TRAVEL TIPS FOR CITY BREAKS + NATURE ADVENTURES

USA

Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park

A super popular Illinois state park, Starved Rock has miles of hiking trails and lots of hidden caves and secret waterfalls. Then head south on Route 178 to nearby Matthiessen State Park for more beauty.

Plein Air Art in Zion National Park

Plein Air Art in Zion National Park

Zion has hosted a Plein Air Art Invitational for nearly 10 years. The first week in November each year, 24 artists are invited to paint in the park. They give daily talks and demonstrations and you can spot them on the hiking trails with their easels and paintbrushes.

Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Art Center

You may be surprised by the Des Moines Art Center. Their collection is fabulous, the buildings are designed by renowned architects and most shocking of all.. entry is FREE!

Drink Craft Beer in Des Moines

Drink Craft Beer in Des Moines

Craft beer fever has definitely gripped the nation, as well as the whole world it seems. If you’re not from the midwest you may not know that there are awesome craft beers to be found in Iowa!

7 Tips for Car Camping

7 Tips for Car Camping

Ready for a road trip? Why stay in cheap motels when you can throw a tent in the trunk of the car and enjoy fresh air instead? Here are 7 tips for an awesome car camping experience geared toward first timers.

Santa Barbara Wine Tasting

Santa Barbara Wine Tasting

Let’s explore some of the best places to go wine tasting in the Santa Barbara area including downtown Santa Barbara and the beautiful hills and valleys beyond.

10 Fun Things To Do in Santa Cruz

10 Fun Things To Do in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a small town but there is a lot to do, especially if you love nature and the ocean. Get active with hiking, surfing and mountain biking or go hedonistic eating, drinking and shopping.

30+ Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the USA

30+ Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the USA

Visit some of America’s most beautiful gardens. A good garden should capture your imagination, calm you down and offer you a respite from normal every day life.

Catalina Island & the Channel Islands

Catalina Island & the Channel Islands

Less than 50 miles of the coast of southern California lie eight peaceful hilly islands with lots of things to explore. Let’s visit the California channel islands!

Gathering of Nations

Gathering of Nations

Are you interested in Native American art and culture? Mark your calendars for the Gathering of Nations, taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 27-29, 2017.

10 Best Carousels in the USA

10 Best Carousels in the USA

Carousels, also called Merry Go Rounds and Roundabouts, are delightful for both children and adults. You can’t help but be captivated by the fanciful prancing horses and other creatures, the leaping and twirling, and the charming music

Watch This Before You Head to Honolulu

Watch This Before You Head to Honolulu

Honolulu brings to mind beautiful white sand beaches, gentle waves, hula dancing maidens and swaying palm trees. But to those in the know, Honolulu has a happening food scene. Watch this video and prepare to get hungry.