Travel & Outdoors

America’s Most Romantic Hotel CREATES A backdrop fairytale vacation

Step inside this 19th-century Newport, Rhode Island, mansion-turned-boutique-hotel, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another time period, complete with a Gilded-Age lobby decked out with gold accents, luxurious chandeliers, and modern wood flooring Walking through The Chanler at Cliff Walk and staying in its charming rooms, you’ll soon realize why this historic establishment has been voted 2016’s Most Romantic Hotel in America. The Chanler was originally built by New York Congressman John Winthrop Chanler in 1873 but now houses 20 elegantly themed rooms, each designed around a particular period in time, from French Provincial to Greek Revival. To imagine that Chanler built what he called Read More

Walking Tour of Greenwich Village – Take a walk, see the sights

Greenwich Village long ago earned a reputation as a magnet for bohemians and intellectuals. Generations of artists and writers-Henry James and Edgar Allan Poe, Jackson Pollack and e.e. cummings-gave the neighborhood its freewheeling identity, and radical thinkers from Upton Sinclair to John Reed have held forth in smoky Village cafes. But it’s been many years since starving artists were able to afford these rents. While the neighborhood does retain a definite live-and-let-live, left-of-center vibe, it’s gone upscale these days. The really cutting-edge art scene has long since fled to Chelsea, the East Village, Brooklyn and Queens. Nevertheless, the Village remains one of New York’s most appealing neighborhoods, Read More

Top Halloween Destinations in the US

What’s your idea of a perfect Halloween? Does it include some combination of fun costumes, trick-or-treating and haunted houses? Or perhaps a visit to a pumpkin patch? If traveling to find the ideal Halloween experience is part of the plan, then you’re in luck. RewardExpert released a report identifying some of the best Halloween cities in each region of the country. The travel rewards website studied the 20 most populous areas in the Midwest, South, West and Northeast in order to identify the top Halloween vacation destinations for each region. The ranking is based in part on Halloween activities in each city, but also heavily factors climate, safety, price and ease Read More

Things To Do in January and February in Jackson Hole

No doubt about it: Ski season is in full swing in Jackson Hole during the months of January and February. But there are other winter pastimes and events available for you and your family to experience while you’re in the Tetons. Here is our round-up of what’s going on. Ongoing: “Feathered Fridays” at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center on Cache Street from noon-2 p.m. every Friday. The program features naturalists and educators from the Raptor Center and the National Elk Refuge, along with a variety of live raptors on the glove. There is no beginning, middle or end to this free program during the Read More

Exciting Things to Do in Ireland – Not TO BE MISSED

Ireland is by far one of the most interesting travel destinations to visit in all of Europe. It’s a country that’s packed with a majestic history, vibrant culture, and natural beauty. And no matter what you decide to do on your Ireland adventure, every destination you head to will captivate, surprise, and inspire the curious traveler. A trip to this wonderful Celtic island will prove to be worthwhile because there’s so much to see and do. On one hand, there are bustling cities to explore, each representing everything that is urban and loud. Shoppers, foodies, and arts and culture lovers will find much delight in cosmopolitan destinations Read More

21 Sinful Vegas Hotspots TO VISIT WITH YOUR OTHER HALF

It has world-class buffets and some of the best shopping in the country; it’s got Celine and Tina, not to mention Cher and Bette. It can be seen from space. Las Vegas — every year it gets bigger and better than ever. That’s why we’re showing you the hottest attractions right now — 1 phenomenally sexy place for every year that makes you legal. It’s the City of Sin, and we’re taking you to the 21 hottest locations on the Vegas Strip. No. 21: Cathouse Luxor Sexy and sophisticated, Cathouse is all about enticement. Drawing inspiration from the bordellos of 19th-century Europe, the cuisine from famed chef Read More

Facebook Honeymoon Favorites: From Greece’s Santorini island to Peru’s Machu Picchu

Santorini, Greece Fall in love all over again with breathtaking views of the deep blue sea from cliff-perched towns on the Greek island of Santorini. Soak up the Mediterranean sun all day and enjoy one of the world’s best sunsets at night. Sanibel Island, FL For a romantic getaway that is both convenient and private, escape to Florida’s Sanibel Island. Only 15 miles west of Fort Myers, Sanibel Island’s remote beaches are a world away from the congestion and crowds on Florida’s packed coastline. Yosemite National Park Want a more active honeymoon? Get your sweetie’s heart pumping with a trip to Yosemite National Park, where you can Read More

The End Of The High Line Era

It’s the end of the line for one of New York City’s most imaginative and controversial park proposals. Developer Barry Diller announced this week that he’s killing his plan for Pier 55, a $250-million, 2.7-acre floating parkhe intended to build on Manhattan’s west side. “Because of the huge escalating costs and the fact it would have been a continuing controversy over the next three years I decided it was no longer viable for us to proceed,” Diller told the New York Times. Designed by British architect Thomas Heatherwick, Pier 55 has faced a number of hurdles including soaring costs (six years ago, the initial estimated price tag Read More

sCAMPer Van is Atlanta’s Best New Local Start Up!

Creative Loafing announced it’s BEST OF ATLANTA Winners and to our surprise and enthusiasm – sCAMPer Van took home the honor of Atlanta’s Best New Local Start Up! To say that we are shocked is an understatement.  Just a year into the vision that Dutch and I have for bringing campervan life to the Southeast, we have been blessed with success and media attention.  From HLN’s Weekend Express, to Mashable to now Creative Loafing, we couldn’t be more excited about the love that we have received from people all around the Southeast.  This is a true passion for us.  An idea that we hope to grow and build Read More