Sparks grow into flames as propane burners ignite, illuminating a skyline of hot air balloons, hovering like upside-down raindrops as they fill with air. Each glows with its own pattern of primary colors, all coming together like a Lite-Brite rainbow as they ascend delicately into the pre-dawn sky.
Hot Air Balloons Illuminate Reno’s September Skies
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If you’re a fan of Southern hospitality and American history, then you’ll love the Take Two Family of Products’ newest destination: Savannah, Georgia. It’s appropriate that our first destination in Georgia was also the state’s first city, established in 1733. Not sure if this old port city is worth your time? Here are a few reasons why you will love Savannah.
Families across America and the world flock to Orlando with one purpose in mind: Disney World. I won’t argue that Disney is a trip worth making, but please don’t stop there. This Central Florida city could keep you entertained for weeks with it’s shopping, nightlife, outdoor activities and spas. If it’s hard to deny yourself another theme park visit, switch it up with a water park. This infographic shows you why Orlando isn’t just for kids but kids of all ages!
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It’s easy to find something to do in San Diego, but here is a list of wallet friendly options that families, friends and couples can get excited about.
Whenever we talk about the Caribbean, my husband Ben’s cousin always raves about this place called Nachi Cocom in Cozumel. When we found out that the Mexican island was one of the stops on our honeymoon, we knew we had to try out the all-inclusive beach club. After all, it was cheaper than most of the excursions through our cruise.
Houston has a dynamic art scene. It’s one of the only American cities with resident professional companies in all of the performing art disciplines: ballet, opera, symphony and theater. The Southern destination boasts a long list of word-class museums and galleries, too.
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Performers are lining up for Gatlinburg’s ninth annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales. The summer-long street performance event in downtown Gatlinburg features musical performers, cloggers, storytellers and artisans. It’s a lively taste of Appalachian culture.
Photos courtesy of Renée Suen, isabelle, kowarski, La Belle Province, Loozrboy, Nichelle Stephens and Yuri Long
Did you know that Montreal has more restaurants per capita than any other city in North America? To sustain that, you need great food, and it’s hard to argue that Montreal isn’t full of delicious surprises.
Of course you’ve seen photos of the London Eye. Every day, visitors pile into its pods, which rise into the air like floating jelly beans, granting gorgeous views of the city below. In true American style, Las Vegas now has its own, bigger observation wheel. Dubbed the Las Vegas High Roller, it broke records on March 31 when it began taking passengers into the sky: It’s the world’s tallest observation wheel.
Sedona, Arizona is just a two-hour drive from the mighty Grand Canyon and is known as the “Red Rock Country.” The blue skies surrounding Sedona are pierced with sharp red rocks soaring into the horizon. The landscape is absolutely dreamy, thriving in natural beauty and wild adventure. Sedona is the perfect place to unwind for the weekend or get your blood pumping on a scenic hike. It’s no surprise the hardcore destination attracts the likes of couples and adventure seekers that fall in love with the red-hot sunsets and world-class facilities.
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Theme parks can be incredibly fun or terribly stressful. Here are several easy ways to end up on the fun side of the spectrum. A little preparation and smarts can make all the difference so get ready for a smooth, enjoyable ride!
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A powerful rush of water drops heavily and constantly. You feel as if you’ll be swiftly swept away with the mighty current, even though you’re standing behind a railing. The misty spray feels refreshing on your face, and you can’t help but open your mouth and taste, as if the roaring river possesses a hint of magic.
Music lovers everywhere will gather in Palm Springs to attend an eclectic mix of concerts, festivals and parties ranging from jazz to electronica to indie rock. Live music and entertainment has long played a fundamental role in Palm Springs’ evolution ranging from supper clubs to circuit parties to outdoor concerts.
Spring time is the best time to go green. Perennials will finally bloom, trees will turn green again and the air is finally warming up. As much as we love nature’s beauty during this season, let’s face it – staying at a hotel is a reasonable option for weekend lodging. Luckily, you can still practice environmentally-friendly methods during your stay to help protect Mama Nature. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for being a little more eco-friendly at your hotel – even if you’re there for a short time.
In the good ol’ days, travel books and guide manuals were all the rave when traveling abroad. The helpful books were often used as tools to navigate through foreign lands, learn helpful phrases in a foreign tongue or offer ideas on what to see and do while visiting a destination. Now, we have the Internet and Twitter, a micro-blogging site of live streams offering a multitude of breaking news, tips and references. You could even score some hot deals if you follow the right crowd. Traveling can sometimes be tough. However, follow these travel-savvy Twitter accounts for a more seamless travel experience (and maybe a seat at the no-reservations steakhouse).