Getaways

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 May 30 - 10:13am

Beach resorts boasting enjoyment for the whole family

by Kyle Whitecotton So you think a beach getaway is just for the grown-ups? If you envision tropical vacations with those colorful umbrella drinks, tiny bathing suits reserved for the sand, and too many hours of sunbathing before heading off to the bar, think again. This month, we’re...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 May 2 - 12:25pm

Cruise north to Tromsø, Norway, and you may delay your departure indefinitely.

by Kyle Whitecotton Tromsøya, one of Norway’s northernmost islands, sits amid a landscape of snow-covered mountains that cut across the Arctic horizon like the serrated edge of some icy blade. Beneath these glacial peaks lies a network of fjords and long windswept valleys full of...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Apr 2 - 3:21pm

Ten Great Texas State Parks

by Kyle Whitecotton The summer months are just around the corner, and the calendar on the wall is begging for a long weekend trip with friends or a family getaway to fill those empty dates. Rather than booking an expensive flight to some faraway location, pack up the car and head out on a not-too-...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 26 - 5:17pm

Those who wish to experience farm and country living amid the pastures, woodlands and wildflowers of Europe will find a quiet reprieve from the flurry of travel in almost any corner of the continent.

 Whatever the preferred nomenclature – agritourism, rural tourism, farm stay, guest ranch or farmhouse B&B – life in the country has never been more appealing or luxurious than the likes of a working European farmstead with an empty guest room and a warm meal anticipating your...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jan 31 - 2:17pm

Top off the gas tank, change the oil, check the tires and renew your auto club membership, because this month's getaway is going to add a few miles to the odometer.

America’s landscape is rich with prominent panoramas and meandering roadways; what follows is the best of both, merging to make this country’s top 10 scenic drives. California’s Pacific Coast Highway While the Pacific Coast Highway between Dana Point and Malibu tours mostly the...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Dec 26 - 11:55am

The United Arab Emirates largest emirate and second largest city, Abu Dhabi, offers visitors an assortment of amenities and a host of adventures, each holding fast to one far-reaching fundamental: extravagance.

The moment you debark the plane, adventures await in overwhelming enormity. Go ahead, embrace your inner tourist and start off with a double-decker bus tour of this grand city. Stop off at the Souk Central Market, the heart of Abu Dhabi, and experience the rich culture of this modern city and its...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Nov 29 - 10:00am

Whether you are seeking a fun family vacation or more extreme adventures, Banff, Alberta, can accommodate your desires.

To visit the splendor of Western Canada is to stroll through an immense, rustic wilderness landscape accompanied by both opulence and adventure. But to experience all that a getaway can offer, ignore the big cities; spend a week where the wind through the trees sings you to sleep and the buzz of...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Oct 29 - 12:08pm

So what if you're not a sommelier with encyclopedic knowledge of reds and whites? A tip to Napa Valley is a getaway rich with flavor and sophistication anyone will enjoy.

There is more to Napa Valley than just the town of Napa itself. In fact, three other sizeable towns extend north along a 30-mile stretch of Highway 29. Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga offer their own selections of lodging, restaurants and activities, but considering the concentration of...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Oct 11 - 10:34am

Hurry and make your reservations now for a Roman holiday, but don't rush yourself once you get there.

Christmas time in Italy is rich with tradition and unsurpassed charm. If you’ve never been to this part of Europe, the weeks building up to Christmas Day and on toward the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) offer an exciting initiation to the Italy’s spirit. And if you’re looking to...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Sep 13 - 10:57am

You Know that sad expression your dog gives you when you grab your keys and leave the house? It's nothing compared to the mope he is in when you go on vacation without him.

Most of us aren’t fortunate enough to take our favorite pet to work with us, but what if we could take him along for those few precious vacation days? It’s really not that outlandish, nor does it limit the scope of the adventure. This month’s getaway is all about pet-friendly...

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