightseeing itinerary can be a daunting task. We’ve put together an expert list of the best of the best […]

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The Big Island, Hawaii
Category: United states

The Hawaiian Islands – The Big Island

Hawai’i is the largest of the islands, hence its nickname “The Big Island”. It is also the youngest and it’s still expanding, due to the ongoing activity of the volcano Kilauea. The Big Island can feel like several islands in one. It contains 11 of the 13 officially recognized climate zones and has been named […]

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Category: United states

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Alaska

If you’re looking to take a vacation filled with adventure and some of the most breathtaking views in the US, then Alaska is an ideal vacation destination. From thundering glaciers to soaring eagles, breaching whales and frontier towns, Alaska can take your breath away. GLACIERS. Thunder doesn’t just come from the sky. Glaciers creak, rumble […]

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World Beer Festival in Raleigh

The World Beer Festival offers the best place to explore new local breweries, without having to buy a 6-pack. Sample from a collection of the best NC beers. Take a tour of our home state’s finest brewery offerings. Revisit old favorites and discover new ones. The NC Beer Garden is its own adventure.  Like their brewing […]

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weekend cruises
Category: United states

Beat the Winter Blues with a Weekend Cruise

There are a multitude of 3, 4 and 5-day cruising options that will take you to the Bahamas where you can wash away those winter blues. And the best part is these cruises leave from ports that are a short drive from the Carolinas! The Port of Charleston is easily reachable from practically everywhere in North and […]

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