Getaway

Wildwood Trail

September 10, 2019

America’s longest forested urban trail. Yes, at 30.2 miles, the Wildwood Trail takes hikers to the Portland, Oregon area from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington Park to the Northwest terminus of the trail at Newberry Road. Designated as a National Recreation Trail, the trail is well marked with blue, diamond-shaped blazes and mileage markers posted every […]

Blackberry Mountain

July 15, 2019

Recharge in the Great Smoky Mountains! The recently opened Blackberry Mountain is a wellness retreat located on 5,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee. Accommodations include a ridgetop cabin, a stone cottage nestled into the hillside near The Lodge, or a multi-bedroom home. Revel in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain […]

Hawaiian Ocean Sports Outrigger Canoe Snorkel Tour

July 2, 2019

What a unique experience! Explore the south coast of Maui with Hawaiian Ocean Sports on their 90 minute, Outrigger Canoe Snorkel Tour. From the shores of Wailea Beach, in the shadow of Haleakala and the West Maui mountains, owner Kevin Hoke and his team (mahalo to our awesome guide, Randy!) embody the aloha spirit as they share […]

Huaka’i Luau

July 1, 2019

Come find your ohana at the Huaka’i Luau! Yes, family is a big theme at the newest luau on Maui, the Huaka’i Luau, held beachside on the grounds of the Ka’anapali Beach Club, overlooking the islands of Molokai and Lanai and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Large communal tables encourage getting to know your neighbors and throughout the 2-hour event, the […]

Enchanted Lodging

May 31, 2019

Just like stepping into a fairy tale! The unique Enchanted Lodging, located in Whitepine Valley approximately 8 miles southeast of Trout Creek, the huckleberry capital of Montana, is a delightful hobbit shire inspired by the J.R.R. Tolkien novels complete with The Ring. The private guest cottage has two bedrooms, a designer kitchen, a full bath, dining […]

Itz’ana Resort

May 13, 2019

Soon to be open, the Itz’ana Resort promises a dream Belize getaway. Situated in South America, Belize is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean Sea which sports the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. At the Itz’ana Resort, accommodations include private, […]

Narvik Adventures Arctic Dome

May 3, 2019

Sometimes it’s good to be in your own little bubble! The Narvik Adventures Arctic Dome is like a cosy, plastic igloo with windows and heating. It is outfitted with 2-4 beds and a sitting area for 5-8 people. A short walk away is a toilet and shower in a separate building, as well as a […]

Cape Flattery Trail

May 3, 2019

Do you know where the furthest northwest tip of the contiguous United States is? It’s Cape Flattery, part of the Makah Indian Reservation in the state of Washington. Named by Capitan James Cook in 1778 on his third and final voyage of discovery in the Pacific Ocean, he wrote in his journal,  “… there appeared to be […]

West Highland Way

April 29, 2019

For a pure dead brilliant (Scottish slang for really good!) long distance walk, head to the West Highland Way! It’s no wonder that as Scotland’s first officially designated Long Distance Route, it is the best loved and most popular. Taking you 96 miles from Milngavie, a short train ride from Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the […]

Lovers Deep Submarine

April 26, 2019

Welcome to the Mile Low Club! With Oliver’s Travels, a British bespoke travel company, the Lovers Deep Submarine offers couples a chance to spend a romantic night in their very own sound-proof bedroom under the sea. You get to choose where the submarine is moored for the night and how you are transported there, either via […]

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

April 18, 2019

Follow in the dinosaurs’ footsteps! The Ice Age National Scenic Trail (NST) is an approximately 1,200 mile route that traverses the state of Wisconsin, following the edge of the glacier that covered much of North America 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age. It is managed by the National Park Service, the State of Wisconsin, county forests, […]

Rediscover the Louvre with Airbnb

April 5, 2019

Coming April 30, 2019. You’re invited to stay at the Mona Lisa’s home! What?! The folks at Airbnb are at it again with a très unique contest. This time, it’s two round trip tickets to Paris for a stay at the Musée du Louvre, the world’s largest and most visited art museum. Start with a private, […]

