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jul 28 2014

Great Getaways: New Bedford

The New Bedford Whaling Museum pays homage to this Massachusetts city's past, and also points the way to a vibrant future devoted to science, art, ecology, and history.

(Courtesy Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism)

After a few minutes in New Bedford, MA, a welcoming little city of about 95,000 people less than an hour's drive east of Providence and south of Cape Cod just off I-195, you'll notice that the residents love to talk about their town. A few more minutes and you'll totally understand why. Few places in New England pack as much history, food, and fun into a handful of cobblestoned blocks.

jul 25 2014

5 Kid-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
(Courtesy Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Bureau)

This article was written by Sarah Vernetti, a freelance writer who loves exploring the American Southwest. Follow her adventures at sarahvernetti.wordpress.com or @SarahVernetti on Twitter.

jun 20 2014

Mark Your Calendars: Don't Miss The CyberSummer Sale This Saturday!

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Puerto Rico

You can score a deal on a stay at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico during the CyberSummer sale on Saturday, June 21st.

(Courtesy San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino)

For one day only, you can score major discounts on 20 hotels in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America with the CyberSummer Sale on Saturday, June 21st. All deals must be booked between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 21st, and depending on the package, travel dates are available throughout the summer and in some cases, until Dec. 31, 2014. Check out these specials:

jun 18 2014

5 U.S. Theme Parks Under $50

Santa Cruz Boardwalk in California
(Courtesy Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk)

With Disney parks recently raising their ticket prices to $99 for a single–park one day ticket to the Magic Kingdom—Universal Studios is just as bad—now is the perfect time to start thinking about smaller, regional theme parks where you can get your adrenaline fix for less. Here are five theme parks around the country where the daily price of adult admission is under $50.

jun 10 2014

NYC Foodies Will LOVE the Duckathlon!

(Courtesy of Action Against Hunger)

If you're going to be in New York City this weekend, don't miss the Duckathlon.

Wait, what? Yes, the Duckathlon is a daylong food festival that will take you on an "experiential journey" from farm to table. Presented by D'Artagnan—which produces some of the tastiest poultry and game meats by working with small farms and making sustainability and humane farming practices a priority—Duckathlon will include demonstrations and challenges led by top chefs and farmers.

jun 06 2014

Save Money and Time on Broadway Tickets!

(Courtesy of TodayTix.com)

I'm a theater lover, and I'm going to sound a little giddy right now, okay?

A new app, TodayTix, helps to take the mystery, expense, and lines out of the Broadway ticket-buying process and literally (I am not misusing that word here) hand-delivers discount tickets to you.

may 23 2014

Whales and Wildlife: The Best of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Alaska's Chugach Mountains are a stunning backdrop for outdoor adventure!

(Jacetan/Dreamstime)


Alaska is a dream travel destination, and the Kenai Peninsula, located south of Anchorage on the southern coast of Alaska, encapsulates much of Alaska's natural wonders. Whale watching, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and wildlife viewing are just some of the adventures that draw travelers to "Alaska's Playground." It's also relatively accessible to visitors by Alaska standards, making it a popular summer travel destination. Many people visit the Kenai Peninsula on a cruise. Others drive along the scenic Seward Highway. No matter how you get to the Kenai, here are three not-to-miss things to do and travel trips to help you soak it all in hassle free.

may 09 2014

Lock in an Unbeatable Ski Deal NOW

Winter 2014/2015 deals at Keystone Resort start at $99 per night if you book now!

(Courtesy Keystone Resort)

World-class snow-peaked Rocky Mountain lodging from $99 a night. Oh, and kids ski for free. Sounds good, right?

Wait. It's only May! Didn't the ski season just wind down? Yep. But if you want to lock in great rates, don't wait until next season's snow starts coming down before booking a ski getaway.

may 06 2014

5 Ways to Experience Oahu From Above

This article was written by Kyle Ellison on behalf of Viator.com.

In a word, the island of Oahu is gorgeous. Yes, there are freeways, high-rises, and sprawls of development which climb like ivy up the terraces of the Ko’olaus, but there is also the ever-present fusion of nature where sky, sea, shoreline, and summit all form a tableau of tropical perfection. While you can experience this beauty in many forms on all different corners of the island (a sunrise from the shoreline of Kailua comes to mind), one of the best places to bear witness to the island’s beauty is with a bird’s eye view from above.

may 02 2014

5 Tips for Navigating NYC's Open Air Food Markets

open air food markets in New York City

If you're in New York City this summer, stop by one of the City's popular open air food markets and sample a little bit of everything!

(Courtesy Angela Brown )

When it comes to artisan food in New York City, summer means one thing: a myriad of open air food markets, [our favorite is Madison Square Eats, visit #MadSqEats for more info] where small batch food purveyors and local chefs serve up everything from ice cream sandwiches and wood-fired pizza to charcuterie and macaroons. But you'd better get there fast: just like the warm weather, these temporary markets only last so long. Here are five tips to help you fill your plate this season.

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