Celebrating Amtrak’s 50th: 8 Incredible Small Town Stops

Train travel may be the most leisurely, scenic, and affordable way to visit small towns in the U.S. Since 1971, when the first Amtrak train departed New York City on its way to Philadelphia, Amtrak, known as America’s Railroad, has taken eager travelers, lulled by the clickety-clack of the tracks and enamored by the sense…

How To Spend A Perfect Long Weekend In Scenic McCall, Idaho

There is only one U.S. destination I’ve considered moving to after my visit: McCall, Idaho. For someone who loves the vibrancy of the mountains as well as the relaxing aspects of water equally, McCall has it all. There was a cabin for rent, located right across the street from Payette Lake that had the Payette…

Getting Outside Is The New 10,000 Steps

Author and fitness expert says hiking is the ‘fountain of youth’ – physically and cognitively  In new book Secrets of Aging Well: Get Outside, globetrotting mountaineer and fitness entrepreneur Martin Pazzani reveals how walking outdoors is the key to a happier, healthier, longer life. Says ‘it’s the fitness you can’t get in a gym.’  For the…

6 ‘Ratched’ Filming Locations You Can Visit In Real Life

The film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, released in 1975, featured Louise Fletcher as the antagonistic character of Nurse Ratched. The tyrannical nurse, rigid and focused on order, left many of us wondering about this fictional character’s life before McMurphy’s fate intertwined with Ratched’s. Where did she come from, and what might possibly have led…

Our 8 Favorite Places For Stargazing

Stargazing is a luxury in itself. Busy lives may keep us from stepping outdoors to observe the night sky, but locale can be a deterrent, too — without darkness and clear skies, many city dwellers miss the special sights of the night sky. That’s where astrotourism comes in. Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.

Top ways to vacation responsibly in 2021

(BPT) – After months of cautionary travel and shelving vacation plans, people, especially those with families at home, are researching how they can indulge their wanderlust safely again in 2021. The goal is to enjoy a vacation in a responsible manner, creating memories while keeping yourself and others safe. Heading to Coastal Mississippi: The Secret…

Tulum, Mexico – Riviera Maya – Itinerary

We are so pleased to invite you to experience Bahia Principe Grand Tulum, a newly renovated oceanfront property in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Inspired by its natural surrounding and the area’s deep cultural roots, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum reopened on November 15th following over a year of extensive renovations. The renovated hotel boasts updated accommodations featuring…

Arizona Chefs Go For Local Flavors

Dishes Featuring Ingredients That are Uniquely Arizona, plus a Recipe for a Monsoon Sazerac Whisky Cocktail. Local Ingredient: Cactus Danielle Leoni, the executive chef and co-owner of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar, includes Arizona cactus on her menu. Her appetizer Squid & Cactus Paddle Frittas includes Longfin Squid, cactus paddle and local vegetables in a…