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Bucket List CheckOff: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

The beloved Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been going strong since 1924. 2019 marked the 95th year of this annual holiday spectacular. While we all love to watch the parade in the background while preparing for our Thanksgiving feast, it’s a whole different experience braving the cold and crowds to see all the iconic balloons in […]

19 Fun & Free (or cheap) Things to do in Asheville

While having a surplus of disposable income does not hurt in a foodie/shopping destination like Asheville, freebies still abound in every direction. For those on a tight budget, no need to fret as the area is filled to the brim with gorgeous natural attractions, Additionally, a lively calendar of free events, plus a variety of […]

Attraction of the Week: Congaree National Park

Most people are more than familiar with the Smoky Mountains National Park. As one of America’s most beautiful nature treasures, it’s no surprise that it is America’s most visited park with over 11 million visitors per year. However, it is not the only park to check out while in the region. If you are planning […]

Linville Falls: The Most Magnificent Stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Western North Carolina wilderness seems to bring forth one incredible natural wonder after another. The breathtaking sights seem to never end. This section of the state is loaded with incredible waterfalls (over 250 to be exact), and every single one is worthy of a visit. As it would be difficult to see more than […]

Hiking Hotspot: Yellow Branch Falls

Yellow Branch falls is one of many gorgeous waterfalls in the Upstate SC region. This one is located about an hour from Greenville, thus making it the perfect daytrip for those looking to explore the region beyond the trendy downtown region. The trail to access the falls is easy-moderate in intensity and just a little […]

10 Best Free Things to do in (and near) Orlando

Orlando is probably the furthest you can get from a budget friendly tourist destination. In fact, the average 7 day Disney vacation can easily run you thousands of dollars. With expensive flights, overpriced resorts, sky high theme park tickets, and pricey restaurants…budget and Orlando just do not mix. On the bright side, there are numerous […]

Nostalgic 80’s & 90’s movie filming locations

The early 80’s-mid 90’s was by far the decade of awesome movies & music. Almost every movie during this time period also had a totally rad soundtrack. From John Hughes classics like Ferris Bueller (my personal favorite), Sixteen Candles & The Breakfast Club, to big action blockbusters like Back to the Future and Jurassic Park, […]

Attraction of the Week: The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian Portrait Gallery is an unexpected D.C. gem, not as highly touted as the more popular museums, however, just as fascinating and worthy of your time. Like all the other Smithsonian museums in the National Mall, admission to the Portrait Gallery is free! It’s a nice refreshing change of pace planning a vacation where […]

Hiking Hotspot: Pima Canyon in the Catalina Foothills

Pima Canyon is a beautiful hike located in the Catalina Foothills, a gorgeous upscale neighborhood of Tucson. This canyon is located within the Pusch Ridge Wilderness area in the mesmerizing Santa Catalina Mountains. While just about every hike in Tucson is worth considering due to the shear beauty of the Sonoran desert, Pima Canyon is […]

10 must-do’s in Washington D.C.

A trip to the nation’s capital is a worthy addition to everyone’s travel bucket list. Regardless of whether or not you are a history or politics buff, there is much more to see and do in “America’s Backyard” besides seeing the monuments. D.C. is home to several of the most renowned museums in the world, […]