How to Get the Most Out of Domestic Travel

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When most people say they want to travel, they imagine traversing the globe for vastly different cultures and scenery of foreign countries. However, many travelers simply don’t realize the wealth of amazing travel opportunities available right here in the United States.

A vast and diverse landscape, America offers as many new experiences as international travel — at less than half the price. For outstanding and unforgettable travel, you don’t need a passport or a massive savings account. Here’s how you can get the most out of your U.S.-based travels.

Find Uncommon Destinations

Some people are turned off by the idea of domestic travel simply because they don’t anticipate a trip to Boise, Idaho or Des Moines, Iowa to be especially thrilling. Yet, a vacation is only as exciting as you make it; if you select a dull destination and maintain a sour attitude, you probably will have an unhappy vacation. The United States is hiding thousands of exciting places to visit, so as long as you do some research and chart a course for some fascinating spots, you undoubtedly will have an excellent time. To get you started, here are some suggestions for domestic destinations you likely never considered:

  • Antelope Canyon, Arizona. A slot canyon made of vibrant red sandstone carved into surreal shapes.
  • Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming. The largest hot spring in North America, surrounded by a rainbow of colors from bright reds and yellows to crystalline blue.
  • Niagara Falls, New York and Ontario. The largest waterfall in the world, and a natural destination for couples in love.
  • Whitaker Point, Arkansas. A single stone crag jutting out over 100 feet of empty space, offering unprecedented views of the stunning Buffalo River country.
  • Hamilton Pool, Texas. A giant natural pool surrounded on all sides by steep grotto walls, formed when the hollow dome of an underground river collapsed.

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Top Destinations In India

India has long been a place of pilgrimage for individuals who seek to learn about other cultures, those searching for spiritual enlightenment, or others who love a flavourful cuisine. Travel to India can be more complicated than other destinations due to certain India Visa requirements, but as long as you plan your trip accordingly, you should be in for a wonderful adventure!

If time permits, make plans to visit the historical Madurai in the city of Tamil Nadu. Located in Madurai you will find the most extraordinary and significant temple in south India, which is called Meenakshi Temple. For those traveling on a tight schedule, Meenakshi Temple would be the top temple to visit in the south of India due to it’s bright colors, history of culture, and it’s geographic location. Madurai itself is over 4,000 years old, but despite its age, it has managed to continue being a major center for Tamil ethnicity and education. If you travel to Madurai in April, you will come across individuals celebrating the annual 12-day Chithirai Festival, highlighting the re-enactment of the astronomic wedding of their God and Goddess.
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Meet the New Face of Aviation: Private Jet Charter Companies

When it comes to traveling with your family or friends, you tend to consider all of your options. You look for something that’s affordable, that’s stylish, that fits your schedule, and that fits your needs. In some scenarios, the perfect fit for your travels would be a commercial airline. They’re affordable. They travel almost anywhere. And they can accommodate your group.

But commercial airlines are not the only option when it comes to flying. Instead, you should meet the new face of aviation—private jet charter companies. and other private jet companies are expanding businesses that are now more popular than ever, and here’s why.

They’re Stylish

If you truly want to travel in style, then you’ll want to charter your own private jet. These jets come in a variety of different options, and you can easily travel in comfort and style. You can opt for oversized leather seats with all the amenities you like, which is much better than sitting in a small overused seat. Some jets, depending on your needs, will also include tables and chairs for you to conduct business meetings. You can also opt for WiFi, TVs, and other luxury amenities to ensure you get to your destination in the style of your choice.
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SeaWorld – A Giant WaterShow #Florida #Travel @Seaworld

sea worldEver want to feel like you are part of a giant water show? Then head to SeaWorld in the rain, LOL.

This week has been a rainy one, but we have not let that dampen our fun! Little Man loves animals, so SeaWorld was a must-do for us. Shamu had a wonderful “One World” show that is not to be missed, rain or shine. This was exciting for my son, because he was convinced that the whales were splashing us the entire time (it was a very, very wet day). The music and acrobatics of the animals were amazing, and I guess they didn’t mind the rain, either, LOL.

05 30 12 447Next up was Dolphin Cove- it had stopped raining (we thought), so we headed on over to visit the dolphins while we waited for Shamu’s Happy Harbor to open up. We watched them play for a few minutes- then the sky opened up again and we made a break for it! LOL (You can pay an extra fee to feed the dolphins if you want to at certain times of the day). [Read more…]

What to expect on an all inclusive holiday to Crete

What does that term mean? Nothing to pay when you get there? That’s mainly the case, but you do need to check what it includes before you go.


Let’s start with the weather which is always an important consideration for a holiday. The sunshine and warm temperatures are free! Expect temperatures in the late 20s and 30s during the summer period in Crete. You’ll need your sunscreen to protect and your shades to look cool.

Food and drink

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are usually served in the hotel’s main restaurant. Mostly these are buffet style often with elements cooked to order. During the day snacks are often served at poolside bars and range from pizza to sandwiches. These are ‘all on the house’ – though you’ve already paid for them in your package price! You’ll probably also be treated to a Greek Night, a Cretan BBQ or other gastronomic feasts.

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Christmas at Sea World

Shamu- Christmas at Sea World

Hello from Little Man and Shamu! Sea World is his favorite theme park in Orlando, and the one he most looks forward to. We were undeterred by the cold, and quite excited that we were able to see the costumed Shamu to pose with for photos. We have never had that opportunity before.

Sea World has so much to see and do- from rides to water park (though not today!) and a wide array of shows, you and your family should not miss this attraction the next time you are in the Orlando area. This time, the weather was not super cooperative, so we didn’t do any water rides (they were off, in fact). I am thinking that it may be me- the last few times we went to FL, there were hurricanes, so perhaps I am a harbinger of “fun weather”, LOL. This time, is was very cold (below 60 each day, and down into the 30’s) for the area, and there were even tornado warnings 🙂 Wahoo!

Sea World ShowThat didn’t stop the day from being a whole lot of fun, however. My son LOVES the shows, all of them. We saw Blue Horizons for the first time, which we all enjoyed. The theme was a little (a lot) out there, but it didn’t really matter. It was full of action, stunts (by people and animals), flying birds of several varieties, and aerial performances. There were colorful costumes, banners, flags, and people dressed as tropical birds as well, all adding to the spectacle.

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