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Silver City, New Mexico: A Beautiful Respite from the Desert Heat

Silver City, a small southwestern New Mexico community of just 10,000 residents, origins began as a mining town back in 1878. The scenic community sits at the foot of the Mongollon mountains. Today, Silver City is most popular with retirees seeking a laid-back mountain escape. Due to the proximity of a handful of natural wonders, […]

Vacation Spotlight: Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina is an outdoor lover’s paradise, complete with every type of recreational activity you could possibly imagine. The region is home to numerous notable attractions including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 4 seasons of fun, from winter skiing to scenic fall drives to hiking in […]

Vacation Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the world, also claims the title of America’s first park (the park was established in 1872). Although not the largest national park, the more than 2 million acres of park space means endless opportunities for exploration. If you are are wondering, Wrangell-St. Elias in Alaska […]

Vacation Spotlight: Orlando, Florida

With over 70 million visitors per year, Orlando claims a spot as one of the top tourist destinations in the country. According to Visit Orlando, in 2017, Orlando became the first tourist destination to surpass 70 million tourists. Warm weather, theme parks, water parks, and fun filled resort hotels draw people from all over the […]

Vacation Spotlight: Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, aka the Entertainment Capital of the World, sees millions of tourists from around the world each year to check out the multitude of entertaining activities that the city offers. Sure there are plenty of TV show tapings, theaters, and iconic media attractions to enjoy, however, the city offers much more outside of the […]

Vacation Spotlight: A trip to New York’s Catskill Mountains

Mike surprised me this year with a relaxing birthday trip to the Catskill Mountains (what a great idea!). Located in the southeastern section of New York, these mountains are the perfect escape from New York City’s crowds, congestion, and pollution. Mike booked 3 nights at Emerson Resort and Spa, a beautiful property located in Mt. […]

Vacation Spotlight: Islesboro, Maine

Islesboro, a small island located off the coast of Maine is the perfect peaceful summer getaway. This popular New England summer destination is the perfect place to refresh and renew yourself in a serene setting. Perhaps the most unique attribute of this island is the process of getting here. Islesboro is only accessible via ferry […]

Vacation Spotlight: Lake Tahoe

One of my favorite vacation destinations, gorgeous Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border, offers a multitude of recreational activities no matter the season. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the US. From beaches, scenic aerial rides, and boat rides in the summer months, to skiing, ice […]

Vacation Spotlight: Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a fantastic place to take a summer trip. Even though this is the busiest time of the year, you will be able to take full advantage of the water attractions in the sunny, warm weather. Seeing one of the largest falls in the world is definitely an awe inspiring experience. I was […]