|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Architecture, Art + Culture, Art + Culture, Festivals, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Markets and Bazaars, Music and Dancing, Nightlife, Pop Culture and Travel, Public Art, Shopping, Montréal, Quebec City, Food + Drink|
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When it comes to getting up close and personal with nature, Budget Travel editors know the spots where you'll find elbow room, nightly lodging for under $30, and North America's most beautiful flora and fauna. This morning, Budget Travel's President and Publisher Elaine Alimonti appeared on the Weather Channel's AMHQ with Sam Champion to share these best-ever campsite recommendations. Here, some off-the-radar faves, surprising East Coast campsites, family-friendly outdoor spots, and places that are perfect for the adventurous camper.
|0||by The Budget Travel Editors||Adventure, Camping, Fishing, Nature Appreciation, State Parks, Wildlife Appreciation, British Columbia, Nevada, West Virginia, Family Travel|
Forget the selfie stick. Brand-new photo service Flytographer has recruited professional photographers in more than 130 cities worldwide to take fanciful candid or posed photos of you on your dream trip. No more tilting your smartphone's camera just right, hoping to catch your face and most of the Eiffel Tower in the background. And don't even get us started on the social awkwardness that ensues when you ask a stranger to take your picture.
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Cape Town, Auckland, Aruba, Cannes, Paris, Amalfi, Banff, Calgary, New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Photography, Travel Photography|
You know, this time of year, when we think of "travel" we usually think of fleeing the cold. But some people don't mind getting into it. And I mean really into it! Here, some of the world's most amazing "ice destinations," where you can eat, drink, sleep, and most of all chill on vacation!
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Romance, Niagara Falls, Quebec City, Alaska, Fairbanks, Niagara Falls, Family Travel|
Mmmmm...Chowder Trail. Pardon us as we go all Homer Simpson just thinking about Nova Scotia's 60-plus destinations where you can try fresh, hot Atlantic seafood chowder. Throw the kids in the backseat and drive along the 4,700 miles of the Atlantic Canada province's coastline, sampling soups as you go.
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Food + Drink, East Kemptville, Halifax, Food + Drink|
On New York City's Coney Island—once home to infamous freak shows—the bizarre tradition of sprinting directly into the icy-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, then submerging yourself, baptism-style, goes way back. All the way back, in fact, to 1903, the year that the Coney Island Polar Bear Club was founded by a kooky bodybuilder with more machismo than you'll see on all the episodes of The Sopranos combined. He was convinced a wintery ocean dip could increase stamina, virility, and immunity. (Hey, if a sissy juice cleanse is supposed to do that, who are we to argue with this guy?)
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Amusement and Theme Parks, Food + Drink, Water Sports, Victoria, Ontario, Toronto, New York, New York City, Austin, Seattle, Trip Ideas|
Here at Budget Travel, we know nobody wants to skimp on vacation—it’s the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and breathtaking scenery. But what if we told you that all that can be yours for less than $100 a day? Contributing Editor Darley Newman joined Today show hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda to share five “real” budget destinations:
|0||by Budget Travel||Food + Drink, Romance, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Nova Scotia, Miami, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, SC, Family Travel, Food + Drink|
Ready for a unique April road trip? Explore the short—but sweet—maple sugar season in the great north!
Maple sugar season is short because there are just a few weeks each spring when sugar maple farmers—known as "sugarmakers"—get just the right weather (mid-20s at night, mid-to-high 40s and sunny during the day) for their maple trees to start producing the sweet sap that goes into maple syrup, maple sugar, and other products (even some adult beverages like Tap 357 Canadian Maple Rye Whisky). This year, sugarmakers are about three weeks behind because of colder-than-usual temperatures.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Nature Appreciation, Romance, Canada, Vermont, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Family Travel, Food + Drink|
This article was written by Zoë Smith on behalf of Viator.com's Travel Blog.
One of the world’s most dazzling natural phenomenons, few vistas can top the Northern Lights, officially known as the Aurora Borealis (signifying the meeting of Aurora, Roman goddess of the dawn, and Borealis, the Greek North Wind). Created by solar winds interacting with charged particles in the earth’s magnetic field, the Lights appear as otherworldly streaks of green, red, yellow, and purple light dancing across the arctic skies. Visible throughout the so-called ‘Northern Lights Oval,' countries lying in the far-northern latitudes, optimally between 10 and 20 degrees from the magnetic North Pole, are most likely to catch a glimpse of the spectacle, which occurs predominantly between late-September and late-March, often close to midnight. While travelers flock to the world’s northernmost countries for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, seeing them is no exact science and there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a good look. From the snow-enveloped wilderness of Siberia to the northernmost tip of Canada, here are some of the best places to see the Northern Lights. So wrap up warm, pick a crisp, clear night, and cross your fingers.
|0||by Zoe Smith, Viator.com||Art + Culture, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Wildlife Appreciation, Denmark, Lapland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Alaska, Trip Ideas, Eco-Green, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Solo, Women's Travel|
This article was written by Emily Deemer of Natural Habitat Adventures.
Elsa Bailey made national headlines last May by celebrating her 100th birthday at Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin—on skis. She may have hung up her ski boots for good that night, but she sure didn’t hang up her thirst for adventure.Bailey is still crossing items off her ambitious travel bucket list, which until recently included a dream of seeing polar bears in the wild.
|0||by Emily Deemer||Nature Appreciation, Safaris, Scenic Drives, Skiing, Wildlife Appreciation, Churchill, Trip Ideas|