Do you have furry family members that you love to spend so much time with, that you cannot bare to part with them for very long? Today, unlike in past years, you can now travel with your pets on your many vacation travels. Did you know that over 63% of households in the USA have a pet and over 29 million traveled with their pet? More than 30% seek lodging that welcome their pets. As for lodging options, there are numerous pet friendly motels, resorts, cabins, hotels, etc to make you and your pets more comfortable and feel safe and have more fun with your fur babies during your trip. While pet friendly hotels are on the rise, make sure your hotel welcomes your pooch before you book your trip. More and more lodging sites see themselves as pet-friendly, but does that mean they really are? If you’re planning a vacation and want to include [...]

Next time you take a family vacation during the winter months, consider attending one of these many winter sporting events and games in the local town or nearby towns. For winter sports, see if any of these many snow sports are available for you to watch or play along yourself too, like luge, skeleton, figure skating, snowboarding, snowmobiling, speed skating, bobsleighing, cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing, ski jumping, hockey teams, and bowling leagues. Like playing these sports too? Find out if there are any open public days like skiing, ice skating or hockey. Sports fanatics love the chance of attending a sport event while on vacation. It’s the powerful smell of popcorn and steaming hot dogs and hamburgers, the thrill of fans cheering for their favorite team, the feeling you get when your team wins too! Due to the conditions and the ease of performing activities, sports schedules vary each season. There are hundreds of different [...]

Many people who travel internationally do so in order to gain knowledge and experience of a certain country or culture. The main function of Ecotourism is just that: To build awareness and, more importantly, respect for a certain culture and for the environment. This is to preserve and better local populations all over the world, and is a great way to try something new, by traveling to a natural environment to contribute, volunteer or just have vacation time, all the while using non-destructive means; it’s environmentally-friendly travel, and a great motivator to get out in the world.

There are different types of Ecotourism: Agritourism, where tourists are encouraged to explore the agricultural life of rural communities in a first-hand way, either working alongside the people of the community, or shopping there locally; Community Development, which normally takes place in developing countries, and is a means of experiencing a culture by essentially living there with a [...]

The best advice someone can give about camping has to be “Be Prepared.” If you’re prepared it can be a glorious, adventurous dream. If you’re not, that can make a great trip into a miserable one. The way to be prepared is to make sure you have a fully stocked personal camping kit. This will be filled with all of the things you will need for day-to-day camp life, as well as items that could make a huge difference should an emergency situation come up. Here’s the list: (Note: It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to make a checklist so you can mark things off once they are packed.)

1) You will want, and need, a compass. This is the most basic camping necessity and should not be overlooked, no matter how well you are at reading nature’s navigation signs. The compass is the only way to be sure of where you are and [...]

One of the biggest hiccups of long-distance travel is the dreaded layover, the kind where you have to change airlines at the speed of light. However, when done right this can actually be something that makes your trip easier, as hard to believe as that sounds.

First of all, sometimes booking your flight for multiple carriers can make the whole trip a whole lot less expensive. Also it allows you some flexibility on scheduling your wait time, since airlines can have varying schedules. Just be sure to cross-check the prices to make sure you’re getting the best deal, make sure that the flights are both from the same airport, and try to give yourself a manageable window between flights, so as not to stress yourself out.

Take the cost of the luggage transfer into account with the flight prices so that you’re prepared, or if at all possible, just take carry on bags to avoid [...]

Savor the Flavors Lexington’s Bluegrass Region  

Savor the flavors of the Bluegrass with a tour of Kentucky Bourbon distilleries, a tasting at one of many beautiful wineries, or a sampling of local cuisine—from spoonbread to burgoo!

Shop for unique, handcrafted gifts at the region’s art galleries, or discover your own treasures in antique shops and world-class boutiques. Berea’s local artisans offer hands-on learning experiences for visitors looking to create their own masterpiece.

Commemorate the legacy of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War at forts, battlefields, civil war tours, and historic homes. From Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill’s living history to the reenactment at the Battle of Perryville this fall, the region’s history and heritage leaves a lasting legacy.

Play outdoors on hiking & bicycle trails, scenic byways, and lakes and rivers throughout the region. For an authentic “horse country” experience, try horseback riding or a tour at the Kentucky Horse Park!

An experience [...]

Visit Ohio ATV World and Quench Your Thirst for Outdoor Adventure 

If you or your family craves a little outdoor activity, why not be one of the first to ride our exciting ZipRail, the only ride of its kind in the world. With your harness attached, you will fly, float, soar, and glide through the trees, swing up, down and sideways! The thrill will take your breath away!

Here at Ohio ATV World, choose between the Alpine ZipRail and the ATV’S rides, each with their own unique thrills. The Alpine ZipRail winds its way through Hocking Hills natural beauty, through trees, over streams, past large rock formations, finally arriving at our Chalet. Over 3000’ of ZipRail excitement! From the deck of our Chalet, you can then ride our ATV’s through 14 miles of beautiful wooded trails.

Ohio ATV World is located at 15155 Sauerkraut Rd, Logan, Ohio 43138 Reservations are suggested, call 740-592-2500 or visit us [...]

Discover Why RE/MAX of the Islands Was Voted ‘Best’ Real Estate Agency

RE/MAX of the Islands is a family owned and operated full service real estate firm on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The company is celebrating over 20 years of professional real estate service and was voted BEST Real Estate Agency on Sanibel & Captiva Islands for 2010 & 2011.

Sanibel and Captiva Islands offer a truly unique lifestyle. The islands have become a vacation destination for people from all walks of life. Plan your vacation with RE/MAX of the Islands. Select from beachside condos to island bungalows or your own private hideaway. Beautiful and spacious accommodations are available. Amenities include pools, tennis courts, bike trails and world famous shelling beaches.

With RE/MAX of the Islands, you will find your vacation to be an enjoyable experience from beginning to end.

RE/MAX of the Islands

2400 Palm Ridge Road

Sanibel, FL  33957


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