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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….

Planning the Perfect Turkey Trip Itinerary for 10 Days

Planning a trip to Turkey but not sure of where to begin with creating your Turkey itinerary? Wondering if you should stay for 5 days or 10 days in Turkey? After spending an entire month traveling to Turkey and visiting different pockets of this majestic country, I can confidently say that Turkey is well worth…

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

Craving a relaxing lake vacation in Upstate New York? Well, if you’re in New York, you don’t have to travel far for a fabulous lake vacation. That’s because New York is home to over 7,600 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, which are near marvelous NY small towns, Upstate New York hidden gem places, and several natural…

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…

19 Beautiful Day Trip Hikes From Las Vegas + Overnight Trails

Desert. Snowy mountainside. Red sandstone. Flowing wetlands. All this- and more- is found throughout the Las Vegas valley and mountains of Nevada. If you’re looking for a break from casinos and Las Vegas city living, here are 19+ Las Vegas hikes for all levels; from day trips to multi-day hiking adventures to experience all of…

13 Unique Facts About Joshua Tree National Park to Know Before Planning Your Visit

From a silent, vibrant sunrise over desert sands to a darkened, plum, starstruck evening- traveling through Joshua Tree National Park can be awe-inspiring. Just a few hours from Southern California, visiting is not only generally accessible but fulfilling- physically and spiritually. Before exploring this majestic desert and to better contextualize your experience, check out these…