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First Time in Yosemite

First Time in Yosemite
Destination(s): Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is 30 x 40 miles huge, but for your first visit you should see the giant sequoias in the south end, Yosemite Valley in the middle and the high country of Tuolumne Meadows on the east. Plan on a bit of mountain driving and taking your time with the winding roads through scenery that is a stunning as it gets on this planet. Consider packing picnic supplies and water so you'll have flexibility on where and when you stop for a break - but don't leave any food in your car unattended; bears will sniff it out. Head for the nearest visitor center to get oriented, and go on a hour's ranger walk to spend time with an expert. Wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. It is hard to go wrong here. read more about First Time in Yosemite... Read More

Top 10 Nature & Eco Tours

Top 10 Nature & Eco Tours
Destination(s): Florida Keys

The Keys have celebrated over a century of heritage of conservation and protection of natural resources, demonstrating the region’s commitment to environmental stewardship and the future of the island chain. Choose from an appealing variety of public parks and environmentally oriented eco-attractions. You can pick one, or pick them all to include on your next trip! read more about Top 10 Nature & Eco Tours... Read More

Top 10 things to do in Montana

Top 10 things to do in Montana
Destination(s): Bozeman

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Historical and Cultural Tour of Palm Beach County

Historical and Cultural Tour of Palm Beach County
Destination(s): Palm Beach

Experience the history of Palm Beach and the culture of the Southeast Florida area. Explore Palm Beach, Delray and Boca Raton and gain a better understanding of the area and an appreciation for the local flavor. read more about Historical and Cultural Tour of Palm Beach County... Read More

Where to Stay - Midtown

Where to Stay - Midtown
Destination(s): Atlanta

Midtown is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Atlanta. Along with its variety of attractions, restaurants and popular nightlife, Midtown's hotels also provide a great place to not only sleep, but hang out. Whether you prefer smaller boutique properties or well known hotel giants you can find it in Midtown. Many of these properties are prime locations near entertainment and some even feature their own nightspots that become lively destinations after dark. read more about Where to Stay - Midtown... Read More

Architectural Highlights of the Southland

Architectural Highlights of the Southland
Destination(s): Beverly Hills

Los Angeles is a treasure trove of both Art Deco and Modern architecture. Many Art Deco buildings are located either downtown and in the Mid-Wilshire district; this Art Deco guide covers more sites in this architectural mode.

In terms of the Modern movement, Los Angeles is ground zero for residential architecture of this type. There are a number of Frank Lloyd Wright residences. Schindler and Neutra were based here for many years and had clients on the area. The later generations of Modernist residential architects are well-represented as well, including Craig Ellwood, John Lautner, and Gregory Ain, The trick is finding what you want to see in the massive Los Angeles area.

Day 1 -- Downtown vicinity
Day 2 -- Hollywood/Silverlake
Day 3 -- Mid-Wilshire
Day 4 -- Westside
Day 5 -- Eastside
Day 6 -- Miscellaneous read more about Architectural Highlights of the Southland... Read More

Top 10: Art, Theater, & Film in Boulder

Top 10: Art, Theater, & Film in Boulder
Destination(s): Boulder

Despite being a relatively small town, Boulder has an incredible wealth of cultural activities. If you love the theater, head to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival or the Boulder Dinner Theater. If you’re interested in art, come for the Downtown Art Fair or Open Studios, or check out the Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art year-round. If you’re a film buff, coordinate your time in Boulder with the Boulder International Film Festival, go to the International Film Series during the school year, or to the Boulder Outdoor Cinema during the summer. read more about Top 10: Art, Theater, & Film in Boulder... Read More

The Best Places to Stay

The Best Places to Stay
Destination(s): New Orleans

There are so many great places to stay in New Orleans, you’ll probably need to visit more than once so you can experience a few. Hotels in the French Quarter, such as the Hotel Monteleone and the Royal Sonesta, are great if you plan on some late nights in the Quarter. The Columns is not only a grand old hotel that serves a great mint julep, it is also in the heart of the beautiful Garden District, and away from the crowds of the French Quarter. For a more modern experience, check out the W, located across the street from Harrah’s Casino, and if you’re looking for an upscale hotel with fabulous spa services, the Ritz-Carlton is the place to be. All of these beautiful hotels have full amenities and are only a few steps away from the nearest streetcar stop. read more about The Best Places to Stay... Read More

Best Breakfasts in Zion

Best Breakfasts in Zion
Destination(s): Zion National Park

You need your caffeine before you can bound up today's trail in Zion. You also need a killer breakfast to keep you fueled up. Lucky for you, adjacent Springdale offers some fine options for your morning repast! Get in early to stake your spot or to pick up breakfast to go—these happening little spots get busy. Then head out into the beauty of Zion with a happy, full belly, all set to explore! Note: The Merry Wives Café is a ways from Zion. But it's really a kick for some people to say they've eaten there, plus they serve a darn good breakfast. Check it out if you have the time. read more about Best Breakfasts in Zion... Read More

Sports Galore in Orange

Sports Galore in Orange
Destination(s): Costa Mesa

Orange County may be known for its access to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and that is great. It is also known as a great place to view breathtaking art, and it is. However it also boasts nearly every sport you can think of. This trip will bring you to collegiate basketball games, professional hockey games, and of course relaxing golf. It wouldn't be complete for most people with out golf. If golf is not your thing, then do one of those other Orange County things, its up to you. Between the John Wooden Classic dine at great laid back restaurants and sample an obscene amount of beer. Do this all over the city, and then crash at your oh so comfortable bed at the Hilton Suites Anaheim/ Orange. read more about Sports Galore in Orange ... Read More