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New England Road Trip: 5 Best New England Beaches

Unlike most people who travel to New England for the brightly-colored fall foliage, I prefer the summer in New England. Born and raised in Rhode Island, then raising my own children in New Hampshire, I had ample opportunity to explore and take a New England road trip many, many times. New England weather during the […]

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california north coast

California North Coast: 10 BEST Road Trip Stops

If you were shown unlabeled photos of the California North Coast, you might think you were looking at the New England coast. With rugged cliffs and dark blue water, the wild vistas are unlike the shimmering emerald green of Big Sur or the vibrant cerulean blue of Laguna Beach, both to the south. Still, the […]

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romantic getaways in USA

10 BEST US Beaches for Your Bucket List! | Luggage and Lipstick

The United States is a huge country with lots of natural diversity. And that includes beaches. I’ve been searching for the best beaches for most of my adult life, and some of the romantic getaways in USA also deserve consideration as the best beaches in the world. FREE: Here’s the ONLY beach vacation packing guide […]

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things to do in beaufort sc

10 Things to Do in Beaufort SC

Beaufort (pronounced “byoo-furt,” not “bo-fort”), on the South Carolina coast, is called the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands” for good reason. Ranked by Livability as one of the Top 100 Small Towns in 2015, Beaufort has everything needed to attract couples, families, or solo travelers – pristine beaches, charming antebellum downtown, rich history, Gullah […]

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History of Beaufort SC: America’s History Actually Began HERE

All of American history actually began in South Carolina. Wait, what? Not Boston? Um, no. Beaufort just might be the most significant American city that you’ve never heard of. On a recent visit to Beaufort, South Carolina, I sat in the cozy courtyard of the old Beaufort Inn, and while I dined on local Frogmore […]

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santa barbara day trip

Santa Barbara Day Trip: 13 Amazing Activities to Choose From

Touting itself as “the American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is where the Santa Ynez Mountains melt into the Pacific Ocean in central California.  A Santa Barbara day trip will encompass gorgeous weather, charming Spanish-Colonial architecture, a rich history, unlimited choices in restaurants and bars, and diverse outdoor activities. A picture-perfect harbor, pristine beaches, artsy Mediterranean vibe, […]

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newport ri

Day Trip to Newport, RI: 8 Best Things to Do

I recently went back to visit the state of Rhode Island, where I was born and raised. It’s a small state, but in many ways packs a big punch. At the top of my agenda was a day trip to Newport, a historic and gorgeous city set on Aquidneck Island. One can’t think of Newport […]

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Thermal Valley Hang Gliding

If you think hang gliding is just for adrenaline junkies, think again.  At Thermal Valley Hang Gliding, the mission is to share the joy of free flight with as many people as possible. Soaring like a bird is the purest form of flight…especially with the stunning aerial views of Burke County and the Blue Ridge […]

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Skydive Wind Tunnels: All Pleasure, No Plane

Indoor skydiving is all the rage, especially for those who’d like to experience the thrill of skydiving without the fear of jumping out of a plane.  Skydive wind tunnels allow you to do just that, and our wind tunnel experience at Skyventure New Hampshire was a hoot! History of Skydive Wind Tunnels Indoor skydiving is […]

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things to do in morganton

10 Amazingly Fun Outdoor Things to Do in Morganton NC

Picturesque Morganton and the surrounding areas in foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina are the perfect venues for outdoor activities. A moderate climate makes it perfect for hiking year-round, and the proximity of South Mountains State Park and Lake James State Park attract nearly a million visitors per year who love all […]

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