Visit Aruba for the best island vacation–4-Day Itinerary

PALM BEACH Located on the north shores of Aruba, Palm Beach is home to the island’s most glamorous hotels. Palm Beach is dotted with iconic palm trees, hotels, casinos, water sports concessions, piers, beach bars, restaurants, and shops. Calm waters make this beach a comfortable haven for swimmers and snorkelers. After sunset, Palm Beach comes to life…

Travel from Portland, Oregon to Williamette Valley, and on to the Oregon Coast to Discover Agritourism, Crabbing, Farm-to-Table Dining, and More–6-Day Itinerary

Day 1 – PORTLAND Arrive at Portland International Airport (PDX) Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, Portland offers visitors a creative journey through its eclectic arts, music, culinary and outdoor scenes, all set against the majestic backdrop of Mt. Hood. Reinforced with a thriving maker community, DIY drive and a passion for sustainability, Portland has an…

4 Historic Haunts in Northern Virginia 

Who’s ready for a spooky getaway? Thrill seekers looking for some truly unforgettable haunted historic sites will find a variety of them throughout Northern Virginia. Just outside Washington D.C., the region is rich in American history, and there is no doubt some of it still lives on long after the Civil War battles have ended…

Cancun, Mexico — 3-Day Itinerary

Next week I visit Cancun, Mexico for my first Caribbean getaway. Follow along or plan your vacation using this itinerary as a suggestion. We’ll stay at Hotel Xcaret Mexico but also tour the new Hotel Xcaret Arte that opens this summer. Learn more about both properties: Hotel Xcaret Mexico is an oceanfront haven where thrilling…

Coastal Mississippi: 4-Day Itinerary

Follow along for four days of discovery along the Mississippi Coast that includes beachside bonfires, a dolphin sighting cruise, shrimp boating, an oyster farm, and of course, loads of fresh seafood. • Coastal Mississippi is comprised of three coastal counties including Jackson, Harrison andHancock. Twelve cities make up these three coastal counties.• Coastal Mississippi spans…

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…

Colorado Fall Road Trip (Itinerary)

Road trips are the travel trend for 2020 so when deciding on our next adventure, fellow travel writer Heide Brandes and I decided to experience the great outdoors of Colorado where we could learn fly fishing and falconry, tour the Royal Gorge Park, and take a train ride on the Royal Gorge Railroad. Day 1:…

Alaskan Adventure: My First Trip Since Coronavirus

I was going to Alaska, my first trip in months. Early in the pandemic, back when we were getting news that California had just a handful of cases of COVID-19 — and before the pandemic felt real — I spent two weeks traveling several cities in California. I returned home just as the urgency flipped and the…