Getaway

Nimmo Bay Resort

September 25, 2020

Escape to a remote wilderness resort! The beautiful Nimmo Bay Resort offers all-inclusive packages in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Customized adventures include: whale watching, heli-hiking, beachcombing, kayaking, paddleboarding, mindful hiking, wellness treatments, glacier trekking, and wildlife viewing, to name just a few of the options available. If relaxation is […]

Digital Detox Challenge

September 18, 2020

Get paid to spend a weekend at a National Park! Sounds good? Check out the Digital Detox Challenge from the folks at SatelliteInternet.com. Here’s the scoop: rent an RV, spend 2 nights at the National Park of your choice, and then share your experience online. You’ll be reimbursed for the RV rental, campsite fees, transportation […]

Museum of Underwater Art

August 21, 2020

The first underwater museum in the Southern Hemisphere! Australia’s recently opened Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) in Townsville, North Queensland, features the works of artist/activist Jason deCaires Taylor. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the vision of MOUA is to provide an underwater experience which inspires reef conversation; achieve positive environmental outcomes; […]

Barbados Welcome Stamp

August 7, 2020

Working from home? Then how about making Barbados home? That’s right, the beautiful tropical island of Barbados has started a program called Welcome Stamp that allows you to relocate to paradise and work remotely for 12 months. This 167 square mile island is located in the eastern Caribbean and boasts sunny weather, gorgeous beaches, a […]

America’s National Parks

May 22, 2020

Visit the great outdoors…gradually and safely! In accordance with CDC and government guidelines, some of the 419 National Parks are reopening (like Joshua Tree National Park, pictured above). Yippee! With warm weather and summer approaching, we’re all anxious to get out and explore nature. To ensure everyone’s safety and health, there are some restrictions and […]

Mediamatic ETEN

May 15, 2020

Waterfront dining while maintaining social distancing! The folks at the Mediamatic ETEN, a vegan restaurant in Amsterdam, have taken an innovative approach to the changes that this pandemic has brought on. In hopes of keeping their diners safe and well fed, they have constructed small, two-person greenhouses along their waterfront for diners to enjoy a […]

Africam

May 1, 2020

Create your own safari vacation! With Africam, you can visit the African bush from the comfort of your home computer. Eight live cameras set up across Africa in locations such as the Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa and the Nkorho Bush Lodge, located in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, showcase the amazing wildlife on […]

Keukenhof

April 24, 2020

Spring has sprung and that means the tulips are in bloom! Though we can’t travel to the Netherland to visit Keukenhof, (we introduced you to this massive flower park last year) you can take a virtual tour of this beautiful garden every day from the comfort of your home. New videos will be posted throughout […]

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

April 17, 2020

Meet Abby, Rosa and Selka! Though you won’t be able to physically visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium in sunny California right now, you can still enjoy a virtual visit and watch these playful resident sea otters, thanks to their live web cams. With 10 cameras set up throughout the aquarium, you can view the leopard sharks, bat […]

Live Cams on explore.org

April 3, 2020

Feeling cooped up? Then how about a trip to the remote Tembe Elephant Park in Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to see some of the largest elephants on the planet? Here’s how you can do this and still follow the Stay Home, Stay Healthy mandate. With explore.org you can visit hundreds of places through a live […]

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

February 18, 2020

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a 789 acre animal rescue and educational facility in Keenesburg, Colorado, just north of Denver. More than 500 exotic animals including lions, leopards, coati mundi, tigers, wolves, servals and bears have been rescued from horrific captive situations. An elevated, 1.5-mile walkway, which happens to hold the Guinness […]

Igloo Village Zermatt

January 27, 2020

As if a trip to the Matterhorn isn’t special enough…how about an overnight stay in an igloo with views of the Matterhorn! Yes, the snow and ice artists at Igloo Village have been busy creating their one-of-a-kind “ice hotel” in the Swiss resort village of Zermatt, home to that over 14,000 foot picturesque behemoth, straddling the […]

White Sands National Park

January 24, 2020

Our newest National Park! As of last month, New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument received the official designation as our 62nd National Park. As its name implies, this striking park is home to fields of white sand dunes composed of gypsum crystals, and it also contains the world’s largest collection of Ice-Age fossilized footprints. Lace up those […]

Top Getaways of 2019

December 13, 2019

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2019 reviews in the Getaway category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the New Life Hiking Spa, a budget-friendly, wellness retreat in Killington, Vermont. Rounding out the top-3 […]

Snow Bear Chalets

November 25, 2019

Treehouses aren’t just for kids! Especially the Snow Bear Chalets, the world’s first ski-in/ski-out luxury treehouses located right on the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, just 30 miles from Glacier National Park. Choose from 3 treehouses that can accommodate 6-10 people with gourmet kitchens, great rooms with cathedral ceiling, wrap-around decks, and private hot tubs. […]

Gladden Private Island

November 21, 2019

The ultimate bespoke getaway. Travel to Gladden Private Island, your own private isle on the Belize Barrier Reef. Surrounded by the unbelievably clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Villa accommodates one lucky couple in luxury, complete with an infinity pool and a rooftop terrace. The staff attends to your every need, arranging guided snorkeling […]

Kachi Lodge

November 13, 2019

An otherwordly glamping escape. The Kachi Lodge is a unique property located at an altitude of 11,800 feet in Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. The six geodesic domes sitting at the base of the towering Thunupa volcano offer ensuite accommodations with bespoke furniture, local art, and a small pellet stove to keep you warm and toasty when temperatures […]

L’EST GO Card

November 12, 2019

The weather’s turning cold, and you know what that means…it’s almost time to hit the slopes! Get prepared with the L’EST GO Card, a pass that saves you money at four ski resorts in Canada’s Eastern Townships and a clever pun on the phrase, “let’s go” and the French translation of east, est, since the resorts […]

West Virginia Live Leaf Map

October 22, 2019

Just like the John Denver song, this time of year in West Virginia is Almost Heaven! The mountains of West Virginia are awash with color as the leaves on the oak and maple trees start to turn color. For where to go and when, check out the West Virginia Tourism Office’s Live Leaf Map that has […]

Corocora Camp

September 30, 2019

Connect with nature! Corocora Camp is a glamping experience in a beautiful, remote private reserve. Located in Colombia’s Orinoquía region, known as Los Llanos Orientales, you’ll be surrounded by wildlife include white-tailed deer, capybaras, anacondas, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, and perhaps even, jaguars and pumas! Stay in one of four luxury tents with running water, electricity, […]

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 […]