Getaways

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2018 Mar 27 - 5:02pm

In northern Italy’s Lombardy region, where the Alps begin their sharp ascent toward Switzerland, rests an assemblage of bright blue glacial lakes. This landscape of breathtaking waters tucked beneath jagged limestone peaks is known as the Italian Lake District, and for centuries, it has...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2014 Jun 13 - 12:43pm

Planning a getaway to France is a tricky endeavor when one considers the dense concentration of culture, history and possibility that span the entire country.

It’s easy to understand then why so many travelers head straight for Paris and forgo those out-of-the-way locales beyond that great city. But consider for a moment that your time in France is limitless, your gas tank is never empty and your rail pass is inexhaustible. Where would an adventure...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2014 Jan 2 - 12:17pm

Maybe it’s time to make your vacation count for more than self-serving recreation and spend those precious weeks changing the world.

Many volunteer vacations give travelers an opportunity to protect wildlife and improve habitats in some of the world's most fascinating locations. College students from any institution and any academic major can earn...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2013 Dec 11 - 11:47am

Pull out the fine stemware because this month we’re headed south to the 13 wineries and vineyards you’ll experience in the Texas wine country surrounding Fredericksburg Wine Road 290.

To simply write that Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 is a collection of 13 wineries stretched out along 45 miles of U.S. Highway 290 from Fredericksburg to Johnson City would risk suggesting that this is merely a winegrowing community and U.S. 290 is just a road passing through. Such a suggestion...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2013 Dec 3 - 8:51am

No matter where you go for your next Colorado winter getaway, think beyond the limits of the airport shuttle and discover a side of the Rocky Mountains you may have overlooked.

Colorado is home to some of the greatest things in life. This is the land of raging rivers that rip through narrow canyons before slowing their pace along valleys speckled with wildflowers. This is where giant aspen groves paint mountainside masterpieces amid dark spruce forests before giving way...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2013 Sep 26 - 11:27am

Off the coast of mainland Greece, sprinkled in assorted shapes and sizes across the crystal clear waters of the Aegean and lonian Seas, are more than 1,000 islands, each wreathed in colorful beaches and blanketed by breathtaking landscapes.

Most of the islands are uninhabited, but more than a few are populated in varying densities and frequented by visitors from all over the world. There are so many Greek islands that every kind of world traveler—nightlife seekers, nature fanatics and culture connoisseurs—is sure to find...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2013 Aug 28 - 1:37pm

Great boardwalks are all adorned with tasty restaurants and a variety of shopping opportunities that tempt your every step and capitalize on a backdrop location in the event that you wish to explore beyond the boards.

Atlantic City Boardwalk: Atlantic City, New Jersey Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotels and passenger railroad cars, Atlantic City’s boardwalk is the forerunner of the modern boardwalk. During the day, take advantage of the walk’s tax-free shopping while enjoying some...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jul 22 - 11:12am

Local author and photographer, B.J. Lacasse, shares her passion and unveils the world of the unseen.

So how did the project start? What inspired The Street? In 2009, it was the [Presbyterian] night shelter’s 25th anniversary, and they wanted to raise awareness from the homeless person’s perspective. So they asked me to go out and befriend people, talk to them, ask them about homeless...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2013 Jul 22 - 9:40am

Adventure awaits less than three hours from DFW airport.

If you’re looking to kick back and relax in the kind of place where the adventure is watered down by the standard resort agendas and confined to the edges of a beach towel or maybe an oversized group charter, then perhaps you should look elsewhere. Pack your bags with adventure in mind...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jun 26 - 11:16am

This getaway savors the abundance of fish-filled waters and fly-fishing opportunities within the great landmass of Alaska.

Alaska-bound fly-fishing fanatics or those who just daydream of such angling exploits will appreciate Alaska’s more than 3 million lakes and 3,000 rivers teaming with five species of beastly salmon and a healthy population of hard-hitting trophy rainbow trout. With 99 times more inland water...

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