Mountain Trek

April 2, 2019

Kick off spring with a weeklong fitness getaway. Mountain Trek looks like a quintessential lodge complete with timber frame architecture and is perched among the trees in a particularly scenic part of British Columbia. The yoga room and gymnasium look out over Kootenay Lake, and the spa facilities include an infrared sauna, steam room, outdoor jacuzzi, […]

Bubble Lodge

March 29, 2019

As if vacationing on a tropical island isn’t special enough, how about sleeping in a bubble overnight? The Bubble Lodge is a unique experience offering transparent bubble domes at 2 locations on the island nation of Mauritius, about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of the Africa. These cool structures were created to have minimal impact on […]

Dunia Camp

March 27, 2019

A safari camp set apart from all the rest! Sure, the location in the heart of the Serengeti is stunning, but what really is unique about Dunia Camp is that it is the first and only all-female managed, guided, and staffed lodge since 2016. Talk about girl power! Get ready for an amazing safari experience […]

New Life Hiking Spa

March 21, 2019

An award winning, affordable spa! That’s not an oxymoron at the New Life Hiking Spa, an authentic retreat that has pioneered the wellness space since its first season in 1978. Open from mid-May through the end of September, lucky guests will find that’s prime time for hiking in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. This is […]

Keukenhof

March 20, 2019

Coming March 21, through May 19, 2019. Happy Spring! Today is the official, first day of spring, and what better way to celebrate spring than to visit Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower park. Located in southern Holland, this park sports a different theme each year, and this year, it’s “Flower Power”. Forty gardeners planted an impressive […]

Indiana Dunes National Park

February 26, 2019

The newest National Park! As of February 15, 2019, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has officially been renamed as the Indiana Dunes National Park, making it our 61st national park and the first national park in the state of Indiana. This 15K-acre park has 15 miles of beach along the southern tip of Lake Michigan and […]

Aurora Sky Station

February 21, 2019

See the light(s)! Ideal conditions for viewing the Northern Lights include dark skies and polar latitudes, so the Aurora Sky Station is the place to be. Especially from November through March, chances of viewing this amazing natural phenomenon are high. Located on Mount Nuolja, in Northern Sweden, you take a chair-lift ride through Abisko National Park, […]

Lake Placid Lodge

February 8, 2019

The quintessential lodge experience! The Lake Placid Lodge is a gorgeous, Arts and Crafts-style structure located on the shores of its namesake and surrounded by a dense forest known as the “North Woods.” Accommodations include suites in the main lodge and lakeside cabins, each with its own stone fireplace and stunning views of the wilderness. During […]

SnowCastle

February 4, 2019

Don your tiara to feel like a princess and bundle up for a night at the SnowCastle! Located in the town of Kemi on the cold Finnish waters of Bothnian Bay, the castle has been reconstructed every January for over 20 years using seawater-converting snow machines. This massive structure is usually between 13,000 and 20,000 square meters […]

The Arctic Hideaway

February 1, 2019

If you really want to get away from it all, check out The Arctic Hideaway! Located in the Fleinvær Archipelago in the Arctic Circle of Northern Norway, near Bodø, you are on your own private, tiny island. There are no cars, no roads, and no shops. What you do have are four private sleeping houses […]

Constance Prince Maurice

January 15, 2019

Burrr! It’s been cold out so we’re dreaming of escaping somewhere warm and how about a tropical isle? Check out the Constance Prince Maurice on the island of Mauritius, midway between Africa and India! This is five star luxury with suites and villas that have thatched roofs, sunken baths, and some sit on stilts over the […]

Fingal

January 11, 2019

Welcome aboard…it’s a new floating hotel! Just opened at the beginning of this year, Fingal is a luxury floating hotel, permanently berthed at the Port of Leith, Edinburgh’s vibrant waterfront. Starting out as a lighthouse tender, Fingal has been decadently transformed in Art Deco and neoclassical design style with 23 cabins, each named after a lighthouse, […]