Eco-Friendly Resorts

Earth Day comes around once a year, on April 22, but you can be a good environmental advocate whenever you travel by looking for destinations where you can appreciate nature and stay at hotels and resorts that practice sustainability. These eco-friendly properties represent only a small sample of the hotels and resorts that offer special amenities as part of the Travel Leaders SELECT program. The … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Resorts

Unusual Tourist Attractions

If you’re looking for unique, offbeat or just plain delicious attractions for your next trip, here are some places across the country that you may want to consider.  To enjoy one of Florida’s most unusual and longstanding roadside attractions, head to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, about an hour north of Tampa. The park is home to the Mermaids, who’ve been entertaining visitors since 1947 … Continue reading Unusual Tourist Attractions

Oktoberfest Around the World

Some of the world’s biggest beer festivals are on tap this fall in the United States and Europe. They’re great vacation destinations if you’re looking for fun and a refreshing brew.  When it comes to beer festivals, most people think of Munich. The city’s 187th Oktoberfest runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3. The celebration kicks off with two days of parades featuring bands, marchers … Continue reading Oktoberfest Around the World

TV-Inspired Vacations

If your favorite TV show or streaming series has inspired your travel dreams, why not plan a trip to see the places where it was filmed?  The Netflix series “Bridgerton,” based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels, explores life among the nobility during England’s 19th-century Regency era. The city of Bath, a 90-minute train ride from London, is a center of Regency history. A Bridgerton tour … Continue reading TV-Inspired Vacations

Visiting National Parks in 2022

If you have visiting a national park on your travel bucket list, this a good time to plan that dream vacation ahead of the summer rush. And if you’re a veteran park visitor, you know there’s always more to see.   Here’s some of what’s coming up for 2022.  The National Park Service offers free entrance days during the year, including April 16, the first day … Continue reading Visiting National Parks in 2022