Places to go once you win the Powerball

We’ve all heard of the Powerball. You know, the drawing that will award some lucky winner some 1.5 BILLION dollars tonight (before taxes, of course)? Think of all the things you could do with that money. The things you could buy. The things you could do. The places you could go. Well, just in case one of you is the lucky winner of 1.5 billion pre-tax dollars (which really amounts to somewhere around $950 million), we have some travel ideas for you. These travel destinations will break the bank

Passing Through Patagonia

Patagonia. It might be something you’ve heard of. But “Patagonia” is so much more than an outdoor clothing brand. It’s an area in Argentina and Chile--a beautiful place with a lot to offer and a lot to see. Nature is the main attraction here in southern Argentina at the end of the Andes Mountains; nature in the form of beautiful rivers, jagged peaks and amazing landscapes that can take your breath away. The region of Patagonia is famous for many different reasons besides being the name

Accessories to Enhance Your 2016 Trip

If you’re planning on travelling in 2016—and you’re not alone—you will undoubtedly be making some amazing memories that you can cherish for a long time. And to make amazing and fun-filled memories, your vacation needs to go off without a hitch (as if that’s even possible). Enter the iPhone. It’s a smartphone that millions of Americans have, and one that has great accessories, applications and features that can compliment your next vacation. Let’s check out a few so that your next v

Getting a Bird’s Eye View

Seeing the world from a bird’s eye view in a hot air balloon is a once in a lifetime experience. There are whole festivals dedicated to hot air balloons and people pay a pretty penny to experience one themselves, ever since the first balloon took flight in 1783. There have been numerous attempts to fly around the world in a hot air balloon. Every October people flock to a hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico—and it’s the world’s most photographed event. So, hot air balloon

Treat Yourself

Treat yourself this holiday season. Sit back, unwind and get a massage (or two). What better place to do such than at Rancho La Puerta Spa in Mexico—only a short drive from San Diego. It all started out in 1940 as a “health camp” where interested clients could go hike, eat healthy food and unwind. But it has since transformed into something so much more. Check out some of its main draws: Spa: This is the main selling point (for anyone who loves to get pampered—which should be everyone)

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Six Ways to Save While Traveling

We get it, travelling is expensive. Sometimes, it’s so expensive that you might be thinking you can’t go home for the holidays or go on that vacation that you deserve—and need. There are some ways to lessen the pain, soften the blow and leave at least some of that hard-earned money in your pockets. Take a look at some carefully compiled tips from sources around the world that will help you stress less and travel more this winter. Look at peak times and days – Reminder: flying early in

Become One with Nature

Ah, the great outdoors. All across America there are a slew of National Parks, all of which are unique, beautiful and worth visiting.  There are a total of 58 national parks strewn across the country, the first official park being Yellowstone National Park in 1872. It may be the first national park, but not the most popular. The winner of that prize is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located in North Carolina and Tennessee. But don’t forget about these other national parks, they are

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Avoiding ‘Mystery Meat’ at the Airport

Have some time to kill before your flight? Most people do. Want to avoid eating the mysterious airline food? Most people want to do that as well. Here’s a solution: eat at an airport restaurant—but not just any airport restaurant. Across the country, there are a slew of amazing, high-end, luxurious and delicious restaurants in airport terminals. Our first example, especially if you’re in the market for some high-end seafood before your flight, is one of the multiple Legal Seafood's in Bo

Mountains and Coffee

Looking to take a vacation without completely breaking the bank? Have a major love for coffee? There just might be a place for you. (Hint: It’s the home of Starbucks, hipsters and rainy days) Seattle. It’s a diverse and eclectic place filled with things to do and places to see.   It started out as a dense forest and over time has morphed into something so much more. The roots in nature still exist today—Seattle is as green and as beautiful as ever. But there’s now more to abso

Creativity and Travel

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson Having writers block, hitting a dead end and running fresh out of new ideas at work? How do you combat these problems? Creativity. But how can one be more creative? [caption id="attachment_5979" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua, Guatemala [/caption] There is an interesting link between travel and creativity, which, depending on your