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Charming Hidden Gems in Orlando for a Lovely Vacation

Over 65 million travelers visited Orlando in 2016, with a large chunk interested in theme parks and the resort scene. However, did you know that the Orlando region also offers off-the-beaten-path delights to explore as well? So if you are wondering what to do in Orlando instead of Disney or theme parks or you need…

27 Beautiful Hikes Near Nashville for Your Outdoor Adventures

hiking to the top of a rock in tennessee to a trail called snoopers rock which is near nashville

Planning a trip to the Country Music Capital of the World? Nashville may be the perfect destination for your bachelorette party or music festival. However, Music City is also a great spot for recreation and outdoor adventure. In fact, Nashville and the surrounding areas have thousands of miles of the best hiking trails in the…

Living in the Dominican Republic? Here’s How to Be a Better Expat

So you’ve fallen in love with the warmth of the Caribbean and are hoping to make the Dominican Republic your home.   Becoming an expat in the Dominican Republic is about a lot more than ditching cold winters to lay on the beach sipping mojitos. And while there are entire platforms dedicated to the logistics of…

17+ Beautiful Hikes Near New York City (For All Levels)

The vast state of New York is often tucked behind the shadow of New York City, one of the world’s biggest metropolises. But did you know that NYC is less than 1% of New York State’s landmass? Yet 64% of the population lives in the city? That often leaves many of us New Yorkers hungry…

20 Beautiful Waterfalls in the Dominican Republic + How to Visit

Listen to the soothing sound of water cascading and the birds chirping lively. Feel the fresh cool air on your skin and the sun rays peeking in through the lush grove of trees. And breathe in the scent of wet earth as you make your way to one of our many untouched Dominican natural wonders….

21 Best Lakes in Upstate New York for a Lovely Vacation Getaway

Craving a relaxing lake vacation like no other? You might think you’d have to travel far to reach a destination with wonderful lakes. For instance, Minnesota has almost 12,000 lakes, and Alaska has a whopping 3 million. The good news is for us New Yorkers is that we don’t need to travel that far for…

Peekamoose Blue Hole: 13 Important Things to Know Before Visiting This New York Gem

For years, I’d been dreaming of visiting the elusive Peekamoose Blue Hole in the Catskills of New York. A crystalline, emerald-blue, natural swimming pool tucked within the verdant Sundown Wild Forest in the Catskill Forest Preserve. This idyllic blue hole is formed as a part of the Rondout Creek which flows into the Rondout Reservoir…

27 Incredible Places to Visit in the Dominican Republic Beyond the Resorts

dominican republic natural pool enclosed by rocks and cacti

The Dominican Republic is the most visited travel destination in the Caribbean. Every year, over five million travelers from around the world arrive in the tropical island nation. And for good reason! Our island is considered a “micro-continent” because it offers a little bit of almost everything from bright blue beaches to cold desert mountains….

29 Charming Small Towns in Upstate New York State + Hidden Gem Getaways

alexandria bay a small town in upstate new york

Family-owned businesses, farmers markets and museums are just a few of the reasons why I love exploring small towns in my home state of New York. Just a drive or a bus/train ride away, I love leaving the busy energy of New York City behind me for the peaceful charm of small towns in Upstate…

34 Uniquely Beautiful Things to Do in the Finger Lakes – Vacation Guide

The Finger Lakes region of New York spans across 11 lakes in a region that was formerly covered by glaciers. The two most popular are the biggest and deepest: Seneca Lake (618 ft) — home to the iconic Watkins Glen State Park, and Cayuga Lake (435 ft) — which faces Cornell University in Ithaca. In…