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Attraction of the Week: The Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is widely considered to be one of the country’s premier art institutions, joining the ranks of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, and the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ironically enough, the site’s movie filming history draws more visitors than the museum itself. More tourists come […]

20+ Incredible Waterfalls to Add to your Bucket List

Waterfalls truly are a sight to behold, and fortunately, they can be found in all 50 states. While some areas like the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast are home to an incredible array of magnificent waterfalls, these gems of nature can be found just about anywhere. Whether tall or small, seeing a beautiful waterfall can […]

20 Hikes with Fabulous Mountain Scenery

Hiking is one of the best cardio activities, one of the rare few which is enjoyable at the same time as being calorie busting. Getting out on the trail is a great way to work up a sweat while also taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Planning a vacation near a great park […]

9 Places to take a Nature Walk near Philly

As the birthplace of America, Philadelphia’s rich history draws millions of tourists per year. Many important museums and historical landmarks can be explored in Philly’s touristy Old City neighborhood. While taking in the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall will definitely be first on your itinerary, you may be craving a natural break after a few […]

8 Easy Bike Paths with Incredible Mountain Scenery

It’s easy today to find a great bike path pretty much anywhere you travel. Former rail trails are often converted into recreational paths. Today, there are hundreds of these rail trails, with at least one in nearly every state. Additionally, beach front paths, preserves, and parks provide further more opportunity for enjoying biking in a […]

8 Nature Escapes in Greenville, SC

Greenville has become the “It” city of the South. Everyone seems to be relocating to or vacationing to this charming little Southern town. With a beautiful tree-line Main Street loaded with unique restaurants, coffeeshops, and galleries, a thriving cultural scene, and quick access to so many waterfalls, it’s no surprise that thousands make the trip […]

15 Bike Paths with Relaxing Water Views

Biking has become my favorite weekend pastime. It’s a great way to get out of the house, enjoy a leisurely workout, and take in some fresh air, all while having a great time. Unlike more vigorous workouts like running & tennis, biking can be considered a more laid-back alternative, especially if you pick a flatter […]

5 Nature Escapes in Orlando

After a few crazy days dealing with the crowds, heat, and headache inducing rides at Universal & Disney, you will probably be seeking a relaxing place to escape the tourist congestion. While there are many great beaches in Florida, all are at least an hour’s drive away. Plus, due to the tourist popularity, most are […]

Tips for Hiking in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert

After years of hiking in the harsh desert climate of Arizona, I have come up with some helpful advice for dealing with the uncomfortable conditions. Of course, hiking during the cooler winter months is ideal. However, if you do find yourself visiting during any other time of the year, you will want to follow some […]

A Guide to Exploring Old City Philadelphia: America’s Birthplace

History buffs will definitely want to place Philadelphia high up on their vacation bucket list. Once the temporary capital of the US, from 1790-1800 while D.C. was being constructed, the city is rich in historical significance. Most notably, Philadelphia is home to Independence Mall: America’s most historic square mile. Old City, as the name implies, […]